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TANDEM Köln, Cologne, Germany

TANDEM Köln

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

TANDEM International

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie 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:

12

Number of public workstations:

14

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 adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

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: 10

Minimum age of students

  • 17 years

Exams offered:

  • Zertifikat Deutsch (ZD),
  • TestDaF,
  • 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):

5
1
5
6
4
4
1
12
5
5
9
18
3
5
1
1
1
1
Chile 1 %

Airport transfer

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

Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 180171 340323 480456 600570 725689 850808 975927 11001045 12251164 -- --
Includes 2 extra lessons per week (training Deutsch), a wide leisure programme with at least 3 activities per week, like a BBQ party, a cycling tour along the river Rhine, guided tours, and sports.
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 10:00  - 13:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 525499 1020969 15001425 19601862 24252304 28902746 33553188 38203629 47504513 56805396 465442
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 29.Mar.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 04.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 28.Nov.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 8:15  - 13:30
Afternoon: 10:00  - 16:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 € High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 24 36 48 Additional Week
Price in € 150143 280266 390371 480456 670637 860817 1050998 23802261 35203344 46604427 9591
Includes an interesting leisure programme (1 event per week, 3 events in summer - July and August).
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 29.Mar.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 04.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 28.Nov.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 10:00  - 13:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 € High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 345328 670637 975927 12601197 15501473 18401748 21302024 24202299 30002850 35803401 290276
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 29.Feb.2016, 29.Mar.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 04.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 28.Nov.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:30
Afternoon: 10:00  - 15:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 € High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- 995946 -- -- -- -- --
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!
Starting dates
2016: 18.Jan.2016, 21.Mar.2016, 17.May.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 07.Nov.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 10:00  - 13:30
Afternoon: 14:30  - 16:30
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 € High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
Exam dates
26.Feb.2016, 29.Apr.2016, 01.Jul.2016, 02.Sep.2016, 28.Oct.2016, 16.Dec.2016
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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.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 130 240 330 400 100 100 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Parking and TV on request.
Price extra night:
20 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
22 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: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 250 480 690 880 220 100 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Parking and TV on request.
Price extra night:
40 € (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, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 17
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 180 340 480 600 180 100 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
TV and parking can be arranged on request.
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, 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 - 02.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 200 350 480 640 160 200 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Fully furnished for one or two persons travelling together. Prices may vary depending on availability and quality of the apartment. Final cleaning: 40,- €.
Price extra night:
40 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, 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: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
High season
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Basketball 1 km
Dancing 1 km
Football (soccer) 1 km
Golf 5 km
Horse riding 15 km
Mountainbiking 5 km
Music 3 km
Squash 3 km
Swimming 2 km
Table Tennis 1 km
Tennis 3 km
Volleyball 1 km
Yoga 1 km

Reviews

City
4.5/5.0 
Organisation
4.2/5.0 
Facilities
3.9/5.0 
Social activities
3.9/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.2/5.0 
Value for money
4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
3.8/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.9/5.0 
Other
3.7/5.0 
Students liked about TANDEM Köln, Cologne
the people,students and teachers :)
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
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared flat
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: the kulturprogram every week
The motivation of the Teachers
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
n/a
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0
nice people
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
n/a
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: great school, I recommend it to all of you
I could make a lot of friends.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Longer and longer you stay here, better and better time you can spend.
Other comments: There are many Spanish people here. Almost every day they have parties at the public bar or someone's house. We had a lot of fun here in Cologne!
Curriculum, organization, cultural program
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared flat
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: Very good school, I will recommend it!

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