Language programme in Munich

Munich is without a doubt one of the loveliest cities in Germany. It’s a luscious, green areas and numerous parks such as Olympical park, park of the Nymphenburg castle and the famous Englischer Garten. Close to the Alps, it attracts nature tourists and sport enthusiasts, including hikers and skiers looking for an outdoor adventure. What’s not to love?

Located in Bavaria, this vibrant city has a population of over one million inhabitants. Munich is particularly well-known for its traditional culture, and is world-famous for typical Bavarian traditions such as Oktoberfest, Biergärten, Pretzels and Lederhosen. The city also boasts of many museums, theatres, exhibitions and concert halls. With over 80.000 students living in Munich, the young and outgoing population gives the town a lively atmosphere and a great nightlife.

For those who are avid football fans, it’s impossible to leave Munich without visiting one of the city’s most prized possessions: the famous Bayern Munich team. See the Bundesliga champions live in action at the Allianz Arena for an experience you’ll never forget.

Founded in 1977, our partner school DID is situated in the city center, 15 minutes from Karlsplatz, the liveliest place in the city and close to the Central Station. The atmosphere is very multicultural with 75 to 200 students of differing nationalities attending the school.

School facilities include:

  • 11 bright classrooms
  • A multimedia center with 10 computers
  • A studyspace with books, CD´s and multimedia materials
  • A cybercafé with 5 computers (user fees)
  • Wireless and cable connection
  • A cafetaria with a vending machine for drinks and snacks
  • A pleasant relaxing space
  • A spacious roof terrace with table tennis

The school is accredited by EAQUALS (European Association for Quality Language Services) and is a TestDaf official examination centre.

German language courses: the basics

  • Lesson duration: 45 minutes
  • Number of students per class: average of 10-12 students, maximum 15
  • Schedule: courses will mostly be given in the morning but can also be scheduled in the afternoon in peak season
  • Placement test: first day of lessons
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • Regular progress tests
  • All teachers are qualified and experienced in teaching German as a foreign language

20 lessons per week

Minimum length: 1 week

You will have classes in the morning from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 10:30 and from 10:45 to 12:15, where you will develop the 4 basic skills: writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Language level: beginner to advanced

24 lessons per week

Minimum length: 1 week

You will have classes in the morning from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 10:30 and from 10:45 to 12:15 and on Tuesday and Thursday from 13:00 to 14:30. The course will address different themes: politics, culture and economics. You will learn how to communicate effectively and put your skills into practice.

Language level: beginner to advanced

28 lessons per week

You will have classes in the morning from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 10:30 and from 10:45 to 12:15 and on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 13:00 to 14:30. This course is ideal for quick improvements of your German knowledge, especially if you only have little time.

Language level: beginner to advanced

20 lessons a week

Course duration: 4 weeks

As an authorized centre for TestDaF exams, DID organize courses of 20 lessons a week to prepare students for the exams. You can find the starting dates of the course in the ‘Dates & Prices’ tab.

Language level: advanced (B2+ or C1)

This course will be given in blocks of 2 lessons in addition to the group courses (standard, semi-intensive or intensive). This individual course offers students the opportunity to follow a program completely adapted to their needs.

Our partner school organizes 2 activities per week and excursions during the weekends. which you can participate or not. These activities are optional and some may require a fee. All activities are subject to change and vary depending on the time of year. You can book directly on site: entry fees and transportation are not included.

Some of the many activities may include:

  • Guided visit of the city (the Pinakothek der Moderne, the Englischer Garten, etc.)
  • Visit the castle of Nymphenburg
  • Visit the football stadium of Bayern Munich
  • Ski sessions (not during the summer)
  • Guided visits to the Bavarian Alps during the summer months
  • One day excursions to Augsburg, Regensburg, Salzburg, etc.

Shared room, shared bathroom, half board

Travel time to school: the families live max. 45 minutes from the school by public transport.

Laundry: Some families ask for a fee of some euros for using the washing machine.

