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Kästner Kolleg, Dresden, Germany

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Germany

What we like about the school

  • All levels available at any time of the year
  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults
  • Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school

Kästner Kolleg

The language school Kästner Kolleg was founded in Dresden, Germany in 1998. The school is located in the city centre "Dresden Neustadt", north of the river Elbe, which is Dresden's "IN quarter" with many little shops, restaurants, cafés, bars - and with the "Alaunpark", a relaxing green oasis next to our school.

The school address is: Tannenstraße 2, 01099 - Dresden, Germany (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

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School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

10

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Welcome dinner
  • 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: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
  • Paid assistance in finding flats for long-term students at

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 90
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 75

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 9
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 9

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
5
2
2
2
5
5
2
3
4
5
10
2
5
5
2
1
2
1
2

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Dresden (DRS).

Berlin Schönefeld Airport:
325 € pick up
650 € return (both ways)
Berlin Tegel Airport:
325 € pick up
650 € return (both ways)
Dresden Airport:
60 € pick up
120 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018 - 07.Jan.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 01.May.2018, 10.May.2018, 25.May.2018, 03.Oct.2018, 31.Oct.2018, 21.Nov.2018, 22.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018.
In 2019 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2019 - 06.Jan.2019, 19.Apr.2019, 22.Apr.2019, 01.May.2019, 30.May.2019, 10.Jun.2019, 03.Oct.2019, 31.Oct.2019, 21.Dec.2019 - 31.Dec.2019.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Group classes not.

German Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 16 24 32 40 Additional Week
Price in € 250 238 450 428 610 580 720 684 1050 998 1200 1140 2320 2204 3360 3192 4450 4228 5500 5225 148 141
Price in US$ 270 485 657 776 1131 1293 2499 3619 4793 5924 160
From July 2nd to September 14th, this course with bookings for up to 7 weeks will be replaced by the "Intensive course Summer 25".
Starting dates
Every Monday .
2019: 07.Jan.2019 - 28.Jun.2019 - 02.Sep.2019 - 20.Dec.2019 - 02.Sep.2019, 02.Sep.2019 - 20.Dec.2019.
Absolute beginners start on: 29.Jan.2018, 26.Feb.2018, 26.Mar.2018, 23.Apr.2018, 22.May.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 08.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018, 14.Jan.2019, 11.Feb.2019, 11.Mar.2019, 08.Apr.2019, 06.May.2019, 03.Jun.2019, 23.Sep.2019, 21.Oct.2019, 18.Nov.2019, 16.Dec.2019
General course schedule
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: 9:30  - 11:30
Afternoon: 12:00  - 14:00
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 9 10 12
Price in € 360 342 690 656 980 931 1190 1131 1480 1406 1770 1682 2060 1957 2320 2204 2640 2508 2930 2784 3510 3335
Price in US$ 388 744 1056 1282 1594 1907 2219 2499 2844 3156 3781
This course is a combination of our "Intensive Course Summer 25" + 5 conversation classes over three afternoons per week.
Price includes: daily cultural program and one full day excursion every second weekend (except entrance fees and transportation costs).
Starting dates
Every Monday .
2019: 01.Jul.2019, 08.Jul.2019, 15.Jul.2019, 22.Jul.2019, 29.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 12.Aug.2019, 19.Aug.2019, 26.Aug.2019.
General course schedule
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: 9:30  - 11:30
Afternoon: 12:00  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 315 300 600 570 850 808 1030 979 1280 1216 1530 1454 1780 1691 2030 1929 2280 2166 2530 2404 3030 2879
Price in US$ 340 647 916 1110 1379 1648 1918 2187 2456 2725 3264
This course includes a daily social and cultural program as well as one full day excursion every second week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
2019: 01.Jul.2019, 08.Jul.2019, 15.Jul.2019, 22.Jul.2019, 29.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 12.Aug.2019, 19.Aug.2019, 26.Aug.2019.
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 27.Aug.2018, 01.Jul.2019, 29.Jul.2019, 26.Aug.2019
General course schedule
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: 9:30  - 11:30
Afternoon: 12:00  - 14:00
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 9 10 11
Price in € 450 428 880 836 1300 1235 1730 1644 2100 1995 -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 485 948 1401 1864 2262 -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Day .
2019: 05.Aug.2019, 12.Aug.2019, 01.Jul.2019, 08.Jul.2019, 15.Jul.2019, 22.Jul.2019, 19.Aug.2019, 26.Aug.2019.
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 € 535 509 995 946 1425 1354 1820 1729 2270 2157 2720 2584 3170 3012 3620 3439 4520 4294 5420 5149 450 428
Price in US$ 577 1072 1535 1961 2445 2930 3415 3899 4869 5838 485
This course is a combination of our "Intensive Course Summer 25" in the morning + one private lesson each afternoon.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 29.Jan.2018, 26.Feb.2018, 26.Mar.2018, 23.Apr.2018, 22.May.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 10.Sep.2018, 08.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
General course schedule
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: 9:30  - 11:30
Afternoon: 12:00  - 15:00
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 € 470 447 875 832 1200 1140 1500 1425 1875 1782 2250 2138 2625 2494 3000 2850 3750 3563 4500 4275 375 357
Price in US$ 507 943 1293 1616 2020 2424 2828 3232 4039 4847 404
This course is a combination of our "Intensive Course 25" in the morning + one private lesson each afternoon.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 29.Jan.2018, 26.Feb.2018, 26.Mar.2018, 23.Apr.2018, 22.May.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 10.Sep.2018, 08.Oct.2018, 05.Nov.2018, 03.Dec.2018
General course schedule
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: 9:30  - 11:30
Afternoon: 12:00  - 15:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 24 36 48
Price in € 55 53 110 105 165 157 220 209 330 314 440 418 550 523 650 618 1250 1188 1850 1758 2450 2328
Price in US$ 60 119 178 237 356 474 593 701 1347 1993 2639
Start dates differ for each level. If your course level has started already, you can still be integrated at any time, after taking a placement test and/or (free) trial classes.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
1-2 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: 18:00  - 20:15
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 9 10 24
Price in € -- -- -- 345 328 -- -- -- -- -- -- 3000 2850
Price in US$ -- -- -- 372 -- -- -- -- -- -- 3232
Classes from Tuesday to Thursday.
Recommended level is C1.1.
Starting dates
2018: 22.Jan.2018, 26.Mar.2018, 23.Apr.2018, 13.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
1-2 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
20.Feb.2018, 26.Apr.2018, 23.May.2018, 19.Jun.2018, 20.Sep.2018, 13.Nov.2018
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 30.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 48 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:All intensive courses include a culture and leisure programme (except entrance fees and transportation costs) - with 2 activities in low and daily activities in high season.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 135 270 405 540 -- 150 75
Price in US$ 154 307 460 613 171 86
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Additional cleaning fee of EUR 50 for bookings of 1-4 weeks and EUR per 10 week for every additional week.
Price extra night:
30 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
9 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates

