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Carl Duisberg Centrum, Cologne, Germany

4.3/5

Rating: 4.3/5.0

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

School re-opening on 03 August 2020
Covid-19 school related information
- 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 and 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 a quarantine meassures are ordered, therefore a single appartment has to be booked and further costs may apply - We advise customers to get informed on the newest 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
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:
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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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 CNY 2121 3485 5227 6969 9545 12726 15908 27346 24240 36360 48479
In addition to group language training, the Lernstudio is a key component of the Intensive Course:
• 2 workshop lessons per week
• Learning with a tutor
• Unlimited access to online learning materials
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
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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 CNY 5530 10454 15680 20907 26134 31360 36587 41814 47040 52267 62720
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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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 CNY 3712 6818 10227 13635 17044 20453 23861 27270 30679 34087 40905
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 CNY 1576 3152 4727 6303 7878 9454 11029 12605 14181 15756 18907
Each lesson costs EUR 52. Minimum booking of 4 lessons.
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 CNY -- -- -- 3712 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Exam fee not included.
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 CNY -- -- -- 3712 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Exam Fee NOT included in the course price. Start dates per request.
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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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 CNY 1061 2121 3182 4242 5303 6363 7424 8484 10605 12726 1061
Students get one free trial day on request (usually on a Monday). The course can be personalised according to student's needs. Choose between morning or afternoon sessions.
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
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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 CNY 1515 3030 4545 6060 7575 9090 10605 12120 15150 14353 1197
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 CNY 2193 4386 6579 8771 10964 13157 15349 17542 21928 22486 1874
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 CNY 1795 3589 5383 7177 8971 10765 12559 14353 17941 17702 1476
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 CNY 1994 3987 5981 7974 9967 11961 13954 15947 19934 23921 1994
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:
45 minutes by public transport
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

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Location of the school

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Organisation

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4.3/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.9/5.0

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Social activities

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
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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 USA with a 7% representation, followed by students from Korea (7%) and Turkey (6%).
  • 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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