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Carl Duisberg Centrum, Cologne, Germany

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    • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation
    • Excellent rating of student apartments

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    Carl Duisberg Centrum

    The language school Carl Duisberg Centrum was founded in Cologne, Germany in 1962. The school is 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).

    Accreditations and Quality seals

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

    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

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

    Classroom equipment

    • TV in most classrooms

    • Air conditioning in most classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

    Number of classrooms:

    16

    Number of public PC workstations:

    22

    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):

    2
    2
    1
    3
    4
    3
    1
    3
    4
    5
    5
    6
    10
    8

    Airport transfer

    Best arrival airport is Cologne-Bonn Airport (CGN).It takes 20 minutes  to school.

    Language school closed

    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

    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$ 326 582 785 1047 1570 2093 4308 3721 5581 7442 227
    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
    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 30.03.2018 . Only valid for bookings at this website before 02.02.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 05.02.2018.
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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$ 570 1140 1710 2279 2849 3419 3989 4558 5698 6837 570
    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$ 570 1140 1605 2140 2675 3210 3744 4279 5349 6419 535
    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
    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$ 849 1698 2477 3303 4128 4954 5779 6605 8256 9907 826
    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
    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$ -- -- -- 570 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    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.
    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$ 554 1038 1469 1958 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    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 €
    RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
    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$ 554 1038 1469 1958 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    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
    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 € -- 280 266 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    Price in US$ -- 326 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
    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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    Note: All courses offered by Carl Duisberg Centrum, Cologne can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
    Lesson duration: 45 minutes

    Accommodation

    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
    Price in € 190 380 570 760 190
    Price in US$ 233 466 698 931 233
    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$ 319 637 955 1273 319
    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$ 258 515 772 1029 258
    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$ 306 612 918 1224 306
    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 €
    • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
    • Single room: always
    • Optional airport transfer
      Düsseldorf International Airport: for 170 € (one way); for 340 € (return trip)
      Cologne Bonn Airport: for 60 € (one way); for 120 € (return trip)

    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 

    Reviews

    City
    4.6/5.0 
    Organisation
    4.3/5.0 
    Facilities
    4.0/5.0 
    Social activities
    3.7/5.0 
    Course quality / Progress in language
    4.5/5.0 
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0 
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    4.4/5.0 
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    4.2/5.0 
    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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