Optional extras (fees apply):

  • Individual room

Individual room *, shared bathroom, self-catering

This option gives you the change to live more independently and have direct contact with the German culture. You will share the apartment with students or inhabitants of the city.

Features:

  • Single room
  • Shared bathroom and toilets
  • Shared kitchen
  • No meals included
  • Travel time: maximum 45 minutes from the school by public transport

We offer 2 types of youth hotels:

Standard (Hotel A&O)

Individual room, private bathroom, breakfast included

Features:

  • Single room
  • Private bathroom and toilet
  • Breakfast included (buffet)
  • Travel time: +/- 5 minutes by public transport
  • Location: close to the metro station Hackerbrücke, +/- 10 minutes from the city center by public transport

Facilities and services available:

  • TV, closet and balcony in every room
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Laundry (for a fee)
  • WiFi (user fees)
  • Reception available 24/7
  • Computers available in the lobby of the hotel
  • Bike rental service (for a fee)

Possibility to stay in a shared room when participants travel together (price per person)

Superior (Hotel Meininger)

Single room, private bathroom, breakfast included

Features:

  • Single room
  • Private bathroom and toilet
  • Breakfast included (buffet)
  • Travel time: +/- 10 minutes by public transport
  • Location: close to the metro station Hackerbrücke, +/- 10 minutes from the city center by public transport

Facilities and services available:

  • TV, closet and balcony in every room
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Laundry (for a fee)
  • WiFi (user fees)
  • Shared kitchen
  • Reception available 24/7
  • Bar
  • Computers available in the lobby of the hotel (user fees)

Possibility to stay in a shared room when participants travel together (price per person)

Travel

Arrivals: Sunday (from 3 pm in residence, between 12 pm and 8 pm in host family)

Departures: Saturday (before 10 am in residence, between 8 am and 12 pm in host family)

Arrival airports or stations:

  • Airport of Munich (MUC): 35 minutes (by bus); 45 minutes (by train)
  • Central station of Munich

Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, please see Dates & Prices tab)

Please note: do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course (about 4 days after deposit payment).

Visa Information

Do you need a visa for this programme? For more information please consult our page Visa information.

Do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email if you require any additional information.


Dates & Prices 2020

Dates 2020

Start of the sessions: The majority of courses start every Monday, throughout the year, unless otherwise stated below. If Monday is a public holiday, the session starts on Tuesday.

Complete beginners must start on the following dates: 07/01, 03/02, 02/03, 06/04, 04/05, 02/06, 06/07, 20/07, 03/08, 07/09, 05/10, 02/11

Public holidays and vacations (no courses will be given on these dates, nor will they be made up later; no compensation will be granted): 06/01, 10/04, 13/04, 01/05, 21/05, 01/06, 11/06, 19/12-03/01/2021

Prices 2020

All taxes included

WPCS 42.0.1
Lessons and homestay or shared apartment, single room, no meals
Duration20 lessons24 lessons28 lessons
1 week 410 460 510
2 weeks 695 775 895
3 weeks 1.025 1.135 1.325
4 weeks 1.360 1.500 1.760
6 weeks 2.030 2.230 2.630
8 weeks 2.700 2.960 3.500
12 weeks 3.680 4.140 4.920
16 weeks 4.660 5.320 6.340
18 weeks 5.060 5.820 6.960
20 weeks 5.640 6.500 7.760
24 weeks 6.620 7.680 9.180
32 weeks 8.580 10.040 12.020
36 weeks 9.560 11.220 13.440
Additional week 245 295 355
Accommodation supplements (per week)
Host family, single room, breakfast 50
Host family, single room, half board 115
Youth hostel, single room, breakfast * 115
Peak season accommodation (06/28/22/08) 55
Homestay / Family - Christmas (20 / 12-02 / 01) 100
Educational material to be paid on site (per month) 20
Airport transfer - accommodation (per trip) 80

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Your chosen accommodation
  • All school taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to/from Munich
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • All meals in shared flat
  • Local transportation
  • Activity fees (to be paid on site)
  • Course materials
  • Deposit, where applicable (€200, to be paid upon arrival)
  • Exam fees, where applicable