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German school in Munich: Carl Duisberg Centrum

Among the Top 20% most popular German schools in Germany in the last 12 monthsOrganized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Germany
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in Munich
  • On campus accommodation offered
  • Homestay accommodation very close to school
  • Rooftop terrace

Carl Duisberg Centrum

The language school Carl Duisberg Centrum was founded in Munich, Germany in 1963. Located in the west near the city centre, close to the University of Applied Sciences. Munich University, the Schwabing student district and the English Garden are also nearby. The school is 10 minutes away from the main railway station and the city centre by public transport.

The school address is: Pfaenderstraße 6-10, 80636 - Munich, 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

- Disinfectant dispenser available in every class room.
- Distance of 1,5 m (minimum) from table to table in class rooms.
- No partner / group work in class.
- Ventilation of class rooms every 60 minutes.
- Disinfection of tables, chairs, doors and doorknobs at the end of every class.

Accreditations and Quality seals

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

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Table tennis

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

21

Number of public PC workstations:

8

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 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
17
5
2
3
3
3
2
1
6

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Munich - Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC).

Munich International Airport:
95 € pick up
190 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 21 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 03 Oct. 2020, 06 Jan. 2020, 11 Jun. 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

General Language
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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
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  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 18:00
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 8 10 12 13 Additional Week
Price in € 730 694 1380 1311 2070 1967 2760 2622 3450 3278 4140 3933 5520 5244 6900 6555 8280 7866 8970 8522 690 656
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: 8:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 18:00
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 10 12 13
Price in € 490 466 900 855 1350 1283 1800 1710 2250 2138 2700 2565 3150 2993 3600 3420 4500 4275 5400 5130 5850 5558
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: 8:30  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:30  - 18:00
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 1664 1581 2080 1976 2496 2372 2704 2569 208 198
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- 490 466 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 25 Jan. 2020, 29 Feb. 2020, 28 Mar. 2020, 25 Apr. 2020, 30 May 2020, 27 Jun. 2020, 25 Jul. 2020, 29 Aug. 2020, 26 Sep. 2020, 31 Oct. 2020, 28 Nov. 2020, 19 Dec. 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 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
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 Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 2760 230 150
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
25 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking (average reported by 19 former students)
Includes:
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. 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
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:
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 € 190 380 570 760 950 1140 1330 1520 1900 1800 150
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 € 225 450 675 900 1125 1350 1575 1800 2250 2220 185
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 Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2500 3000 250 150
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, 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 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 220 440 660 880 1100 1320 1540 1760 2200 2400 200 150
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
20 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
1 minutes walking
Includes:
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. 2020 - 29 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 30 €

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet 
Basketball 
Cooking 
Dancing 
Diving 
Field Hockey 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Ice Hockey 
Mountainbiking 
Music 
Sailing 
Skiing 
Squash 
Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Windsurfing 
Yoga 

Reviews

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Organisation

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Facilities

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Social activities

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Value for money

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Other

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
What students liked about Carl Duisberg Centrum, Munich
Convenient proximity between the school and guest house, wireless internet in the guesthouse, lessons in small groups, high professionalism of the staff in the self-learning media resource center.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
2.0
Detailed review
City/place
2.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Residence
3.0
Other
3.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:: The kitchen was missing a microwave. It could be better to bring a powerbar to keep in the room because there are very few power outlets and the plug-ins available are already in use for the fridge and a table lamp.
Everything was excellent: the school's facilities and the classes were also excellent. Everything was very well organized and very attentive staff, always trying to please your needs. The school organized many activities and tours that helped to integrate pleople. Just excelent! The school and hotel were in the same building, and only 10 minutes walk from the center of Munich. Very handy!
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Other
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:: Book the activities organised by the sachool, they are really helful.
The school was well organized, it had private computers for free internet access, and friendly receptionists.
Overall rating
5.0
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
3.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:: There is a Mensa (cafeteria) nearby and an Imbiss across the street that have cheap food. Also if you are staying at least a week, get the IsarCard for the public transportation - it is cheap and is valid for all transp. types.
Other comments:: I have been to two other schools in Germany and CDC is the best I've seen so far. They have two buildings to themselves (it is a 5 minute walk from the tram), the classrooms are good-sized with not too many students in each level. Also one building is the 'Guest House'. I stayed with a host family which was also great, but from what I gathered from friends who stayed in the 'Guest House' it is quite good with gender separation and showers on each floor, plus you are right there for class each day. The social program happened about once a week and they do a good job of letting you know about upcoming excursions.
Preparation course for TestDaf, the teacher Salmon Kuhi, also the teachers Giovanna and Johanna.
Overall rating
n/a
Value for money
n/a
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Residence
4.0
Additional information
Other comments:: A good school, always offers accommodation with their courses. It was important for me, it made my visa application easier.
Ms.Johanna was very helpful and very good in teaching Germany.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation

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  • Munich self study centre
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  • Studying together
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  • reception area
    reception area28/35
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    Homestay bathroom29/35
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  • Homestay Bedroom
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    New friends34/35
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    FAQ about Carl Duisberg Centrum, Munich

  • 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 Residence is the most popular among all our clients of Carl Duisberg Centrum
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Munich International Airport (95 €)
  • 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 17% representation, followed by students from Turkey (6%) and Russia (5%).
  • 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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