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TANDEMHamburg, Germany

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

62 students - overall rating
Haus am Fleet, Steinhoeft 5-7 - 20459 Hamburg - see on map
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What we like about the school
  • TANDEM app.
  • Best rated school in Hamburg
  • 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
  • Additional costs of course material of approx. 40.00 € 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.

German Courses

General Language
Private
Exam PreparationWhy exam preparation courses are excellent for optimum progress

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

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  • Students in the classroom
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  • Students outside the classroom
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  • Reception
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4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Overall school rating of
TANDEM, Hamburg
School
Location of the school
4.7 

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Facilities
3.8 

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Social activities
3.1 

Rating: 3.1/5.0

Organisation
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Value for money
3.9 

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years (1 rating)
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Students 18-30 years (26 ratings)
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Students 31-49 years (15 ratings)
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Students 50+ years (14 ratings)
3.8 

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Student opinions about TANDEM, Hamburg

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The private course given by an excellent teacher, who unfortunately only gave us two days per week of group courses and not the last week. The main teacher, 3 days per week, was particularly boring and little pedagogue, as per opinion of all students.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Hamburg
Overall rating
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments CHECK THE QUALITY OF EACH TEACHER? I must say that the main teacher really spoiled the pleasure of learning, according to every student. This was written in the internal evaluation.
Course: Super Intensive Combination Course 25 (20 group + 5 individual) - 4 weeks
10. Jun. 2013
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
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.
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.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Great school in a wonderful and picturesque area of Hamburg.
Course: Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) [Немецкий] - 3 weeks
27. Aug. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
A great school in a convenient location near the waterfront with knowledgeable, friendly instructors and diverse and interesting students. I highly recommend!
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Great course and lots of fun!
Other comments I highly recommend this school!
Course: Intensive 20 - 3 weeks
6. May. 2024
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Excellent teaching standards from Anke and Anna. Patient, encouraging and engaging. (I hope I got their names right!)
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Speak in class at every opportunity.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Excellent school. Location in large city did not suit me; but that was my choice.
Course: Intensive 25 (Levels B2 and C1) - 2 weeks
10. Jun. 2017
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teachers were very attentive and provided a quality teaching guaranteeing the student's understanding.
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.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Well organized school, staff always ready for the best service.
Course: Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) - 5 weeks
27. Nov. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The location was great right in the middle of the city and I really liked having younger aged teachers.
Overall rating
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Homestay Executive
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments Conny was super nice but not the best and most exciting teacher. Mona and Nina were great :)
Course: Standard 20 Course - 3 weeks
8. Sep. 2014
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
I liked both teachers very much: both Anna and Enrique. It was fun. informative. interesting.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Course: Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) - 2 weeks
29. Aug. 2017
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Calm atmosphere, compliance with all requirements during a pandemic, there are good teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Do homework
Overall rating
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: It would be good to consolidate the submitted material on the topic of tests to identify weaknesses in knowledge
Other comments I recommend to learn the language
Course: Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) [Deutsch] - 11 weeks
3. Nov. 2020
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teaching quality is super good. I'm really impressive of several teachers there.
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.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Homestay
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments I think it is worthy of the money to learn German here.
Course: Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) [German] - 7 weeks
28. Nov. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Competent teachers. Nice lessons with few students. A good organization.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) - 9 weeks
15. May. 2017
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The size of the class is very small, and the teachers are very nice!
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!
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

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.
Course: General
30. Dec. 2004
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The location in the city. Administration staff were very attentive.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss There are good teachers and some bad ones. if you get a bad teacher, then you do not improve.
Overall rating
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay (Category A)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments No facilities for students to work there after classes. Very small library, almost ridiculous. No audio-video material available for the students. No computers available for the students.
Course: Intensive 20 - 3 weeks
9. Sep. 2015
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Good atmosphere, good differentiation of nationalities, nice book
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments very costumer oriented, service was excellent.
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
11. Jul. 2007
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
I found the teachers were friendly, helpful and well prepared.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Students should be prepared to speak German and not be afraid of making mistakes. This is the best way to learn. Practice, practice and eventually you will be perfect.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Homestay
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments School very organised. Maybe the school could promote extracurricular activities.
Course: Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) - 2 weeks
27. Nov. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Small class teaching, teachers and students can exchange more
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The teacher’s basic German teaching will not understand very well at first.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments I really like the teachers here, they are very serious and punctual.
Course: Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) [德语] - 2 weeks
11. Dec. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teachers, the atmosphere and tha quality of the training
Insider tips about what future students should not miss ---
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay Executive
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments ---
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
26. Apr. 2006
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Friendliness, punctuality. The entire teaching.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive 25 (Levels B2 and C1) - 2 weeks
17. Jun. 2017
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Very good teachers: didactic and funny courses.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Standard 20 Course - 2 weeks
10. Sep. 2013
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Well organized classes with not too many people
Insider tips about what future students should not miss ask for a "learn-box" in the Altona book-shop
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments well organized, frendly, well located, good teachers and finally good value for the money
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
6. Sep. 2006
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Teachers were really great like Nils & Sigrid.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Be ready for plenty of homework & also try to prepare in advance for the coming lessons.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Great value & teaching. Small tip - teachers should check to ensure all class members have “got the point/understood”, not just the ones that answer quickly. They should also make available some “high volume” working exercises for each specific point, to allow students to thoroughly practice. Currently the number of worked examples is more aimed at demonstrating the issues & then a few tests, rather than multiple examples to ensure the points are fully trained.
Course: Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) [German] - 4 weeks
4. Feb. 2019
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The friendly instructors and outgoing students
Insider tips about what future students should not miss a class hour is 45 minutes and not 60 minutes thus a four hour class is really 3 hours
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Other comments I rated low on the social activities because Tandem only offers excursions in the summer, on the up side, the students networked well and created there own excursions.
Course: General
26. Jun. 2005
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
That exchanges between students were active.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss I recommend you to speak with other students voluntarily and make many friends. Please enjoy your school life there.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments As the school has only one coffee machine, there's always a long queue during a break. It should be better they have more machines.
Course: Standard 20 Course - 2 weeks
27. Sep. 2013
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The international atmosphere of the lessons.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Let them know in advance if there is no accommodation available through the academy.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Course: Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) - 1 week
20. Jul. 2016
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Limited number of students per classroom
Insider tips about what future students should not miss there is no library and no culture program if you don´t go in the summer
Overall rating
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
19. Dec. 2005
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Everybody is nice in the school!
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Good!
Course: Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) - 3 weeks
29. Dec. 2015
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Lessons were really good quality
Insider tips about what future students should not miss if you are in the youth hostel, check out the pub crawl
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Course: Standard 20 Course - 1 week
19. Feb. 2010
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The location of the school.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss If they don't have a class with your level they will send you in a lower one.
Overall rating
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Value for money
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

