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Reviews of Carl Duisberg Centrum, Radolfzell, Germany

Total number of reviews: 30
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Average Rating

Based on 30 reviews of former students of Carl Duisberg Centrum
Overall Rating
Carl Duisberg Centrum, Radolfzell, Germany

Rating: 4.3

4.3 
City

Rating: 4.2

4.2 
Organisation

Rating: 4.3

4.3 
Facilities

Rating: 4.0

4.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.8

3.8 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.7

4.7 
Value for money

Rating: 4.1

4.1 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.7

4.7 
Shared Flat

Rating: 3.7

3.7 
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Individual Reviews

Carl Duisberg Centrum
13. Aug. 2020
1.  (15 years)  
101. Course:  Intensive Course - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 2/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Residence

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Language lesson.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
There is a lot of time to fill in yourself, keep that in mind.
Other comments:
Food can really be better.
26. Nov. 2019
2.  (52 years)  Switzerland
102. Course:  Crash Course 10 (24 group + 10 individual) [German] - 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
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Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The teachers
19. Oct. 2019
3.  (16 years)  Hungary
103. Course:  German 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
Residence

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
I spent 2 months in Radolfzell and these months were the best of my life. At school, both the teachers and other staff were particularly helpful and nice. Classes were never boring and the teacher answered every question. After the lessons, the school organized leisure activities that were always varied and interesting. Already on the first day I found friends with whom I speak every day. Although Radolfzell is a small town, I have never been bored. You have the opportunity to bathe in Lake Constance or drive any boats, do a lot of sports, go to pubs and just shop or eat. Nevertheless, the city is safe. You can also go on a little trip to Switzerland, France, Italy or Austria because they are very close. You should not doubt, because no matter what kind of person you are, you will enjoy this language school and city. I hope I can go back again. :)))
16. Jul. 2019
4. Jiri (16 years)  Czech Republic
104. Course:  Summer Holiday Course for Teenagers - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

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

4. Dec. 2018
5. Juan Pablo   Germany
105. Course:  German Intensive Course 24+6 [German] - 6 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
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Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

30. Oct. 2018
6.  (33 years)  South Korea
106. Course:  Crash Course 10 (24 group + 10 individual) [German] - 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
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Class is very interesting.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Bodensee is very good.
Other comments:
Thank you. I was proud to take your class. It is very useful. Also, I can't forget what I learned.
23. Aug. 2018
7.  (18 years)  Ireland
107. Course:  German Intensive Course 24+6 - 1 week

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: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The classes and the material covered during class and homework
17. May. 2018
8. Iva (54 years)  
108. Course:  German Intensive Course 24+6 - 2 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: 5/5.0

18. Feb. 2018
9. Mary. (64 years)  
109. Course:  German Intensive Course 24+6 - 20 weeks

Overall Rating
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Value for money
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Detailed review
City/place
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School organization
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Facilities (library, classrooms)
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Social activities
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Quality of teaching / language progress
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18. Sep. 2017
10.  (68 years)  Ireland
110. Course:  German Intensive Course 24+6 - 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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Residence

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Wonderful location in a small town on Bodensee. Nice small size school, easy to get to know participants in many other classes. Very friendly and helpful staff, including the cafeteria lady with her home-made cakes during the morning break and the social activity coordinators.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The nearby tennis club hosts an open afternoon for visitors on Wednesdays. Rent a bike and explore all along the Bodensee, including the lovely island of Reichenau near Konstanz.
Other comments:
My CDC guest house room needs more electricity sockets. It had just one socket, high up on the wall beside the light switch near the door, very far from the table, which is fixed in place.
14. Sep. 2017
11.  (47 years)  Switzerland
111. Course:  Crash 5 (24 group + 5 individual) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Quality of teachers Good organization Kindness and discretion
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Rent-a-bike, there are wonderful paths.
Other comments:
I would better organize trips and tours to make them more interesting. Organize bike tours or hikes.
25. May. 2017
12.  (40 years)  Canada
112. Course:  German Intensive Course 24+6 - 1 week

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: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Quality teaching. Served my needs well.
1. Sep. 2016
13.  (13 years)  
113. Course:  Summer Camp for Children (ages 11-14) - 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: 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

