Long term study in immersion: Alpadia Freiburg

From 235.- EUR
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Key points

  • University town near Switzerland and France
  • Well-located school, friendly atmosphere
  • Wide range of courses and exam preparation for Goethe, TELC, TestDaf
  • Accommodation options for all budgets
  • In a dynamic town like Freiburg, the leisure programme is packed with sports and activities

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
TELC
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Residence, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
23 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Italy, Spain, etc..
ratings
610 authentic opinions

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 bright and airy classrooms, a cafeteria, a study area 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 improve. 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

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 235.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (6 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in German through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
12
1635
4515
3495
24
3075
8835
6795
36
4395
13035
9975
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 310.-
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 Oral Communication)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 12:45-13:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (6 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in German through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
12
2415
5295
4275
24
4635
10395
8355
36
6735
15375
12315
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Premium Course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 335.-
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 Oral Communication + 5 Written communication mini-group)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
(mini-group max: 8 people)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:30 + 13:45-14:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (8 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in German through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
12
2835
5715
4695
24
5475
11235
9195
36
7995
16635
13575
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Combined course 20+5

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 460.-
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + one-to-one lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (8 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in German through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
12
4155
7035
6015
24
8115
13875
11835
36
11955
20595
17535
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Combined course 20+10

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 655.-
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + one-to-one lessons to be defined

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (8 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in German through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
12
6675
9555
8535
24
13155
18915
16875
36
19515
28155
25095
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

TELC course PREMIUM B1, B2, C1

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 1295.-
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 TELC mini-group)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
(Minigroup: 8 people)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 12:45-14:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Looking for fast results? Add 5 mini-group lessons (8 students max.) to your intensive course and improve your writing in German through exercises focused on written expression. This programme, available for beginner as well as advanced students, is the perfect choice for getting lasting results in record time.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
4
1295
2295
1955
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates 4 wk
21.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 15.07 / 19.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 11.11.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Private Tuition (10)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 495.-
Lessons
10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
July/August: on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
495
795
695
2
915
1445
1275
3
1335
2130
1875
4
1755
2755
2415
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Private Tuition (15)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 705.-
Lessons
15 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
705
1005
905
2
1335
1865
1695
3
1965
2760
2505
4
2595
3595
3255
Extra week (4+)
630
880
795
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Private Tuition (20)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 915.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, double room, no meals
1
915
1215
1115
2
1755
2285
2115
3
2595
3390
3135
4
3435
4435
4095
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 18.02 / 18.03 / 15.04 / 13.05 / 17.06 / 12.08 / 16.09 / 14.10 / 18.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 20.06 / 03.10 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 47 EUR
Online course (per lesson) 47 EUR
One-to-one course (per lesson) (23.06-24.08.2019) 52 EUR
Online course (per lesson - 23.06-24.08.2019) 52 EUR
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (TELC B1) 110 EUR
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (TELC B2) 110 EUR
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (TELC C1) 150 EUR
Shared apartment deposit (to be paid on site) 150 EUR
Cleaning fee 40 EUR
Residence deposit (to be paid on site) 150 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board 45 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (23.06-24.08.2019) 50 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast 40 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (23.06-24.08.2019) 44 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (double room) 40 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (double room - 23.06-24.08.2019) 44 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (double room) 35 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (double room - 23.06-24.08.2019) 39 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment 50 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (23.06-24.08.2019) 55 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (double room) 30 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (double room - 23.06-24.08.2019) 33 EUR
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (10% - 23.06-24.08.2019)
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (10% - 23.06-24.08.2019)
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Basel/Mulhouse) 80 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Zurich) 135 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Frankfurt) 170 EUR

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, breakfast
Host family, double room, breakfast
Host family, double room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)

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.

