Bad Schussenried, Germany
15 - 17 yrs
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
This fully immersive and intensive German Leaving Certificate preparation course provides a fantastic study abroad experience and is perfect for fifth years preparing to sit upcoming written and oral exams. The excellent tutors at the exceptional Humboldt Institute language school in Bad Schussenried provide the highest standard of lesson plans to study abroad students from all over the world. There are 32 weekly lessons included in this Leaving Cert preparation course.
30 of these are taught in small groups which creates a personalised environment where you can learn through constant interaction with fellow classmates. During these classes, you will work to improve their overall comprehension, fluency and German vocabulary.
In the additional two private weekly lessons, there is a focus on the German Leaving certificate syllabus to fully prepare you ahead of your exams. You will work one on one with a tutor who pays attention to your individual needs and helps you achieve your learning goals.
The language school is a modern boarding school nestled between a lovely park and an extensive outdoor recreation area. The school has space for up to 300 students from around the world and boasts an impressive infrastructure that allows students to partake in a range of recreational activities during their stay. The school is a 5-minute walk from Bad Schussenried – a historic monastery town located in the beautiful hilly region between Lake Constance and the Danube and Iller rivers.
Half day trip to German Alps
Trip to Munich
Fly to Germany
Transfer to student residence
2 weeks to 12 weeks
€1020 per week
There is a €45 surcharge applied to this course running between the 7th of June and the 15th of August.
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Full payment is due 8 weeks prior to departure.
The Humboldt student residence is located in Bad Schussenried’s boarding school, the largest one in Germany.
Students can share a room here where they also attend classes.
The boarding school is located close to a park and an outdoor recreation centre.
Students have access to a wide range of fantastic facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, a climbing wall, a movie theater and a spacious garden.
All meals are provided in the on site restaurant and each room has shower and bathroom facilities.
We understand that every student’s needs are unique and work with the supportive team at Humboldt to ensure you have the best possible experience while studying abroad.
If you have any specific requirements or food allergies, please do not hesitate to inform us at the point of booking.
The closest airport is Memmingen. Most of our students have to fly into Zurich or Munich airport on arrival and then depart from Memmingen. They usually arrive on a Sunday morning and leave on a Friday afternoon.
No flights are not included in the price. You will need to arrange your own flights, although we are happy to advise which flight to book.
Transfer between the airport and your school can be arranged. The prices can be found on the dates & prices page.
All meals are included in the price. You will however need money for socialising and shopping during your time away.
The school does not permit friends or even students of the same nationality to share rooms. Staying with a student who you didn’t know before your trip is a great way to widen your circle of friends while getting the chance to practice your language skills with new people. If this makes you feel uncomfortable they school has a limited amount of single rooms available for an additional cost of €100 per week.
Having a foundation of conversational German is beneficial to students going on any of our language courses but even less advanced students will see their fluency flourish in a short space of time during this immersive experience.
When I first arrived I had a decent understanding of French oral expression but my host family and the teachers in the school made a great effort to improve my French through various activities and different topics of conversation. We did a lot of afternoon and evening activities which always kept me occupied. At dinner in my house I was always asked about my day in French which I think was hugely effective towards improving my French.
Overall I found the whole experience extremely positive. Stein study literally organised everything and answered any queries I had. I also found the French school and staff to be particularly approachable and helpful. Josh was initially a bit nervous about going to La Rochelle but quickly settled into his accommodation...
I came in with a very basic knowledge of speaking French since being here. The teachers were very friendly and helped if you couldn’t understand something. The direction was super. I also really enjoyed the freedom available in the school. The activities were very enjoyable as well over because of the weather, it was a very new enjoyable experience for trying to improve the standard if your French.
My Language experience was great. I enjoyed participating in class and the activities outside the class. I had great fun with Tony and Melaine during every activity. I feel I have improved greatly in terms of my French during the classes and also had of fun doing it. One of my favourite activities was sailing. Really enjoyed being with my host and learned some French with her as well. Overall, I had a great time in La Rochelle and really enjoyed my stay and have improved my French.
My French was not great when I came to La Rochelle but was not bad and I did not have much confidence to speak it but spending 4 weeks here it has improved written, oral and aural. The French were very patient in La Rochelle when I was trying to speak French, more then I expected and were great help when it came to try to find an English word in French. The Leaving Cert practice was also very beneficial to me as I got to correct it with a French person. The class hours and activities were amazing. I personally feel the activities got me to speak French more casually and the not like school work. My French has improved here in La Rochelle, I was very happy with my stay and would love to return.
I had a wonderful time, my host family were perfect. The college staff were very helpful and made it very easy to settle in. I enjoyed the fact that there were people from all nationalities. I would love to go again and would recommend it highly.