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German school in Vienna: Actilingua

Key points

  • Central location
  • Excellent activities programme
  • Many types of courses
  • Possibility to combine courses with an internship
  • Test center for ÖSD exam

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Residence ''superior'', Residence, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
28 years
Nationality mix
Russia, Italy, Czech Republic, etc..
ratings
146 authentic opinions

Our partner school is located in a new, entirely renovated building right in the centre of Vienna. You will enjoy excellent learning conditions in a school with stellar facilities including air conditioning. The classrooms are spacious and comfortable. Students also have access to a multimedia centre with internet access, Wi-Fi and a library to use between classes or on breaks. After class, you can relax and chat with your new friends in the school’s common areas or in the cafeteria. During high season, extra premises are used, which are located right next to the main school building. The school is close to all of the main public transport lines and historical monuments.

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Included in the price

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

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 270.- EUR
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 or 14:15-17:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
270 EUR
531 EUR
400 EUR
2
440 EUR
962 EUR
700 EUR
3
610 EUR
1393 EUR
1000 EUR
4
780 EUR
1824 EUR
1300 EUR
6
1120 EUR
2686 EUR
1900 EUR
8
1460 EUR
3548 EUR
2500 EUR
12
1828 EUR
4960 EUR
3388 EUR
16
2404 EUR
6580 EUR
4484 EUR
24
3556 EUR
9820 EUR
6676 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 29.07 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

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

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 393.- EUR
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 mini-group)
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Mini-group: max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 or 14:15-17:30 and 07:15-08:45 or 12:30-14:00 or 17:45-19:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
393 EUR
654 EUR
523 EUR
2
686 EUR
1208 EUR
946 EUR
3
979 EUR
1762 EUR
1369 EUR
4
1272 EUR
2316 EUR
1792 EUR
6
1858 EUR
3424 EUR
2638 EUR
8
2444 EUR
4532 EUR
3484 EUR
12
3184 EUR
6316 EUR
4744 EUR
16
4212 EUR
8388 EUR
6292 EUR
24
6268 EUR
12532 EUR
9388 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 29.07 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

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

Super intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 676.- EUR
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 or 14:15-17:30 and 07:15-08:45 or 12:30-14:00 or 17:45-19:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
676 EUR
937 EUR
806 EUR
2
1252 EUR
1774 EUR
1512 EUR
3
1828 EUR
2611 EUR
2218 EUR
4
2404 EUR
3448 EUR
2924 EUR
6
3556 EUR
5122 EUR
4336 EUR
8
4708 EUR
6796 EUR
5748 EUR
12
7012 EUR
10144 EUR
8572 EUR
16
9316 EUR
13492 EUR
11396 EUR
24
13924 EUR
20188 EUR
17044 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 29.07 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

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

Business course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 2 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 393.- EUR
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 business mini-group)
Course duration
1 - 2 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Mini-group: max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 or 14:15-17:30 and 07:15-08:45 or 12:30-14:00 or 17:45-19:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
393 EUR
654 EUR
523 EUR
2
686 EUR
1208 EUR
946 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
06.05 / 08.07 / 29.07 / 02.09.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

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

German + Music

Beginner to Advanced, 4 - 52 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1080.- EUR
Lessons
21 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 1 of music of 45 minutes)
Course duration
4 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00 or 14:15-17:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
The music classes do not take place on the following dates: 24.12.2018 - 06.01.2019, 04.02 - 10.02.2019, 13.04 - 23.04.2019, 10.06- 11.06.2019, 01.07 - 01.09.2019, 24.12.2019-06.01.2020

+ 1 to 3 theoretical music lessons for free. Those lessons may be cancelled without substitution during exam periods in January, June and September.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
4
1080 EUR
2124 EUR
1600 EUR
6
1570 EUR
3136 EUR
2350 EUR
8
2060 EUR
4148 EUR
3100 EUR
12
2728 EUR
5860 EUR
4288 EUR
16
3604 EUR
7780 EUR
5684 EUR
24
5356 EUR
11620 EUR
8476 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 29.07 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 28.12.2019

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

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (10 lessons/week) 635 EUR
One-to-one course (20 lessons/week) 1200 EUR
One-to-one course (30 lessons/week) 1800 EUR
Work experience placement 420 EUR
Accommodation deposit 100 EUR
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (30.06-24.08.2019) 56 EUR
Airport/Railway station transfer (one-way) 40 EUR

