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Carl Duisberg Centrum, Cologne, Germany

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  • What we like about the school

    • Excellent rating of host family accommodation
    • Excellent rating of student apartments

    Carl Duisberg Centrum

    The language school Carl Duisberg Centrum was founded in Cologne, Germany in 1962. The school is housed in a 6-story building with a beautiful view of an ancient Roman fortification and the Cologne Cathedral. It is centrally located on the edge of downtown Cologne, with the Cologne Media Park directly behind. It is just a 10 minutes' walk away from the Rhine and the Cologne Cathedral, the picturesque historic district, and the pedestrian zone for shopping. Close by, there is a station with excellent metro and regional train connections.

    The school address is: Hansaring 49-51, 50670 - Cologne (Germany).

    Accreditations and Quality seals

    School Size:

    Facilities

    • Cafeteria

    • Microwave for student use

    • Snack vending machine

    • Drink vending machine

    • Computer lab

    • Library

    • Daily press

    • Free after-class access to language learning software

    • Movie room

    • Lounge

    • Student support desk

    • Copy machine

    • Printer for student use

    • Table soccer / football

    • Free WIFI

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

    Classroom equipment

    • TV in most classrooms

    • Air conditioning in most classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

    Number of classrooms:

    16

    Number of public workstations:

    22

    Prices include

    • Organized activities
    • Internet access and use of school computers
    • Wireless LAN zone at school
    • Free certificate of course attendance
    • Language level placement test at first day of classes
    • Language level placement test before arrival
    • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
    • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant

    Course material:

    Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

    Average number of students

    • Adult courses in summer: 250
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 100

    Average age of students

    • in summer: 23 years
    • throughout the year: 25 years

    Average number of levels

    • Adult courses in summer: 6
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 5

    Minimum age of students

    • 16 years

    Exams offered:

    • DSH, PWD, WiDaF, Telc B1-C1

    German teacher qualifications

    • 100 % hold a university degree
    • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

    Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

    17
    6
    1
    5
    3
    1
    1
    4
    1
    3
    3
    2
    9
    2
    1

    Airport transfer

    Best arrival airport is Cologne-Bonn Airport (CGN). It takes 20 minutes by suburban train + underground to school.

    Language school closed

    In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 08.Feb.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 01.May.2016, 05.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 26.May.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 01.Nov.2016, 24.Dec.2016, 25.Dec.2016, 26.Dec.2016, 31.Dec.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 27.Feb.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 16.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 25.May.2017, 04.Jun.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 15.Jun.2017, 03.Oct.2017, 01.Nov.2017, 24.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

    Courses

    All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 19 20 30 40 Additional Week
    Price in € 250238 460437 645613 860817 12901226 17201634 37053520 35003325 49504703 66006270 195186
    In addition to group language training (24TU), the “Lernstudio” (6TU) is a key component of the Intensive Course 24+6. You may select from the following learning options: • Learning with a tutor • Workshops • Projects HIGH SEASON SURCHARGE APPLIES ONLY FOR SHORT TERM COURSES FROM 01-11 WEEKS
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 04.Oct.2016, 28.Nov.2016, 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 8:45  - 13:00
    Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:00
    Required language level
    Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 25 € High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
    Special Offers
    20.00 % discount: 20.00 % discount on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 6 weeks. Only valid for courses starting before 31.03.2017.
    20.00 % discount: 20.00 % discount on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 6 weeks - Applicable to new bookings only. Payment is due a minimum of 4 weeks prior to start date. Discount limited to one instance per new student and cannot be combined with other offers. . Only valid for courses starting before 31.03.2017.
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in € 490466 980931 14701397 19601862 24502328 29402793 34303259 39203724 49004655 58805586 490466
    Each additional lesson costs €49.
    Starting dates
    Every Day .
    Required language level
    Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in € 465442 930884 13951326 18601767 23252209 27902651 32553093 37203534 46504418 55805301 465442
    German Intensive Course 24+6 & 10 individual lessons/week.
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 04.Oct.2016, 28.Nov.2016, 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 8:45  - 13:00
    Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:00
    Required language level
    Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 30 € High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in € 680646 13601292 20401938 27202584 34003230 40803876 47604522 54405168 68006460 81607752 680646
    German Intensive Course 24+6 & 10 individual lessons/week.
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 04.Oct.2016, 28.Nov.2016, 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 8:45  - 13:00
    Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:00
    Required language level
    Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 40 € High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in € -- -- -- 450428 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    Carl Duisberg Centrum is a licensed TestDaF Centre and offers professional and comprehensive exam preparation courses. Exam fee not included.
    Starting dates
    2016: 11.Jan.2016, 21.Mar.2016, 09.May.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 22.Aug.2016, 10.Oct.2016.
    2017: 16.Jan.2017, 27.Mar.2017, 15.May.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 21.Aug.2017, 16.Oct.2017.
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Afternoon: 14:30  - 17:45
    Required language level
    Advanced (C1)
    Exam dates
    10.Feb.2016, 20.Apr.2016, 09.Jun.2016, 19.Jul.2016, 20.Sep.2016, 08.Nov.2016
    Exam fee
    175 €
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in € 446424 852810 12331172 16441562 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    This course is a combination of the Intensive Group Course 24+6 in the morning and 4 TU of One-to-one Training in the afternoon.
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 8:45  - 13:00
    Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:00
    Required language level
    Advanced (C1)
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 25 € High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
    Exam dates
    10.Feb.2016, 20.Apr.2016, 09.Jun.2016, 19.Jul.2016, 20.Sep.2016, 08.Nov.2016
    Exam fee
    175 €
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    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
    Price in € 446424 852810 12331172 16441562 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    This course is a combination of the Intensive Group Course 24+6 in the morning and 4 TU of One-to-one Training in the afternoon.
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 8:45  - 13:00
    Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:00
    Required language level
    Upper intermediate (B2)
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 25 € High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
    Exam dates
    29.Jan.2016, 26.Feb.2016, 01.Apr.2016, 29.Apr.2016, 27.May.2016, 24.Jun.2016, 29.Jul.2016, 26.Aug.2016, 30.Sep.2016, 28.Oct.2016, 25.Nov.2016
    Exam fee
    180 €
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    Lesson duration: 45 minutes
    Comments about courses:

