German for Children and Teenagers

The Humboldt-Institut offers intensive German language courses for children and teenagers in summer and year-round. Children is the term we use for our youngest students between ages 9 and 13. For the summer course in Wittgenstein Castle we welcome students from age 7, whose parents may also take German courses. Teenagers are our students between ages 14 and 18.

Year-round German courses for kids and teens (365 days a year)

Our German courses for children and teenagers are offered year-round in Bad Schussenried and Lindenberg. This offers a great variety of starting dates and a flexible course duration. The curriculum has a high learning progression, as it is designed, among other things, for students planning to go to school in Germany, or who would like to noticeably improve their academic performance in German lessons in their home country. The intensive German courses comprise either 25 lessons (children) and 30 lessons (teenagers) of 45 minutes per week. Classes run from Monday to Friday and cover the areas of listening and reading comprehension, writing skills, speaking skills and grammar. The lessons are especially structured and designed for younger and adolescent students. They are action-oriented, interactive and demanding, very effective and fun!

German summer courses for kids and teens

Additional German summer courses are available from June to August in exciting cities like Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Munich or Vienna as well as in beautiful smaller towns all over Germany. Our students’ safety is always assured — regardless of the course center chosen — through our 24-hour staff supervision. Like the year-round German courses, the summer courses also comprise either 25 or 30 lessons per week and follow the same curriculum. The lessons aim to close the students’ individual knowledge gaps and to improve the language level of each student on this basis. Therefore, each student writes a placement test on the first day of the course and is classified according to the test result into the optimal class for his language level.

What is included

  • tuition with 25 or 30 lessons per week (depending on the age group)
  • small classes with approx. 10 students
  • placement test, course material & course certificate
  • accommodation & full board
  • daily leisure program
  • half-day excursion on Wednesdays and full-day excursion on Saturdays incl. entrance fees
  • supervision 24/7

Starting dates and language levels vary by course center. Please select the German course that most suits your needs.

In the course centers for children and teenagers we offer intensive German courses with 25 lessons (children) and 30 lessons (teenagers) of 45 minutes per week.

The lessons are especially structured and designed for younger and adolescent students. They are interactive and demanding, very effective, and fun!

 

Bad Schussenried

Intensive course 25
age 10-13

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2-52 weeks
25 lessons/week

800 €/week (10+ weeks) and 925 €/week

2020:
1.020 €/week and 890 €/week (10+ weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

April 14*, Juli 28*, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 30, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 26, Juli 7, März 17, März 31*, November 17, November 3*, Oktober 13, Oktober 20*, September 15*, September 29*, März 3*, Juli 21*, Dezember 22*, Juli 14*, April 28*, April 7*, August 11*, August 18*, August 25*, August 4, Dezember 1*, April 21, Dezember 15*, Dezember 29*, Dezember 8*, Februar 10, Februar 17*, Januar 20*, Januar 27*, Januar 6, September 8


Starting dates:

April 12*, April 19, April 5*, August 16*, August 2, August 23*, August 9*, Dezember 20*, Dezember 27*, Dezember 6*, Februar 23*, Februar 9, Januar 12*, Januar 26*, Januar 5, Juli 12*, Juli 19*, Juli 26*, Juli 5, Juni 14*, Juni 21*, Juni 28, Juni 7*, Mai 10*, Mai 24, Mai 3*, Mai 31*, März 1*, März 15, März 29*, November 1*, November 15, November 29*, Oktober 11, Oktober 18*, September 13*, September 27*, September 6

* no total beginners

plus 45 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 7 to August 15, 2020

Bad Schussenried

Intensive course 30
age 14-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

800 €/week (10+ weeks) and 925 €/week

2020:
1.020 €/week and 890 €/week (10+ weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

April 14*, Juli 28*, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 30, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 26, Juli 7, März 17, März 31*, November 17, November 3*, Oktober 13, Oktober 20*, September 15*, September 29*, März 3*, Juli 21*, Dezember 22*, Juli 14*, April 28*, April 7*, August 11*, August 18*, August 25*, August 4, Dezember 1*, April 21, Dezember 15*, Dezember 29*, Dezember 8*, Februar 10, Februar 17*, Januar 20*, Januar 27*, Januar 6, September 8


Starting dates:

April 12*, April 19, April 5*, August 16*, August 2, August 23*, August 9*, Dezember 20*, Dezember 27*, Dezember 6*, Februar 23*, Februar 9, Januar 12*, Januar 26*, Januar 5, Juli 12*, Juli 19*, Juli 26*, Juli 5, Juni 14*, Juni 21*, Juni 28, Juni 7*, Mai 10*, Mai 24, Mai 3*, Mai 31*, März 1*, März 15, März 29*, November 1*, November 15, November 29*, Oktober 11, Oktober 18*, September 13*, September 27*, September 6