4/5
Overall rating

86% of students recommending this school

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

610 students gave their opinion about this school

25 years old - Italy
/ 5
11 weeks, September – November 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 (3.3 / 5)
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Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, September – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, September – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
22 years old - Spain
/ 5
La ciudad es preciosa, muy soleada y no parece Alemania. La zona y alrededores es increíble. Aunque bajo mi punto de vista, está bien solo para unos meses, para más tiempo se te acaba haciendo muy pequeña. El mayor contra de esta escuela, es que el 90% de los estudiantes son suizos (de la parte francesa e italiana). Hay muy poca diversidad cultural, que es una de las cosas que más iba buscando. A los que no éramos suizos (muy pocos) nos ha costado mucho al principio integrarnos y relacionarnos. También me ha sorprendido que todos los estudiantes eran demasiado jóvenes, yo era casi la mayor y solamente tengo 23. Había profesores estupendos y otros profesores bastante peores. En general, ha faltado dinamismo por su parte. Las clases se hacían muy lentas y aburridas. Elegí el apartamento compartido para conocer a otros estudiantes y además tener mi propia independencia. Sin embargo, viví con dos suizas solo durante un par de semanas y después estuve mes y medio viviendo sola.
8 weeks, September – November 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Sí, llegué con un nivel de alemán muy bajo y ahora soy capaz de comunicarme, con errores, pero al menos entiendo y me hago entender. »
School highlights
« La ubicación. El material dado también estaba muy bien. »
Top tips
« Si vives en Friburgo, todos los alrededores son dignos de visitar, y muy barato en autobús. Francia (Colmar, Estrasburgo), Suiza (Basilea, Zurich) y los pueblecitos, bosques y lagos de la selva negra. Todo muy accesible. »
16 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
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26 years old - Spain
/ 5
Deberian promocionar mas las actividades, no mucha gente participa y segun mi opinion es tambien porque solo hay unos carteles en la entrada pero es facil no fijarse.
4 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, hacia mucho tiempo que no tocaba el idioma y gracias a la estancia he podido refrescar lo que ya conocia y volver a poder tener una conversacion basica »
School highlights
« Buen ambiente y disponibilidad por parte del equipo de la escuela »
15 years old - France
/ 5
1 week, October 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) ()
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Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
28 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (4 / 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 (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
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Testimonials

Valentina Bassetti
Valentina Bassetti

What I like the most are the lessons at the school! I enrolled in the PREMIUM course, which also allows me to improve my written skills, thanks to the afternoon lessons. The number of students in my class is limited, which boosts individual learning. The teachers are always ready to give some advice or correct mistakes. My goal was to get the TELC B1 certificate. The Premium 30 lessons course that I’m currently following will be very useful to reach this goal. Since I arrived, I noticed I made progress and that makes me very happy!

On the weekend, the school organizes many activities (like excursions to Europa Park), movie nights or days out in the city that allow us to discover the area and to use the language outside the classroom. Moreover, living in a residence allows us to meet German students, who live on the last floor. Another opportunity to practice the language!

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Diego Rico
Diego Rico

Freiburg is a university town close to the Black Forest. It boasts traditional architecture charged with history. I thought it was interesting that all of the canals of the town centre are monitored by one single person who is in charge of monitoring the flow of water coming from the mountains. I also thought it was good that plates had been built in the sidewalk in front of the houses of Jewish people who died in concentration camps. The goal of the artist is to get passers-by thinking by giving information about the former inhabitants of these houses. There are a large number of bike parks in Freiburg because it is the main means of transportation in town.

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Vanessa Perruchoud
Vanessa Perruchoud
Alpadia, Freiburg
Duration: 8 weeks

I love the German language and I wish to study in Freiburg (Germany) to become a German teacher. I got to know about ESL because my mother knew of someone who had done a trip with ESL – Language Study Trip. Before arriving in Freiburg, I had already done a trip with ESL in Vancouver and I had been delighted with it. I am very happy with the organization of my language trip and the agency helped me when I encountered problems with my flight.
I improved my pronunciation and I can now clearly differentiate the Swiss German from the "Hochdeutsch" as far as the grammar is concerned. Now I am more comfortable with German and make fewer mistakes. Furthermore, the communication with my host family taught me as much as going to school. My host family was always available for me and integrated me in many of their activities. I would certainly go through ESL for my next language trip!

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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) 1
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
~ EUR 300 Payable in cash
1

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
Fully equipped
1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry
~ 3-4 EUR/load Students have to buy their own laundry powder
1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
1
Cable internet access
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Paying, on request
1
Parking (bicycles) 1
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
18 rooms
min.: 12 m2/ max.: 13 m2
en-suite
1
Air conditioning
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet 1
Ensuite shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
Floor
Lino / Laminate
1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

Stroll about Freiburg’s historic centre and discover its charming shops, cafés and restaurants. Throughout the year, exciting events will allow you to mingle with the local students in a laid-back atmosphere. Sign up for activities organised by the school to practise German in a natural and relaxed way, like movie screenings or 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. the Black Forest, Colmar, Strasbourg, Zurich).

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