Colón Language Center, Hamburg

From 165.- EUR
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Key points

  • International, cultural and historic city
  • Calm location
  • Modern premises

The school

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

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, China, Spain, etc..
ratings
373 authentic opinions

Founded in 1952, Colón Language Center is one of the longest-running language schools in Germany. Its three buildings, located in a pedestrian area in the heart of the city, house some 60 teachers and 800 students, both international and German, as the institution is also a recognised centre for continuing education. This range of cultures reflects the diversity that Hamburg is known for.

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Intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 165.- EUR
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:50-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Colon Language Center residence, double room, no meals (18+)
12
1725 EUR
6345 EUR
4125 EUR
16
2300 EUR
8460 EUR
5500 EUR
24
3450 EUR
12690 EUR
8250 EUR
36
5175 EUR
19035 EUR
12375 EUR

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
max. approximately 45 EUR
On request

Options

One-to-one course (colloquial), 1 lesson/week (per week) 43 EUR
One-to-one course (technical), 1 lesson/week (per week) 51 EUR
Extra night (host family) 65 EUR
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 385 EUR
Retention fee (residence) (per week) 200 EUR
Airport transfer from Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel (pick-up) 150 EUR
Starting dates beginner
04.01 / 01.02 / 01.03 / 29.03 / 03.05 / 31.05 / 05.07 / 19.07 / 02.08 / 16.08 / 06.09 / 04.10 / 01.11 / 29.11.2021
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.04 / 05.04 / 01.05 / 13.05 / 24.05 / 03.10.2021
Holidays
24.12.2020 - 02.01.2021
24.12.2021 - 02.01.2022

Homestay and shared apartments:
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Residence: Arrival (12:00-18:00) and departure (before 10:00) on Fridays only

Combined course, 25+5 lessons/week (colloquial)

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 378.- EUR
Lessons
General (group): 25 of 45 minutes
+ General (private): 5 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:00-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Colon Language Center residence, double room, no meals (18+)
12
4275 EUR
8895 EUR
6675 EUR
16
5700 EUR
11860 EUR
8900 EUR
24
8550 EUR
17790 EUR
13350 EUR
36
12825 EUR
26685 EUR
20025 EUR

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
max. approximately 45 EUR
On request

Options

One-to-one course (colloquial), 1 lesson/week (per week) 43 EUR
One-to-one course (technical), 1 lesson/week (per week) 51 EUR
Extra night (host family) 65 EUR
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 385 EUR
Retention fee (residence) (per week) 200 EUR
Airport transfer from Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel (pick-up) 150 EUR
Starting dates beginner
04.01 / 01.02 / 01.03 / 29.03 / 03.05 / 31.05 / 05.07 / 19.07 / 02.08 / 16.08 / 06.09 / 04.10 / 01.11 / 29.11.2021
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.04 / 05.04 / 01.05 / 13.05 / 24.05 / 03.10.2021
Holidays
24.12.2020 - 02.01.2021
24.12.2021 - 02.01.2022

Homestay and shared apartments:
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Residence: Arrival (12:00-18:00) and departure (before 10:00) on Fridays only

Combined course, 25+5 lessons/week (technical)

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 420.- EUR
Lessons
General (group): 25 of 45 minutes
+ General (private): 5 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:00-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Colon Language Center residence, double room, no meals (18+)
12
4785 EUR
9405 EUR
7185 EUR
16
6380 EUR
12540 EUR
9580 EUR
24
9570 EUR
18810 EUR
14370 EUR
36
14355 EUR
28215 EUR
21555 EUR

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
max. approximately 45 EUR
On request

