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German school in Cologne: TANDEM Köln

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Rolandstraße 57 - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 15% of students.

What we dislike about the school

  • Lessons are for 45 minutes shorter than in most schools.

German Courses

General Language
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Starting dates
For all levels except of absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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 05 Jul. 2021 - 02 Aug. 2021
Student comments

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Vicente: "Highly qualified teachers. You understand them even if you don't speak German."
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24 German lessons per week combined with a varied cultural programe with at least 2 activities per week.
Starting dates
For all levels except of absolute beginners:
2021: 05 Jul. 2021, 12 Jul. 2021, 19 Jul. 2021, 26 Jul. 2021, 02 Aug. 2021, 09 Aug. 2021, 16 Aug. 2021, 23 Aug. 2021.
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  - 13:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Combine 24 group lessons with 4 individual lessons per week to enhance your learning experience and progress more quickly.
Starting dates
For all levels except of absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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 05 Jul. 2021 - 02 Aug. 2021
Course Brochure
TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)
TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)
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Combine 24 group lessons with 8 individual lessons per week for a faster way to reach your learning goals.
Starting dates
For all levels except of absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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 05 Jul. 2021 - 02 Aug. 2021
Course Brochure
TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)
TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)
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Exam Preparation
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With this course, you will strengthen your knowledge of the language and develop test-taking strategies for all sections of the exam.
Exam fee: EUR 120 to EUR 195, depending on the level.
Starting dates
2021: 11 Jan. 2021, 08 Mar. 2021, 03 May 2021, 05 Jul. 2021, 30 Aug. 2021, 25 Oct. 2021.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 05 Jul. 2021 - 02 Aug. 2021
Exam dates
05 Mar. 2021, 30 Apr. 2021, 02 Jul. 2021, 27 Aug. 2021, 22 Oct. 2021, 16 Dec. 2021
Course Brochure
TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)
TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)
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Strengthen your German skills and familiarise yourself with the format and content of the exam.
Exam fee: EUR 120 to EUR 195, depending on the level.
Starting dates
2021: 11 Jan. 2021, 08 Mar. 2021, 03 May 2021, 05 Jul. 2021, 30 Aug. 2021, 25 Oct. 2021.
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  - 17:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 05 Jul. 2021 - 02 Aug. 2021
Exam dates
04 Mar. 2021, 29 Apr. 2021, 01 Jul. 2021, 26 Aug. 2021, 21 Oct. 2021, 15 Dec. 2021
Course Brochure
TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)
TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)
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TANDEM Köln

    • TANDEM Köln is situated in the lively and bustling city of Cologne, in western Germany. The school is located in the Suedstadt District, just south of the city centre, has excellent links to transport, and is only moments away from green spaces such as Friedens Park, Volksgarten Park and the Raderberger Brache Naturparadies nature refuge. ...
    • Close by there are several cafés, shops and supermarkets, with the attractions of the city centre and it's multiple world-class museums, just a short journey away, on foot or via metro. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Cologne Cathedral is around a 20-minute journey of the school via the city's tram lines.

      Course selection at TANDEM Köln offers group and private lessons over a variety of intensities and schedules. Combination courses of both group and individual lessons are readily available throughout the year to students of all levels. TELC Exam Preparation courses are also available throughout the year for both B2 and C1 exams.

      TANDEM Köln is happy to assist students with any accommodation needs, with options in Homestay, Private Apartments and Shared Flats, available throughout the year.

      The facilities of the school are excellent. These facilities include a cafeteria, kitchen use for students, a library, free after-class access to language learning software, a lounge area, garden and a student support desk for any questions or queries that may arise.

      • The language school TANDEM Köln was founded in Cologne, Germany in 2003.
      • Legal name / parent company: Oliver Lechlmair
      • Tax registration ID: DE236715645
      • Covid-19 Status: School currently open
      • Average number of levels
        • Adult courses In summer: 12
        • Adult courses Throughout the year: 12
      • The school is an official exam center
        The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

Accreditations and Quality seals

ALTOFADAF WYSE/FIYTOPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalTANDEM International, e.V., Qualitätsgemeinschaft Berufliche Bildung Köln

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):

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years

Average age of students

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

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms:

    14

    Number of public PC workstations:

    16

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 at first day of classes
  • 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
  • INCLUDED Paid assistance in finding flats for long-term students at 75€

Course material:

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

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Koeln-Bonn (CGN).

