German courses for children and teenagers in Cologne
Age group 14-17 • Host family
Summer courses in Cologne
Our German courses in Cologne are the optimal solution for all children between the ages of 14 and 17 who want to learn German together with students from all over the world in this world-famous city on the Rhine.
You will live with a nice host family and learn German in the modern premises of a business school in the center of Cologne.
Thanks to the small international groups, you will make quick progress and be able to use what you have learned in the German course on a daily basis.
You will have a lot of fun and explore Cologne and its surroundings. Many unforgettable memories await you!
Language school in Cologne
The summer course takes place on the beautiful campus of a renowned private business school. Bright and spacious classrooms await you, where you will improve your German in small international groups.
The school is located on the outskirts of the old town. The Südbahnhof train station is only a 10 minute walk away. The perfect starting point for excursions in Cologne and the surrounding area!
German courses for teenagers in Cologne
There will be 20 lessons of 45 minutes each per week. The maximum number of participants per course is 15 students.
The children start in five different levels: Beginner (A1.2), Basic (A2), Intermediate (B1), Advanced (B2 + C1). Placement is done on the first day. There are no courses for absolute beginners.
The emphasis of the classes is on conversation and interaction. The goal is to break down language blocks and enable spontaneous speaking.
Free time and excursions
All courses include 4 activities per week and on Saturdays a full day excursion to places of interest in the region.
Please note that the excursion, which takes place on the day of departure, is not included in the price.
Arrival at host families
Monday – Friday:
- German course: 09:00 – 12:30
- Lunch / Picnic: 12:30 – 13:30
- Free time: 13:30 – 17:00
- Evening: Time with the host family
Free time program:
- Monday: City tour
- Tuesday: Tour of the city / Cologne Cathedral
- Wednesday: Sports and Olympic Museum
- Thursday: Cable car and Rhine park
- Friday: Free time (shopping) / day with the host family
- Saturday: Departure or full day excursion to Bonn, Düsseldorf or Münster
- Sunday: Time with the host family
I spent 3 weeks last summer in Köln. It was an excellent trip and I really improved my German skills. Living with a local family, made good to my oral skills. Köln is a cool city! I can highly recommend the course for everyone!
Julia Bernardes, Montreal, Canada
Accommodation and Arrival
(preferably between 12:00 – 20:00; first meal: dinner)
(best between 8:00 am – 12:00 pm; last meal: breakfast)
- Host families
- Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Single or double room
- Bathroom / WC shared with the host family
- Arrival time: 25-60 minutes
The children will be warmly welcomed by the family members on the first day and will be quickly integrated into the life of their hosts.
If necessary and possible, the host family will accompany the child to school on the first day and show them the way.
Our host families can be single people, couples with or without children, professionals or retired people.
When choosing a host family, we pay special attention to the fact that they are open and friendly and that they speak High German at home. We have been working with most of the host families for years. All host families are visited regularly by our staff.
You will receive the address and contact details of the host family about 10 days before your arrival.
If you book your arrival by plane or train, your arrival point is Cologne (CGN). Participants can be picked up from the airports and train stations on Sundays between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.