Your family will provide breakfast every day. Please let us know about any allergies or dietary requirements and discuss your preferences with your host.
You are responsible for all other meals yourself. There are restaurants near the school which offer lunch specials, as well as bakeries and other Shops. You also have access to the cafeteria at the University of Heidelberg.
Please note that you may not use your host family’s kitchen to prepare your own meals.
Bed sheets are provided and are changed regularly. Please bring your own towels. Your personal laundry will be washed but might not be ironed.
You will receive the address of your accommodation about three weeks prior to arrival, once the full course fees have been paid.
Arrival: On the Sunday before the course starts, time to be confirmed with the host family.
Our German lessons are based on the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR) (A1-C1).
What can you do at level A1? You can speak in very simple sentences about yourself and activities such as shopping and eating and you can describe where you live. You can apply basic grammatical constructions.
What can you do at level A2? You can communicate in a simple manner about everyday situations. You can correctly apply simple grammar to hold short conversations about familiar topics.
What can you do at level B1? You can express yourself in coherent sentences in familiar situations while travelling and about your own fields of interest. You can describe objectives, experiences, and give reasons for opinions. You can use the most important grammatical structures correctly.
The B1-certificate proves sufficient German language skills for German citizenship application.
What can you do at level B2? You can communicate at an advanced level: you speak clearly and fluently and are able to discuss and negotiate successfully. You have a large command of the vocabulary needed for general topics and your field of specialisation. Your usage of grammar is sound.
What can you do at level C1? You can express yourself spontaneously and fluently and you can understand challenging texts. You can apply idioms and the correct linguistic style. You speak with correct grammar.
What can you do at level C2? You speak like a native speaker. You understand everything you read and hear without any difficulty. You can express yourself spontaneously and fluently. You hardly make any mistakes.