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TANDEM Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

TANDEM Hamburg

The language school TANDEM Hamburg was founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1985. The school is situated in Hamburg's centre, on the bank of the river Elbe, right next to major attractions such as the concert house 'Elbphilharmone', Hamburg Harbour, the Rathaus, Reeperbahn, the historic Speicherstadt, the New Harbour City with the Elbphilharmonie, the fantastic concert house, and the city centre.

The school address is: Haus am Fleet, Steinhoeft 5-7, 20459 - Hamburg, Germany (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

ALTOFADAF WYSE/FIYTOPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalTANDEM International, Weiterbildung Hamburg

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

11

Number of public PC workstations:

11

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 40 € per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 120
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 80

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 10
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 10
  • Junior courses in summer: 10
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 10

Minimum age of students

  • 17 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
1
2
1
4
1
10
3
4
8
4
4
1
1
1

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Hamburg Airport (HAM).

Hamburg Airport:
100 € pick up
200 € return (both ways)
Hamburg-Finkenwerder:
100 € pick up
200 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 03.Apr.2018 - 06.Apr.2018, 01.May.2018, 10.May.2018, 21.May.2018, 03.Oct.2018, 17.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, 29.Apr.2019 - 03.May.2019, 30.May.2019, 10.Jun.2019, 03.Oct.2019, 16.Dec.2019 - 31.Dec.2019.

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

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 200 190 375 357 525 499 620 589 775 737 930 884 1085 1031 1200 1140 1510 1435 1820 1729 155 148
Price in US$ 215 402 563 665 831 997 1163 1287 1619 1951 167
The course covers the levels B2 and C1 (one level takes 8 weeks); therefore the prerequisite for our Intensive25 course is (end of) B1. It usually runs in the morning slot from 09:30 to 1:40, but occasionally (for a given 4-week period) it may run in the afternoons.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
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  - 13:40
Afternoon: 14:00  - 18:10
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 13 14 15 16 Additional Week
Price in € 160 152 300 285 420 399 496 472 744 707 960 912 1580 1501 1704 1619 1828 1737 1952 1855 124 118
Price in US$ 172 322 451 532 798 1030 1694 1827 1960 2093 133
The course covers the levels A1, A2 and B1 (one level takes 8 weeks). A1.1 and A1.2 usually run in the afternoon slot from 2:00 to 5:15, but occasionally (for a given 4-week period) it may run in the mornings.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 09.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 27.Aug.2018, 24.Sep.2018, 22.Oct.2018, 19.Nov.2018, 07.Jan.2019, 04.Feb.2019, 04.Mar.2019, 01.Apr.2019, 06.May.2019, 03.Jun.2019, 01.Jul.2019, 29.Jul.2019, 26.Aug.2019, 23.Sep.2019, 21.Oct.2019, 18.Nov.2019
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: 9:30  - 12:45
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 300 285 -- 450 428 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 322 -- 483 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Additional Materials Cost: 30.00 EUR.
Exam fee not included.
Starting dates
2018: 22.Jan.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 26.Apr.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 28.Aug.2018, 15.Oct.2018.
2019: 14.Jan.2019, 11.Mar.2019, 23.Apr.2019, 24.Jun.2019, 19.Aug.2019, 07.Oct.2019.
General course schedule
3 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: 15:00  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam dates
20.Feb.2018, 26.Apr.2018, 23.May.2018, 19.Jul.2018, 20.Sep.2018, 13.Nov.2018
Exam fee
195 €
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Note: All courses offered by TANDEM Hamburg can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 30 €. 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:Evening Classes offered twice a week.

TANDEM-Service: On request, we arrange a language exchange partnership with other students, in order to improve your language skills.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 112 224 336 448 -- 100
Price in US$ 127 253 380 506 113
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
The flat is shared with German people, never with other international students.
Price extra night:
16 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
32 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 17
Dates

High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 224 448 672 896 -- 100
Price in US$ 253 506 759 1011 113
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
32 € (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 laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 17
Dates

High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 168 336 504 672 -- 100
Price in US$ 190 380 569 759 113
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
24 € (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 laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 17
Dates

High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
High season
In agreement with your host, washing machines may occasionally be used. Internet access is probable but cannot be guaranteed.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet10 km
Basketball5 km
Cooking5 km
Dancing1 km
Diving90 km
Field Hockey10 km
Football (soccer)5 km
Golf5 km
Horse riding5 km
Mountainbiking5 km
Music1 km
Sailing3 km
Skiing60 km
Squash1 km
Swimming5 km
Tennis3 km
Volleyball1 km
Windsurfing90 km
Yoga10 km
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

Reviews

City
4.5/5.0 
Organisation
4.1/5.0 
Facilities
3.6/5.0 
Social activities
3.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.1/5.0 
Value for money
3.8/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.2/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0 
Other
4.0/5.0 
Students liked about TANDEM Hamburg, Hamburg
Good atmosphere, good differentiation of nationalities, nice book
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: very costumer oriented, service was excellent.
Well organized classes with not too many people
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: ask for a "learn-box" in the Altona book-shop
Other comments: well organized, frendly, well located, good teachers and finally good value for the money
The size of the class is very small, and the teachers are very nice!
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
2.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: if you don't want to wait to use the internet at school, bring your own laptop!
Other comments: although the school looks quite small, it has a very good quality of teaching. a lot of students change to TANDEM from other language schools in hamburg.
Friendliness, punctuality. The entire teaching.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
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 Flat
5.0/5.0
Excellent teaching standards from Anke and Anna. Patient, encouraging and engaging. (I hope I got their names right!)
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
2.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Speak in class at every opportunity.
Other comments: Excellent school. Location in large city did not suit me; but that was my choice.

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