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Alpha Aktiv, Heidelberg, Germany

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Hans-Böckler-Straße 2 - 69115 Heidelberg - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Free trial lesson.
  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation (5.0/5.0)
  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 10% of students.
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
  • Electronic whiteboards in all classrooms.

What we dislike about the school

  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.

Location: One great advantage that students studying at Alpha Aktiv have is living in the scenic city of Heidelberg. The school is adjacent to the Neckar river, on the outskirts of the main city hub. It is just a short 25 minute walk from the school to what is described as the city centre. As a university city, Heidelberg has an academic reputation of providing a vibrant student life.

Getting Around: Heidelberg is a manageable city to navigate with a well connected public transportation system. Regular bus and tram routes run close to the school entrance so students can come and go to their classes easily. The central Heidelberg train station known as Heilbronn Main Station is less than 20 minutes by foot from Alpha Aktiv, and this line stretches through various other cities in Germany.

Course selection: The school has a wide range of courses from intensive long term programmes to private one-to-one classes. It also offers exam preparation assistance required by German universities for foreign students. Those with a busy and inflexible schedule can choose the short intensive courses, evening or summer programmes to help improve their fluency quickly. In addition to general German, the school has programmes dedicated to teaching German for medical practitioners, nurses and business executives. Moreover, Alpha Aktiv also offers courses in many different languages like English, Spanish, French, Russian and Chinese.

Additional information: The school has an intercultural competence training program that focuses on helping students acclimatise to German work culture, professional environments and helps them become adept in other soft skills.
  • The language school Alpha Aktiv was founded in Heidelberg, Germany in 2003.
  • Legal name / parent company: Alpha Aktiv Privates Bildungsinstitut
  • Tax registration ID: DE310995696
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

German Courses

General Language
Junior
Business
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by Alpha Aktiv
Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
25.00 €
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via email.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 30 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 06 Jan. 2022, 10 Apr. 2022, 13 Apr. 2022, 01 May 2022, 21 May 2022, 01 Jun. 2022, 11 Jun. 2022, 21 Dec. 2022 - 25 Dec. 2022.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 30 € per course level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
Note: All courses offered by Alpha Aktiv, Heidelberg can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Alpha Aktiv

“"Languages are ways into the future. Can you picture yourself spending part of your future in Germany? We are looking forward to having you with us!"”
Accreditations and Quality seals
TQCert
German teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:45
School Size
Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: * Seegarten.
Walking distance from the school to recommended public transport stop: 2 minutes
Travelling time from recommended stop to city centre by public transport: 3 minutes
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Alpha Aktiv and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Bank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Facilities to wash feet before praying

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in most classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 13
    Number of public PC workstations: 25

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer:300
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 220
Junior courses - In summer: 30
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 10
Minimum age of students
18 years
14 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 9
Adult courses Throughout the year: 9
Junior courses In summer: 3
Junior courses Throughout the year: 1
Average age of students
In summer: 17 years
Throughout the year: 19 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Frankfurt Airport:
70 € one way
140 € return (both ways)
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport:
70 € one way
140 € return (both ways)

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
75 €
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes

Accommodation

Reviews

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Overall school rating of
Alpha Aktiv, Heidelberg
26 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us
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Location of the school

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
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Rating: 3.5/5.0

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Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
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Rating: 3.4/5.0

3.4
Course
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Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Value for money

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
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Homestay

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 2.7/5.0

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What students liked about Alpha Aktiv, Heidelberg
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.
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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.
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Leisure activities definitely worth the time, don’t be afraid to ask the front desk employees with any issues or questions you might have - they will always help you
Other comments: Thanks for the super nice time in Heidelberg!
Location, I could also try different lessons before deciding which I will attend in long-term
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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.
Very peaceful atmosphere and pleasant language learning
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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
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Other comments: I am delighted with my stay in Heidelberg and the courses offered at Alpha Aktiv School.

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    FAQ about Alpha Aktiv, Heidelberg

  • German courses at Alpha Aktiv start at 37 € for Evening Course course with 4 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Apartment is the most popular among all our clients of Alpha Aktiv
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Frankfurt Airport (70 €), Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (70 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Alpha Aktiv varies from 12 students (Summer Youth Course) to 18 students (Intensive Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Alpha Aktiv hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Alpha Aktiv comes from China with a 8% representation, followed by students from Spain (7%) and Japan (6%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Alpha Aktiv offers courses from 14 years (Summer Youth Course, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 17 during the summer and 19 for the rest of the year.
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