Reviews of Carl Duisberg Centrum, Cologne, Germany

Total No. of Reviews: 26
NOTE: All evaluations are authentic. Only former participants who have booked a course with us at the school can publish evaluations after the end of the course. Schools could therefore not manipulate evaluations and you can trust in all published evaluations.

Average Rating

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Carl Duisberg Centrum, Cologne, Germany
4.2/5.0 
(26 reviews)
City 4.5/5.0 
Organisation 4.3/5.0 
Facilities 4.0/5.0 
Social activities 3.6/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 4.4/5.0 
Value for money 4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 4.5/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) 4.3/5.0 
Other 4.5/5.0 
Individual Reviews
5. Aug. 2014
1. (28 years)  - 
1. Intensive Plus - 2 weeks

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Studio Apartment
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free time activities use media library
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Very good location and helpful staff
19. Mar. 2014
2. (28 years)  - 
2. Intensive Plus - 5 weeks

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With interest and desire, you can make much progress in a short time, especially if you already have some basic knowledge of the language.
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There are few social activities available if you go on on autumn-winter. On the other hand, it is less expensive and crowded.
Other comments
Is possible to eat at the school but most days the quality and quantity compared to the price could be improved.

 

Response from school
Muchas gracias por tu comentario, Carlos! We are always happy to receive your feedback, so that we can improve our weak points for the future. When did you do the course? We used to have a canteen but now the school is running a snack service from Monday to Friday during the break. There is also a dispenser for coffee and for cold beverages. Moreover, there are numerous coffee and snack bars in the direct vicinity (very cheap!).We are also expanding and improving our leisure program.You are always welcome :)
3. Mar. 2014
3. (26 years)  -  Croatia
3. Intensive Plus - 2 weeks

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Everything was great

 

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Thank you very much for your comment. We are glad you liked the course! You are always welcome :)
8. Jul. 2013
4. (40 years)  -  Germany
4. Intensive Plus - 1 week

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Practice the language.

 

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Thank you very much for your evaluation!
18. Apr. 2012
5. (19 years)  -  Netherlands
5. Crash - 5 - 1 week

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Thank you for your evaluation, Edwin!
23. Nov. 2011
6. (27 years)  -  Netherlands
6. Crash - 10 - 2 weeks

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The international students and the great atmosphere.
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The different social activities. I participated from day 1 and there lots of fun and also very interesting.
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Very easy to reah by public transport. Get a week or month card (20 or 62 euro) for unlimited travelling in Koln.

 

Response from school
Thanks for your comment. We are happy you enjoyed the course!
12. Sep. 2011
7. (22 years)  - 
7. Intensive Plus - 9 weeks

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The availability of teachers and staff, mediothèque and multiculturalism of the school.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The beer garden of Stadtgarten, the Museum Ludwig and visit Bonn!

 

Response from school
Thank you for your rating, Héloise! We ensure an excellent mix of nationalities to make sure that our students practice German :)
6. Sep. 2011
8. (22 years)  -  Russian Federation
8. Intensive Plus - 2 weeks

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11. Jul. 2011
9. Melanie (26 years)  -  Spain
9. Intensive Plus - 4 weeks

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Homestay
31. Dec. 2010
10. (27 years)  -  United States
10. Intensive Plus - 3 weeks

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the instructors and the students
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stay longer if possible
5. Sep. 2009
11. (30 years)  -  Australia
11. Intensive Plus - 4 weeks

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The small class size, the teaching quality and the general atmosphere of the school are fantastic
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The cultural/sport/social activities run by CDC are well worth attending, Its a great way of making new friends while learning what Köln has to offer.
9. Jul. 2009
12. Catherine (35 years)  -  United Kingdom
12. Intensive Plus - 4 weeks

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22. Oct. 2008
13. (21 years)  -  Poland
13. Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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The canteen could have been better.
28. Jun. 2008
14. (26 years)  -  Ireland
14. Crash - 5 - 1 week

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The teaching staff and their methods of teaching were excellent.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Try to avoid "tourist traps" and find out where German people themselves go for a richer and more enjoyable cultural experience.
12. Mar. 2008
15. (27 years)  - 
15. Intensive Plus - 4 weeks

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1.staff,2.facilities,3.text.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
bring a grammer book with you, since the text has a tendency not to teach grammer detailedly.
Other comments
There is a medieval castle which stands across the building of CDC.
15. Nov. 2007
16. (29 years)  - 
16. Intensive Course/ Low Season - 3 weeks

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3. Oct. 2007
17. (31 years)  - 
17. Intensive Course/ Low Season - 2 weeks

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The friendly, helpful staff
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The international Party is a must!!!
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It's a great school and my German is way better than before! I recommend this school to everybody! I made new friends for life!
10. Sep. 2007
18. (19 years)  - 
18. Crash Course - 5/ High Season - 2 weeks

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Different cultures
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To make progress, taking private lessons
10. Sep. 2007
19. (55 years)  -  Brazil
19. Intensive Course/ High Season - 4 weeks

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Friendly people.
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To participate in all activities out of the class.
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Good location
8. Aug. 2007
20. (20 years)  -  Netherlands
20. Intensive Course/ High Season - 4 weeks

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Good balance of education and fun
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Buy a bicycle! Makes going around the city way easier
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Although the price is in my opinion a bit steep, the school is organised well and good care is taken of the students. Had a very good time
2. Aug. 2006
21. (20 years)  - 
21. Intensive Course/ High Season - 3 weeks

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Do all the homework!
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I enjoyed it a lot! Thank you!
28. Jun. 2006
22. (23 years)  -  Germany
22. Intensive Plus/ Low Season - 2 weeks

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I thought that the course was centred on those doing the test to get into university and wasn't particularly relevant for other language learners
8. Feb. 2006
23. Lucas  -  The Netherlands
23. Intensive Plus/ Low Season - 2 weeks

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19. Dec. 2005
24. Vasupree  - 
24. Intensive Plus/ Low Season - 4 weeks

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1. Sep. 2005
25. (23 years)  -  France
25. General

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Everyone is given the opportunity to actually understand and practise the language.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
the internet access in the school
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excellent center, good information at the reception desk, students' progress followed in a very personal, interactive way, enthusiastic, motivating teaching
20. Dec. 2004
26. (26 years)  -  Usa
26. General

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they were helpful in getting student forms for public transportation

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