Lunch with your teacher

Bonus: get a lunch for free together with your teacher when booking our "Star course 20+5" for min. 2 weeks

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Summer-Star Course 25 + 5“


Age Group Ages 16 and up
Course Content General Language Skills
Course Length 1 to 12 weeks, >Prices
Course Dates 25.6 -14.9.2012 | every Monday | >Current Courses
Beginner June 25 | July 23 | August 20
Course Levels Beginner (A1) to Advanced (C2)
Timeplan 09.30 am to 3:30 pm | Monday to Friday
Lessons 25 Lessons  (45 Minutes = 1 lesson) + 5 x 45 minute private lessons
Participants Mornings: Average of 8 students (12 maximum) + 1 x 1
  *alternatively, 10x 45 minute private lessons
Freetime program 5 weekly activities – Weekend excursions
Accommodation Guest family | Student shared housing | Private Apartment | >Prices

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Course description

If you wish to maximize your German learning in the shortest amount of time and in addition to general German language skills also have individualized course goals (for example German for finances, German for subject matter, test preparation) then we recommend the Summer Star Course.  This course is a combination of 5 group lessons daily (Group Course 25) in the morning and then 1 private lesson unit in the afternoon.

A multifaceted freetime program rounds out your summer course and you can readily try out your newly gained German skills.  Field trips and excursions are prepared and accompanied by people who know Dresden well.  You will have the opportunity to meet interesting people and places around Dresden.  This way you can experience face-to-face a living and authentic Germany.

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A typical school day

The "Star Course 25+5" starts each day at 9:30 am and finishes at 3:30 pm.  There are three breaks in between during which you can relax in the neighbouring park, help yourself to a beverage from the cafeteria, check your emails, or chat with your friends.

At lunch time, you can get some lunch at one of the many nearby pubs, cafés, biergartens or bistros.  Fully recharged, there is a 45 minute private lesson geared to your specific needs. The private lessons can also be used flexibly in another schedule.

After your private lesson in the afternoon you are free to take part in our numerous freetime activities, check out a film from the media centre or surf the internet.  It's all included in the price.

Weekends we go on excursions where you can discover Dresden's surroundings, like the enchanting Saxon Switzerland, Berlin or even Prague.

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Take part in our Kästner Kolleg Freetime Blog. Bring along the newest photos from yourself and your friends. Show the friends and family back home what great stuff you are doing every day at your summer course in Germany!

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Service included

  • Daily freetime cultural program (included in price except for entrance or tranport costs)
  • Tandem – language partnerships
  • Test preparation (ZD, TestDaF, DSH)
  • Free internet access and school library
  • Service Hotline 24/7
  • arranging affordable insurance
  • Friendly service at any time

Transfers are possible from Dresden, Berlin and Leipzig Airports. Please ask for.

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Mix of nationalities

  • speak english English speakers – 20%
  • speak czech Czech speakers – 10%
  • speak russian Russian speakers – 10%
  • speak spanish Spanish speakers – 15%
  • speak japanese Japanese speakers – 5%
  • Corean speakers – 5%
  • speak italian Italian speakers – 5%
  • Others – 25%