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Kästner Kolleg - Tandem, Dresden, Germany

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Germany

What we like about the school

  • All levels available at any time of the year
  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults
  • Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school
  • Excellent student nationality mix

Dresden  

Kästner Kolleg - Tandem

The language school Kästner Kolleg - Tandem was founded in Dresden, Germany in 1998. The school is located in the city centre "Dresden Neustadt", north of the river Elbe, which is Dresdens "In quarter" with loads of little shops, restaurants, cafés - and with the "Alaunpark", a relaxing green oasis next door to our school.

The school address is: Tannenstraße 2, 01099 - Dresden (Germany).

Accreditations and Quality seals

Goverment (BAMF) acknowledged integration courses

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

10

Number of public workstations:

4

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Welcome dinner
  • 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: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
  • Paid assistance in finding flats for long-term students at

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: 90
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 75

Average age of students

  • in summer: 22 years
  • throughout the year: 25 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 9
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 9

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

Exams offered:

  • TestDaF,
  • Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD),
  • Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung (ZMP),
  • TOEIC,
  • DSH

Average examination results:

90 at TestDaF, 90 at Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD), 90 at Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung (ZMP), 90 at TOEIC, 90 at DSH.

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):

2
2
5
2
2
2
5
5
2
3
4
5
10
2
5
5
2
1
2
1
2

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Dresden (DRS). It takes 25 minutes by tram/bus to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 05.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 16.Nov.2016, 19.Dec.2016 - 30.Dec.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 25.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 08.Aug.2017, 03.Oct.2017, 31.Oct.2017, 22.Nov.2017, 22.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

Courses

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All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 30.00  €
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 40 €. 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: All intensive courses include a culture and leisure programme (except entrance fees and transportation costs) - with 2 activitis in low and daily activities in high season.

Accommodation

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weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 110 220 330 440 110 110 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
7 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Phone, 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: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 20.Jun.2016 - 09.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 240 480 720 960 240 50 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
45 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 20.Jun.2016 - 09.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 165 330 495 660 165 50 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 14
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 20.Jun.2016 - 09.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 350 700 1050 1400 330 350 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Prices are subject to change.
Price extra night:
35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Includes:
TV, Phone, 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: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 20.Jun.2016 - 09.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 135 270 405 540 -- 150 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Cleaning fee: €50 per 4 weeks. Maximum 4 weeks. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
2 minutes walking
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 20.Jun.2016 - 09.Sep.2016
High season
  • To better comply with your specific accommodation requests we recommend you to book as early as possible.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    Berlin Schönefeld Airport: for 325 € (pick up)
    Berlin Tegel Airport: for 325 € (pick up)
    Dresden Airport: for 60 € (pick up)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Ballet 1 km
Basketball 3 km
Cooking 1 km
Dancing 1 km
Diving 50 km
Football (soccer)  
Golf 10 km
Horse riding 10 km
Ice Hockey 3 km
Mountainbiking 1 km
Music 1 km
Skiing 30 km
Squash 3 km
Swimming 2 km
Table Tennis  
Tennis 3 km
Volleyball 3 km
Yoga 1 km

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.4/5.0 
Facilities
4.1/5.0 
Social activities
4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.5/5.0 
Value for money
4.2/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.8/5.0 
Other
3.9/5.0 
Students liked about Kästner Kolleg - Tandem, Dresden
The flexibility and the possibility to change levels when I felt it was better for me. Both Katherina and Agnes were very frindly and welcoming. Thank you !
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
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
Additional information
Other comments: I enjoyed my week, short as it was, and I feel that I made very good progress. I wish I could have stayed longer.
Social interaction with staff and other students.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
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
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Be prepared for a wonderful time.
Other comments: Agnes was an especially good teacher.
the teacher is geat!
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
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
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Student Apartment - Residence
4.0/5.0
I really liked the atmosphere in the school. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
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
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Other comments: At first glance the school looked old and worn out, but as soon as I entered the school and meet the staff and the other students, I felt very much at home.
The teacher. The lessons were fun, not boring and with a lot of interactivity
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
2.0/5.0
Other
2.0/5.0
Shared Student Apartment - Residence
2.0/5.0

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