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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 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 10 16 24 32 40
Price in € 250 238 450 428 610 580 720 684 1050 998 1200 1140 1500 1425 2320 2204 3360 3192 4450 4228 5500 5225
Price in US$ 271 488 661 780 1138 1300 1625 2514 3640 4821 5959
From 01.07. to 08.30, this course will be replaced by the "Intensive course Summer 25". If the course period is overlapping low and high season, prices are on request.
Starting dates
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: 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 11
Price in € 360 342 690 656 980 931 1190 1131 1480 1406 1770 1682 2060 1957 2350 2233 2640 2508 -- --
Price in US$ 390 748 1062 1290 1604 1918 2232 2546 2860 -- --
This course is a combination of the "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
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: 01.Jul.2019, 29.Jul.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  - 11:15
Afternoon: 12:00  - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 315 300 600 570 850 808 1030 979 1280 1216 1530 1454 1780 1691 2030 1929 2280 2166 -- --
Price in US$ 342 650 921 1116 1387 1658 1929 2200 2470 -- --
This course includes a daily social and cultural program as well as one full day excursion every second week.
Starting dates
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: 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 € 500 475 1000 950 1450 1378 1930 1834 2410 2290 -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 542 1084 1571 2091 2611 -- -- -- -- -- --
Price is EUR 54 per class.
Starting dates
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.
Absolute beginners start on: 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
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 € 450 428 900 855 1300 1235 1733 1647 2163 2055 -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 488 975 1409 1878 2344 -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2019: 07.Jan.2019 - 28.Jun.2019 - 02.Sep.2019, 02.Sep.2019 - 20.Dec.2019.
Absolute beginners start on: 07.Jan.2019 - 28.Jun.2019 - 02.Sep.2019, 02.Sep.2019 - 20.Dec.2019
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 36
Price in € 55 53 110 105 165 157 220 209 275 262 330 314 440 418 550 523 650 618 1250 1188 1850 1758
Price in US$ 60 120 179 239 298 358 477 596 705 1355 2005
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 .
Absolute beginners start on: 21.Jan.2019, 15.Apr.2019, 02.Sep.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: 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 11
Price in € 250 238 500 475 750 713 830 789 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 271 542 813 900 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Intensive Testdaf Preparation with 25 lessons per week. Prerequisite for participation in this course is level C1.1.
Starting dates
2019: 14.Jan.2019, 11.Mar.2019, 23.Apr.2019, 17.Jun.2019, 12.Aug.2019, 07.Oct.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  - 11:15
Afternoon: 12:00  - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam dates
12.Feb.2019, 10.Apr.2019, 23.May.2019, 18.Jul.2019, 12.Sep.2019, 05.Nov.2019
Exam fee
195 €
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 30.00 €
Comments about courses:All intensive courses include a free time programme (except entrance fees and transportation costs) with 2 activities in low and 3-5 activities in high season.
Teaching materials:
From 1 to 4 weeks: EUR 25.
5 weeks and more: approximately EUR 20 per 4 weeks.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 165 330 495 660 825 990 1155 1320 -- -- -- 75
Price in US$ 189 377 565 753 941 1129 1318 1506 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 01.Jul.2019 - 30.Aug.2019
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 175 350 525 700 875 1050 1225 1400 1750 2100 175 150 75
Price in US$ 200 400 599 799 998 1198 1397 1597 1996 2395 200 172 86
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Prices are subject to change.
Cleaning fee: EUR 50 for the first 4 weeks and then EUR 10 for each additional week.
Price extra night:
40 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
1 minutes walking
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 01.Jul.2019 - 30.Aug.2019
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 110 220 330 440 550 660 770 880 -- -- -- 75
Price in US$ 126 251 377 502 628 753 879 1004 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 01.Jul.2019 - 30.Aug.2019
High season
To better comply with your specific accommodation requests we recommend you book as early as possible.
Half board supplement: EUR 75 per 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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