Preparation for ÖSD exams (option)
Lessons: 8 or 4 of 45 minutes
(8 group lessons or 4 one-to-one lessons, in addition to the chosen course)
Course duration: 2 weeks
Levels: Intermediate to advanced
Details: cf. standard or intensive course
(to be booked and paid for on-site)

ÖSD course (2 weeks): 21.01 (exam dates: 31.01/01.02) / 04.03 (exam dates: 14/15.03) / 06.05 (exam dates: 16/17.05) / 01.07 (exam dates: 11/12.07) / 15.07 (exam dates: 25/26.07) / 05.08 (exam dates: 14/16.08) / 02.09 (exam dates: 12/13.09) / 04.11 (exam dates: 14/15.11)

Intensive course + work experience placement
Following an intensive course of a minimum of 8 weeks, it is possible to carry out an unpaid or a paid work experience placement.
Duration of work placement: 4/8 weeks
Minimum age: 18 years

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
Residence, double room, no meals (Actilingua)
Residence, single room, no meals (Actilingua)
Residence ''superior'', single room, no meals (Actilingua)
Host family, single room, breakfast
Host family, double room, breakfast

Course info

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

146 students gave their opinion about this school

23 years old - Italy
/ 5
8 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
50 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (1.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
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28 years old - France
/ 5
Très bien il n'y a rien a redire. Je ne regrette absolument pas d'avoir choisi Esl
3 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Other)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui car les professeurs étaient compétents »
School highlights
« L'emplacement, les professeurs »
26 years old - Italy
/ 5
Mi sono trovata davvero bene, appartamento grande e davvero comodo. Scuola perfetta, ottimi insegnanti. Sono riuscita a migliorare il mio tedesco. Grazie
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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29 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (2.3 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (2.7 / 5)
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Leisure (1.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (1 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (2.3 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (1.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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19 years old - Spain
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
22 years old - Netherlands
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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22 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Vienne est une ville culturellement riche. L'école est un peu trop petite. Il n'y a pas vraiment d'endroit pour rencontrer les autres étudiants.
4 weeks, June – July 2019
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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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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School highlights
« Les cours intensifs qui sont très personnalisables. »

Testimonials

Alissa Mali
Alissa Mali
Actilingua, Vienna
Duration: 6 weeks

I don’t know if you've heard stories about Vienna, but they’re probably true. Before I left I heard stories about a city with culture, museums and a rich history. Now after a few weeks Vienna I must say that I didn’t have enough time. There’s so much to do in Vienna. If you like shopping, there are big shopping malls. If you like museums, there are more than 100. I think there are more pubs than museums, where you can eat a cake or drink beer. There’s so much to do. We have lessons in groups of about 10-12 students. Every week you will learn more about a subject, last week for example it was "Relativsätze". At the end of the week you take a test, so the school can see if you understand everything well. The school is small and you will get to know a lot of people during excursions. This is very useful, because you can speak German with them. That helped me a lot while I was learning the language. You also get to know a lot of different cultures. To improve my German, I talk a lot with my host family.

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Emilie Wyss
Emilie Wyss
Actilingua, Vienna
Duration: 16 weeks

I have been living in Vienna for nearly four months and my stay is drawing to an end... what a shame! I decided to travel to Austria rather than Germany because it is a country I didn’t know and which, I must say, intrigued me a lot. I don’t regret my choice at all; Vienna is not only a place with great culture (operas, museums, Hundertwasser house, etc.) but also a city where the Wiener dialect and the warmth of the locals keep you under the spell. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else in the world than in this capital. In a matter of three months and a half, I have not only improved my German - much more than I have during all my school years -, but I have also met people I will never forget. Thanks to them, I was able to visit Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, which are not as far away as I thought. I would add that the teachers (all young, between 23 and 35 years) always give us advice about the best restaurants, bars and clubs in town. In short, this is an experience I will never forget.

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Adrien Zufferey
Adrien Zufferey
Actilingua, Vienna
Duration: 8 weeks

I spent two months in Vienna to learn German. It was the first time I went to Vienna. This city, its old buildings, is so beautiful! My host family gave me a very warm welcome. The classes at the school fitted my language level perfectly. I met a lot of people from other countries, I admired the horses from the Spanish riding school and I visited the Belvedere. And once again I made new friends. For all these reasons, I can say that this trip was a very good experience. I will certainly make a second trip to Vienna.