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Polite people. Nice, that they accepted Luca despite his epilepsy.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Interview of Radolfzell inhabitants?
Other comments:
The school (the building) is different than the description on the internet.
28. Jul. 2016
14.  (46 years)  
114. Course:  Crash 5 (24 group + 5 individual) - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Introduction to the courses, perfect organization, clear timetables, teacher's professionalism and ability.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Renting a bike can be very useful
Other comments:
One suggestion: a guided visit to the city I did not like: in a German course you expect a prepared guide and someone who speaks German, while the person who accompanied us did not speak German, and knew nothing at all about the city.
9. Sep. 2015
15.  (16 years)  
115. Course:  Summer Holiday Course for (15 ans et +), hébergement en chambre double partagée en résidence  - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 2/5.0

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: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Make new friends
26. Aug. 2015
16.  (14 years)  
116. Course:  Football Camp for Children (11-14 years) - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 1/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 2/5.0

School organization

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 1/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Good food
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
If you want to live in spartan conditions in a farm - it is your school. I would avoid the summer camps like this - there are much better programmes for the same money
Other comments:
Terrible living conditions for children, the children slept on mattresses at first, and then they were moved to a room shared by many students, none of the children had a bedsit table for personal items or a wardrobe, they simply had to throw dirty and clean clothes on the floor. The lake was very far and it was very dirty
18. Aug. 2014
17.  (12 years)  
117. Course:  Summer Camp for Children between 11 & 14 - 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: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
comprehensible teaching
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
cleanliness, order and organization
Other comments:
well-organized
28. Jan. 2014
18.  (49 years)  
118. Course:  Intensive Plus - 3 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: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
TWO OF THEIR TEACHERS. MONICA AND STEPHAN.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
I think it is worth staying at the Guest House in Radolfzell. The homestay is much more expensive and most of them are in the outskirts and you have to depend on the bus/train timetable which is quite annoying.
Other comments:
I loved the school: their method, the content, the length of the courses, their professionalism...however, it will depend on your teacher. I was lucky to have two of the best ones but I did have some of the others whose performance was much worse.
23. Dec. 2013
19.  (68 years)  
119. Course:  Intensive Plus - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money
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Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
---
Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
---
Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
friendly behavior of young people towards a much older person.
Other comments:
I was in fact the only adult, which, however nice the young students were towards me, did not allow me talk much with them. I had come especially to improve my ability to speak but I've rather improved my grammar and vocabulary.
6. Aug. 2013
20. Valerio (15 years)  
120. Course:  Intensive Plus - 8 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

22. Aug. 2011
21.  (17 years)  
121. Course:  Intensive Plus - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

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: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Vi è un'atmosfera molto accogliente, i professori e lo staff sono disponibili e cordiali.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Consiglio di portare/noleggiare una bici: è il mezzo più comodo, data l'abbondanza di piste ciclabili e la dimensione ridotta della città.
Other comments:
Nella Gastehaus della CDC mi sono trovata benissimo: l'alloggio è modesto, ma sufficiente; viene lasciata molta autonomia ed è un modo facile per fare "gruppo" con gli altri studenti.
18. Apr. 2011
22. Lubomir (35 years)  Slovakia
122. Course:  Intensive Plus - 5 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
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

13. Aug. 2010
23.  (18 years)  
123. Course:  Summer Holiday Course for Teenagers over 15 - 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: 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
Homestay

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
the environment in general (you can meet a lot of friends)
8. Nov. 2006
24. Rubén (26 years)  
124. Course:  Intensive Course Plus/ Low Season - 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: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

11. Oct. 2006
25.  (37 years)  Switzerland
125. Course:  Crash Course - 5/ Low Season - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
private lessons
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
take private lessons, you'll make huge progress in very little time
Other comments:
everybody was very helpful and friendly
18. May. 2006
26. Jane (26 years)  Usa
126. Course:  Intensive Course/ Low Season - 12 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: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Other comments:
It is a very friendly place in a very friendly town. It is a good place to begin when learning a new language and culture.
26. Jul. 2005
27.  (34 years)  
127. Course:  General Course

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: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
teacher
10. Jul. 2005
28.  (46 years)  Usa
128. Course:  Super Intensive (+35h)

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: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
quality of instruction
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Make sure you ask the staff for all avaliable information about transportation and student discounts around town
Other comments:
The instruction was outstanding but the general information about transporation and other important pieces on information for students to know were not presented in an organized packet when you arrive right away. Students had to know to ask or it was not forthcoming.
25. Apr. 2005
29. Adrian (22 years)  
129. Course:  General Course

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 1/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

31. Mar. 2005
30.  (30 years)  
130. Course:  General Course

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
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Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

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

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
good management

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