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Carl Duisberg Centrum, Cologne, Germany

Carl Duisberg Centrum

The language school Carl Duisberg Centrum was founded in Cologne, Germany in 1962. Housed in a 6-story building with a beautiful view of an ancient Roman fortification and the Cologne Cathedral. It is centrally located on the edge of downtown Cologne, with the Cologne Media Park directly behind. It is just a 10 minutes' walk away from the Rhine and the Cologne Cathedral, the picturesque historic district, and the pedestrian zone for shopping. Close by, there is a station with excellent metro and regional train connections.

The school address is: Hansaring 49-51, 50670 - Cologne, Germany (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

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

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Table soccer / football

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Air conditioning in most classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

17

Number of public PC workstations:

20

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

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 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):

4
6
1
3
3
4
7
3
1
7
6
3

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Cologne-Bonn Airport (CGN).

Düsseldorf International Airport:
170 € pick up
340 € return (both ways)
Cologne Bonn Airport:
60 € pick up
120 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 12.Feb.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 01.Apr.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 01.May.2018, 10.May.2018, 20.May.2018, 21.May.2018, 31.May.2018, 03.Oct.2018, 01.Nov.2018, 24.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018.
In 2019 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2019 - 04.Jan.2019 - 23.Dec.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 19.Apr.2019, 21.Apr.2019, 22.Apr.2019, 01.May.2019, 30.May.2019, 09.Jun.2019, 10.Jun.2019, 20.Jun.2019, 03.Oct.2019, 01.Nov.2019, 23.Dec.2019 - 31.Dec.2019.

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$ 304 543 733 977 1465 1953 4019 3472 5207 6943 212
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: 08.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, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018, 07.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 11.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 06.May.2019, 03.Jun.2019, 01.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 07.Oct.2019, 04.Nov.2019, 02.Dec.2019
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: 8:45  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:00
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 before 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$ 532 1064 1595 2127 2658 3190 3721 4253 5316 6379 532
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 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$ 532 1064 1497 1996 2495 2994 3493 3992 4990 5988 499
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.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, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018, 07.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 11.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 06.May.2019, 03.Jun.2019, 01.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 07.Oct.2019, 04.Nov.2019, 02.Dec.2019
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: 8:45  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:00
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$ 792 1584 2311 3081 3851 4621 5392 6162 7702 9242 771
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.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, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018, 07.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 11.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 06.May.2019, 03.Jun.2019, 01.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 02.Sep.2019, 07.Oct.2019, 04.Nov.2019, 02.Dec.2019
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: 8:45  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:00
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$ -- -- -- 532 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
During your course at Carl Duisberg Centrum, you can take internationally recognized German examinations, such as telc Deutsch, telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule and TestDaF. Targeted preparation for these and other exams are also 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.
2019: 14.Jan.2019, 11.Mar.2019, 23.Apr.2019, 17.Jun.2019, 12.Aug.2019, 07.Oct.2019.
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 2105 2000 2526 2400 2947 2800 3368 3200 3789 3600 4210 4000 4631 4400
Price in US$ 517 968 1370 1827 2284 2740 3197 3654 4110 4567 5024
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.
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: 8:45  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:00
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 € 476 453 892 848 1263 1200 1684 1600 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 517 968 1370 1827 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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.
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: 8:45  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) 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 € -- 280 266 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 304 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Exam fee not included.
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  - 17:00
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
Price in € 190 380 570 760 190
Price in US$ 217 434 651 868 217
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 € 260 520 780 1040 260
Price in US$ 297 594 891 1188 297
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:
30 minutes by public transport
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 € 210 420 630 840 210
Price in US$ 240 480 720 960 240
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
Price in € 250 500 750 1000 250
Price in US$ 286 571 857 1142 286
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:
30 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 €

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet 
Baseball 
Basketball 
Cooking 
Dancing 
Diving 
Field Hockey 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Ice Hockey 
Mountainbiking 
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
4.6/5.0 
Organisation
4.3/5.0 
Facilities
3.8/5.0 
Social activities
3.5/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.4/5.0 
Value for money
3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.4/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.3/5.0 
Other
4.4/5.0 
Students liked about Carl Duisberg Centrum, Cologne
The small class size, the teaching quality and the general atmosphere of the school are fantastic
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
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The cultural/sport/social activities run by CDC are well worth attending, Its a great way of making new friends while learning what Köln has to offer.
The organization and the teachers
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
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Shared flat
3.0/5.0
Friendly people.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: To participate in all activities out of the class.
Other comments: Good location
Everyone is given the opportunity to actually understand and practise the language.
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
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: the internet access in the school
Other comments: excellent center, good information at the reception desk, students' progress followed in a very personal, interactive way, enthusiastic, motivating teaching
The timings are flexible
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
3.0/5.0
School organization
3.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Studio Apartment
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: The Centre should assess the students before starting their lessons. For example I was put in an A1.2 class instead of A1.1 but I had no knowledge of the language and it was a frustrating one month. The other 4 students could already speak the language and I couldn't and the teacher was not helpful to me because she always thought I was not coping. How could I cope when I didn't learn the basics? I did not enjoy the first month until I was taken to the A1.1 class.

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