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Die Sprachschule in Konstanz von außen
 

Learn German at Lake Constance

Constance is a lively university town of 82,000 people and is located on the banks of Lake Constance (Bodensee). The city has a very attractive historic downtown area with medieval buildings. The many students make for a relaxed atmosphere in the city. Its wonderful location on the lake and the proximity to the Alps and neighboring Switzerland make Constance a course location that offers a wide range of recreational opportunities.

Thanks to the University of Constance, which is one of only 11 Germany Excellence Universities, the city has fantastic infrastructure for international students and offers a wide range of cultural events, such as concerts, theater and film festivals, as well as a large number of bars, cafes, clubs and restaurants.

Constance can be reached quickly and easily from Zurich Airport.

The language school for German in Constance

Our course center in Constance is located in a modern, nicely furnished building, which offers all the conveniences of a guest house. All the classrooms are bright and large with up-to-date, high-quality equipment. The Humboldt-Institut in Constance is a licensed test center for the TestDaF and telc exams.

The German courses in Constance have a relaxed atmosphere. This is largely to the school’s convenient size and location, a mere 15-minute walk from Lake Constance and the University of Constance. The city center is also only a few minutes away by bus, but can also be reached by foot from the lake through a very beautiful park.

Age group

18+

Course types

Intensive courses

German levels

Beginners to advanced learners

Class size

Ø10

Accommodation types

In residence

Course dates

Open year-round

Accommodation

Our course students are housed in the same building in which the classes take place. Living on-campus offers many advantages: a short walk to class, ideal learning conditions and a family atmosphere.

Single and twin rooms

Students stay in single or twin rooms, all equipped with an en-suite bathroom. All rooms were renovated in 2022 and are modern and comfortably furnished. Each room has a TV and WiFi access. All rooms are also suitable for allergy sufferers.

When choosing students to share a twin room, we pay attention that the roommates speak different native languages. This way we encourage them to speak and practice German with each other outside of the classroom.

Full board

We serve three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in the school’s dining room. Our kitchen staff offers a varied and healthy diet and cooks all meals fresh every day. A fruit basket is available throughout the day.

Laundry

Bed linen and towels will be provided and changed regularly. For your personal laundry there is a coin washing machine and dryer available.

Here you can speak and learn German faster.
Taejun, age 24

German courses & prices

In Constance the Humboldt-Institut offers German courses as intensive courses and one-to-one courses. All courses are available as a full package including accommodation, full board and after-class activities.

Intensive course 30

30 lessons/week
2+ weeks · incl. accommodation and board
950 €/week (2+ weeks) and 815 €/week (10+ weeks)

Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates:

April 10, April 17, April 24, April 3, August 14, August 21, August 7, Dezember 4, Februar 20, Februar 27, Februar 6, Januar 2, Januar 23, Januar 9, Juli 10, Juli 17, Juli 24, Juli 3, Juli 31, Juni 12, Juni 19, Juni 26, Juni 5, Mai 22, Mai 29, Mai 8, März 13, März 20, November 13, November 20, Oktober 16, Oktober 30, Oktober 9, September 11, September 25, September 4

Starting dates for total beginners:

April 17, Februar 6, Januar 2, Juli 31, Juni 26, Mai 22, März 13, November 13, Oktober 9, September 4


All starting dates:

Februar 12, Februar 26, Februar 5, Januar 1, Januar 22, Januar 8, März 12, März 19

Starting dates for total beginners:

Februar 5, Januar 1, März 12


All prices plus 45 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 12 to August 20, 2022 (applies only for courses shorter than 10 weeks)

Intensive course 30

30 lessons/week
2+ weeks
360 €/week (2+ weeks) and 320 €/week (10+ weeks)

Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates:

April 11, April 18, April 25, April 4, August 1, August 15, August 22, August 8, Dezember 19, Dezember 26, Dezember 5, Februar 21, Februar 28, Februar 7, Januar 10, Januar 24, Januar 3, Juli 11, Juli 18, Juli 25, Juli 4, Juni 13, Juni 20, Juni 27, Juni 6, Mai 23, Mai 30, Mai 9, März 14, März 21, November 14, November 21, Oktober 10, Oktober 17, Oktober 31, September 12, September 26, September 5

