Agents Most Frequent Questions

What year was your school established?
1995
 

Private/Public school (circle one)?
Private
 

Age Requirement?
Up from 18
 

Last years attendance. {total number of students}
Winter {75} Spring {100} Summer {222} Fall {100}
 

Nationalities: What are your students' nationalities in percentages?

  • U.S./Canada/Australia 30%,
  • Italian/Spain 30%,
  • South America 10%,
  • Asia 10%,
  • Rest of Europe 20%
     

How many levels of courses do you have?
5 levels according to the European Framework of reference for languages + business German
 

List the courses that your school offers:

  • Intensive German,
  • Business German,
  • Technical German in group classes and individual lessons,
  • preparation for the TestDaF, Goethe Exams, and telc Exams in our intensive plus programme
     

Do you offer any extra seminars?
Yes:

  • Business Etiquette in Germany,
  • Successful Presentations in Germany,
  • Successful Job Applications in Germany,
  • Successful Job interview in Germany,
  • Intercultural Training – "Welcome to Germany"
  • German Cuisine with vocabulary and cooking,
  • German for tourisme, hotel and travel agencies,
  • German for Architects,
  • Beer Seminar
     

COSTS

  • Intensive Course: 20 lessons per week
    Group maximum of 10 students per class– EUR 180 up to EUR 250 per week, depending on duration of stay
  • Intensive plus: 24 lessons per week:
    20 lessons in the group + 4 individual lessons - group maximum of 10 students per class – from EUR 394 per week
  • Individual tuition
    One-to-one instruction can be booked exclusively (EUR 38,50 per lesson) or in addition to the group lessons in the morning (EUR 36,-).
  • How much is your administration fee?
    EUR 52
     

Do you offer airport pick up?
Yes
 

If so, how much is airport pick up?
From Frankfurt and Munich to Bamberg = EUR 285, from Nuremberg to Bamberg EUR 85, other airports on request.
 

What is the name, mode of transportation and distance from the most commonly used airport to your school?
Mostly on train from Frankfurt airport, distance 230 km, 3 hours by train, train connection airport Frankfurt – Bamberg via Würzburg
 

Do you offer homestays?
Yes
 

How much is the homestay administration fee?
No fee
 

How much is a one-month homestay?
EUR 532 (28 days)
 

How many meals are included per day (if any)?
no meals included
…with meals prices are as follows:
with breakfast: EUR 628;
with half board EUR 868;
full board upon request
 

Do you offer dormitories?
No
 

Do you help arrange apartment rentals?
Yes
 

Approximate cost of a one-bedroom apartment for one month: 
If you mean one room in a shared apartment the price per room is EUR 532.
If you mean a self-contained apartment the price varies between EUR 1100 and EUR 2300.
 

Approximate cost for shared accommodations:
EUR 532 for each single bedroom in a shared flat. We have no twin rooms, only individual rooms.
 

What's the approximate average distance from the accommodations to the school? For example: a 15 minute walk, 25 minutes by bicycle, 30 minutes by bus etc.
…mostly in a walking distance less than 15 minutes
…maximum 12 minutes by bicycle
…maximum 12 minutes on bus
 

How long are most classes (uninterrupted time between breaks)?
From 9 till 12:30 = 4 lessons per day, 1 lesson = 45 minutes, one coffee break from 10:30 to 11:00
 

What is the average number of students per class?
5
 

What is the maximum number of students per class?
Usually 8, in summer (June, July August) 10
 

How many classrooms do you have that you use regularly?
8
 

What are some popular extracurricular activities for students at you school?
"Stammtisch" – regular meeting on Thursday night in a pub or a beer garden with local food and German conversations.
Also we organize bicycling tours, smoked beer evenings, evening walks, sports, movies, cultural events, ...
 

Write a very brief location description:
At the beginning of the pedestrianized shopping center, surrounded by shops, restaurants, cafes and 2 popular breweries
 

What city/town are you located in or nearest to?
We are located in Bamberg – 60 kms north of Nuremberg – UNESCO world heritage, a historical, lively and at the same time traditional university town, also called the Rome of the North, or even dream city of the Germans.
 

How many full time teachers do you presently have?
10
 

Are all of your teachers qualified university graduates?
Yes
 

If your institute is privately owned, does your school rent its facilities or own?
Rent
 

Which homestay company do you deal with?
None, the hosts are all chosen on a private basis and carefully selected.
 

What's your schools referral commission percentage?
20% on the course fees.
 

Do you pay commission on accommodations?
No