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German school in Cologne: TANDEM Köln

What we like about the school

  • Excellent student nationality mix

Cologne  

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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).

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

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Koeln-Bonn (CGN).It takes 40 minutes by public transport  to school.

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017 - 08.Jan.2017, 27.Feb.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 25.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 15.Jun.2017, 03.Oct.2017, 31.Oct.2017, 01.Nov.2017, 23.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017In 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 40 Additional Week
Price in € 180 171 340 323 480 456 600 570 850 808 1100 1045 1350 1283 3100 2945 4600 4370 5100 4845 125 119
Price in US$ 202 381 538 673 953 1233 1513 3474 5155 5715 141
Includes an interesting leisure programme (1 event per week, 3 events in summer - July and August).
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 27.Nov.2017, 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 03.Jul.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 200 190 380 361 540 513 680 646 825 784 970 922 1115 1060 1260 1197 1405 1335 -- --
Price in US$ 225 426 606 762 925 1087 1250 1412 1575 -- --
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
2017: 31.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 14.Aug.2017, 21.Aug.2017, 28.Aug.2017.
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: 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 02.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.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
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 300 285 580 551 840 798 1080 1026 1325 1259 1570 1492 1815 1725 2060 1957 2550 2423 3040 2888 245 233
Price in US$ 337 650 942 1211 1485 1760 2034 2309 2858 3407 275
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 27.Nov.2017, 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 03.Jul.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
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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 1320 1254 1625 1544 1930 1834 2235 2124 2540 2413 3150 2993 3760 3572 305 290
Price in US$ 404 785 1143 1480 1821 2163 2505 2847 3530 4214 342
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 27.Nov.2017, 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 03.Jul.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
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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 2040 1938 2525 2399 3010 2860 3495 3321 3980 3781 4950 4703 5920 5624 485 461
Price in US$ 606 1188 1749 2286 2830 3373 3917 4460 5547 6634 544
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Absolute beginners start on: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 30.Oct.2017, 27.Nov.2017, 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  - 17:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 € High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1575 1497 -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1765 -- -- --
Preparation for the telc-exams B1, B2 or C1, consisting of the standard intensive course in the mornings plus 48 lessons exam preparation in the afternoon (2x 3 lessons per week and 6 lessons exam simulation). Attention: also TestDaF preparation and exam offered on request
Starting dates
2017: 09.Jan.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 01.May.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 23.Oct.2017.
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: 10:00  - 13:30
Afternoon: 14:30  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 € High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
Exam dates
03.Mar.2017, 28.Apr.2017, 23.Jun.2017, 25.Aug.2017, 27.Oct.2017, 20.Dec.2017
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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 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 € 130 240 330 420 105 100 75
Price in US$ 154 284 390 496 124 118 89
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 03.Jul.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 255 490 705 920 230 100 75
Price in US$ 301 578 832 1086 272 118 89
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Parking and TV on request.
Price extra night:
40 € (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 03.Jul.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 190 360 510 660 165 100 75
Price in US$ 225 425 602 779 195 118 89
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, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 17
Dates
High season dates 03.Jul.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 220 400 540 640 160 200 75
Price in US$ 260 472 637 755 189 236 89
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Fully furnished for one or two persons travelling together. Prices may vary depending on availability and quality of the apartment. Final cleaning: 40,- €.
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 03.Jul.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
High season
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    Düsseldorf International Airport: for 160 € (one way); for 320 € (return trip)
    Cologne Bonn Airport: for 75 € (one way); for 150 € (return trip)

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

Reviews

City
4.5/5.0 
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
4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
3.8/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.9/5.0 
Other
3.7/5.0 
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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