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German school in Cologne: TANDEM Köln

TANDEM Köln

The language school TANDEM Köln was founded in Cologne, Germany in 2003. The school is situated in the Suedstadt district, which is well-known and very lively. Lots of shops, bars and restaurants are around the corner. The closest metro station is at 3 min. walking distance, as well as one of the university canteens and a beautiful park for barbecue parties with the students.

The school address is: Rolandstraße 57, 50677 - Cologne, Germany (See on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

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Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie 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:

14

Number of public PC workstations:

16

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 at first day of classes
  • 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
  • Paid assistance in finding flats for long-term students at

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 12
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 12

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

  • 90 % hold a university degree
  • 10 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

4
2
4
5
2
4
1
2
1
10
5
5
14
12
3
9
3
1
1

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Koeln-Bonn (CGN).

Düsseldorf International Airport:
150 € pick up
300 € return (both ways)
Cologne Bonn Airport:
75 € pick up
150 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018 - 05.Jan.2018, 12.Feb.2018, 29.Mar.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 01.May.2018, 10.May.2018, 21.May.2018, 31.May.2018, 03.Oct.2018, 01.Nov.2018, 24.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018

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 6 8 10 24 36 48 Additional Week
Price in € 180 171 340 323 480 456 580 551 830 789 1080 1026 1330 1264 3080 2926 4580 4351 6080 5776 125 119
Price in US$ 199 375 529 639 914 1189 1464 3389 5040 6690 138
Includes an interesting leisure programme (1 event per week, 3 events in summer - July and August).
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 29.Oct.2018, 26.Nov.2018
General course schedule
4-5 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  - 13:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 340 323 660 627 960 912 1220 1159 1505 1430 1790 1701 2075 1972 2360 2242 2930 2784 3500 3325 285 271
Price in US$ 375 727 1057 1343 1656 1970 2284 2597 3224 3852 314
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 29.Oct.2018, 26.Nov.2018
General course schedule
6-7 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  - 13:45
Afternoon: 14:30  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 360 342 700 665 1020 969 1300 1235 1605 1525 1910 1815 2215 2105 2520 2394 3130 2974 3740 3553 305 290
Price in US$ 397 771 1123 1431 1766 2102 2438 2773 3444 4116 336
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 29.Oct.2018, 26.Nov.2018
General course schedule
5-6 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  - 13:45
Afternoon: 14:30  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 540 513 1060 1007 1560 1482 2020 1919 2505 2380 2990 2841 3475 3302 3960 3762 4930 4684 5900 5605 485 461
Price in US$ 595 1167 1717 2223 2757 3290 3824 4358 5425 6492 534
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Feb.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 04.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 01.Oct.2018, 29.Oct.2018, 26.Nov.2018
General course schedule
6-7 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  - 13:45
Afternoon: 14:30  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 200 190 380 361 540 513 660 627 805 765 950 903 1095 1041 1240 1178 1385 1316 -- --
Price in US$ 221 419 595 727 886 1046 1205 1365 1524 -- --
Includes a wide leisure programme with at least 3 activities per week, like a BBQ party, a cycling tour along the river Rhine, guided tours, and sports.
Starting dates
2018: 03.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 27.Aug.2018.
Absolute beginners start on: 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018
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  - 13:45
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 € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1555 1478 -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1711 -- -- --
Preparation for the telc-exams B1, B2, C1 or C1-Hochschule, consisting of the standard intensive course in the mornings plus 48 lessons exam preparation in the afternoon (2 x 3 lessons per week including exam simulation).
Exam fee from EUR 80 to EUR 175, depending on the level.
Attention: also TestDaF preparation and exam offered on request.
Starting dates
2018: 08.Jan.2018, 05.Mar.2018, 30.Apr.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 29.Oct.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  - 13:45
Afternoon: 14:30  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
Exam dates
02.Mar.2018, 27.Apr.2018, 22.Jun.2018, 24.Aug.2018, 26.Oct.2018, 19.Dec.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- 475 452 -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- 523 -- -- -- --
Available for levels B2 and C1.
Classes take place twice per week and there is an additional class on the Saturday before the exam (from 10:00 to 15:00).
Starting dates

Absolute beginners start on: 09.Jul.2018, 03.Sep.2018, 29.Oct.2018
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
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam dates
30.Aug.2018, 25.Oct.2018, 19.Dec.2018
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Note: All courses offered by TANDEM Köln, Cologne 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
School's administrative fee: 50.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 55 €. 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:Course material included in the first month. After this the cost is about 20€ per month.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 140 250 340 440 110 150 75
Price in US$ 163 290 394 510 128 174 87
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Parking and TV on request.
Price extra night:
20 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 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: 18
Dates

High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 200 370 520 680 170 150 75
Price in US$ 232 429 603 788 197 174 87
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Parking and TV on request.
Price extra night:
25 € (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 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 265 500 715 940 235 150 75
Price in US$ 307 580 829 1089 273 174 87
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
TV and parking can be arranged on request.
Price extra night:
30 € (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 & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 17
Dates

High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 250 400 540 640 160 200 75
Price in US$ 290 464 626 742 186 232 87
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Fully furnished for one or two persons travelling together. Prices may vary depending on availability and quality of the apartment. Final cleaning: 50,- €.
Price extra night:
40 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, 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 - 31.Aug.2018
High season

    Leisure activities

    activity possibledistance from school
    Basketball1 km
    Dancing1 km
    Football (soccer)1 km
    Golf5 km
    Horse riding15 km
    Mountainbiking5 km
    Music3 km
    Squash3 km
    Swimming2 km
    Table Tennis1 km
    Tennis3 km
    Volleyball1 km
    Yoga1 km
    Leisure programme for adults (sample):
     Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

    Reviews

    City
    4.6/5.0 
    Organisation
    4.3/5.0 
    Facilities
    4.0/5.0 
    Social activities
    3.9/5.0 
    Course quality / Progress in language
    4.2/5.0 
    Value for money
    4.1/5.0 
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    4.0/5.0 
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    4.0/5.0 
    Other
    3.9/5.0 
    Students liked about TANDEM Köln, Cologne
    The people,students and teachers :)
    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
    4.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Shared flat
    3.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: the kulturprogram every week
    The motivation of the Teachers
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    n/a
    Detailed review
    City/place
    4.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    3.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    4.0/5.0
    Nice people
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    n/a
    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
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Other
    5.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Other comments: great school, I recommend it to all of you
    I could make a lot of friends.
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    3.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    3.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    3.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    3.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    5.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Longer and longer you stay here, better and better time you can spend.
    Other comments: There are many Spanish people here. Almost every day they have parties at the public bar or someone's house. We had a lot of fun here in Cologne!
    Every one in the school was friendly, our teachers were very good. I hope to come back to Tandem school.
    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
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    3.0/5.0
    Other
    3.0/5.0
    Shared flat
    3.0/5.0

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