Why is learning a language in Alpha Aktiv your best choice? Languages are the way to the future. In addition to bringing people closer together and building respect, they help to create a sense of trust and security. Alpha Aktiv is a language school right in the heart of Heidelberg. In contrast to other language schools, in Alpha Aktiv the atmosphere is very familiar and personal. This helps our students to study in comfortable surroundings and it also helps them enjoy all aspects of their stay. Good reasons to learn a language in Alpha Aktiv: • Free trial lesson • Quick learning success • Comfortable studying in a familiar atmosphere • Personal assistance • Encouragement of self-reliance in thinking and learning. • Rapid integration of individual tasks in the learning process • Final examination with a certificate. Our goal is to develop not just language skills but also student's specialist and international knowledge, while at the same time giving insights into the culture of the respective country. We want to give you the chance to learn a language successfully in a short time. After only 80 class hours you will be capable of speaking the respective language in everyday situations. We welcome you to a free trial session, so you can experience the learning atmosphere and methods used in our school. We carry out regular opinion polls among our students, all of which confirm their high satisfaction with our concepts and teaching methods.
F+U Academy of Languages in Heidelberg is one of the largest language schools in Germany. More than 12,000 students from over more than 100 countries attend the language courses and exams at the school in Heidelberg. In the field of German as a foreign language F+U Academy of Languages is one of the leading providers of German courses, whether in the form of intensive courses in the mornings and afternoons or extra-occupational evening courses. In 2016 and 2017, F+U Academy of Languages was awarded the StudyTravel Star Award as the ST Star German Language School as well as the iStudy Award als World Language School of the Year – Germany. Thanks to its internationality, the school offers a unique opportunity to get to know people and their various languages and cultures, and to practice freshly acquired language skills, whether during break-time conversations in the corridors or in the school’s atrium, or while participating in the cultural and sporting activities offered everyday. F+U Academy of Languages is situated in the middle of the historic centre of Heidelberg, an ancient university town. The school building offers fantastic views of the Old Town, the Castle and into the Neckar river valley. With 70 multimedia-equipped classrooms (up to 85 in summer), 3 Internet rooms with 55 PCs, free internet access and Wi-Fi, and a central location in Heidelberg, F+U Academy of Languages offers everything to ensure that the language learning experience in Heidelberg is an exceptional one. Apart from the year-round intensive and evening courses, F+U Academy of Languages also offers individual and compact courses, educational leave, corporate language training and specialist language training for German, English and over 25 other languages. Children and teenagers from all over the world take part in German or English courses in our international junior programme every summer to gain language proficiency through playful learning and a multi-layered cultural, sport and free-time activities programme in one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Several halls of residence with more than 500 rooms, a boarding school, apartments, a school-owned hotel and several host families offer a fantastic range of year-round accommodation to learners arriving from all over the world. As an international test centre, the Academy of Languages stands for exceptional quality in language teaching. Alongside the best-known assessments such as TOEFL® and TestDaF, the language institute offers the following examinations: TELC, WiDaF, onSET, TestAS, TOEIC®, LCCI and ECDL (European Computer Driving License) A particularly important part of the academy is our Vocational College for Foreign Languages, founded in 2004, which offers the opportunity to study full time towards the following state recognized qualifications: Foreign Language Correspondence Clerk, European Secretary, Multilingual Correspondence Clerk and Translator. F+U Academy of Languages is one of the few education providers in the country to offer state-recognized vocational language training for Japanese. Recognized status has also been awarded for Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian. F+U Academy of Languages offers internship programmes within the framework of Erasmus+. This EU programme gives young people the chance to participate in a language course abroad in either another European country or in Heidelberg, and then complete a commercial internship. F+U Academy of Languages rounds off its range of courses with the organization of language tours and the pathway college International Prep School (preparation for the Feststellungsprüfung).
Learn German & live in your private teacher's home around Heidelberg with Home Language International! Home Language International (HLI) is a family-run business offering language courses in more than 20 languages in over 30 countries worldwide, including German lessons at an experienced private teacher's home in Germany. More than 5,000 students take advantage of our services every year. Ian Josephs, Danielle Josephs, their 5 adult children and an expert team of dedicated staff all put in very long hours for HLI. You stay in an experienced teacher's family home, have one-to-one German lessons and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay in Heidelberg. Because you are the only student, you are guaranteed individual attention. The lessons are completely designed for you, so the teacher will focus exactly on what you need. Mealtime conversation, television and social contacts are all in German. All of our teachers in Germany have a university degree (or equivalent) and/or a recognised teaching certificate. All teachers have been visited by one of our local organisers. Their qualifications have been checked and their homes throughly inspected. During your stay in Heidelberg, a local organiser will monitor your progress and make sure your experience is both happy and successful. Home Language International (HLI) is accredited by the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS), Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO), and UNOSEL.