School organization
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Other comments They advised me a week before the classes started that these had to be in the afternoon instead of in the morning, when I was booked excursions in the afternoon. Finally they put me in a lower level with the loss of time that entails.
Course: German Intensive 20 - 1 week
21. Sep. 2015
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The atmosphere in the class
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Homestay Executive
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments The only bad, form me, it's that the computers weren't very good.
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
9. Feb. 2006
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
My teachers and classmates
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Intensive 25 (Levels B2 and C1) - 4 weeks
10. Oct. 2016
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Teachers, small classes
Insider tips about what future students should not miss That's expensive!! Suddenly there came a supplement of € 40 on a book, which I had never heard of.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Other comments Good, is well located
Course: Intensive 20 (Levels A1, A2, and B1) - 1 week
5. Oct. 2015
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.

Ratings of TANDEM compared to ratings of all schools in Germany

 TANDEM HamburgAverage of all other schools in Germany
Overall school rating4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Location of the school4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Facilities3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities3.0

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.6

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Organisation4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Quality of teaching4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Value for money3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Homestay4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Shared flat4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

TANDEM

Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOFADAFWYSE/FIYTOTANDEM InternationalPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalWeiterbildung Hamburg
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
Student gender mix
40% male / 60% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at TANDEM and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoMaestro - logoCash payment - logoBank Transfer - logo
Year of school foundation
1985
Legal name / parent company
TANDEM Hamburg e.V. | Tax registration ID: DE286310805

General school facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • 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

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Tourist information

  • Assistance with entrance ticket purchases

  • Assistance with reservations for restaurants, bars, clubs

  • Assistance with organizing transportation

  • 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
Adult courses - In summer: 120
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 80
Junior courses - In summer: 30
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 20
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

Information for all courses offered by TANDEM

Lesson duration
45 minutes
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 40.00 € per course level.
Comments about courses

EUR 200 will be charged for a negative visa response.

Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 44 €. 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 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2024, 29 Mar 2024 - 01 Apr 2024, 29 Apr 2024 - 03 May 2024, 09 May 2024, 20 May 2024, 03 Oct 2024, 31 Oct 2024, 16 Dec 2024 - 31 Dec 2024.
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.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
Lessons needed per German language level
Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 100 5
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 200 10
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 225 11.25
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 250 12.5
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 275 13.75
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Airport transfer

Hamburg Airport:
100 € one way
200 € return (both ways)
Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport:
100 € one way
200 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Hamburg Airport (HAM).
More details about airports near Hamburg and how to travel independently from the airport to the city on our Hamburg page. For flight comparisons to Hamburg, we recommend using skyscanner.com.

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
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
Europe: 30 €
,
North America: 50 €
,
South America: 50 €
,
Africa: 50 €
,
Oceania: 50 €
,
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

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

We choose from various possibilities to run a cultural programme for all our students. In general, this will happen once in the summer months, twice a week. They include sightseeing, games, excursions and meetings in a museum or a pub.

Adults - Paid activities

We choose from various possibilities to run a cultural programme for all our students. Some of these will have to be paid for; for example, a visit to a bowling rink or a swimming pool will require entrance fees of EUR 10 to EUR 20.

Accommodation

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Questions and answers about TANDEM

  • For our intensive courses the education voucher cannot be used. These are internal courses between the job center and the educational institution, but not our language school.
    Susanne, from TANDEM Cologne - Dec 23, 2022
  • The school offers classes at all levels. You will certainly not be assigned to the beginner's course, but based on your test results in the level test. Before the start of the course, there will be a test via an online form to determine your exact language level and on the first day of school there will be a short oral interview to determine which class you fit perfectly into!
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - Jun 19, 2023

FAQ about TANDEM, Hamburg

  • German courses at TANDEM start at 157 € for Intensive TestDaF preparation course with 10 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 following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Intensive 20
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Hamburg Airport (100 €), Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport (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 20)
  • 100% of teachers at TANDEM hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at TANDEM 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 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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