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German school in Cologne: TANDEM Köln

4.3/5

Rating: 4.3/5.0

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)

School currently open
Covid-19 school related information
1. Throughout the school building wear a mask. It''s only allowed to take them off when you are sitting at your desk in the classroom. 2. Wash and disinfect your hands after entering the school 3. Please enter one after the other, always keeping a minimum distance of 1.5 m. The TANDEM team will help you with orientation & check in. 4. Please be punctual and always go directly to your seat. Please always sit in the same place in the classroom. Doors and windows will remain open during the lessons if possible. 5. Spend the breaks in the fresh air if possible or stay at your seat. We ask you to leave the school directly after class. 6. The kitchen will be closed for hygienic reasons. However, there are many nice cafés in the area. ☺ 7. The office is open. A maximum of 3 clients are allowed to stay here at the same time. We therefore ask you to clarify less urgent matters with us by mail, telephone or skype.
We''re looking forward to new students from abroad!

Accreditations and Quality seals

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

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

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.

Average age of students

Average number of levels

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

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years

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).

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

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 21 May 2020, 01 Jun. 2020, 11 Jun. 2020, 03 Oct. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 26 Dec. 2020.

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

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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 24 36 48 Additional Week
Price in € 180 171 340 323 480 456 600 570 860 817 1120 1064 1380 1311 3200 3040 4760 4522 6320 6004 130 124
Price in US$ 193 365 515 644 922 1201 1480 3431 5104 6776 140
Includes an interesting leisure programme (1 event per week, 3 events in summer - July and August).
Starting dates
For all levels except from 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 06 Jul. 2020 - 28 Aug. 2020
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in € 315 300 610 580 885 841 1140 1083 1405 1335 1670 1587 1935 1839 2200 2090 2465 2342 2730 2594 3260 3097
Price in US$ 338 654 949 1223 1507 1791 2075 2359 2643 2927 3495
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
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  - 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 06 Jul. 2020 - 28 Aug. 2020
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 370 352 720 684 1050 998 1360 1292 1680 1596 2000 1900 2320 2204 2640 2508 3280 3116 3920 3724 320 304
Price in US$ 397 772 1126 1459 1802 2145 2488 2831 3517 4203 344
Starting dates
For all levels except from 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 06 Jul. 2020 - 28 Aug. 2020
Brochures
TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 560 532 1100 1045 1620 1539 2120 2014 2630 2499 3140 2983 3650 3468 4160 3952 5180 4921 6200 5890 510 485
Price in US$ 601 1180 1737 2273 2820 3367 3914 4460 5554 6647 547
Starting dates
For all levels except from 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 06 Jul. 2020 - 28 Aug. 2020
Brochures
TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)
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Exam Preparation
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1615 1535 -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1732 -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 02 Mar. 2020, 04 May 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 31 Aug. 2020, 26 Oct. 2020.
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
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 06 Jul. 2020 - 28 Aug. 2020
Exam dates
27 Feb. 2020, 29 Apr. 2020, 25 Jun. 2020, 27 Aug. 2020, 22 Oct. 2020, 17 Dec. 2020
Brochures
TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)
Reserve this course »
See availability »
FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1615 1535 -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1732 -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 06 Jan. 2020, 02 Mar. 2020, 04 May 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 31 Aug. 2020, 26 Oct. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 €
High season dates 06 Jul. 2020 - 28 Aug. 2020
Exam dates
28 Feb. 2020, 30 Apr. 2020, 26 Jun. 2020, 28 Aug. 2020, 23 Oct. 2020, 18 Dec. 2020
Brochures
TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)
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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 EUR 20 per month.
A signed parental consent form must be submitted with the enrolment documents for students under 18.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 140 260 360 460 575 690 805 920 1150 1380 115 150 75
Price in US$ 158 294 407 520 649 779 909 1039 1298 1558 130 170 85
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 15 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
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 200 380 540 700 875 1050 1225 1400 1750 2100 175 150 75
Price in US$ 226 429 610 790 988 1185 1383 1580 1975 2370 198 170 85
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
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 270 520 750 980 1225 1470 1715 1960 2450 2940 245 150 75
Price in US$ 305 587 847 1106 1383 1659 1936 2212 2765 3318 277 170 85
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
TV and parking can be arranged on request.
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, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 17
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 140 260 360 460 575 690 805 920 1150 1380 115 150 75
Price in US$ 158 294 407 520 649 779 909 1039 1298 1558 130 170 85
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:
No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 17
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 240 400 540 640 800 960 1120 1280 1600 1920 160 200 75
Price in US$ 271 452 610 723 903 1084 1264 1445 1806 2167 181 226 85
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Apartment, TANDEM Köln, Cologne - 1
Apartment, TANDEM Köln, Cologne - 2
Fully furnished for one or two persons travelling together. Prices may vary depending on availability and quality of the apartment. 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

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

4.3/5.0

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
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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!
Their professionalism, teaching methodology.
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
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Enjoy every minute.
Other comments: Great organization, the services offered by the teachers to the students.

Brochures

TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)

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    FAQ about TANDEM Köln, Cologne

  • German courses at TANDEM Köln start at 171 € for Standard 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 Köln
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Cologne Bonn Airport (75 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at TANDEM Köln varies from 12 students (Standard Course) to 12 students (Standard 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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