* no total beginners

plus 45 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 7 to August 15, 2020

Lindenberg

Intensive course 30
age 13-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

800 €/week (10+ weeks) and 925 €/week

2020:
1.020 €/week and 890 €/week (10+ weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

April 14*, Juli 28*, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 30, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 26, Juli 7, März 17, März 31*, November 17, November 3*, Oktober 13, Oktober 20*, September 15*, September 29*, März 3*, Juli 21*, Dezember 22*, Juli 14*, April 28*, April 7*, August 11*, August 18*, August 25*, August 4, Dezember 1*, April 21, Dezember 15*, Dezember 29*, Dezember 8*, Februar 10, Februar 17*, Januar 20*, Januar 27*, Januar 6, September 8


Starting dates:

April 12*, April 19, April 5*, August 16*, August 2, August 23*, August 9*, Dezember 20*, Dezember 27*, Dezember 6*, Februar 23*, Februar 9, Januar 12*, Januar 26*, Januar 5, Juli 12*, Juli 19*, Juli 26*, Juli 5, Juni 14*, Juni 21*, Juni 28, Juni 7*, Mai 10*, Mai 24, Mai 3*, Mai 31*, März 1*, März 15, März 29*, November 1*, November 15, November 29*, Oktober 11, Oktober 18*, September 13*, September 27*, September 6

* no total beginners

plus 45 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 7 to August 15, 2020

Schmallenberg

Intensive course 30
age 14-18

Starting dates: August, July, and June
Duration: 2-8 weeks
30 lessons/week

990 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - B2

Starting dates:

August 4*, Juli 14*, Juli 21*, Juli 28*, Juli 7*, Juni 23*, Juni 30


Starting dates:

August 2*, Juli 12*, Juli 19*, Juli 26*, Juli 5*, Juni 21*, Juni 28

* no total beginners

Freiburg

Intensive course 30
age 14-18

Starting dates: July
Duration: 2 weeks
30 lessons/week

2.080 € (2 weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - B1

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

* no total beginners

Kempten

Intensive course 30
age 14-18

Starting dates: July
Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
30 lessons/week

2.220 € (2 weeks) and 4.440 € (4 weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - B2

Starting dates:

Juli 14*, Juni 30


Starting dates:

Juli 19*, Juli 5

* no total beginners

Meersburg

Intensive course 25
age 15-18

Starting dates: August, July, and June
Duration: 3 or 6 weeks
25 lessons/week

from 870 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - B2

Starting dates:

Juli 14*, Juni 23


Starting dates:

Juli 19*, Juni 28

* no total beginners

Munich

Intensive course 30
age 15-18

Starting dates: August and July
Duration: 3 or 6 weeks
30 lessons/week

2.940 € (3 weeks) and 5.880 € (6 weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C1

Starting dates:

Juli 28*, Juli 7


Starting dates:

August 2*, Juli 12

* no total beginners

Berlin-Teenager

Intensive course 30
age 15-18

Starting dates: August and July
Duration: 3 or 6 weeks
30 lessons/week

3.330 € (3 weeks) and 6.660 € (6 weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C1

Starting dates:

Juli 21*, Juni 30


Starting dates:

Juli 26*, Juli 5

* no total beginners

Cologne

Intensive Course 30
age 15-18

Starting dates: August and July
Duration: 2 or 4 or 6 weeks
30 lessons/week

2.320 € (2 weeks), 4.640 € (4 weeks), and 6.960 € (6 weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - B2

Starting dates:

Juli 14*, Juli 28*, Juni 30


Starting dates:

August 2*, Juli 19*, Juli 5

* no total beginners

Düsseldorf

Intensive course 30
age 14-18

Starting dates: July and June
Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
30 lessons/week

2.080 € (2 weeks) and 4.160 € (4 weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - B2

Starting dates:

Juli 14*, Juni 30


Starting dates:

Juli 12*, Juni 28

* no total beginners

Vienna

Intensive course 30
age 15-18

Starting dates: July
Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
30 lessons/week

2.120 € (2 weeks) and 4.240 € (4 weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - B2

Starting dates:

Juli 14*, Juni 30


Starting dates:

Juli 19*, Juli 5

* no total beginners

Bad Dürkheim

Intensive course 25
age 11-14

Starting dates: July
Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
25 lessons/week

2.040 € (2 weeks) and 4.080 € (4 weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - B1

Starting dates:

Juli 14*, Juni 30


Starting dates:

Juli 19*, Juli 5

* no total beginners

Berlin-Lehnin

Intensive course 25
age 9-13

Starting dates: July
Duration: 3 weeks
25 lessons/week

3.150 € (3 weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - B1

Starting dates:

Juni 30


Starting dates:

Juli 5

Reimlingen

Intensive Course 25
age 9-13

Starting dates: July
Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
25 lessons/week

1.990 € (2 weeks) and 3.980 € (4 weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - B1

Starting dates:

Juli 14*, Juni 30


Starting dates:

Juli 19*, Juli 5

* no total beginners

We offer students the opportunity to intensify their German language knowledge by taking highly intensive one-to-one lessons. They can choose to take 25, 30 or 40 lessons of 45 minutes per week.

