The Humboldt-Institut is very proud of its high number of satisfied students and their parents. We would like to provide you with some comments and opinions of our past clients. Furthermore, you are more than welcome to request references for individual course centers.
"I am just writing to say Thank You for the wonderful time I had at the school in Lindenberg last week. Everybody was so kind to me, especially my German teacher, and the skiing was such fun, that I will remember my stay there with great fondness for a very long time.
When I first arrived on Sunday 17th, I was a little bit worried and homesick, but it did not take me long to change my mind. I made a good friend, Roisin, who had been having such a good time at Lindenberg that she did not want to go home. She and I and the other Irish students had a lot of fun together, which made me enjoy my stay. But other things were really good too: the food was delicious, and I loved my ‘first’ and ‘second’ breakfast. My German teacher was so kind and helpful and the German lessons really helped me, not just with my grammar and vocabulary, but also with my pronunciation. A week after I got back to England, I took part in a German reading competition (reading ‘Astern’ by Gottfried Benn) at school, and I won! I am sure this is thanks to my time at the Humboldt Institut.
As for skiing, it was the best fun I have had for a long time, and Cedric, my instructor was very kind and funny.
So thank you very much indeed for everything that made my stay so enjoyable, and please will you pass on my thanks to everyone who looked after me, from transporting me to and from the airport, to keeping me safe on the ski slopes. I really hope to come back one day and learn to speak even better German!"
C. Hetherington, Great Britain
"I really want to thank all your team for the great time that my daughter spent in Koeln. She is so happy that she wants to stay again in Koeln for next year. She said that she really enjoyed the class activities and also the activities during "Freizeit". I also really want to thank my daughter's teacher, Kathrina. She is very kind and my daughter said that she is a really good teacher, she makes her improve a lot."
Thérèse Manconi, Italy
"I would like to thank you very much for 3 weeks of intensive courses of German and a lot of sport activities for my daughter Maria Artemyeva. It's so great to see the results of certificate and happy eyes of my daughter! Me and Masha say special thanks to the teachers of B1-Katharina, B2-Zsolt, to ski instructor -Irmgard and snowboard instructor-Frank and also to Marek and Thoralf, Ali and Gisela!
Marina Artemyeva, Russia
"...Salute to you all with such great team spirit and highly motivated accomplishment. I am sure Humboldt will have more and more successful 40 years to come and I hope next time I shall bring my granddaughter to come after at least 20 years later since my only daughter is 12 years old only...". Read the full comment...
Flora & Charlotte (MA), Hong Kong
"I am deeply grateful to Mr. Norbert Guethling, the staff of Humboldt Institut and You personally for perfect organization and arrangement of learning process for my son Gleb Shevtcov.
He returned from Germany with really pleasant emotions. He has improved his German language, had a nice time with his new friends and loved your Great Country very much.
I thank you and wish you all health, happy, good luck and success.
We hope to continue further study of German language in your esteemed Institute".
Natalia Shevtcova, Russia
"I would like to thank you for the great experience that my son Giovanni did in Bad Schussenried.
Giovanni is extremely happy about the time he spent with you and told us great things about the Humboldt Institute. It is not common to see a young boy who would have been happy to extend his stay for one more week in a study camp.
Congratulations for your successful formula and for the professionalism and enthusiasm of all the staff, both the organization and the teaching one".
Avv. Francesco Abbozzo Franzi, Italy
I am glad to tell you that Nevena is feeling MUCH better. Saturday excursion was wonderfull, they have a new profesor, she si GREAT .... Because of you very good and proffesional employee she overcome problems in the beggining. What your Institute offers is not only learning language it is also life expirience which is important for this age.
Gordana Radin, Serbia
Anastasia Svetlova returned from Meersburg last Saturday and she has extremely positive feedback on the programme. One of the most positive aspects was her host family. That was her first trip abroad in general and life in a host family was the biggest concern for her. And her hosts Wilfried and Milka Wodsak turned out to be very friendly, caring and positive and they really manage to deal with juniors, to organise them and control them in a very tactful but firm manner. Please express them a big thank you from Anastasia and from us too.
Olga Khovavko, Russia
Thanks a lot for your German course at Lindenberg. My daughter Polina Lyutova liked it very much! It was very useful and interesting for her. And many thanks to her teacher Rosanna Dern! Now German lenguage is not so difficalt for Polina)) I hope, see you again next summer!
Eleonora Olennikova, Russia
"Just a belated note to thank you for providing two weeks of German and Great Skiing to my son and his friends. They really enjoyed their time in the Humboldt Institute in Lindenberg. They have great memories which will last them a lifetime and managed to improve their German at the same time! Many thanks again to all involved"
Dorothy MacCann, Ireland
"Violetta's stay at your center is almost over and on behalf of her parents I would like to thank you for the work you've done over the past year and especially during classes. Violetta's very excited about her stay and finds the way classes are held very innovative and enriching. As for her parents there's no pleasure for them than to know that her daughter has the best language experience and guidance."
Dmitriy Perediriev, Russia
"We received some great feedback from your former student Trine Regitze Semmelhaack who stayed at Humboldt in Lindenberg late 2011. Trine is a very shy person and was a bit nervous about her language holiday, before going to Lindenberg. After her stay at Humboldt Institut Trine has improved all her grades, and have become less shy and more outgoing. On behalf of the parents I would like to say thank you for the great correspondence during her stay, and thank you for doing such a great job. I hope we can send more Danish students to your school. Trine is keen on going to Germany again, I'm certain that she will choose a Humboldt destination I whish you all the best in the future, keep up the good work".
Jonas Christensen, Denmark
"Margarita got back very excited about her stay and had nothing but very warm words about her teacher and the supervisors. She also seriously improved her German, despite a short stay.
We want to extend particular gratitude to Ingrid, who was Margarita's teacher in German, and to the team of betreuers, especially to Anne, Toralf, Ali and Gizella, who all did a fantastic job helping Margarita feel welcome. Pleae tell Mr. Guethling that he has a world class team in Lindenberg and we greatly appreciate your team's quality of work, attention to details and kind attitude to the students. Both of our children, Larisa and now Margarita, have only the best memories after spending time at Humboldt. We are sure that Margarita will be back to Humboldt next summer, or maybe even earlier.
With best regards and deep appreciation".
Konstantin Kilimnik, Russia
"Our daughter, Elise Sutter, was very happy with her stay in Meersburg. [...] She appreciated her host mother and the rest of the students in her course. Thank you."
Annette Tomlinson Sutter, Vandoeuvres-Geneva, Switzerland
"Trying to find the best language school for our children in Germany we picked out the Humboldt-Institut. Fortunately, it was the right choice. We really appreciate the high level of organisation and professionalism of your staff. Variety of school events and entertainment programme makes the staying of our children not only useful in studying and practicing of German but also enjoyable and unforgettable. We will recommend the Humboldt-Institut to our friends and we are going to send our children to your school next year."
Mr. and Mrs. Aven, Moscow, Russia