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Reviews of Alpha Aktiv, Heidelberg, Germany

Total number of reviews: 25
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

Average Rating

Based on 25 reviews of former students of Alpha Aktiv
Overall Rating
Alpha Aktiv, Heidelberg, Germany

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0 
City

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Shared Flat

Rating: 2.7/5.0

2.7/5.0 
other

Rating: 0.0/5.0

0.0/5.0 

Individual Reviews

Alpha Aktiv
31. Dec. 2019
1. Yusuke (22 years) - Japan
101. Course:  Intensive Course [German] - 11 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Double Room (Bismarckplatz).

Rating: 2/5.0

2. Nov. 2019
2. Dmitrii  (49 years) - 
102. Course:  Intensive course 20+10 - 8 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
other

Rating: 4/5.0

4. Sep. 2019
3. Jovanka (55 years) - Serbia
103. Course:  Super-Intensive Course (Summer Only) [German] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 1/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 1/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 1/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 6/5.0

Accommodation
other

Rating: 4/5.0

15. Aug. 2019
4. Bàrbara (21 years) - Spain
104. Course:  Intensive Course [German] - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 6/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Single Room (Ziegelhausen).

Rating: 1/5.0

5. Aug. 2019
5.  (27 years) - Germany
105. Course:  Intensive Course - 8 weeks

Overall Rating
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Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 1/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
A few teachers and Sara.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
If you have the money, go to a better school.
16. Jul. 2019
6. Katarina (18 years) - Serbia
106. Course:  Intensive Course - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

3. Jul. 2019
7. Line (52 years) - Norway
107. Course:  Intensive Course [German] - 8 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 1/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 1/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 2/5.0

Accommodation
other

Rating: 1/5.0

27. May. 2019
8. Renzo (45 years) - Malta
108. Course:  Intensive Course [German] - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
other

Rating: 5/5.0

20. May. 2019
9. Ibtihal (19 years) - Germany
109. Course:  Intensive Course [Deutsch] - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

1. Apr. 2019
10. João Paulo (22 years) - Brazil
110. Course:  Intensive Course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Double Room (Ziegelhausen).

Rating: 2/5.0

25. Feb. 2019
11. Cyril (24 years) - Switzerland
111. Course:  Intensive Course - 6 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 1/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 1/5.0

Accommodation
Single Room (Ziegelhausen).

Rating: 1/5.0

Additional information
Other comments
This school isn't serious. When you have a problem, the administration listen but don't help you. You can't trust them. All is disorganized. The school isn't XL, please update that.
23. Feb. 2019
12. Claire (27 years) - 
112. Course:  Intensive Course [Allemand] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Double Room (Bismarckplatz).

Rating: 2/5.0

20. Jan. 2019
13.  (19 years) - 
113. Course:  Intensive Course - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Double Room (Ziegelhausen).

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Teaching
25. Dec. 2018
14.  (14 years) - Malaysia
114. Course:  Intensive Course [German] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
All the lessons were carried out in German.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
A place meant mainly for studies.
Other comments
The entire process was professionally carried out.
31. Oct. 2018
15.  (44 years) - 
115. Course:  Intensive Course [Deutsch] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Single Room (Bismarckplatz).

Rating: 5/5.0

30. Oct. 2018
16. Egi (18 years) - Albania
116. Course:  Preparation course TestDaF / DSH / Studienkolleg - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Single Room (Bismarckplatz).

Rating: 3/5.0

11. Sep. 2018
17. Nikita (21 years) - 
117. Course:  Superintensive course (Summer) - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

10. Sep. 2018
18. Kseniia  (27 years) - 
118. Course:  Intensive Course - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
other

Rating: 5/5.0

6. Sep. 2018
19.  (42 years) - 
119. Course:  Superintensive course (Summer) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 1/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 1/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 1/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 1/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 1/5.0

Accommodation
other

Rating: 1/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Nothing in particular
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Poor quality of teachers. One was not even a native speaker, the other was prone to monologues over 30 minutes, during which us students could only listen. The room was poor and dirty.
Other comments
Low quality. Course and accommodation are cheap and worth even less.
4. Sep. 2018
20.  (24 years) - 
120. Course:  Intensive Course [Tedesco] - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Double Room (Bismarckplatz).

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Very peaceful atmosphere and pleasant language learning
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
You need to have luck with roommates and classmates. If you have a good roommate you will make great progress while having fun
Other comments
The cheap price, but the accommodation is not beautiful. Good for those who expect to sleep only, but the city has everything
29. Aug. 2018
21.  (24 years) - Czech Republic
121. Course:  Superintensive course (Summer) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Single Room (Bismarckplatz).

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
Location, I could also try different lessons before deciding which I will attend in long-term
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
The accommodation (single room with shared toilet and bathroom at a "dormitory") was a bit crappy - I received a moldy bed sheet and the table was poor quality. Other than that I had everything I needed. There was no WiFi connection in my room (only in the building).
Other comments
Great, friendly and helpful staff.
2. Aug. 2018
22.  (53 years) - 
122. Course:  Superintensive course (Summer) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Single Room (Bismarckplatz).

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
friendliness, availability, responsiveness of staff
Other comments
I am delighted with my stay in Heidelberg and the courses offered at Alpha Aktiv School.
25. May. 2018
23.  (30 years) - Poland
123. Course:  Intensive Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
oOe of my best learning experiences! The teacher was great! The girls in the office were always very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean and close to school.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
If you need any help, choose a time where there are less students, especially after the class finishes. The best way is to send an email and you get reply very fast.
Other comments
I wanted to change my room (from students' residence to apartment ) – it was done without a problem. Just needed to contact the office and then everything went smoothly.
31. Oct. 2017
24. Dajlan (18 years) - Albania
124. Course:  Intensive Course - 9 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 2/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
other

Rating: 1/5.0

1. Aug. 2017
25.  (30 years) - Netherlands
125. Course:  Intensive Course - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Single Room (Bismarckplatz).

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school
friendly teachers
Other comments
Accomodation was just OK (student housing, shared appartement). The room was fine but the house looked like no one cared about it. We had ants in the house and we told the school a few times but they didn't do anything, so we had to buy bug spray ourselves. It was really disgusting to have ants invasion in the house. The kitchen was also really dirty and the wifi didn't function well. I think they could really improve students' satisfaction if they put more effort in maintaining the accomodation. Also, they should arrange someone from the school to give the keys to arriving students, not another student who has to stay at home and wait for -sometimes- hours (transport delays).

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