    Accommodation

    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
    Price in € 170 340 510 680 170
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    Homestay accommodation with German hosts (individuals or couples, with or without children) in a fully furnished single room, often including a television and Internet access.
    Price extra night:
    25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    30 minutes by public transport
    Includes:
    TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 16
    Maximum age of students: 99
    Dates
    High season dates 03.Jul.2016 - 03.Sep.2016
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 25 €
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
    Price in € 240 480 720 960 240
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    Homestay accommodation with German hosts (individuals or couples, with or without children) in a fully furnished single room, often including a television and Internet access.
    Price extra night:
    35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    30 minutes by public transport
    Includes:
    TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 16
    Maximum age of students: 99
    Dates
    High season dates 03.Jul.2016 - 03.Sep.2016
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 25 €
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
    Price in € 190 380 570 760 190
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    Homestay accommodation with German hosts (individuals or couples, with or without children) in a fully furnished single room, often including a television and Internet access.
    Price extra night:
    27.5 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    30 minutes by public transport
    Includes:
    TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 16
    Maximum age of students: 99
    Dates
    High season dates 03.Jul.2016 - 03.Sep.2016
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 25 €
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
    Price in € 170 340 510 680 170
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    Single room in a shared apartment with other course participants.
    Price extra night:
    25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    30 minutes by public transport
    Includes:
    TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 16
    Maximum age of students: 99
    Dates
    High season dates 03.Jul.2016 - 03.Sep.2016
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 25 €
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
    Price in € 250 500 750 1000 250
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    The apartments include a living room, kitchen and bathroom.
    Price extra night:
    35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    30 minutes by public transport
    Includes:
    TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 16
    Maximum age of students: 99
    Dates
    High season dates 03.Jul.2016 - 03.Sep.2016
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 25 €
    • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
    • Single room: always
    • Optional airport transfer
      Düsseldorf International Airport: for 160 € (one way); for 320 € (return trip)
      Cologne Bonn Airport: for 60 € (one way); for 120 € (return trip)

    Leisure activities

    activity possible distance from school
    Ballet  
    Baseball  
    Basketball  
    Cooking  
    Dancing  
    Diving  
    Field Hockey  
    Football (soccer)  
    Golf  
    Horse riding  
    Ice Hockey  
    Mountainbiking  
    Music  
    Squash  
    Swimming  
    Table Tennis  
    Tennis  
    Volleyball  
    Yoga  
    Other leisure options: CDC leisure activities
    Examples of social activities
    organised by language school:
    Center Party, Excursions, etc.

    Reviews

    City
    4.5/5.0 
    Organisation
    4.4/5.0 
    Facilities
    4.0/5.0 
    Social activities
    3.7/5.0 
    Course quality / Progress in language
    4.5/5.0 
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0 
    Accommodation
    Host Family
    4.5/5.0 
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    4.4/5.0 
    Other
    4.6/5.0 
    Students liked about Carl Duisberg Centrum, Cologne
    The small class size, the teaching quality and the general atmosphere of the school are fantastic
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    5.0/5.0
    Social activities
    5.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: 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.
    The organization and the teachers
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    3.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    4.0/5.0
    School organization
    5.0/5.0
    Social activities
    2.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Host Family
    4.0/5.0
    Shared flat
    3.0/5.0
    Friendly people.
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    3.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    4.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    3.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    4.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Other
    4.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: To participate in all activities out of the class.
    Other comments: Good location
    Everyone is given the opportunity to actually understand and practise the language.
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    5.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Host Family
    5.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: the internet access in the school
    Other comments: excellent center, good information at the reception desk, students' progress followed in a very personal, interactive way, enthusiastic, motivating teaching
    Very dynamic classes.
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    5.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    4.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Host Family
    5.0/5.0
    Other
    5.0/5.0
    Shared Apartment
    5.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Do long courses, 1 or 2 weeks is not enough.
    Other comments: There are a few Spaniards in winter.

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