The teacher will focus on the individual needs of the student and will customize lessons according to his or her needs. Taking one-to-one lessons can help students who wish to attain a specific goal in a minimum amount of time or who wish to fill a knowledge gap for participating in a specific language level class.

Bad Schussenried

One-to-one intensive course 25
age 10-13 and age 14-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 1-52 weeks
25 lessons/week

1.895 €/week

2020:
2.085 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

Bad Schussenried

One-to-one intensive course 30
age 10-13 and age 14-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 1-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

2.140 €/week

2020:
2.355 €/weeks

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

Bad Schussenried

One-to-one intensive course 40
age 10-13 and age 14-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 1-52 weeks
40 lessons/week

2.630 €/week

2020:
2.895 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

Lindenberg

One-to-one intensive course 25
age 13-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 1-52 weeks
25 lessons/week

1.895 €/week

2020:
2.085 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

Lindenberg

One-to-one intensive course 30
age 13-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 1-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

2.140 €/week

2020:
2.355 €/weeks

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

Lindenberg

One-to-one intensive course 40
age 13-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 1-52 weeks
40 lessons/week

2.630 €/week

2020:
2.895 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

Our “Secondary Education in Germany” program is geared towards highly motivated students ages 10 to 17, and offers them the chance to attend a boarding school in Germany. There the students will study to pass the Abitur, which is the required diploma for university admission in Germany.

Preparatory German courses

In order to be admitted to a German boarding school, international students must demonstrate generally above-average academic performance, as well as sufficient knowledge of the German language. This is why our students are asked first of all to attend an intensive German language course with 30 lessons of 45 minutes in Bad Schussenried or Lindenberg.

In both schools we offer our students ideal conditions to feel at ease and get used to a life in Germany. Through lessons in small classes they learn the German language quickly and thoroughly. Outside of the classroom the students will receive optimal support and will become acquainted with living in a boarding school community.

Finding the right boarding school

Having successfully completed the German language course, students are then transferred to one of 40 boarding school in Germany and integrated into a class according to their age and performance level. The Humboldt-Institut cooperates with highly respected boarding schools throughout Germany and will gladly help students to find the school that is right for them. Depending on their prior skill level, students will need from two to eight months to reach the required level of German (at least completion of Humboldt level B2).

The Humboldt-Institut divides its courses into six levels based on the Common European Framework for Languages.

This graphic shows you the sequence and the levels of the German courses at the Humboldt-Institut. The durations are indicated for an intensive course 30 with 30 lessons per week.

Level A1 (5 weeks), Level A2 (5 weeks), Level B1 (5 weeks), Level B2.1 (5 weeks), Level B2.2 (5 weeks), School Transition Course (5 weeks), Level C1.1 (5 weeks), Level C1.2 (5 weeks)

 

Additional offer

Following the regular German language course, we offer our students a five-week school transition course. After this preparatory course they may switch to a German boarding school.

Partner schools

Details about our partner schools as well as a thorough overview regarding our program are available in our brochure “Secondary Education in Germany”.

Or simply visit our new website “Boarding Schools in Germany” with additional information about the German education system and profiles of all the Humboldt partner boarding schools in Germany. Please feel free to contact us – we will be happy to help you select the right school for you.

Course centers offering this programme

Lindenberg

Intensive course 30
age 13-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

800 €/week (10+ weeks) and 925 €/week

2020:
1.020 €/week and 890 €/week (10+ weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

April 14*, Juli 28*, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 30, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 26, Juli 7, März 17, März 31*, November 17, November 3*, Oktober 13, Oktober 20*, September 15*, September 29*, März 3*, Juli 21*, Dezember 22*, Juli 14*, April 28*, April 7*, August 11*, August 18*, August 25*, August 4, Dezember 1*, April 21, Dezember 15*, Dezember 29*, Dezember 8*, Februar 10, Februar 17*, Januar 20*, Januar 27*, Januar 6, September 8


Starting dates:

