Germany | Berlin | Summer Camp
German Summer Camp
For students aged 14 - 17 years, this course is a perfect combination of lessons and fun! The course combines formal classroom tuition with a varied programme of leisure activities, visits and excursions to introduce the students to German culture, sports and life.
The course runs from Sunday to Saturday and the minimum stay is 2 weeks.
The vibrant capital city of Berlin is a fabulous place to spend time. With its incredible history, architecture and parks and gardens, you will never be short of something to do or somewhere to explore.
The summer camp accommodation is located in the central most district of the city, Berlin Mitte, right in the heart of the capital. From your accommodation, all the important sights, from the Reichstag to the Chancellery to the Brandenburg Gate, are within 15 minutes walk. Your summer camp staff will accompany you in the afternoons to allow you to explore this wonderful city safely and with confidence.
The language course comprises 20 lessons of 45 minutes length each, which concentrate on learning and actively using German. The school caters for students with a basic level of German to more advanced German speakers. The tuition is very much practice oriented, you will participate in group sessions alongside other students of a similar level, with lessons focused on improving all aspects of the language; speaking listening, reading and writing. There are 4 classes per day and these take place during the morning. Outside of lesson times there is a varied programme of leisure activities, visits and excursions to introduce you to German culture, sports and lifestyles.
You will be given a written assessment before you travel and a speaking assessment on the first morning before lessons in order to place you in the group most suited to your ability level. Classes have an international flavour and a lively feel because they are grouped by ability not nationality.
In Berlin there is a lot to see. From Monday to Friday, the afternoon leisure program consists of a combination of city exploration, museum visits, sports and entertainment. On Saturday, you will visit another nearby town and spend the whole day exploring there.
At the welcome meeting on the first day of your course you will receive the weekly programme of activities, these include:
- Games and sports
- Sight seeing in Berlin
- Full day excursion to a nearby town
- Evening activities every night at the school
All students stay in shared rooms in the residence on the same site where both lessons and meals are taken, creating a self-contained campus. The comfortable rooms are en-suite and come furnished with a bed, desk and wardrobe. Bed linen and towels are included.
All areas of the building have free WiFi and there is a coin operated laundry room with washers and dryers (charges approx 4€ per wash / dry).
There is a pool table, table football (fusball) and a television in the communal lobby.
A cashpoint is housed within the school for students to withdraw money if they choose.
Rooms are cleaned once per week.
Three meals are provided per day and the food is served buffet style to enable students to choose food that suits their preferences. Allergies and special diets and be catered for with advance notice, a surcharge is usually required for this. The first scheduled meal after arrival is dinner and the last meal before departure is breakfast.
The summer school staff ensure excellent supervision of all students so that you feel safe and secure. In the afternoon, you will visit the sights of Berlin together and at the weekends, explore the nearby small towns.
Return transfers from Berlin Brandenberg Aiport or Berlin Schönefeld Airport airport are available, if required. Arrivals are Sunday from 4pm to 8 pm and departures are Saturdays from 8am to 11am.
There are no bank holidays during the period for the Berlin Summer Camp.
Travel and Medical Insurance is available as an optional extra with this package. For more details please see our Insurance page.
Included in this Package
- 20 German lessons per week
- Return transfers from Berlin airports (optional)
- Welcome meeting
- Afternoon and evening activities
- Full day excursion to a nearby town
- Course materials
- Course certificate
- 24/7 Emergency support from UK office during your stay.
- Travel and Medical Insurance (optional)
Students are welcome to book into the school for two weeks upwards. Many students will travel to the school for several weeks at a time. We have prices for 2-4 weeks on our website. We are able to arrange any duration of stay at the language school. Contact us if you would like a package that we have not listed.