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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
“With over 50 years of experience as an international language provider, teaching German as a foreign language has always had an important focus in the work of Carl Duisberg Centren. We offer "Bildung ohne Grenzen" (education without borders). Berlin is a dynamic and creative city, linking Eastern and Western Europe. The eclectic capital city is rich in contrasts and appeal and offers visitors unique insights into German culture”

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: 11
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6

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 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 02 Jan. 2021, 08 Mar. 2021, 02 Apr. 2021, 05 Apr. 2021, 01 May 2021, 13 May 2021, 24 May 2021, 03 Oct. 2021, 24 Dec. 2021, 25 Dec. 2021, 26 Dec. 2021, 27 Dec. 2021, 28 Dec. 2021, 29 Dec. 2021, 30 Dec. 2021, 31 Dec. 2021.

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

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Price in US$ 324 532 798 1064 1214 1457 1700 1943 2428 2359 197
This course option includes 24 group lessons, 2 workshop lessons per week and unlimited access to online learning materials.
High season surcharge for this course (28.06–27.08.2021) is only applicable for bookings with a duration of 1–11 weeks
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 28 Jun. 2021 - 27 Aug. 2021
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.
Student comments

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Olga: "The school is good, all teachers are experienced, additional material is always given, except for the textbook, several times a week afternoon Activiti (visiting museums, excursions) or additional classes at the school (on various topics) "
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Price in US$ 844 1596 2394 3191 4787 6382 11966 15954 19942 23931 798
This course combines the advantages of group lessons with the benefits of one-to-one lessons. Students will be able to make use of a variety of communication methods in a group and set their own priorities in their individual training.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 €
High season dates 28 Jun. 2021 - 27 Aug. 2021
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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Price in € 490 466 900 855 1350 1283 1800 1710 2700 2565 3600 3420 5850 5558 6750 6413 9000 8550 11250 10688 450 428
Price in US$ 567 1041 1561 2081 3122 4162 6763 7804 10405 13006 521
This course combines the advantages of group lessons with the benefits of one-to-one lessons. Students will be able to make use of a variety of communication methods in a group and set their own priorities in their individual training.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 €
High season dates 28 Jun. 2021 - 27 Aug. 2021
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Price in US$ 241 481 722 962 1443 1924 3607 4810 6012 7214 241

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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Price in € -- -- -- 490 466 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 567 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
This course helps students familiarize themselves with the test format and offers them tips on the best strategies and techniques for completing the examination tasks.
Starting dates
2021: 11 Jan. 2021, 22 Mar. 2021, 10 May 2021, 14 Jun. 2021, 09 Aug. 2021, 11 Oct. 2021.
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam dates
09 Feb. 2021, 20 Apr. 2021, 08 Jun. 2021, 15 Jul. 2021, 09 Sep. 2021, 09 Nov. 2021
Exam fee
195 €
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This course will help students prepare for one of the following exams: TELC B1, TELC B2, TELC C1 Hochschule, TESTDAF.
The exam fee is not included and depends on the chosen course type and level: TELC B1/B2 - 160 EUR TELC C1 - 175 EUR TELC Beruf B1–B2 - 160 EUR TELC B2–C1/C1 - 175 EUR TELC Pflege B1–B2 - 220 EUR TELC Medizin B2–C1 - 220 EUR TELC C1 Hochschule - 175 EUR TestDaF - 195 EUR
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Specialty Courses
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Price in € 140 133 280 266 420 399 560 532 840 798 1120 1064 2100 1995 2800 2660 3500 3325 4200 3990 140 133
Price in US$ 162 324 486 648 972 1295 2428 3237 4047 4856 162
This online course consists of 15 group lessons and 5 learning tutorials per week. Students can choose between morning or afternoon sessions. Free trial is available on request (it usually takes place on Mondays).
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

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Price in € 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 2980 230
Price in US$ 305 609 913 1217 1522 1826 2130 2434 3043 3627 280
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
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. 2021 - 27 Aug. 2021
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 3260 235
Price in US$ 335 670 1004 1339 1674 2008 2343 2678 3347 3968 286
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
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. 2021 - 27 Aug. 2021
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 2240 150
Price in US$ 232 463 694 925 1157 1388 1619 1850 2313 2726 183
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
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. 2021 - 27 Aug. 2021
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 2660 185
Price in US$ 274 548 822 1096 1370 1643 1917 2191 2739 3237 226
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
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. 2021 - 27 Aug. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 350 700 1050 1400 1750 2100 2450 2800 3500 4200 350
Price in US$ 426 852 1278 1704 2130 2556 2982 3408 4260 5111 426
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
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. 2021 - 27 Aug. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 220 440 660 880 1100 1320 1540 1760 2200 2620 200
Price in US$ 268 536 804 1071 1339 1607 1875 2142 2678 3189 244
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
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. 2021 - 27 Jun. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 €
High season surcharge for all accommodation types (28.06–27.08.2021) is only applicable for bookings with a duration of 1–11 weeks.

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
I believe that the most important thing was that all teachers were very helpful. They had the necessary abilities to teach us significant stuff in German and provide us with some good quality of knowledge in the German language.
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
3.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
3.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Residence
4.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: You must be willing to climb up the levels of classes and that's why you should work hard. Also, you always have to ask you be transferred to another class when you think that the specific one you attend is too hard or too easy for you.
Other comments: The only thing that I didn't appreciate so much was the evaluation progress. Some students may have not be given the opportunity to attend classes of their level because of the lack of some teachers' good evaluation skills.
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
Value for money
3.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
3.0
Accommodation
Homestay
1.0
Other
1.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
1.0
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
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
The possibility of learning and practicing the language in an international environment, with students from all over the world.
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
4.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Studio Apartment
5.0
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 68 € for TELC/DAF Preparation Course course with 7 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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