April 12*, April 19, April 5*, August 16*, August 2, August 23*, August 9*, Dezember 20*, Dezember 27*, Dezember 6*, Februar 23*, Februar 9, Januar 12*, Januar 26*, Januar 5, Juli 12*, Juli 19*, Juli 26*, Juli 5, Juni 14*, Juni 21*, Juni 28, Juni 7*, Mai 10*, Mai 24, Mai 3*, Mai 31*, März 1*, März 15, März 29*, November 1*, November 15, November 29*, Oktober 11, Oktober 18*, September 13*, September 27*, September 6

* no total beginners

plus 45 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 7 to August 15, 2020

Bad Schussenried

Intensive course 25
age 10-13

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2-52 weeks
25 lessons/week

800 €/week (10+ weeks) and 925 €/week

2020:
1.020 €/week and 890 €/week (10+ weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

April 14*, Juli 28*, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 30, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 26, Juli 7, März 17, März 31*, November 17, November 3*, Oktober 13, Oktober 20*, September 15*, September 29*, März 3*, Juli 21*, Dezember 22*, Juli 14*, April 28*, April 7*, August 11*, August 18*, August 25*, August 4, Dezember 1*, April 21, Dezember 15*, Dezember 29*, Dezember 8*, Februar 10, Februar 17*, Januar 20*, Januar 27*, Januar 6, September 8


Starting dates:

April 12*, April 19, April 5*, August 16*, August 2, August 23*, August 9*, Dezember 20*, Dezember 27*, Dezember 6*, Februar 23*, Februar 9, Januar 12*, Januar 26*, Januar 5, Juli 12*, Juli 19*, Juli 26*, Juli 5, Juni 14*, Juni 21*, Juni 28, Juni 7*, Mai 10*, Mai 24, Mai 3*, Mai 31*, März 1*, März 15, März 29*, November 1*, November 15, November 29*, Oktober 11, Oktober 18*, September 13*, September 27*, September 6

* no total beginners

plus 45 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 7 to August 15, 2020

Bad Schussenried

Intensive course 30
age 14-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

800 €/week (10+ weeks) and 925 €/week

2020:
1.020 €/week and 890 €/week (10+ weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

April 14*, Juli 28*, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 30, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 26, Juli 7, März 17, März 31*, November 17, November 3*, Oktober 13, Oktober 20*, September 15*, September 29*, März 3*, Juli 21*, Dezember 22*, Juli 14*, April 28*, April 7*, August 11*, August 18*, August 25*, August 4, Dezember 1*, April 21, Dezember 15*, Dezember 29*, Dezember 8*, Februar 10, Februar 17*, Januar 20*, Januar 27*, Januar 6, September 8


Starting dates:

April 12*, April 19, April 5*, August 16*, August 2, August 23*, August 9*, Dezember 20*, Dezember 27*, Dezember 6*, Februar 23*, Februar 9, Januar 12*, Januar 26*, Januar 5, Juli 12*, Juli 19*, Juli 26*, Juli 5, Juni 14*, Juni 21*, Juni 28, Juni 7*, Mai 10*, Mai 24, Mai 3*, Mai 31*, März 1*, März 15, März 29*, November 1*, November 15, November 29*, Oktober 11, Oktober 18*, September 13*, September 27*, September 6

* no total beginners

plus 45 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 7 to August 15, 2020

 

After successfully completing the Humboldt level B2, our students will be able to continue their secondary education in Germany. There they can complete their high school completion diploma or Abitur, which is the prerequisite for admission to a German university. To ease the transition between our German course and German school attendance, the Humboldt-Institut offers a special school transition course aimed at teaching the terminology and methodology in the most important subject areas taught in school.

The school transition course is organized into subject area modules: the natural sciences (mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry) and the humanities (history, politics, geography, religion). Art and music are covered as well. In addition to acquiring important technical vocabulary, students also learn how to summarize texts, work with sources, perform research and give presentations. Role-playing simulation games and project work also teach students how to work in groups.

The school transition course can only be booked after successfully passing the Humboldt level B2.

 

Bad Schussenried

School transition course
age 13-17

Starting dates: August
Duration: 5 weeks
30 lessons/week

800 €/week (10+ weeks)

2020:
890 €/week (10+ weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: B2

Starting dates:

August 4*


Starting dates:

August 2*

Lindenberg

School transition course
age 13-17

Starting dates: August
Duration: 5 weeks
30 lessons/week

800 €/week (10+ weeks)

2020:
890 €/week (10+ weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: B2

Starting dates:

August 4*


Starting dates:

August 2*

 

Your contact

For all questions concerning our course offerings or for booking a German course our staff at the booking office will gladly assist you

Humboldt-Institut e.V.
Phone +49 7522 9880
info@humboldt-institut.org

We can be reached Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm CET.