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Host family
One of the best ways to gain insight into the Viennese and Austrian culture in general is to opt for accommodation with a host family during your stay in Vienna. In this way, you will be able to practise your German daily in an authentic, relaxed atmosphere. The host families are carefully selected and generally live within 40 minutes of the school by public transport. You will stay in a double or single room with half-board or breakfast only provided.

Shared apartment
Students who wish to have more independence and interact with other international students during their stay also have the option of staying in a shared apartment, which is located around 25-40 minutes from the language school. There are an average of 2 bedrooms per apartment and students stay in a double or single room without meals included. You will share a bathroom, kitchen and dining room with your flatmates.

Actilingua residence
Actilingua acquired its own residence at the end of 2006. Located in the 11th Bezirk (district), around 10 minutes from the school by public transport and close to the Gasometer Shopping Centre, it has been entirely renovated in the Jugendstil, typical of Vienna. You can choose between a "Standard" or "Superior" apartment, both of which come with a TV, radio and free Wi-Fi. With the "Standard" option, you will stay in an apartment of 60-75 m2, sharing with other international students. Staying in a double or single room, you will share the kitchen, bathroom and toilet. A cleaning service is carried out twice a week and bed linen is provided. If you opt for the "Superior" option, you will stay in your own apartment of 30-40 m2 with a private bathroom and toilet. The apartments are cleaned from Monday to Friday and bed linen and bath towels are provided.

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ActiLingua Student residence

General information

The ActiLingua Residence is located in a recently renovated Art Nouveau building close to the city centre of Vienna, the European metropolis of art and culture. 20 well-furnished and modern apartments offer a home away from home. You can reach the school and city centre in 10 to 15 minutes by public transport. The next tube station (U3 "Zippererstraße") lies within 5 minutes walking distance. From there it takes 10 minutes to reach the city (“Stephansplatz”).

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
15 minutes
Means of transportation:
Tram
Average public transport cost:
~ 17,10 EUR/week
Walking distance to public transport:
3 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
5 minutes
Coffee shops:
5 minutes
Restaurants:
10 minutes
Shops:
10 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 16+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 2:00 pm
Saturday until 11:00 am
Entry card (building) No
Key (building) Yes
Code (building) Yes
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit
~ 100 EUR cash or credit card.
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan
buffet breakfast is available (extra cost)
Yes

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area
Outside
Yes
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven No
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine Yes
Laundry
~ 10 EUR/load
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace No
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles)
Students can store bikes in the patio of the residence at their own risk.
Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Single
20 rooms
min.: 30 m2/ max.: 75 m2
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided
towels can be borrowed at the reception desk free of charge
No
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet
Superior option
Yes
Ensuite shower
Superior option
Yes
Wash basin No
Shared toilets
standard option, 2-5 students/bathroom
Yes
Shared showers
standard option, 2-5 students/bathroom
Yes
Cleaning
2x/week
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities Yes
Microwave Yes
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
wood in the apartment and tiles in the bathroom
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

The school organises several activities in the afternoons and evenings so that you can be introduced to the different aspects of Austrian culture. Most of the activities are included in the price. In the course programme, 5 periods per week are dedicated to cultural issues. Conferences, debates and video screenings concerning Vienna’s rich cultural heritage in relation to literature, music, history and architecture are scheduled, as well as guided visits to the city’s main attractions. In addition, there will be parties and sporting activities.

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ESL – Language Studies abroad guarantees the best prices on the Swiss market ! Any price difference will be refunded 100%.
Special offers
Enjoy free extras in your accommodation in Vienna

Enjoy free extras in your accommodation in Vienna

Book a course with accommodation in our Actilingua partner school in Vienna and you can choose two out of these three exceptional offers:

- Free daily breakfast-buffet
- Free laundry service once per week
- Free ticket for all means of public transport valid for all your stay

Conditions:

- Valid for new reservations made before 31.12.2019 for courses starting in 2019 or 2020
- Valid for stays with accommodation at the Actilingua superior residence booked for the entire duration of the course
- Minimum stay: 2 weeks
- This offer may not be combined with other promotions
- Discounts only apply to the initial booking. Regular prices apply for extensions and additional lessons or services booked

To find out more or take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 02.10.2019

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