Alpadia, Freiburg

From 1525.- EUR
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The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Apartment, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
23 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Italy, Spain, etc..

Learn German in this gorgeous university town. Renowned for the quality of its teaching, our partner school offers German courses in a beautiful 3-storey neoclassical house. Facilities include 13 light and airy classrooms, a cafeteria, a study room and a computer room with learning software. Students from all over the world love the large outdoor terrace surrounded by greenery. In a friendly atmosphere and with the help of dedicated and experienced teachers, you will be amazed at how quickly you improving. Less than 5 minutes’ walk from the university and with parking for cars, enjoy Freiburg’s young and dynamic spirit and put your German skills to the test.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course + internship

Beginner to advanced (C1), 6 - 48 week(s)
6 weeks From 1525.- EUR
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
6 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 14
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
6
1525 EUR
2905 EUR
2515 EUR
8
1745 EUR
3505 EUR
2985 EUR
12
2185 EUR
4825 EUR
4045 EUR
16
2705 EUR
6225 EUR
5185 EUR
24
3625 EUR
8905 EUR
7345 EUR

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (22.06-21.08.2020) +10%
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (22.06-21.08.2020) +10%
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (22.06-21.08.2020) +10%

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 150 EUR
Cleaning service (apartment) 40 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (1-4 lessons) (per lesson) 49 EUR
One-to-one course (5-9 lessons) (per lesson) 47 EUR
One-to-one course (10+ lessons) (per lesson) 44 EUR
Online course (22.06-21.08.2020) +10%
Extra night (host family) 40 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 30 EUR
Airport transfer from Basel/Mulhouse (pick-up) 85 EUR
Airport transfer from Zurich (pick-up) 140 EUR
Airport transfer from Frankfurt (pick-up) 175 EUR
Starting dates beginner
13.01 / 17.02 / 16.03 / 20.04 / 18.05 / 15.06 / 17.08 / 14.09 / 19.10 / 16.11.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
06.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 11.06.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course + internship

Beginner to advanced (C1), 6 - 48 week(s)
6 weeks From 1765.- EUR
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Speaking (group): 5 of 45 minutes
Course duration
6 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 14
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:30
Speaking (group): 12:45-13:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
6
1765 EUR
3145 EUR
2755 EUR
8
2105 EUR
3865 EUR
3345 EUR
12
2785 EUR
5425 EUR
4645 EUR
16
3505 EUR
7025 EUR
5985 EUR
24
4705 EUR
9985 EUR
8425 EUR

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (22.06-21.08.2020) +10%
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (22.06-21.08.2020) +10%
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (22.06-21.08.2020) +10%

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 150 EUR
Cleaning service (apartment) 40 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (1-4 lessons) (per lesson) 49 EUR
One-to-one course (5-9 lessons) (per lesson) 47 EUR
One-to-one course (10+ lessons) (per lesson) 44 EUR
Online course (22.06-21.08.2020) +10%
Extra night (host family) 40 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 30 EUR
Airport transfer from Basel/Mulhouse (pick-up) 85 EUR
Airport transfer from Zurich (pick-up) 140 EUR
Airport transfer from Frankfurt (pick-up) 175 EUR
Starting dates beginner
13.01 / 17.02 / 16.03 / 20.04 / 18.05 / 15.06 / 17.08 / 14.09 / 19.10 / 16.11.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
06.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 11.06.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Premium course + internship

Beginner to advanced (C1), 6 - 48 week(s)
6 weeks From 2125.- EUR
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Speaking (group): 5 of 45 minutes
+ Writing (mini-group): 5 of 45 minutes
Course duration
6 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
General (group): Max 14
Writing (mini-group): Max 8
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:30
Speaking (group): 12:45-13:30
Writing (mini-group): 13:45-14:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
6
2125 EUR
3505 EUR
3115 EUR
8
2545 EUR
4305 EUR
3785 EUR
12
3385 EUR
6025 EUR
5245 EUR
16
4305 EUR
7825 EUR
6785 EUR
24
6025 EUR
11305 EUR
9745 EUR

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (22.06-21.08.2020) +10%
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (22.06-21.08.2020) +10%
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (22.06-21.08.2020) +10%

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 150 EUR
Cleaning service (apartment) 40 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (1-4 lessons) (per lesson) 49 EUR
One-to-one course (5-9 lessons) (per lesson) 47 EUR
One-to-one course (10+ lessons) (per lesson) 44 EUR
Online course (22.06-21.08.2020) +10%
Extra night (host family) 40 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 30 EUR
Airport transfer from Basel/Mulhouse (pick-up) 85 EUR
Airport transfer from Zurich (pick-up) 140 EUR
Airport transfer from Frankfurt (pick-up) 175 EUR
Starting dates beginner
13.01 / 17.02 / 16.03 / 20.04 / 18.05 / 15.06 / 17.08 / 14.09 / 19.10 / 16.11.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
06.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 11.06.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course, 20+5 lessons/week + internship

Beginner to advanced (C1), 6 - 48 week(s)
6 weeks From 2845.- EUR
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ General (private): 5 of 45 minutes
Course duration
6 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 14
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:30
General (private): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
6
2845 EUR
4225 EUR
3835 EUR
8
3505 EUR
5265 EUR
4745 EUR
12
4825 EUR
7465 EUR
6685 EUR
16
6225 EUR
9745 EUR
8705 EUR
24
8905 EUR
14185 EUR
12625 EUR

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (22.06-21.08.2020) +10%
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (22.06-21.08.2020) +10%
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (22.06-21.08.2020) +10%