The school, founded in 1958, offers various types of quality German courses for academic, personal or professional purposes all year round. Collegium Palatinum - IH Heidelberg is a member of International House World Organisation (IHWO), and is committed to high standards of quality in language education, and professional teacher development. The Collegium Palatinum - IH Heidelberg language programmes are combined with culture and leisure activities. The school offers accommodation in host families or in the student residence. We provide standard language courses and study or job-specific programmes. Participants can choose to either join an international group of students or learn German in individual sessions. Our language training follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Language Learning and Teaching. The cultural diversity of our participants from all over the world creates an international atmosphere in which language learning is enjoyable and satisfying. Collegium Palatinum - IH Heidelberg is located in the “Villa Krehl” in Heidelberg’s most beautiful residential area. The historic building with its spacious garden provides students with the perfect environment to live and learn. The classrooms and offices impress with their modern equipment and facilities and impart a true campus feeling. The picturesque garden allows for a variety of recreational activities for the students, such as barbecuing, playing a game of ball, or simply relaxing. The school offers an exceptional atmosphere and modern facilities: • Well-equipped classrooms • Computer lab • Library • Wi-Fi throughout the building • Spacious garden and terraces • TV room The language school shares the building with the European Study Centre of the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW ESC), whose students spend a semester abroad in Germany and live on campus. Heidelberg’s historic centre can be reached in just a few minutes by tram or in twenty minutes by foot. Collegium Palatinum - IH Heidelberg follows a practical approach by applying interactive and communicative teaching methods. Our qualified teachers with academic degrees in language teaching undergo continuous professional development and they have a lot of experience with multi-cultural classes. The Programmes: • German Standard Course 20 (20 lessons per week) • German Intensive Course 25 (25 lessons per week) • German Intensive Course Plus 30 (30 lessons per week) • Combination Course 25 plus 5 (25 lessons/week in class, 5 lectures private lectures) • Private Instruction - general German • Private Instruction - specialized German (business, technology, medicine, etc.) • Prep Courses for telc Language Tests (4 weeks/30 lessons per week) • Prep Courses for TestDaF examinations (4 weeks/9 lessons per week) Certificates: • telc Language Certificates A2-C1 (beginners - intermediate - advanced) • TestDaF (for students who want to study at a German university - advanced) Social and Cultural Activities: Collegium Palatinum - IH Heidelberg organizes various cultural and leisure activities about 3 times a week. An orientation tour for the newcomers on Mondays encourages students to get to know each other as well as the city. Guided tours through the Old City of Heidelberg, the castle and the local museums are part of the standard program. Apart from that, we go on day trips to different German cities, for example Frankfurt, Karlsruhe, Speyer, Worms or Stuttgart. Our activities include: cycling/canoeing/hiking tours, wine tasting, visit a beer brewery, visit the Max-Planck-Institute, movie nights, international food parties at school, etc. Participation is free, except transport and entrance fees.
OISE Heidelberg opened its doors in 1999 and has gained since then a worldwide reputation as a specialist for teaching-intensive German as a foreign language. OISE Heidelberg understands customer needs and requirements in achieving a significant improvement in language fluency and strives to exceed their expectations. Therefore, we ensure that all the activities necessary to design, develop and implement the customer-focused product and service are effective and efficient. Our OISE school in Heidelberg offers intensive courses for universal communication, specific professional use and exam success. The course you choose can consist of a Quatorial programme (maximum of 4 students), a programme of only Tutorial (= individual) lessons (1:1) or a combination of Quatorials and Tutorials. Most programmes also include Spoken Performance Workshops and Masterclasses. The challenging programmes are combined with exciting after-class entertainment and a carefully chosen host family accommodation. This powerful combination of structured learning within the school and spontaneous language acquisition outside ensures that you achieve your language learning ambition. For young learners (14-17 years), OISE Heidelberg offers the ultimate language programme with 22.5 hours of tuition per week, daily leisure programme and carefully chosen host family accommodation. To ensure maximum pupil participation class size is limited to 8 pupils. This results-driven programme is designed for maximum language learning, stimulating entertainment and specifically tailored to give teenagers a productive learning experience and a real difference to their success in future life. Situated on the river Neckar, Heidelberg is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Its fairy-tale setting has captured hearts and minds for centuries and many of the world’s most famous writers, poets and philosophers have been inspired by its landscape and architecture. As an internationally acknowledged science & business centre, Heidelberg offers a perfect environment for professional training programmes. The city is centrally located in Germany and easy to reach by train, car or plane. It provides several standards, comfort and first class hotels close to the city centre. The Heidelberg school enjoys a prime city centre location, close to shops, cafes and restaurants and is easily accessible by public transport. It provides a comfortable, welcoming and study-friendly atmosphere. The school is located on the top floor of a modern, smart building. A beautiful roof-terrace offers breathtaking views of Heidelberg’s impressive skyline. At breaktimes, students take their coffee out on the terrace enjoying the views of the spectacular castle and the surrounding countryside or relax in the comfort of the modern, sleek interior. All teaching staff are highly motivated professionals and committed to making your stay as successful and enjoyable as possible. Teachers are chosen for their personal qualities and their ability both to motivate students and facilitate the language learning process. They are trained to focus on the needs and weaknesses of their students and to plan the structure and content of the lessons accordingly.
Most of the teachers were really good, kind and nice. The organization of classes and courses were not the best, too many changes on classrooms and teachers in such a short time. The activities were good, the people in General is very open to help... more
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Heidelberg that is right for you. There are German courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.
General German courses are for adults who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in German. Most general German courses are for adults age 16 and up. 2 - 48 week courses available. Most courses average 30 classes per week.
German teacher training courses are for teachers interested in teaching German abroad. There is a tremendous demand for qualified German teachers worldwide with job opportunities in just about every country around the globe.
Professional German courses are for professionals who want to study German in a specific area, such as business, medicine, law, aviation, and hospitality.