Beginner(A1): No knowledge or understand only few basic words/phrases Elementary(A2): Can understand and speak about simple topics: i.e. family, shopping, hobby. Lower Intermediate(B1): Can speak about future and past events, give reasons and explanations for a situation. Upper Intermediate(B2): Can speak about abstract topics, produce clear, detailed text on many subjects. Advanced(C1): Can use language flexibly and effectively. Proficiency(C2): Can express himself/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely.
The language school TANDEM Köln was founded in Cologne, Germany in 2003. The school is situated in the Suedstadt district, which is well-known and very lively. Lots of shops, bars and restaurants are around the corner. The closest metro station is at 3 min. walking distance, as well as one of the university canteens and a beautiful park for barbecue parties with the students.
The school address is: Rolandstraße 57, 50677 - Cologne (Germany).
Accreditations and Quality seals
Kitchen for student use
Microwave for student use
Fridge for student use
Snack vending machine
Drink vending machine
Free after-class access to language learning software
Balcony / terrace
Student support desk
Printer for student use
Free water dispenser
TV in some classrooms
Heating in all classrooms
Ample natural light in all classrooms
Number of classrooms:
Number of public workstations:
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
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Average number of students
Adult courses in summer: 130
Adult courses throughout the year: 110
Average age of students
in summer: 23 years
throughout the year: 26 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses in summer: 12
Adult courses throughout the year: 12
Minimum age of students
Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD),
DSH, telc A1 to C1
Average examination results:
90 at Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD), 85 at TestDaF, 90% at DSH, telc A1 to C1.
German teacher qualifications
90 % hold a university degree
10 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):
Best arrival airport is Koeln-Bonn (CGN). It takes 40 minutes by public transport 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, 23.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course
Lessons per week: 26 | Max. group size: 12
158 € per week (Based on the price of 6 weeks)
Price in €
Preparation for the telc-exams B1, B2 or C1 and for the TestDaf exam, consisting of the standard intensive course in the mornings plus 40 lessons exam preparation in the afternoon (2x 3 lessons per week and 4 lessons exam simulation). Attention: TestDaf-exam takes place at different dates!
Note: All courses offered by TANDEM Köln, Cologne 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
School's administrative fee: 50.00 €
Comments about courses: Course material included the first month. After this the cost is about 20€ per month.