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Carl Duisberg Centrum, Berlin, Germany

What we like about the school

  • Apartment - private accommodation very close to school

Carl Duisberg Centrum

The language school Carl Duisberg Centrum was founded in Berlin, Germany in 1998. The Carl Duisberg Training Center Berlin is located in the city’s “Mitte” district, right in the heart of the capital, in a quiet, inner courtyard. It is within walking distance of landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate, the Gendarmenmarkt and the Reichstag building. The lively street Friedrichstrasse is perfect for leisurely strolls, and the Hanns Eisler Music Academy and Humboldt University are just around the corner.

The school address is: Jaegerstr. 64, 10117 - Berlin (Germany).

Accreditations and Quality seals

FADAF ISO 9000/9001Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Daily press

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Table soccer / football

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

20

Number of public PC workstations:

17

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
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 250
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 100

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

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):

6
3
2
29
6
5
5
3
4

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Berlin-Schoenefeld (SXF), Berlin Tegel (TXL).

Berlin Schönefeld Airport:
60 € pick up
120 € return (both ways)
Berlin Tegel Airport:
60 € pick up
120 € return (both ways)

Language school closed

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 01.Apr.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 01.May.2018, 10.May.2018, 20.May.2018, 21.May.2018, 03.Oct.2018, 24.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

German Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 19 20 30 40 Additional Week
Price in € 280 266 500 475 675 642 900 855 1350 1283 1800 1710 3705 3520 3200 3040 4800 4560 6400 6080 195 186
Price in US$ 308 549 741 987 1481 1974 4063 3509 5264 7018 214
In addition to group language training (24TU), the “Lernstudio” (6TU) is a key component of the Intensive Course 24+6. You may select from the following learning options:
• Learning with a tutor
• Workshops
• Projects
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 03.Dec.2018
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 13:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 € High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
Special Offers
20.00 % discount: 20.00 % discount on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 8 weeks - The last day of the course the offer would be applied is 29.03.2019 . Only valid for bookings at this website before 04.02.2019. Only valid for courses starting from 01.10.2018 till 04.02.2019.
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 490 466 980 931 1470 1397 1960 1862 2450 2328 2940 2793 3430 3259 3920 3724 4900 4655 5880 5586 490 466
Price in US$ 538 1075 1612 2150 2687 3224 3761 4299 5373 6448 538
Each additional lesson costs €49.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 1450 1414 2900 2828 4350 4242 5800 5655 7250 7069 8700 8483 10150 9897 11600 11310 13050 12724 14500 14138 17400 16965
Price in US$ 1632 3264 4896 6528 8159 9791 11423 13055 14686 16318 19582
Course price includes accommodation
Teacher's home, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Homestay Tuition is a special one-to-one language training course that takes place at the trainer’s own home.
You may also choose:
20 lessons: €1.700/week
25 lessons: €1.950/week This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Berlin
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 490 466 980 931 1380 1311 1840 1748 2300 2185 2760 2622 3220 3059 3680 3496 4600 4370 5520 5244 460 437
Price in US$ 538 1075 1514 2018 2522 3027 3531 4036 5044 6053 505
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 03.Dec.2018
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 13:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 € High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 730 694 1460 1387 2130 2024 2840 2698 3550 3373 4260 4047 4970 4722 5680 5396 7100 6745 8520 8094 710 675
Price in US$ 801 1601 2336 3115 3893 4672 5450 6229 7786 9343 779
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 03.Dec.2018
General course schedule
6-7 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 13:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 € High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- 490 466 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 538 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
At Carl Duisberg Centrum, you can take internationally recognized German examinations, such as telc Deutsch, telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule and TestDaF. Preparation for these and other exams is offered. Exam fee NOT included.
Starting dates
2018: 22.Jan.2018, 26.Mar.2018, 23.Apr.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 15.Oct.2018.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:30  - 17:45
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam dates
20.Feb.2018, 26.Apr.2018, 23.May.2018, 19.Jul.2018, 20.Sep.2018, 13.Nov.2018
Exam fee
195 €
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 476 453 892 848 1263 1200 1684 1600 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 522 979 1385 1847 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
You can only book this course if you have already completed the respective level.
This course is a combination of the Intensive Group Course 24+6 in the morning and 4 TU of One-to-one Training in the afternoon.
Exam fee is NOT included.
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month .
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 13:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 € High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
Exam fee
220 €
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 476 453 892 848 1263 1200 1684 1600 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 522 979 1385 1847 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
The School is an examination centre for TestDaF, but NOT DSH. This course is a combination of the Intensive Group Course 24+6 in the morning and 4 TU of One-to-one Training in the afternoon.
Exam Fee NOT included in the course price!
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month .
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 13:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:30
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 € High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
Exam fee
195 €
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 280 266 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 308 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:30  - 17:15
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam fee
175 €
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 200 400 600 800 200 150
Price in US$ 231 462 693 924 231 174
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Students stay in simple, functional rooms and share bathroom and kitchen with other guesthouse residents. All the guesthouses are conveniently located, close to public transport.
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates
High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 260 520 780 1040 260
Price in US$ 301 601 901 1201 301
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Homestay accommodation with German hosts (individuals or couples, with or without children) in a fully furnished single room, often including a television and Internet access.
Price extra night:
40 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
26 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates
High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 190 380 570 760 190
Price in US$ 220 439 658 878 220
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Homestay accommodation with German hosts (individuals or couples, with or without children) in a fully furnished single room, often including a television and Internet access.
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:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates
High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 210 420 630 840 210
Price in US$ 243 485 728 970 243
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Homestay accommodation with German hosts (individuals or couples, with or without children) in a fully furnished single room, often including a television and Internet access.
Price extra night:
35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates
High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 250 500 750 1000 250 150
Price in US$ 289 578 866 1155 289 174
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
The apartments include a living room, kitchen and bathroom.
Price extra night:
50 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates
High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 170 340 510 680 170 150
Price in US$ 197 393 589 785 197 174
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Students stay in simple, functional rooms and share bathroom and kitchen with other guesthouse residents. All the guesthouses are conveniently located, close to public transport.
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates
High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 €
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet 
Baseball 
Basketball 
Cooking 
Dancing 
Diving 
Field Hockey 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Ice Hockey 
Music 
Squash 
Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Yoga 
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