High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 14.Sep.2018
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 165 330 495 660 -- 75
Price in US$ 188 375 562 749 86
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
13 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates

High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 14.Sep.2018
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 270 540 810 1080 -- 350 75
Price in US$ 307 613 919 1225 397 86
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Prices are subject to change.
Price extra night:
45 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates

High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 14.Sep.2018
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 110 220 330 440 -- 75
Price in US$ 125 250 375 499 86
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates

High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 14.Sep.2018
High season
To better comply with your specific accommodation requests we recommend you to book as early as possible.
Half board supplement: 75 EUR/week.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet1 km
Basketball3 km
Cooking1 km
Dancing1 km
Diving50 km
Field Hockey3 km
Football (soccer) 
Golf10 km
Horse riding10 km
Ice Hockey3 km
Mountainbiking1 km
Music1 km
Skiing30 km
Squash3 km
Swimming2 km
Table Tennis 
Tennis3 km
Volleyball3 km
Yoga1 km
Leisure programme for adults & juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.4/5.0 
Facilities
4.1/5.0 
Social activities
4.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.6/5.0 
Value for money
4.3/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.2/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0 
Other
4.1/5.0 
Students liked about Kästner Kolleg, Dresden
The flexibility and the possibility to change levels when I felt it was better for me. Both Katherina and Agnes were very frindly and welcoming. Thank you !
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
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
Additional information
Other comments: I enjoyed my week, short as it was, and I feel that I made very good progress. I wish I could have stayed longer.
Social interaction with staff and other students.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
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
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Be prepared for a wonderful time.
Other comments: Agnes was an especially good teacher.
The teacher is geat!
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
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
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Student Apartment - Residence
4.0/5.0
The atmosphere in the classes, pupils and teachers are very helpful
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
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
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Student Apartment
5.0/5.0
I really liked the atmosphere in the school. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Other comments: At first glance the school looked old and worn out, but as soon as I entered the school and meet the staff and the other students, I felt very much at home.

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