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Reviews of TANDEM Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Total number of reviews: 39
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 39 reviews of former students of TANDEM Hamburg
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TANDEM Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
3.9/5.0 
City 4.5/5.0 
Organisation 4.1/5.0 
Facilities 3.6/5.0 
Social activities 3.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language 4.1/5.0 
Value for money 3.8/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay 4.1/5.0 
Shared Flat 4.0/5.0 
other 4.0/5.0 

Individual Reviews

TANDEM Hamburg
29. Aug. 2017
1.  (62 years) - Russia
101. Course:  Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) - 2 weeks

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17. Jun. 2017
2.  (44 years) - 
102. Course:  Intensive 25 (Levels B2 and C1) - 2 weeks

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Friendliness, punctuality. The entire teaching.
10. Jun. 2017
3.  (63 years) - United Kingdom
103. Course:  Intensive 25 (Levels B2 and C1) - 2 weeks

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Excellent teaching standards from Anke and Anna. Patient, encouraging and engaging. (I hope I got their names right!)
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Speak in class at every opportunity.
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Excellent school. Location in large city did not suit me; but that was my choice.
6. Jun. 2017
4. Thierry (31 years) - Switzerland
104. Course:  Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) - 3 weeks

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15. May. 2017
5.  (38 years) - 
105. Course:  Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) - 9 weeks

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Competent teachers. Nice lessons with few students. A good organization.
10. Oct. 2016
6.  (36 years) - 
106. Course:  Intensive 25 (Levels B2 and C1) - 4 weeks

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30. Aug. 2016
7. Kanna (20 years) - 
107. Course:  Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) - 2 weeks

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If you are young like just around 20 years old, other students are much older than you.
20. Jul. 2016
8.  (27 years) - 
108. Course:  Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) - 1 week

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The international atmosphere of the lessons.
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Let them know in advance if there is no accommodation available through the academy.
29. Dec. 2015
9.  (25 years) - Taiwan
109. Course:  Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) - 3 weeks

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Everybody is nice in the school!
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Good!
9. Nov. 2015
10. Kaori (22 years) - 
110. Course:  Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) - 8 weeks

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I was said the unreasonable things by a member of my host family. I don't have anything positive for the family. I think that the families should be more carefully checked. I tried to put up with this kind of treatment though, it was so terrible. I hope other students won't have a similar experience.
5. Oct. 2015
11.  (24 years) - 
111. Course:  Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) - 1 week

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21. Sep. 2015
12.  (31 years) - 
112. Course:  German Intensive 20 - 1 week

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The location of the school.
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If they don't have a class with your level they will send you in a lower one.
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They advised me a week before the classes started that these had to be in the afternoon instead of in the morning, when I was booked excursions in the afternoon. Finally they put me in a lower level with the loss of time that entails.
9. Sep. 2015
13.  (54 years) - 
113. Course:  Intensive 20 - 3 weeks

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The location in the city. Administration staff were very attentive.
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There are good teachers and some bad ones. if you get a bad teacher, then you do not improve.
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No facilities for students to work there after classes. Very small library, almost ridiculous. No audio-video material available for the students. No computers available for the students.
8. Sep. 2014
14.  (21 years) - United States
114. Course:  Standard 20 Course - 3 weeks

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The location was great right in the middle of the city and I really liked having younger aged teachers.
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Conny was super nice but not the best and most exciting teacher. Mona and Nina were great :)
4. Sep. 2014
15. Lara (20 years) - 
115. Course:  Intensive 20+2 course - 2 weeks

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29. Aug. 2014
16. Amparo (20 years) - 
116. Course:  Standard 20 - 2 weeks

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26. Aug. 2014
17. Stacy (34 years) - Switzerland
117. Course:  Standard 20 Course - 1 week

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27. Sep. 2013
18.  (38 years) - 
118. Course:  Standard 20 Course - 2 weeks

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That exchanges between students were active.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
I recommend you to speak with other students voluntarily and make many friends. Please enjoy your school life there.
Other comments
As the school has only one coffee machine, there's always a long queue during a break. It should be better they have more machines.
10. Sep. 2013
19.  (35 years) - 
119. Course:  Standard 20 Course - 2 weeks

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Very good teachers: didactic and funny courses.
10. Jun. 2013
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120. Course:  Super Intensive Combination Course 25 (20 group + 5 individual) - 4 weeks

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the private course given by an excellent teacher, who unfortunately only gave us two days per week of group courses and not the last week. The main teacher, 3 days per week, was particularly boring and little pedagogue, as per opinion of all students.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
Hamburg
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CHECK THE QUALITY OF EACH TEACHER? I must say that the main teacher really spoiled the pleasure of learning, according to every student. This was written in the internal evaluation.
21. Jun. 2010
21. Hui (23 years) - 
121. Course:  Standard 20 Course - 2 weeks

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19. Feb. 2010
22.  (23 years) - United Kingdom
122. Course:  Standard 20 Course - 1 week

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lessons were really good quality
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
if you are in the youth hostel, check out the pub crawl
30. Oct. 2008
23.  (29 years) - 
123. Course:  Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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You will make a good choice
11. Jul. 2007
24.  (14 years) - 
124. Course:  Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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good atmosphere, good differentiation of nationalities, nice book
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very costumer oriented, service was excellent.
13. Feb. 2007
25.  (25 years) - Norway
125. Course:  Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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Good teachers
9. Nov. 2006
26.  (31 years) - 
126. Course:  Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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My teachers were great
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Everyone from the teachers to the secretaries were so kind that you couldn't feel upset!
6. Sep. 2006
27.  (33 years) - Italy
127. Course:  Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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well organized classes with not too many people
Insider tips about what future students should not miss
ask for a "learn-box" in the Altona book-shop
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well organized, frendly, well located, good teachers and finally good value for the money
27. Apr. 2006
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128. Course:  Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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26. Apr. 2006
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129. Course:  Intensive Course - 3 weeks

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the teachers, the atmosphere and tha quality of the training
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27. Feb. 2006
30. Debora  - Livorno
130. Course:  Intensive Course - 4 weeks

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9. Feb. 2006
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131. Course:  Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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the atmosphere in the class
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The only bad, form me, it's that the computers weren't very good.
19. Dec. 2005
32. José Manuel  - 
132. Course:  Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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19. Dec. 2005
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133. Course:  Intensive Course - 2 weeks

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limited number of students per classroom
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there is no library and no culture program if you don´t go in the summer
27. Sep. 2005
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134. Course:  General Course

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Everything was great
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I think that the enviroment and everything was great in this school, it was a great experience
26. Jun. 2005
35.  (33 years) - United States
135. Course:  General Course

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The friendly instructors and outgoing students
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a class hour is 45 minutes and not 60 minutes thus a four hour class is really 3 hours
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I rated low on the social activities because Tandem only offers excursions in the summer, on the up side, the students networked well and created there own excursions.
12. May. 2005
36.  (19 years) - Switzterland
136. Course:  General Course

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nice teachers
30. Dec. 2004
37.  (22 years) - China
137. Course:  General Course

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the size of the class is very small, and the teachers are very nice!
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if you don't want to wait to use the internet at school, bring your own laptop!
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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.
20. Oct. 2004
38.  (19 years) - Arieli
138. Course:  General Course

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The school has a very laid back attitude, and it is definitely better to visit it in summer time as part of a fun language course
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Placement into classes was not as accurate as it should have been. Some of the teachers were not professional enough, although a handful were extremely good. There was a lack of learning goals, and monitoring on the student's progress either.
9. Sep. 2004
39.  (19 years) - Russia
139. Course:  General Course

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don't be late
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very friendly teachers