Cologne Bonn Airport:
75 € pick up
150 € return (both ways)
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Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021 - 08 Jan. 2021, 03 Oct. 2021, 01 Nov. 2021, 20 Dec. 2021 - 31 Dec. 2021.
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2022 - 07 Jan. 2022, 28 Feb. 2022, 15 Apr. 2022, 18 Apr. 2022, 01 May 2022, 26 May 2022, 06 Jun. 2022, 16 Jun. 2022, 03 Oct. 2022, 01 Nov. 2022, 26 Dec. 2022 - 31 Dec. 2022.
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.

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

Accommodation

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Price in US$ 175 349 523 557 697 836 975 1114 1393 1671 140 88
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
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 15 former students)
Includes:
Towels, 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
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Price in € 290 580 870 1040 1300 1560 1820 2080 2600 3120 260 150 75
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Price in US$ 337 673 1010 1207 1509 1811 2112 2414 3017 3621 302 0 88
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:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 17
Student comments

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Vicente: "Hooggekwalificeerde docenten. Je begrijpt ze zelfs als je geen Duits spreekt."
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Price in US$ 244 488 731 836 1045 1254 1462 1671 2089 2507 209 175 88
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Price in € 210 420 630 720 900 1080 1260 1440 1800 2160 180 150 75
Price in US$ 244 488 731 836 1045 1254 1462 1671 2089 2507 209 0 88
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:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 17
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weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 150 300 450 480 600 720 840 960 1200 1440 120 150 75
Price in US$ 175 349 523 557 697 836 975 1114 1393 1671 140 175 88
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 150 300 450 480 600 720 840 960 1200 1440 120 150 75
Price in US$ 175 349 523 557 697 836 975 1114 1393 1671 140 0 88
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
20 € (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, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 17
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Price in € 250 500 750 640 800 960 1120 1280 1600 1920 160 200 75
Price in US$ 291 581 871 743 929 1114 1300 1486 1857 2228 186 233 88
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(charged by school)
Price in € 250 500 750 640 800 960 1120 1280 1600 1920 160 200 75
Price in US$ 291 581 871 743 929 1114 1300 1486 1857 2228 186 0 88
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Final cleaning: EUR 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

Reviews

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Organisation

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Facilities

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Value for money

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
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Cologne (145 students from all schools in Cologne)
Overall city attractiveness

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Nightlife

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Interesing things to do

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Geographic setting

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
Public transport

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Climate

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
Cleanliness

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Affordability

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Shopping

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Safety

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
What students liked about TANDEM Köln, Cologne
Listening, the dynamism of all, the school has been responsive to my request. Everyone is very friendly and the courses are very well made.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
n/a
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
School organization
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Additional information
Other comments: Thank you to all the team of the school on behalf of Nicole, Pierre-Antoine and Marie-Pierre. I would really return.
The teachers and the staff were amazing! They were so accommodating and inspirational. My teachers pushed me to do the best I could!
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared flat
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Have no fear! Languages aren't scary!!!
Other comments: Great location! Great Staff! Great Experience!
They help the students with everything, they answer any doubt you may have regarding the city, transportation...whatever.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Shared flat
4.0
It is not a big school, so after a few days you will recognise most of people. And the location was great as well.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Every one in the school was friendly, our teachers were very good. I hope to come back to Tandem school.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0
Other
3.0
Shared flat
3.0

Brochures

TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)
TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)

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    FAQ about TANDEM Köln, Cologne

  • German courses at TANDEM Köln start at 171 € for Intensive Course course with 24 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Shared flat is the most popular among all our clients of Tandem
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Cologne Bonn Airport (75 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Tandem varies from 12 students (Intensive Course) to 12 students (Intensive Course)
  • 90% of teachers at TANDEM Köln hold a university degree. 10% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at TANDEM Köln comes from Switzerland with a 14% representation, followed by students from Spain (12%) and Italy (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • TANDEM Köln offers courses from 17 years to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 24 for the rest of the year.
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