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 150 EUR
Cleaning service (apartment) 40 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (1-4 lessons) (per lesson) 49 EUR
One-to-one course (5-9 lessons) (per lesson) 47 EUR
One-to-one course (10+ lessons) (per lesson) 44 EUR
Online course (22.06-21.08.2020) +10%
Extra night (host family) 40 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 30 EUR
Airport transfer from Basel/Mulhouse (pick-up) 85 EUR
Airport transfer from Zurich (pick-up) 140 EUR
Airport transfer from Frankfurt (pick-up) 175 EUR
Starting dates beginner
13.01 / 17.02 / 16.03 / 20.04 / 18.05 / 15.06 / 17.08 / 14.09 / 19.10 / 16.11.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
06.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 11.06.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course, 20+10 lessons/week + internship

Beginner to advanced (C1), 6 - 48 week(s)
6 weeks From 4165.- EUR
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ General (private): 10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
6 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 14
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:30
General (private): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (18+)
6
4165 EUR
5545 EUR
5155 EUR
8
5265 EUR
7025 EUR
6505 EUR
12
7465 EUR
10105 EUR
9325 EUR
16
9745 EUR
13265 EUR
12225 EUR
24
14185 EUR
19465 EUR
17905 EUR

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (22.06-21.08.2020) +10%
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (22.06-21.08.2020) +10%
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (22.06-21.08.2020) +10%

Extras

Accommodation deposit (apartment) (to be paid on site) 150 EUR
Cleaning service (apartment) 40 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (1-4 lessons) (per lesson) 49 EUR
One-to-one course (5-9 lessons) (per lesson) 47 EUR
One-to-one course (10+ lessons) (per lesson) 44 EUR
Online course (22.06-21.08.2020) +10%
Extra night (host family) 40 EUR
Extra night (apartment) 30 EUR
Airport transfer from Basel/Mulhouse (pick-up) 85 EUR
Airport transfer from Zurich (pick-up) 140 EUR
Airport transfer from Frankfurt (pick-up) 175 EUR
Starting dates beginner
13.01 / 17.02 / 16.03 / 20.04 / 18.05 / 15.06 / 17.08 / 14.09 / 19.10 / 16.11.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
06.01 / 10.04 / 13.04 / 01.05 / 21.05 / 01.06 / 11.06.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.1/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

4 students gave their opinion about this school

23 years old - Italy
/ 5
7 weeks, May – June 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, sono migliorata molto nel parlato rispetto a 2 mesi fa »
44 years old - France
/ 5
Freiburg est une ville très très agréable à vivre ! C'est une très belle découverte.
6 weeks, April – June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Una famiglia ospitante che tutti vorrebbero avere.
39 weeks, September 2017 – May 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, sia per la lingua imparata ma anche personalmente »
School highlights
« Le lezioni era strutturate bene e il tutto non era troppo pesante. »
24 years old - China
/ 5
Freiburg has become one of my favorite German cities. The authentic experiences, sunny weather as well as breathtaking nature made me want to stay longer :) Most of them are swiss, which leads to a problem that most of the classmates communicate in either french or italian instead of german or a more commonly-used language(english maybe) Depending on the teachers, class can be a little dull at times. In general it was a good experience though. Great place to live, kitchen is a bit small for a big cooking lover like me but other then that it was great :) The staff at the secretariat are angels.
48 weeks, November 2016 – October 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« The staff at the secretariat. They are superwomen who solve problems effectively and always communicate with the students until both parties(especially students) are satisfied. »

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Host family
Staying with a local host family allows you to practise German daily and pick up everyday language while discovering the rich local culture. Approximately 25 to 50 minutes from the school by public transport, students are accommodated in single or twin rooms, with half-board or breakfast provided. Experience life with locals!

Shared apartment (from 18 years)
The school offers several apartments located 10-20 minutes from the course centre, either on foot or by public transport. Students will share an apartment, while enjoying independence in a furnished single room. Common areas include a shared bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. Free Wi-Fi is also available, and there are laundry facilities for an extra charge.

Alpadia residence (from 18 years)
The residence is located in an 8-storey building, just 25 minutes’ tram ride from the town centre. It welcomes both local and international students, thus encouraging conversations in German. All students have their own room with an ensuite bathroom and can use the communal kitchen on each floor.

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Alpadia Student Residence

General information

The residence is located 25 minutes by foot from the school, next to a public school and a hospital. You will find public transports as well as restaurants and supermarkets in the area. Other students also live in the residence.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
25 minutes
Means of transportation:
Tram, walking
Average public transport cost:
~ 6.10 EUR / 24h, ~ 55 EUR / month
Walking distance to public transport:
3 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
7 minutes
Coffee shops:
7 minutes
Restaurants:
7 minutes
Shops:
7 minutes
Pharmacy:
7 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 3:00 pm
Saturday until 10:00 am
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
~ EUR 300 Payable in cash

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
Fully equipped
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
~ 3-4 EUR/load Students have to buy their own laundry powder
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Paying, on request
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
18
: 12 m2/ : 13 m2
en-suite
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided
Bed sheets provided
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Desk
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
Floor
Lino / Laminate
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

Stroll about Freiburg’s historical centre and discover its charming shops, cafés and restaurants. Throughout the year, lively events will allow you to mix with the local students in a laid-back atmosphere. Also sign up for activities organised by the school to practise German in a natural and relaxed way, for instance during a movie screening or at the weekly “Stammtisch”, which gathers teachers and students in a café in town. There are also many sports and cultural options in Freiburg. Every week, the activities programme offers an excursion to the surroundings of Freiburg (e.g. Black Forest, Colmar, Strasbourg, Zurich).

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