Freiburg im Breisgau

Freiburg im Breisgau

Freiburg im Breisgau

From 1170 CHF

Course start dates

No dates available at the moment

Key points

● Courses based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages (CEFR)

● Guided tours, organised sports and cultural events

● Young but highly-qualified teacher-animators

● A human-sized school

● 53 kilometers away from Basel

School

Levels: Elementary to Advanced

Accommodation: Host family, Youth hostel

Transfer from the airport or train station: organized by the school (see the section bellow)

Arrival and departure: arrival is on Sunday, departure on Saturday

Students

Age range: 10 - 13 & 14 - 17 Years




Language Study Holiday in the sunniest city in Germany!
 

Freiburg is a human-sized city, not far from Strasbourg, Basel and Constance, and lot of students walk around in its charming medieval center. Inhabitants are sincerely concerned by their quality of life and environmental questions, they often place solar panels on the roofs of their house and ride a bicycle whenever they can : Freiburg is often called "the Green city" because of their engagement.


Our partner school in Freiburg was established in 1991, and hosts on average 90 children and teenagers (from 10 to 17) every week during the language stay holiday it organizes during the summer. The school has also remained "human-sized", with German lessons in small groups (one professor for 15 students maximum) and a rich activity program in the afternoon to discover the Black Forest and the lakes nearby, but also to play sports and simply have fun together!


So come and discover a wonderful city and learn German this summer!

Course duration:
1 - 0 Weeks
Levels:
Elementary to Advanced
Age group:
Juniors
Language course:
German
Start dates:

No dates available at the moment

About this course:


German classes


20 lessons of 45 minutes every week
With young but qualified teachers
In groups of 15 students maximum
Course certificate at the end of the stay.

Please note that this language stay is not aimed to total beginners : participants must have a basic knowledge of German.

Activity program


Every afternoon : Discovery tours of Freiburg and the Black Forest), swimming pool, sports (volleyball, football), outdoor activities (rock climbing, campfires, archery), bowling...

Excursions every Saturday : “Europapark”, summer toboggan runs, canoeing, visits of the city (zoo), concerts...

Accommodation

By a host-family (for students from 14 years old), in a private single room (almost all of the time)

or in a hotel (in a 4bed-room)
Full board


No Seasons

Participants can choose between two options: a host-family or a hotel.

 

Host-family (for teenagers older than 14)

The school has been working with these families for many years, and has selected them for their engagement and will to have a real human relationship with their guest. Participants choosing this option will not spend the evening with the other teenagers (except maybe one or two times a week), but their host will entertain them after the afternoon activities.

These families live about half an hour (maximum) away from the school by public transportation, and the participants have to go there by themselves in the morning, and come back by themselves after the afternoon program. Off course, they will be given all information, they'll receive a transportation pass, and receive all the assistance they might need.

Students usually are alone in their room, but can sometimes share it with another participant.

 

Hotel

The building is located 20- 25 minutes away from the school, and participants stay in a dedicated area of this hotel (until the 21st of July, in the FT Hotel, and after this date in the Youth Hostel). A member of the school's staff is always around in case children or teenager need any assistance.

4-bed comfortable rooms (sometimes 2-bed rooms) with a bathroom and toilets.

In both hotel participants will enjoy the large recreational areas (table tennis, greenfield, basket-ball field….), will be able to see the start of bike and running paths from the window of their room, and in the Youth Hostel there's even a swimming pool (but the largest swimming pool of the city is in both case nearby)...

In the morning after the breakfast and in the afternoon after the activities, participants go to school or go back to school by pubic transportation, always accompanied by a camp-leader (there's never less than one adult for 15 children and teenagers). Participants receive a pass for the bus at the beginning of their stay.
Students of the same gender (either family or friends) can stay in the same room together if requested when booking.

Meals
Breakfast and diner in the hotel or with the host-family and take-away lunch (please bring a lunch-box).

Please advise us in advance for any special diet.

 

For participants staying more than two weeks, the school will make sure they can wash their clothes.

The towels are not provided, please bring your own…

Accommodation Description Price front.Galery
Host family For students aged 14 and over 50 CHF / per week
Youth hostel No Fee
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:00-12:30 Arrival at host family/ hostel Classes Excursion for the whole day / day of departure (if Friday is the last day of the course) / Trip to Constance / Lake Constance
12:30 Lunch
14:00-17:00 City rally/challenge Workshop Minigolf Sport Zoo
18:00 Dinner
19:00-22:00 Evening programme

This is a sample programme. Activities and excursions can vary significantly depending on the weather, or other factors that are beyond our control.

In the afternoon, participants stay with their professors and take part to a large range of activities. Freiburg is located next to the Black Forest, its city center is rich of beautiful monuments and in the east of the center, the Scholssberg castle provides an impressive view of the all region. So children and teenagers will go and visit Freiburg and discover its history. There's also a musical festival durint the Summer, so students will attempt a concert...

A lot of recreational activities are also on the program! Pedalo, mini-golf, aquatic park, sports, bowling!

In the evening, participants who stay in the hotel will enjoy table games, watch movie or have fun in the swimming pool...

Participants who have chosen to stay by a host-family usually go back to them after 17, but those families are used to entertain their guest (that's why they've been selected for) so the evening program in more improvised in this case, but it can be as funny as well!

Every Saturday, participants go on excursion:

Day trip to Basel & visit the museum "Jean Tinguely"

Visit to Europa Park, one of the largest theme parks in Europe, less than an hour from Freiburg : roller coasters, splash rides and a free fall ride!

Descent of the Old Rhine on a canoe

(Sunday is reserved for relaxation but many activities are also planned for the afternoon: sports, swimming pool, visits, walks...)

Arrival at the station

The host family (a member of our partner school) will pick up the participant at Freiburg station.

Please communicate us in advance all the details concerning your arrival...

The transfer from and to train station is included in the price.

Transfert from the Airport

The school offers a pick-up service for students arriving at the Basel or Frankfurt airport.

Participants will be welcomed by an employee of the school (or of its partner company “Airportservice”) in the exit of the arrival hall of the airport, at the following dates and times:

Arrivals (Sunday)

30.06.19 / 07.07.19 / 14.07.19 / 21.07.19 / 28.07.19 / 04.08.19 between 10 am and 6 pm

Departures (Saturday)

06.07.19 / 13.07.19 / 20.07.19 / 27.07.19 / 03.08.19 / 10.08.19 between 10 am and 6 pm
 

Please note that depending on the child's age and airline, it may be necessary to book the service "unaccompanied child" (in this case the child will be picked up by the member of the school's staff from a flight attendant of the airline). And please send us in advance all the details of the flight…

This service is not included in the price of the language study vacation: prices are listed on the registration form.

 

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