Options

One-to-one course (colloquial), 1 lesson/week (per week) 43 EUR
One-to-one course (technical), 1 lesson/week (per week) 51 EUR
Extra night (host family) 65 EUR
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 385 EUR
Retention fee (residence) (per week) 200 EUR
Airport transfer from Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel (pick-up) 150 EUR
Starting dates beginner
04.01 / 01.02 / 01.03 / 29.03 / 03.05 / 31.05 / 05.07 / 19.07 / 02.08 / 16.08 / 06.09 / 04.10 / 01.11 / 29.11.2021
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
02.04 / 05.04 / 01.05 / 13.05 / 24.05 / 03.10.2021
Holidays
24.12.2020 - 02.01.2021
24.12.2021 - 02.01.2022

Homestay and shared apartments:
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Residence: Arrival (12:00-18:00) and departure (before 10:00) on Fridays only

TELC exam preparation course, 25 lessons/week (C1 Hochschule)

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 12/13 week(s)
12 weeks From 2300.- EUR
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
Course duration
12/13 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 10
Minimum age
years
Schedule
08:50-13:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
12
2300 EUR
13
2300 EUR

Extras

Course Material (to be paid on site)
max. approximately 45 EUR
On request

Options

One-to-one course (colloquial), 1 lesson/week (per week) 43 EUR
One-to-one course (technical), 1 lesson/week (per week) 51 EUR
Airport transfer from Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel (pick-up) 150 EUR
Starting dates 12 wk
15.02 / 17.05 / 16.08.2021
Starting dates 13 wk
08.11.2021
Exam dates
12.02 / 12.03 / 16.04 / 28.05 / 18.06 / 16.07 / 13.08 / 17.09 / 15.10 / 19.11.2021
Bank holidays
02.04 / 05.04 / 01.05 / 13.05 / 24.05 / 03.10.2021
Holidays
24.12.2020 - 02.01.2021
24.12.2021 - 02.01.2022

Homestay and shared apartments:
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Residence: Arrival (12:00-18:00) and departure (before 10:00) on Fridays only

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

92% of students recommending this school

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

373 students gave their opinion about this school

19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
23 weeks, July – December 2020
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 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 (2 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui en écoute car on entend que cette langue pendant notre séjour »
School highlights
« Les professeurs très gentils »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
15 weeks, September – December 2020
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (3 / 5)
School location
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.8 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2020
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.8 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, October 2020
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
21 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
De taalreis en school beviel mij prima! Leuke klasgenoten, goede docenten en veel geleerd. Helaas waren er niet veel mogelijkheden om plaatsen of bezienswaardigheden te bezoeken door het coronavirus, maar daar kan de school natuurlijk niets aan doen.
3 weeks, August 2020
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 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 (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, ik heb erg veel geleerd tijdens mijn cursus en gelukkig ook de stad kunnen zien. Het eerste deel van de cursus was vooral herhaling van stof van vroeger, later heb ik zeker veel nieuwe dingen geleerd. »
School highlights
« Rustige klas, duidelijke uitleg, goede locatie. »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Logement encore mieux, Ecole/ prod efficace et sympathique et team ESL toujours rapide et serviable Au top! Merci Juste un peu trop de suisse haha Ma colocataire était top et l’appartement incroyablement bien placé!
6 weeks, September – October 2020
Value for money (5 / 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 (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui j’ai évolué, surtout grâce à mes amitiés sur place avec qui je parlais seulement allemand »
School highlights
« L’emplacement, les profs, l’établissement, le personnel et les amis »
23 years old - Spain
/ 5
Muy buena experiencia, repetiría.
3 weeks, July – August 2020
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Très gentille ! Beaucoup de plaisir à habiter avec Dagmar
2 weeks, August 2020
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
School location
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
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20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Famiglia molto carina e disponibile. Ti aiutavano con la lingua e con l'ambiente nuovo. Per causa covid non hanno potuto organizzare tante escursioni. Le escursioni al pomeriggio dopo scuola erano carine e conoscevi nuove persone e potevi allenarti con il tedesco.
12 weeks, July – October 2020
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
44 years old - Italy
/ 5
5 weeks, August – September 2020
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Testimonials
Benoît Dubuis
Benoît Dubuis
Colón Language Center, Hamburg
Duration: 8 weeks

I’m very satisfied with my German course as well as my accommodation. I’m staying in a shared apartment with a father and his 2 sons who live in Hamburg. This type of accommodation allows me to talk to my “roommates” in German very often and even if I prepare my own meals, I often have dinner with them. My courses are demanding and I have to study at home as well but I like the fact that I have two teachers per day and that each teacher concentrate on a special matter. The first teacher concentrates on grammar and the second one on conversation.