Starting dates for total beginners:

April 18, August 1, Februar 7, Januar 3, Juni 27, Mai 23, März 14, November 14, Oktober 10, September 5


All starting dates:

Februar 13, Februar 27, Februar 6, Januar 2, Januar 23, Januar 9, März 13, März 20

Starting dates for total beginners:

Februar 6, Januar 2, März 13

One-to-one intensive course 25

25 lessons/week
· incl. accommodation and board
2.130 €/week

Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates:

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All starting dates:

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One-to-one intensive course 30

30 lessons/week
· incl. accommodation and board
2.435 €/week

Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates:

jede Woche

All starting dates:

jede Woche

One-to-one intensive course 40

40 lessons/week
1 week min. · incl. accommodation and board
3.050 €/week

Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates:

jede Woche

All starting dates:

jede Woche

Combination course Berlin-Constance

30 lessons/week
10+ weeks · incl. accommodation and board
815 €/week (10+ weeks)

Tuition: Monday – Friday


All starting dates:

April 10, April 17, April 24, April 3, August 14, August 21, August 7, Dezember 18, Dezember 25, Dezember 4, Februar 20, Februar 27, Februar 6, Januar 10, Januar 23, Januar 3, Juli 10, Juli 17, Juli 24, Juli 3, Juli 31, Juni 12, Juni 19, Juni 26, Juni 5, Mai 22, Mai 29, Mai 8, März 13, März 20, November 13, November 20, Oktober 16, Oktober 30, Oktober 9, September 11, September 25, September 4

All starting dates:

Februar 12, Februar 26, Februar 5, Januar 1, Januar 22, Januar 8, März 12, März 19

* Course over Christmas

What is included?
All German courses with accommodation include all lessons, course materials, housing, full board, daily activity program, weekly excursions (except entrance fees) and a certificate.

All courses without accommodation include all lessons, books and a certificate.

What is my level of German? You are welcome to have your German language level tested at our institute before your course starts. Please call to make an appointment for the test. Alternatively, you can test your German skills by taking our online placement test. Please note: the online test is only a rough guideline; it does not replace the placement test in the school.

Learners with previous German knowledge may begin a course on a weekly basis upon previous agreement and depending on the placement test results.

Exams

In addition to the courses, telc exams from B1 to C1 as well as TestDaF are also offered at the Humboldt-Institut in Berlin. This allows students to prove their German language skills with recognized exams.

German Course Exam
B1 German course prepares for telc Deutsch B1
B2 German course prepares for telc Deutsch B2
C1 German course prepares for TestDaF or telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule

 
More information about the different exams can be found in the exam overview.

Good to know

Arrival and departure

Our day of arrival is the Sunday before the course starts and the departure day is the Saturday after the end of the course.

Mainaustraße 172
78464 Konstanz
info@humboldt-institut.org

Arriving by your own car?

The Humboldt-Institut is located north of the city center and has its own parking lot (free of charge).

Railway station

The Constance train station is 10 minutes by car or bus from the course center.

Airport transfer

If students wish to be picked up from the airport, we can arrange an airport transfer service for a fee from and to the airports Friedrichshafen and Zurich:

one-way round-trip
Zurich (ZRH) 66 € 132 €
Friedrichshafen (FDH) 55 € 110 €

 

Leisure time

The city of Constance offers a variety of cultural events, shopping opportunities and sports facilities. We take our students at the beginning of their course on a guided city walk to learn about the different options available to them.

We have a staff person in charge of organizing and accompanying leisure activities for our students who can also provide useful information and suggestions to help them plan their own free time. If our students have any special preferences — if, for example, they plan to see a particular festival, or to take part in the activities of a particular sports club — they are welcome to ask for our assistance.

Leisure time activities

These are some possible leisure activities in Constance:

Badminton, Basketball, Billiards/Bowling*, Football, Barbecue, Climbing*, Cinema*/Night clubs*, Horseback riding*, Rowing*, Swimming (in the lake), Tennis*, Volleyball, Waterski*, Windsurfing*

Entrance fees are not included in the course fee. Offers marked with * are not included in the course fee.

Moreover, students at the Humboldt-Institut are entitled to participate in sporting activities organized by the University of Constance. During their term they can choose from about 30 different types of sports. For our course students the same conditions apply as for the students of the University of Constance.

