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TANDEM Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

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Rating: 4.1/5.0

Haus am Fleet, Steinhoeft 5-7 - 20459 Hamburg - see on map

What we like about the school

  • TANDEM app.
  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 10% of students.
  • Additional private lessons are cheaper than in most schools.

What we dislike about the school

  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.
  • Additional costs of course material of approx. 40 € per booking.

Location: TANDEM Hamburg is located in the medieval port city of Hamburg, in northern Germany. Housed in the city centre, the school is right next to some of the city's main attractions such as the Elbphilharmone Concert Hall, Hamburg Harbour, the Rathaus, Reeperbahn and the historic Speicherstadt. With over 50 museums, 45 theatres, and around 100 music venues and clubs, Hamburg is a great choice for any student wishing to further their understanding of the German language from a unique cultural backdrop.

Ethos of school: With over 35 years of experience teaching German as a second language, Tandem Hamburg offers students all they need to reach their language goals from a comfortable and professional environment. The school's highly qualified and experienced staff, along with its excellent facilities, ensure that students feel welcomed and motivated to reach their language goals.

School facilities: Facilities include a library, kitchen use for students, lounge area, free after-class access to language learning software and a student support desk for any questions or queries that may arise. All classrooms are equipped with air conditioning, heating and ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment.

Accommodation: Accommodation is readily available through the school for local Homestay families.

Course selection: Course selection at TANDEM Hamburg is extensive, with the general group and private lessons available throughout the year, over a variety of schedules and intensities. Exam preparation and cultural programmes are also available.

School chain: TANDEM Hamburg is a member of TANDEM International, a network of independent language schools in Europe and overseas.
  • The language school TANDEM Hamburg was founded in Hamburg, Germany in 1985.
  • Legal name / parent company: TANDEM Hamburg e.V.
  • Tax registration ID: DE286310805
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

German Courses

General Language
Private
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by TANDEM Hamburg
Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
40.00 €
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 40 €. 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.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
19 Apr. 2022, 18 Apr. 2022, 20 Apr. 2022, 21 Apr. 2022, 22 Apr. 2022, 03 Oct. 2022, 31 Oct. 2022, 19 Dec. 2022 - 31 Dec. 2022.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 40 € per course level.

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 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
Note: All courses offered by TANDEM Hamburg can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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TANDEM Hamburg

Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOFADAFWYSE/FIYTOTANDEM InternationalPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalWeiterbildung Hamburg, Bundesagentur für Arbeit
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)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 9:00
School Size
Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: * Stadthausbrücke * Baumwall (Elbphilharmonie).
Walking distance from the school to recommended public transport stop: 2 minutes
Travelling time from recommended stop to city centre by public transport: 6 minutes
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at TANDEM Hamburg and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoMaestro - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school 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 WIFI

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 12
    Number of public PC workstations: 16
    Paid parking (<500m)

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:120
Throughout the year: 80
Minimum age of students
17 years
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
Average age of students
In summer: 22 years
Throughout the year: 29 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Hamburg Airport:
100 € one way
200 € return (both ways)
Hamburg-Finkenwerder:
100 € one way
200 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Hamburg Airport (HAM).

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
No
Express shipment fee (via courier)
Europe: 30 €
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North America: 50 €
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South America: 50 €
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Africa: 50 €
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Oceania: 50 €
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Asia: 50 €
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

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
Skiing-60 km
Squash1 km
Swimming5 km
Table Tennis-
Tennis3 km
Volleyball1 km
Windsurfing90 km
Yoga10 km

Accommodation

Reviews

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

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TANDEM Hamburg, Hamburg
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What students liked about TANDEM Hamburg, Hamburg
The school has excellent and highly qualified teachers who are happy to answer all students' questions. The school also organizes off-site activities that students attend with a teacher. Excellent team and friendly atmosphere.
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Before starting the course, you should request a language level test. But! This is only necessary if you are not sure what your level is.
Other comments: Great school in a wonderful and picturesque area of Hamburg.
Excellent teaching standards from Anke and Anna. Patient, encouraging and engaging. (I hope I got their names right!)
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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.
The teachers were very attentive and provided a quality teaching guaranteeing the student's understanding.
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I only did one month course and it was great, but if you can do more than a month you will have an excellent learning.
Other comments: Well organized school, staff always ready for the best service.
I liked both teachers very much: both Anna and Enrique. It was fun. informative. interesting.
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: I think the future students shall preview the books in advance. This will help you to learn more in class.
Other comments: I think it is worthy of the money to learn German here.

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FAQ about TANDEM Hamburg, Hamburg

  • German courses at TANDEM Hamburg start at 108 € for TestDaf Exam Preparation course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Tandem
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Hamburg Airport (100 €), Hamburg-Finkenwerder (100 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Tandem varies from 1 students (General One-to-One Lessons) to 12 students (Intensive 25)
  • 100% of teachers at TANDEM Hamburg hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at TANDEM Hamburg comes from Spain with a 8,3% representation, followed by students from Korea (4,7%) and USA (4,6%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • TANDEM Hamburg offers courses from 17 years to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 29 for the rest of the year.
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