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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)
Legal name / parent company: Carl Duisberg Centren gemeinnützige GmbH| Tax registration ID: DE122792319

Covid-19 Status: School currently open

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

- People with a Covid-19 disease or symptoms are not allowed to enter the School.
- People entering the School will have to wear Mouth-Nose-Protection (Masks) and use disinfectant upon entering the school.
- Further disinfectant is accessible on all floors of the Building.
- Employees, visitors and students are advised to regularly clean their hands with water, soap and disinfectant.
- A distance of 1,5m between people has to be kept at all times.
- Floor markings show the way to the classrooms and the distance which has to be kept.
- If in classrooms a distance of 1,5m is kept between students as well as between teacher and students at all times, wearing a mouth-nose-protection is not necessary.
- Teachers are using plexiglas visors and/or are seperated with plexiglas Windows on the teachers desk.
- One Window in classrooms should be open at all times to facilitate the circulation of air.
- During breaks a windows in classrooms are openend.
- Before and after classes, classrooms are disinfected.
- Students and visitors are obliged to follow any further instructions for hygienic meassures given by employees and teachers of Carl Duisberg Centren.
- Meassures can and will be adapted according to regulations of the EU, German Federal Government and local Government and Health institutions.
- Traveling to the EU and Germany is still being restricted, though regulations change on a weekly, if not daily Basis depending on the world-wide development of the pandemic.
- Depending on the country of origin travellers, students may be subject to a 14-day quarantine ordered by the local government and health authorities, according to a country list which is regularly updated by the German Health Institute (Robert-Koch-Institute). This might be the case although there is not a general traveling restriction from the EU in effect for travellers from that respective country of origin.
- Host Family and private accomodations offered by Carl Duisberg Centren are not suitable for a quarantine, if quarantine meassures are ordered, t a single apartment has to be booked and further costs may apply.
- We advise customers to get informed on the most up-to-date regulations by visiting the webpage of the German embassy in their country of origin and/or contact the embassy to get informed.

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 water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some 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

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):

4
10
1
1
3
2
1
9
9
1

Optional airport transfer

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

Düsseldorf International Airport:
180 € pick up
360 € return (both ways)
Cologne Bonn Airport:
70 € pick up
140 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 24 Feb. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 12 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 21 May 2020, 31 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 11 Jun. 2020, 03 Oct. 2020, 01 Nov. 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

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 19 20 30 40
Price in € 280 266 460 437 690 656 920 874 1260 1197 1680 1596 2100 1995 3610 3430 3200 3040 4800 4560 6400 6080
Price in US$ 313 514 771 1028 1408 1877 2346 4033 3575 5363 7150
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: 8:45  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:45
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. 2020 - 29 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
Price in US$ 816 1542 2313 3084 3855 4625 5396 6167 6938 7709 9250
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: 8:45  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:45
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. 2020 - 29 Aug. 2020
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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 2250 2138 2700 2565 3150 2993 3600 3420 4050 3848 4500 4275 5400 5130
Price in US$ 548 1006 1509 2011 2514 3017 3519 4022 4525 5027 6033
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: 8:45  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 17:45
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. 2020 - 29 Aug. 2020
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Private
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Price in € 208 198 416 396 624 593 832 791 1040 988 1248 1186 1456 1384 1664 1581 1872 1779 2080 1976 2496 2372
Price in US$ 233 465 698 930 1162 1395 1627 1859 2092 2324 2789
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$ -- -- -- 548 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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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Price in € -- -- -- 490 466 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 548 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 16 Feb. 2020, 12 Mar. 2020, 14 May 2020, 18 Jun. 2020, 16 Jul. 2020, 20 Aug. 2020, 15 Oct. 2020, 19 Nov. 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  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam dates
06 Feb. 2020, 12 Mar. 2020, 14 May 2020, 18 Jun. 2020, 16 Jul. 2020, 20 Aug. 2020
Exam fee
175 €
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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
Price in US$ 157 313 470 626 782 939 1095 1252 1564 1877 157
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
Price in € 190 380 570 760 950 1140 1330 1520 1900 1800 150
Price in US$ 224 447 671 894 1118 1341 1564 1788 2235 2117 177
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:
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 € 275 550 825 1100 1375 1650 1925 2200 2750 2820 235
Price in US$ 324 647 971 1294 1617 1941 2264 2587 3234 3317 277
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:
23 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 € 225 450 675 900 1125 1350 1575 1800 2250 2220 185
Price in US$ 265 530 794 1059 1323 1588 1853 2117 2646 2611 218
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:
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
Price in € 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 250
Price in US$ 294 588 882 1176 1470 1764 2058 2352 2940 3528 294
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Studio Apartment, Carl Duisberg Centrum, Cologne - 1
Studio Apartment, Carl Duisberg Centrum, Cologne - 2
Price extra night:
50 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
18 minutes by public transport (average reported by 4 former students)
Includes:
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 
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Squash 
Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Yoga 

Reviews

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Organisation

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Facilities

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Social activities

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Value for money

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
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Brochures

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  • Outside area
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    FAQ about Carl Duisberg Centrum, Cologne

  • 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 Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Carl Duisberg Centrum
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Düsseldorf International Airport (180 €), Cologne Bonn Airport (70 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Carl Duisberg Centrum 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 China with a 10% representation, followed by students from USA (9%) and Turkey (9%).
  • 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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