City
4.8/5.0 
Organisation
4.3/5.0 
Facilities
3.9/5.0 
Social activities
3.4/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.2/5.0 
Value for money
3.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
3.5/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.7/5.0 
Other
4.1/5.0 
Students liked about Carl Duisberg Centrum, Berlin
The course organization.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
n/a
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
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Private Accommodation
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I suggest a smaller city than Berlin and to stay for at least two months to achieve the best results.
Excelent location, right in the middle of the city.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: You must be comfortale with the level of the class. If you do not agree with the level or the teacher, ask for a change.
Other comments: I stayed in the private apartments they offer, and they were very comfortable.
The media center and the abundant educational materials provided for free
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Residence
1.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: You cannot rely on the kitchen
Other comments: the kitchenette in the apartments is really bad: absolutely small and inadequate facilities. There was just one pan, without the cover. The microwave would have been very useful, but notwithstanding the fact that I have complained for two weeks in a row with the reception I got nothing, not even one of the things (in my opinion) fundamental such as a lid, a sharp knife, a saucepan, a colander , a can opener or a bottle opener. I heard from other guests that it's like that in all the apartments.
The educational monitoring, the registration process with the French interlocutor The room available for homework after school The computer room to learn online on your own
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
1.0/5.0
Other
1.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
1.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Visit Berlin
Other comments: Well located I can not say about accommodation because I was hosted by a friend
The class and the method of dealing with various topics during the lessons
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: It is definitely an experience to do

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