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Carl Duisberg Centrum, Berlin, Germany

Carl Duisberg Centrum (CDC)

  • 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 language school Carl Duisberg Centrum was founded in Berlin, Germany in 1998.
  • Address: Jaegerstr. 64, 10117 - Berlin, Germany (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Carl Duisberg Centren gemeinnützige GmbH
  • Tax registration ID: DE122792319
  • Abbreviated name of school: CDC Berlin
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Carl Duisberg Centrum

- Covid-19 sufferers and suspects (people who have had contact with corona sufferers and are not already immunised by a cured covid-19 disease) are denied access to Carl Duisberg buildings (ban on entry).
- All persons inside and in the vicinity of our buildings must maintain a safe distance of 1.5 metres from each other.
- When entering our buildings, disinfectant spray, if available, must be used to clean hands.
- Special clearance rules, e.g. waiting markings or pathways, must be observed inside and near our buildings .

In face-to-face meetings
● The safety distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained at all times, if necessary by entering and leaving rooms in an orderly manner;
● Teachers and participants need to wear a mouthguard while walking within our buildings. The mouthguard can be removed while sitting in the classroom.
● Ventilation must be provided before and after classroom events and during breaks.
● At least one window should be permanently open during classroom sessions, if possible.
● After classroom events, surfaces and equipment that could be touched during lessons (e.g. tables, armrests, pens) and spitting protection/screens must be disinfected/cleaned.
- Please also ensure that you wash your hands thoroughly on a regular basis
There are no further restrictions.

Accreditations and Quality seals

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

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

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • 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

Course material:

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

Average number of students

  • 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):

2
6
3
10
13
3
1
11
1

Optional airport transfer

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

Berlin Schönefeld Airport:
75 € pick up
150 € return (both ways)
Berlin Tegel Airport:
75 € pick up
150 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 08 Mar. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020 - 13 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 08 May 2020, 21 May 2020, 31 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 03 Oct. 2020, 24 Dec. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 26 Dec. 2020, 27 Dec. 2020, 28 Dec. 2020, 29 Dec. 2020, 30 Dec. 2020, 31 Dec. 2020.

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

General Language
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 19 20 30 40 Additional Week
Price in € 280 266 460 437 690 656 920 874 1260 1197 1680 1596 3610 3430 3200 3040 4800 4560 6400 6080 160 152
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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 26 Jun. 2020 - 28 Aug. 2020
Special Offers
1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 4 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 31.03.2021.
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 730 694 1380 1311 2070 1967 2760 2622 3450 3278 4140 3933 4830 4589 5520 5244 6210 5900 6900 6555 8280 7866
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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 26 Jun. 2020 - 28 Aug. 2020
Special Offers
1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 4 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 31.03.2021.
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 490 466 900 855 1350 1283 1800 1710 -- 2700 2565 3150 2993 3600 3420 4050 3848 4500 4275 5400 5130
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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 26 Jun. 2020 - 28 Aug. 2020
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Private
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 208 198 416 396 624 593 832 791 1040 988 1248 1186 1456 1384 1664 1581 2080 1976 2496 2372 208 198
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- 490 466 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 13 Jan. 2020, 23 Mar. 2020, 04 May 2020, 22 Jun. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020.
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 fee
195 €
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Specialty Courses
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 140 133 280 266 420 399 560 532 700 665 840 798 980 931 1120 1064 1400 1330 1680 1596 140 133
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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:
Morning: 10:30  - 13:15
Afternoon: 16:00  - 18:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Special Offers
1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 4 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 31.03.2021.
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 2760 230 150
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by Carl Duisberg Centrum - 1
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:
23 minutes by public transport (average reported by 5 former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 28 Jun. 2020 - 29 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 275 550 825 1100 1375 1650 1925 2200 2750 2820 235
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 4 former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 28 Jun. 2020 - 29 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 190 380 570 760 950 1140 1330 1520 1900 1800 150
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:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 28 Jun. 2020 - 29 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 225 450 675 900 1125 1350 1575 1800 2250 2220 185
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:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 28 Jun. 2020 - 29 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 350 700 1050 1400 1750 2100 2450 2800 3500 4200 350 150
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:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, 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
Dates:
High season dates 28 Jun. 2020 - 29 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 €

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 

Reviews

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9
Organisation

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Facilities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Social activities

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Value for money

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
Other
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What students liked about Carl Duisberg Centrum, Berlin
The course organization.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
n/a
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
2.0
Accommodation
Private Accommodation
4.0
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
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Other
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
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
2.0
Accommodation
Residence
1.0
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.
Once a week, a test for passing the material, if two times in half a year (4 weeks) wrote on a score of less than 60%, they send it to the course below, so it stimulates
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: All explanations, starting with a1, will be given only in German, maybe a1 is still in English, I was from b1.2 to b2.2, everyone speaks only German,
Other comments: There were no Russian-speaking students in my course, for me it is a plus, the group is very multinational, if you want to get to know each other and communicate, you will have to develop spoken German
Great environment. Met a lot of people from different countries, and it was an overall amazing experience
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation

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    FAQ about Carl Duisberg Centrum, Berlin

  • German courses at Carl Duisberg Centrum start at 117 € for TestDaF Preparation Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Residence is the most popular among all our clients of Carl Duisberg
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Berlin Schönefeld Airport (75 €), Berlin Tegel Airport (75 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Carl Duisberg varies from 1 students (Private lessons) to 20 students (TestDaF Preparation Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Carl Duisberg Centrum hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Carl Duisberg Centrum comes from Korea with a 13% representation, followed by students from Turkey (11%) and Italy (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Carl Duisberg Centrum offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 23 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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