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David Williams
David Williams
Colón Language Center, Hamburg
Duration: 12 weeks

My stay at the Colón Language School in Hamburg for 3 months was great fun, the classes were well taught and there was plenty of opportunity to meet people from all over the world. The school residence is in an excellent location and is an easy way to get settled in. Overall my experience of Hamburg was very enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn German.

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Charlotte Volery
Charlotte Volery

My stay in Hamburg was terrific! The city is really interesting; it is bursting with cultural treasures and entertainment options. You can find everything you want here. It is a lively city with a varied layout. As far as I am concerned, I loved the districts of Altona and Sternschanze, because they have a character of their own.

As regards the school, my classes and my teachers were very good. Even though at the beginning, I found it a bit difficult to meet people because there is no student lounge.

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Host family
Host families are all chosen with care by the school and live in the city’s residential districts, around 20-45 minutes by public transport from the school. Students stay in single rooms and have the choice of half-board, breakfast only or self-catering. Staying with a host family is your opportunity to discover the local way of life through the language and people.

Colón Language Center residence (from 18 years, minimum 4 weeks)
Located in the heart of the Hamburg city centre, the residence is only intended for students of the Colón Language Center. You will share an apartment located in the Colonnaden 47 school building, where most of the classrooms are located. Some apartments are also located in the neighboring building: in Colonnaden 45. You will stay in a single or double room (triple rooms available on request), and all bedrooms have a satellite TV. Rooms are cleaned daily from Monday to Friday and bed linen is changed once a week. On each floor, there are shared bathrooms. You will be able to cook light meals in the pantry area of the residence, equipped with a microwave, kettle, coffee machine and hotplate. Arrival to (12:00-18:00) and departure from (before 10:00) the residence must take place on a Friday.

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Shared apartment (from 18 years, minimum 4 weeks)
Usually called a WG (Wohngemeinschaft), this is a very popular way for students and twenty-somethings to live in Germany. As well as getting good value by living in a shared apartment (around 20–45 minutes from the school by public transport), you will get to know local Germans, whether university students, singles or couples. You will stay in a single furnished room and will share the bathroom and kitchen with your flatmates. Bed linen and bath towels are provided. Household Chores are shared between the roommates.

Colon Residence

General information

The residence is located in the school´s building, in a pedestrian zone in the city centre of Hamburg. It is a prime location close to the main shopping district and the Alster lake.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
1 minute
Means of transportation:
Walking
Walking distance to public transport:
4 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
3 minutes
Restaurants:
3 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
3 minutes
Night clubs:
15 minutes
City center:
10 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Friday from 12:00 pm
Friday until 10:00 am
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit

Meals

Use of kitchen
Please see notes above.
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
The residence has two floors: one with a fully equipped kitchen, and the other with only a small pantry area with no cooking facilities (fridge, coffee machine, water cooker and dishes.)
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
7
: 8 m2/ : 20 m2
Twin
9
: 23 m2/ : 28 m2
Available for a single travelling student.
Shared room
2
: 0 m2/ : 57 m2
Available for a single travelling student.
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
Daily cleaning from Monday to Friday.
Desk
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
Floor
Carpets in the rooms, tiled bathrooms and kitchens.
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

Hamburg is one of Europe’s most exciting cities right now, and offers a superb variety of social and sports activities. The school organises numerous excursions and tours of the city and its surroundings. Discover the popular local tea scene or, for night owls, clubs that rival Berlin (but without the tourist hordes). The team at Colón Language Center can help you plan your free time activities, and also offers weekend trips to Lübeck, Sylt or Bremen.

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