Learn German & live in your private teacher's home around Cologne 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 Cologne. 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 Cologne, 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.
It was in 1984 when we started teaching German as a foreign language. Since then thousands of students from all over the world joined our classes and many of them returned a second and sometimes a third time. Both of our schools are in the very centre of the two most attractive German cities: Munich and Berlin. Thanks to our highly qualified teachers, the welcoming atmosphere and the modern teaching facilities we have earned a very good international reputation. In our classrooms, students from all over the world meet to learn German. Our teachers as well as the other members of our school office team are always available for advice. A student library and free internet access (even wireless) is at our students‘ disposal. Our fully equipped kitchen is a popular hang-out during the breaks and enables an intensive exchange between students and teachers beyond lesson time. Here, extra-curricular activities for the evenings and weekends are planned and these often form the beginning of lasting friendships. BWS Germanlingua is committed to offering quality German language courses to foreigners in a pleasant environment that respects the values of each participant, with the aim of strengthening communication between different linguistic communities in the world. We do not only focus on teaching the German language, but also the German culture and costumes. Our staff and teachers will do their utmost to integrate every student and will always be happy to help and give advice also beyond teaching hours to make Germany your home away from home! We believe that excellent teaching is the most essential asset to a successful school. Due to continuous further training, our qualified and experienced teachers are well acquainted with the latest developments in the area of German as a foreign language. You will note that our instructors can be seen as highly motivated, very competent and knowledgeable friends who are teaching the class. As a result, the members of our staff are not only available to discuss matters of German language but are also happy to help you with advice on other subjects of life. A lot of times they even organize our extra-curricular activities.
With over 50 years experience as an international language provider, teaching German as a foreign language has always had an important focus in the work of Carl Duisberg Centren. Our German Language Courses are offered in Berlin, Cologne, Munich, and Radolfzell on Lake Constance. At the Carl Duisberg Training Centers you will be taught by experienced trainers, who all have a university degree. In lessons, great emphasis is put on training communication skills. The learning progress is measured according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Prior to the start of the course, your actual language ability will be assessed by a placement test. On course completion, you will receive an official certificate of attendance. At various stages of the course program, you can have your improvement documented by taking the internationally recognized tell examinations. Naturally, at the four Carl Duisberg Training Centers, a media resource center with a multitude of teaching materials is available. This also includes computer learning programs for self-study. You will receive all the books and materials used in the lessons free of charge which can then be kept at the end of the course. Additionally, there are no extra costs for registration, placement test, and weekly interim tests. For those who decide to learn a foreign language in the country where it is spoken, they will also get to know the culture, customs and ways of its inhabitants. The same applies to your language course in Germany. The varied leisure and cultural program create relaxed, realistic everyday situations, where you can put your newly acquired language knowledge into practice. At the same time, you can gain an insight into German culture and mentality. Carl Duisberg German courses are offered at four very different locations: you can choose between the capital Berlin, the Rhine metropolis Cologne, the Bavarian state capital Munich, or the charming little town of Radolfzell on Lake Constance. Each location has its own character and its own merits.
Located at the river Rhine, Cologne is surrounded by mountains and idyllic valleys with castles, monasteries and choir ruins. And even the well-known Loreley is just round the corner.
Our classes are held in the attractive and bright seminar rooms of the hostel, which are all equipped with up-to-date technology. As our students are housed in the same building where they have their classes, they can conveniently walk there from their rooms without having to leave the premises.
I have zero knowledge in Deutsch language... (probably just hi and bye). After enrolling for a month here, intensive course, i can order in restaurant using Deutsch language:) more
I have found a cozy reception with my teacher, which has allowed me to get to know the environment and also get used to the German everyday life in Cologne. The reception of her family was just as friendly, and they were all very nice with me. The... more
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Cologne 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.
Professional German courses are for professionals who want to study German in a specific area, such as business, medicine, law, aviation, and hospitality.