Excursions

Every Saturday we offer full-day excursions to cities and places of interest that are included in the course fee (except for entrance fees). Possible destinations are:

Bildungsurlaub + German courses in Constance

Bildungsurlaub (educational leave) is a special form of vacation that serves vocational or political education. The German courses of the Humboldt-Institut in Constance are recognized as an educational offer within the meaning of the Baden-Württemberg Education Leave Act. Please contact us if you would like to book a German course as part of your Bildungsurlaub. You will receive all necessary documents from us for submission to your employer.

Mix of nationalities

Every year we welcome students from many different countries and from all continents. This balanced mix ensures an international atmosphere in our house in Constance. Last year the distribution was as follows:

9%

9%

6%

5%

5%

5%

61%

Year-round

there were participants from 69 nations in our courses.

14%

12%

10%

8%

7%

4%

45%

In the summer

there were participants from 42 nations in our courses.

Constance and Berlin: two cities – one course

With the combination of courses in Berlin and Constance our learners have the opportunity to experience two uniquely distinct regions of Germany within a short amount of time.

Berlin city walk

On the one hand Germany’s capital Berlin, with more than 3.5 million inhabitants is the largest and most vibrant city in the country with a large variety of sights and cultural offers. Constance, on the other hand, is an unhurried and laid-back city of 85,000 inhabitants and is rated as having the highest quality of life in Germany due to its gorgeous location on the shores of Lake Constance and its proximity to Switzerland and the Alps.

Intercity bus transfers between the cities (Constance–Berlin or Berlin–Constance) is included in the course fee when booking two consecutive courses of a minimum of five weeks in each of the two cities.

Weekly schedule

For more detailed information about the German lessons in the morning and afternoon, the leisure activities and excursions, we have put together an exemplary schedule for a week at the Humboldt-Institut in Constance.

Click on the following link to download the weekly schedule for Constance.

News and reports

Jennifer Scheer
Jennifer Scheer
15:04 03 Aug 21
My son, Van, went here a while back. While complete immersion can be tough, it was well worth it in the end. He grew... quite fond of this place and made quite a few friends. The instructors he had were quite worth it! His German was beautiful for the level he reached. He was able to take what he learned and continue on to the Studienkolleg in Konstanz. Passed the test in the upper 15%.read more
Kaiser Schmarrn
Kaiser Schmarrn
15:38 10 Mar 20
Edoardo Scribani Rossi
Edoardo Scribani Rossi
16:44 06 Jul 19
sollalaa
sollalaa
16:51 04 Jul 19
Die Sprachschule, in der man perfektes Deutsch lernen kann.Super nette Lehrer/in und gut organizierter Unterricht.
Yitao Duan
Yitao Duan
10:36 30 Apr 19
Lívia Maluf Ricciardi
Lívia Maluf Ricciardi
13:52 25 Apr 19
黄陈露
黄陈露
18:35 18 Feb 19
Sun Shine
Sun Shine
10:31 04 Jul 18
Verena Domoñi
Verena Domoñi
07:15 09 Jan 18
Mebrahtu Tesfamichael
Mebrahtu Tesfamichael
06:03 09 May 17
kousar bangash
kousar bangash
05:10 07 Nov 16
Because I love Germany so much .......
Pascal Bolivar
Pascal Bolivar
13:03 16 Sep 16
Matt D
Matt D
22:53 29 Dec 13
The Humboldt-Institute offers German language learners the chance to learn German from first-rate instructors in a... marvelous atmosphere. Not far from Lake Constance (der Bodensee), the Humboldt-Institute is in a perfect spot. Lots of great shopping can be found in Konstanz, Deutschland via a short bus ride. The school is walking distance from a small grocery store (Penny-Markt) and it is close to the main bus stop on Mainaustraße. On site meals are provided to students and one can reside on location in their dorms for convenience sake. Wireless internet services are also provided.If you want to send your children to a safe place where learning is encouraged and so they can experience German culture, the Humboldt-Institute in Konstanz is a great choice.read more
krzysiek a
krzysiek a
23:49 19 Dec 13
Można się przełamać na kursie u nich, świetne warunki do nauki, Polecam!
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