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German school in Cologne: TANDEM Köln

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

TANDEM Köln

  • 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 language school TANDEM Köln was founded in Cologne, Germany in 2003.
  • Address: Rolandstraße 57, 50677 - Cologne, Germany (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Oliver Lechlmair
  • Tax registration ID: DE236715645
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by TANDEM Köln

- Throughout the school building wear a mask. These may only be remooved when you are sitting at your desk in the classroom.
- Wash and disinfect your hands after entering the school.
- 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.
- 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.
- Spend the breaks in the fresh air if possible or stay at your seat. We ask you to leave the school directly after class.
- The kitchen will be closed for hygienic reasons. However, there are many nice cafés in the area. ☺
- 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

General Language
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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$ 209 394 555 694 995 1295 1596 3700 5504 7307 151
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$ 365 706 1024 1319 1625 1931 2238 2544 2850 3157 3770
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 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$ 428 833 1214 1573 1943 2313 2683 3053 3793 4533 370
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
Course Brochure
TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)
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$ 648 1272 1873 2452 3041 3631 4220 4810 5989 7169 590
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
Course Brochure
TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)
TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)
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Exam Preparation
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Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1615 1535 -- -- --
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Exam fee from EUR 80 to EUR 175, depending on the level.
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
Course Brochure
TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)
TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)
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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$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1868 -- -- --
Exam fee from EUR 80 to EUR 175, depending on the level.
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
Course Brochure
TANDEM Köln Brochure (PDF)
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$ 171 317 439 560 700 840 980 1120 1400 1680 140 183 92
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$ 244 463 658 852 1065 1278 1491 1704 2130 2556 213 183 92
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$ 329 633 913 1193 1491 1789 2088 2386 2982 3578 299 183 92
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$ 171 317 439 560 700 840 980 1120 1400 1680 140 183 92
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$ 293 487 658 779 974 1169 1364 1558 1948 2337 195 244 92
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: 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)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

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: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Other
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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)

Videos & Photos

  • TANDEM Köln - School Presentation1/15
  • TANDEM Köln - Course Methodology2/15
  • Certificate time
    Certificate time3/15
  • Classroom with a view
    Classroom with a view4/15
  • Well done friends
    Well done friends5/15
  • Street Parade
    Street Parade6/15
  • The Team
    The Team7/15
  • Last pointers
    Last pointers8/15
  • Conversation practise
    Conversation practise9/15
  • Deep focus
    Deep focus10/15
  • relaxed chat
    relaxed chat11/15
  • Questions anyone
    Questions anyone12/15
  • Last test
    Last test13/15
  • reception area
    reception area14/15
  • Corridor
    Corridor15/15

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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
  • 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 (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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