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TANDEM Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

What we like about the school

  • Excellent student nationality mix

Hamburg  

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TANDEM Hamburg

The language school TANDEM Hamburg was founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1985. The school is situated in Hamburg's centre, on the bank of the river Elbe, right next to major attractions such as the concert house 'Elbphilharmone', Hamburg Harbour, the Rathaus, Reeperbahn, the historic Speicherstadt, the New Harbour City and the city centre.

The school address is: Haus am Fleet, Steinhoeft 5-7, 20459 - Hamburg (Germany).

Accreditations and Quality seals

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

7

Number of public PC workstations:

8

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 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
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 40 € per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 90
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 75

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 10
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 10

Minimum age of students

  • 17 years

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

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
1
2
1
4
1
10
3
4
8
4
4
1
1
1

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Hamburg Airport (HAM). It takes 35 minutes by city train/express bus  to school.

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017 - 06.Jan.2017, 12.Apr.2017 - 18.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 25.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Oct.2017, 08.Dec.2017, 08.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
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The course covers the levels B2 and C1 (one level takes 8 weeks); therefore the prerequisite for our Intensive25 course is (end of) B1. It usually runs in the morning slot from 09:30 to 1:40, but occasionally (for a given 4-week period) it may run in the afternoons.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30 - 13:40
Afternoon: 14:00 - 18:10
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 25.Aug.2017
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The course covers the levels A1, A2 and B1 (one level takes 8 weeks). A1.1 and A1.2 usually run in the afternoon slot from 2:00 to 5:15, but occasionally (for a given 4-week period) it may run in the mornings.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 08.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 28.Aug.2017, 25.Sep.2017, 23.Oct.2017, 20.Nov.2017
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:30 - 12:45
Afternoon: 14:00 - 17:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 25.Aug.2017
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Price in €--300285------------------
Additional Materials Cost: 19.85 EUR.
Exam fee not included.
Starting dates
2017: 30.Jan.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 29.May.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 30.Oct.2017.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00 - 17:15
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam dates
14.Feb.2017, 26.Apr.2017, 14.Jun.2017, 19.Jul.2017, 20.Sep.2017, 16.Nov.2017
Exam fee
175 €
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 30 €. 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:Evening Classes offered twice a week.

TANDEM-Service: On request, we arrange a language exchange partnership with other students, in order to improve your language skills.

Accommodation

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(charged by school)
Price in €9819629439298100
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
14 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
32 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
Towels, 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: 17
Dates
Fully booked on: 17.Jul.2017 - 23.Sep.2017
High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 25.Aug.2017
High season
weeks1234Additional WeekOne-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in €210420630840210100
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Breakfast & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 17
Dates
Fully booked on: 17.Jun.2017 - 23.Sep.2017
High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 25.Aug.2017
High season
weeks1234Additional WeekOne-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in €154308462616154100
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
22 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 17
Dates
Fully booked on: 17.Jun.2017 - 23.Sep.2017
High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 25.Aug.2017
High season
  • In agreement with your host, washing machines may occasionally be used. Internet access is probable but cannot be guaranteed.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible?yes
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    Hamburg Airport:for 100 €(one way);for 200 €(return trip)
    Hamburg-Finkenwerder:for 100 €(one way);for 200 €(return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet10 km
Basketball5 km
Cooking5 km
Dancing1 km
Diving90 km
Field Hockey10 km
Football (soccer)5 km
Golf5 km
Horse riding5 km
Mountainbiking5 km
Music1 km
Sailing3 km
Skiing60 km
Squash1 km
Swimming5 km
Tennis3 km
Volleyball1 km
Windsurfing90 km
Yoga10 km
Other leisure options: Hiking, Hang gliding, Rowing, Canoeing and lots more
Examples of social activities
organised by language school:
Town quiz, Sightseeing, Guided Walks, Town Hall, Museums, Beatles Traili

Reviews

City
4.5/5.0 
Organisation
4.1/5.0 
Facilities
3.6/5.0 
Social activities
3.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.0/5.0 
Value for money
3.8/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.1/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0 
Other
4.0/5.0 
Students liked about TANDEM Hamburg, Hamburg
good atmosphere, good differentiation of nationalities, nice book
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: very costumer oriented, service was excellent.
well organized classes with not too many people
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
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
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: ask for a "learn-box" in the Altona book-shop
Other comments: well organized, frendly, well located, good teachers and finally good value for the money
the size of the class is very small, and the teachers are very nice!
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
2.0/5.0
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
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: if you don't want to wait to use the internet at school, bring your own laptop!
Other comments: although the school looks quite small, it has a very good quality of teaching. a lot of students change to TANDEM from other language schools in hamburg.
Excellent teaching standards from Anke and Anna. Patient, encouraging and engaging. (I hope I got their names right!)
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
2.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Speak in class at every opportunity.
Other comments: Excellent school. Location in large city did not suit me; but that was my choice.
Competent teachers. Nice lessons with few students. A good organization.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
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
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat
5.0/5.0

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