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Reviews of TANDEM Köln, Cologne, Germany

Total No. of Reviews: 49
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

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TANDEM Köln, Cologne, Germany
4.1/5.0 
(49 reviews)
City 4.5/5.0 
Organisation 4.2/5.0 
Facilities 3.9/5.0 
Social activities 3.8/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.2/5.0 
Value for money 4.0/5.0 
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Host family 3.8/5.0 
Shared Flat 3.9/5.0 
other 3.7/5.0 
Individual Reviews
9. May. 2016
1. (40 years)  - 
1. Intensive course - 9 weeks

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It's like a big family. Quiet and relaxed atmosphere.
7. Mar. 2016
2. Bahar (26 years)  - 
2. Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) - 4 weeks

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19. Jan. 2016
3. (25 years)  -  Mexico
3. Intensive course - 12 weeks

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Some teachers were very enthusiastic, they cared about the students' personal interests.
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Regarding accommodation, the school proved to be disorganised at the end of my journey. On the other side I'm thankful for the support they showed to me when I had problems with the landlady of my first apartment. Some teachers are not as committed as others being that they consider their job at the school as a sideline job. The school also offers free internet but the reception is useless due perhaps to the constitution of the building. I would say it was a good experience and that I'm satisfied with it.
3. Nov. 2015
4. Tabitha (18 years)  -  United States
4. Exam Preparation Course (20 group + 6 exam prep.) - 6 weeks

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25. Aug. 2015
5. Léa (23 years)  - 
5. Summer courses - 2 weeks

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17. Nov. 2014
6. (37 years)  -  Italy
6. Intensive course - 2 weeks

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Cologne
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Nearest accommodation
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Thank you
16. Jan. 2014
7. Rajat (35 years)  -  Germany
7. Intensive course - 2 weeks

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16. Sep. 2013
8. María (22 years)  -  Spain
8. Summer courses - 4 weeks

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22. Jul. 2013
9. (45 years)  -  Spain
9. Intensive course - 2 weeks

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Teachers,people at the reception desk, extra lessons on Wednesday afternoon, computers facilities.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Good and cheap place to eat: Mensa
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I missed a library. Facilities for renting a bike would be appreciated.
13. Sep. 2012
10. (39 years)  -  Spain
10. Intensive courses - 4 weeks

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The school was great, and the people. The teachers and all were very nice!!!
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Enjoy everything!!
23. May. 2012
11. (27 years)  -  Spain
11. Intensive courses - 2 weeks

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Location not far away from the centre, lots of computers at your disposal
15. Nov. 2011
12. Yoshimi (29 years)  - 
12. Intensive courses - 2 weeks

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5. Sep. 2011
13. (31 years)  -  Finland
13. Summer courses (July/August) - 4 weeks

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The international atmosphere, helpful staff.
29. Aug. 2011
14. (38 years)  -  Spain
14. Summer courses (July/August) - 3 weeks

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Everyone was very friendly and they gave us information or help about everything.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
read all the information.
14. Jun. 2011
15. Mª Mercedes (62 years)  -  Spain
15. Intensive courses - 1 week

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30. Aug. 2010
16. (22 years)  - 
16. Intensive courses - 3 weeks

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They help the students with everything, they answer any doubt you may have regarding the city, transportation...whatever.
2. Aug. 2010
17. (27 years)  - 
17. Intensive courses - 2 weeks

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16. Jul. 2010
18. (24 years)  -  Netherlands
18. Intensive courses - 2 weeks

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Friendly staff, enthusiastic teachers, method of teaching (exercises, grammar, lots of variety).
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Friendly people in my accommodation.
27. Apr. 2010
19. (31 years)  -  United Kingdom
19. Intensive courses - 2 weeks

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Good teachers and helpful staff.
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Great experience. Would do it again.
19. Apr. 2010
20. (25 years)  -  United Kingdom
20. Intensive courses - 5 weeks

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Close to my flat and the teachers were great
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Great school, highly recommended. And my German is much better now! Thank you:)
12. Jan. 2010
21. (41 years)  - 
21. Intensive courses - 3 weeks

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the mood
2. Nov. 2009
22. (39 years)  -  Netherlands
22. Combined Course - 1 week

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the friendliness and atmosphere
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
rent a bike, cologne is not too big and you can bike anywhere. public transport is quite expensive here
Other comments
the people in the school are very friendly. It is a lot of fun. School has a great location and Cologne is a great city.
2. Nov. 2009
23. (26 years)  -  Romania
23. Intensive courses - 3 weeks

