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F+U Academy of Languages, Heidelberg, Germany

Among the Top 20% most popular German schools in Germany in the last 12 months

What we like about the school

  • Very large school with 9,000 students from 100 countries each year, 50 classrooms (up to 70 in summer) and 450 rooms and apartments, school-owned all year round
  • Vocational college for foreign language professions

F+U Academy of Languages

The language school F+U Academy of Languages was founded in Heidelberg, Germany in 1980. Our school is located in the middle of Heidelberg's historic center, at Bismarckplatz, the central hub for trams and buses. It's close to the Neckar river, the University and the famous castle and has several cafés and restaurants nearby. The school building offers a fantastic view over the Old Town, the castle and the Neckar valley.

The school address is: Hauptstraße 1, 69117 - Heidelberg (Germany).

Accreditations and Quality seals

VDP, DRV, Eurhodip

School Size:

Facilities

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie room

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

70

Number of public workstations:

50

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 junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 35 € per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 950
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 650
  • Junior courses in summer: 150

Average age of students

  • in summer: 21 years
  • throughout the year: 23 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 50
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 30
  • Junior courses in summer: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 6 years for specific Junior courses

Exams offered:

  • DSH, TOEIC, ZMP, TestAS, onDaF

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):

6
33
1
1
3
3
5
3
1
4
2
3
2

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Frankfurt am Main. It takes 50 minutes by car to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 06.Jan.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 05.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 26.May.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 01.Nov.2016, 26.Dec.2016

Courses

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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 35.00  €
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 26 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses: Courses are held even if the minimum number of students (4) is not reached, however, the scheduled number of hours will be reduced by 25%. To compensate, learners can additionally participate in another course type (main or module course).

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 260 520 630 840 210 100 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Distance to school: up to 30 mins by public transport.
Also available with breakfast only or without board.

WiFi: Some families allow the use of their computer for an additional charge.

Double rooms possible for two people traveling together
1-2 weeks: € 495/room
3-11 weeks: € 400/room.

Rent from 12 weeks booking:
€200 SGL/ €380 DBL
Price extra night:
45 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
Phone, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 12
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 200 400 555 740 185 100 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Distance to school: Maximum 50 mins by public transport.
Also available with breakfast only or without board.

WiFi: Some families allow the use of their computer for an additional charge.

Double rooms possible for two people traveling together
1-2 weeks: € 380/room
3-11 weeks: € 355/room.

Rent from 12 weeks booking:
€175 SGL/ €335 DBL
Price extra night:
40 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
23 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
Phone, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 12
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 275 550 750 1000 250 200 125
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Prices for two people:
1-2 weeks: €385/apartment
3-11 weeks: €350/apartment

Rent from 12-weeks booking:
€185 one person/ €260 two people

Supplement for each additional person per week: €60

Supplement for each extra day for two people: €85
Price extra night:
60 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, 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: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 300 600 840 1120 280 200 125
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Prices for two people:
1-2 weeks: €420/apartment
3-11 weeks: €395/apartment

Rent from 12 weeks booking:
€250 one person/ €350 two people

Supplement for each additional person and week: €80

Supplement for each extra day for two people: €100
Price extra night:
70 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, 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: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 500 1000 1325 1650 100 200 125
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Prices for two people:
1-2 weeks: €700/apartment
3-11 weeks: €455/apartment

Rent from 12 weeks booking:
€300 one person/ €420 two people

Supplement for each additional person and week: €100

Supplement for each extra day for two people: €140
Price extra night:
100 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, 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: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 120 240 300 400 100 100 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Double rooms possible for two persons traveling together
1-2 weeks: €170/room
3-11 weeks: €140/room

Rent from 12 weeks booking:
€90 SGL/ €130 DBL

Special price for 20 weeks booking (only for single rooms):
€1600 (€80/week)
The 20-week rental contract can only be cancelled extraordinarily.

Cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery can be obtained for a fee of €40 plus a service charge of €10. (Fee is refunded upon return of complete-and clean-sets.)
Price extra night:
35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 130 260 330 440 110 100 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Double rooms possible for two persons traveling together
1-2 weeks: €185/room
3-11 weeks: €155/room

Rent from 12 weeks booking:
€105 SGL/ €150 DBL

Special price for 20 weeks booking (only for single rooms):
€1900 (€95/week)
The 20-week rental contract can only be cancelled extraordinarily.

Cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery can be obtained for a fee of €40 plus a service charge of €10. (Fee is refunded upon return of complete-and clean-sets.)
Price extra night:
40 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, 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: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 140 280 390 520 130 100 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Double rooms with bunk bed possible for two persons traveling together
1-2 weeks: €200/room
3-11 weeks: €185/room

Rent from 12 weeks booking:
€115 SGL/ €165 DBL

Special price for 20 weeks booking (only single rooms):
€2100 (€105/week)
The 20-week rental contract can only be cancelled extraordinarily.

Cooking utensils can be obtained for a fee of €40 plus a service charge of €10. (Fee is refunded upon return of complete-and clean-sets.)
Price extra night:
45 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, 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: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 185 370 525 700 175 100 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Shower and/or WC in room.
Double rooms with bunk bed possible for two people traveling together
1-2 weeks: €260/room
3-11 weeks: €245/room

Rent from 12 weeks booking:
€135 SGL/ €190 DBL

Special price for 20 weeks booking (only single rooms):
€2500 (€125/week)
The 20-week rental contract can only be cancelled extraordinarily.

Cooking utensils can be obtained for a fee of €40 plus a service charge of €10. (Fee refunded upon return of sets.)
Price extra night:
50 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, 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: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 195 390 585 780 195 100 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Double rooms with bunk bed possible for two people traveling together
1-2 weeks: €275/room
3-11 weeks: €275/room

Rent from 12 weeks booking:
€165 SGL/ €235 DBL

Special price for 20 weeks booking (only single rooms):
€3100 (€155/week)
The 20-week rental contract can only be cancelled extraordinarily.

Cooking utensils can be obtained for a fee of €40 plus a service charge of €10. (Fee refunded upon return of sets.)
Price extra night:
40 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, 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: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 275 550 750 1000 250 100 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Shower, WC in room, kitchen en suite or shared with only one other room.
Double rooms possible for two people traveling together
1-2 weeks: €385/room 3-11 weeks: €350/room

Rent from 12 weeks booking:
€185 SGL/ €260 DBL

Special price for 20 weeks booking (only single rooms):
€3500 (€175/week)
The 20-week rental contract can only be cancelled extraordinarily.

Cooking utensils can be obtained for a fee of €40 plus a service charge of €10.
Price extra night:
60 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, 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: 0
  • Due to the high demand, we recommend booking accommodation at least two months in advance. If accommodation within a certain category is full during the summer, the school reserves the right to offer accommodation in an alternative hall of residence of the same standard. Please bear in mind that all our halls of residence and apartments have a student character.
    IMPORTANT: Guaranteeing a specific hall of residence: € 100 (subject to room availability at the time of booking).
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    Stuttgart Airport: for 175 € (one way); for 310 € (return trip)
    Frankfurt Airport: for 95 € (one way); for 170 € (return trip)
    Frankfurt-Hahn Airport: for 195 € (one way); for 345 € (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Basketball  
Cooking  
Dancing  
Field Hockey  
Football (soccer)  
Golf  
Horse riding  
Ice Hockey  
Mountainbiking  
Music  
Swimming  
Table Tennis  
Tennis  
Volleyball  

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
3.7/5.0 
Facilities
3.8/5.0 
Social activities
3.4/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.1/5.0 
Value for money
3.8/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
3.9/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.7/5.0 
Other
3.7/5.0 
Students liked about F+U Academy of Languages, Heidelberg
Flexibility in organizing groups and the possibility of changing from one group to another.
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
School organization
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Private apartment 'März' or 'Sophie', Category V
3.0/5.0
The fact that courses in small groups are offered. The teacher was very dynamic and competent.I enjoyed the opportunity to use computers after class.
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
3.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay A
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Visit Heidelberg Castle, and have a city tour
Friendly staff, Very good teacher, Nice city. Students from many different countries, Very interesting. I would repeat it.
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
Hall of Residence Category III (Albert Fritz, Bach, Carl-Bosch, Römer, Schmitt, Turner, Wasserturm, Wieblingen)
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Unfortunately, I just could spent two weeks in the school,I think it would have been much more better a bit longer, at least three weeks.
the location, the teacher, the activities, internet facilities
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
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
1.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: take special care in the accomodation.
The meetings, the city ... The German course!
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Hall of Residence Category I (Concordia)
5.0/5.0

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