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TANDEM Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

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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 Harbour, the Rathaus, Reeperbahn, 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

TANDEM International

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:

6

Number of public 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

  • in summer: 24 years
  • throughout the year: 29 years

Average number of levels

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

Minimum age of students

  • 17 years

Exams offered:

  • TestDaF,
  • Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD),
  • TELC, ICCL

Average examination results:

90% at TestDaF, 100% at Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD), 100% at TELC, ICCL.

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):

2,8
1,3
4,8
3,2
1
5,2
8,9
3,7
2,0
17,3
5,8
3,3

Airport transfer

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

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016 - 10.Jan.2016, 24.Mar.2016 - 30.Mar.2016, 05.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 19.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016

Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 13 14 15 16 Additional Week
Price in € 185176 350333 488464 600570 900855 11201064 18701777 20201919 21702062 22402128 150143
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
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 13:40
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:10
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 € High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 26.Aug.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 13 14 15 16 Additional Week
Price in € 150143 280266 390371 480456 720684 896852 14961422 16161536 17361650 17921703 120114
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 . Beginner level start only: 11.Jan.2016, 08.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 11.Apr.2016, 09.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 26.Sep.2016, 24.Oct.2016, 21.Nov.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:30  - 12:45
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:15
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 € High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 26.Aug.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 300285 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Additional Materials Cost: 19.85 EUR.
Exam fee not included.
Starting dates
2016: 25.Jan.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 23.May.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 24.Oct.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:15
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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Note: All courses offered by TANDEM Hamburg can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked 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

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 98 196 294 392 98 100
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:
34 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
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 26.Aug.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 210 420 630 840 210 100
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, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 17
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 26.Aug.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 154 308 462 616 154 100
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
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 26.Aug.2016
High season
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Ballet 10 km
Basketball 5 km
Cooking 5 km
Dancing 1 km
Diving 90 km
Field Hockey 10 km
Football (soccer) 5 km
Golf 5 km
Horse riding 5 km
Mountainbiking 5 km
Music 1 km
Sailing 3 km
Skiing 60 km
Squash 1 km
Swimming 5 km
Tennis 3 km
Volleyball 1 km
Windsurfing 90 km
Yoga 10 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
4.6/5.0 
Organisation
4.1/5.0 
Facilities
3.5/5.0 
Social activities
2.9/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.0/5.0 
Value for money
3.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
3.9/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.7/5.0 
Other
3.7/5.0 
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
Host Family
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.
The international atmosphere of the lessons.
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
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
1.0/5.0
Other
1.0/5.0
Shared Flat
1.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Let them know in advance if there is no accommodation available through the academy.
Everybody is nice in the school!
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
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: Good!

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