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Meeting new people
25. Jun. 2008
24. (20 years)  -  Finland
24. Intensive courses - 17 weeks

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the people,students and teachers :)
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
the kulturprogram every week
18. Jun. 2008
25. Grazia (28 years)  - 
25. Intensive course - 12 weeks

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10. Oct. 2007
26. Roberto (36 years)  - 
26. Intensive courses - 4 weeks

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12. Sep. 2007
27. Chris (35 years)  -  United Kingdom
27. Intensive courses - 2 weeks

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10. Sep. 2007
28. (22 years)  - 
28. Intensive courses - 2 weeks

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teacher (Kati), activities
29. Aug. 2007
29. (18 years)  - 
29. Summer courses - 2 weeks

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friendly atmosphere
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sometimes there is more fun then study
14. Aug. 2007
30. (25 years)  - 
30. Intensive courses - 3 weeks

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The friendliness of all the members in the school
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
When you get to a new country, one of the most common things that can happen to you is trying to adapt yourself. Try to be positive and persistent in order to enjoy your stay as much as possible. Discover everything around you and try to understand all the different cultures.
Other comments
The school is very conscious that students come from different countries, so they do welcome us in the best way in order our adaptation to the new place is as pleasant as possible. Tandem Köln also offers the possibility of combining classes in the morning with activities in the evenings, which favors the integration with the rest of the students.
26. Jun. 2007
31. Maria (56 years)  - 
31. Individual Combi Course - 2 weeks

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7. Mar. 2007
32. (25 years)  - 
32. Intensive courses - 12 weeks

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not too strict but very relaxed and nice
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köln by night
7. Feb. 2007
33.  -  Netherlands Antilles
33. Combi Course - 2 weeks

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Very nice staff
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I would highly recommend it.
9. Jan. 2007
34. (20 years)  - 
34. Intensive courses - 4 weeks

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a lot of speaking in class
8. Nov. 2006
35. (72 years)  -  United States
35. Intensive courses - 2 weeks

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lovely experience/too short
27. Sep. 2006
36. (22 years)  - 
36. Intensive courses - 2 weeks

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it was interesting to meet people of differents countries. There was a friendly atmosphere.
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the cathedral, the cafés and the chocolate-museum
Other comments
it would be better to propose more hobbies particularly after the holidays.
24. Sep. 2006
37. (27 years)  -  Denmark
37. Intensive courses - 2 weeks

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13. Sep. 2006
38. (22 years)  - 
38. Intensive courses High Season - 3 weeks

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Beer
25. Aug. 2006
39. (20 years)  -  Netherlands
39. Intensive courses - 2 weeks

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2. Jul. 2006
40. (55 years)  - 
40. Summer courses

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Listening, the dynamism of all, the school has been responsive to my request. Everyone is very friendly and the courses are very well made.
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Thank you to all the team of the school on behalf of Nicole, Pierre-Antoine and Marie-Pierre. I would really return.
1. Jul. 2006
41. (18 years)  - 
41. Summer courses - 1 week

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people were very nice, the house is big
22. Jun. 2006
42. (28 years)  - 
42. Intensive courses - 2 weeks

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24. Apr. 2006
43. (36 years)  - 
43. Intensive courses - 2 weeks

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great school, I recommend it to all of you
27. Feb. 2006
44.  -  Italy
44. Summer courses - 4 weeks

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the cafes nearby the school
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
do a tour of the city

 

Response from school
Our former school was small, but okay. We moved into our new and very nice facilities in July 2006. The student himself did not assist regularly to class, so his progress in learning German couldn't be really good. The other students of his class have been happy with the quality of teaching.
19. Dec. 2005
45. Eusebio  - 
45. Intensive courses - 4 weeks

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19. Dec. 2005
46. Olivia Del Carmen  -  Jalisco, Mexico
46. Intensive courses - 3 weeks

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7. Jan. 2005
47. (25 years)  - 
47. General

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I could make a lot of friends.
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Longer and longer you stay here, better and better time you can spend.
Other comments
There are many Spanish people here. Almost every day they have parties at the public bar or someone's house. We had a lot of fun here in Cologne!
30. Dec. 2004
48. Anonymous (21 years)  - 
48. for Tourism

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21. Dec. 2004
49. (25 years)  - 
49. General

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Culture program

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