Course #1539
Course NameIntensive Course 30 lpw suitable for beginners
Course TypeGeneral courses
Lessons per week30 lpw ( Intensive )
Tuition TypeMini-group
Agefrom 18
CertificateCertificate on completion of the course
Included in the price
  • Study materials
  • Activity and Excursion Program

    Full-time staff organizing leisure activities
    We have a full-time staff person in charge of organizing leisure activities for our students and who also makes an effort to help them organize their own free time by giving them useful information and suggestions. If our students have any special preferences or wishes – if, for example, they plan to see a particular festival, or to take part in the activities of a particular sports club – they are welcome to ask for our assistance.

    The following list gives some examples of possible leisure activities in Constance:
    Badminton, Barbecue, Basketball, Disco, Internet in all rooms, Movie theater, Soccer, Swimming in the lake, Theater, Volleyball, TV room with DVD

    Sporting activities at the University
    Moreover, students at the Humboldt-Institut are entitled to participate in sporting activities organized by the University. The same conditions apply here as for students and employees of the University of Constance. During term time there are about 30 different types of sports for you to choose from.
    Cultural events in Constance
    The city of Constance also offers a great variety of cultural events (music, theater, film, and art), shopping opportunities and sports facilities.

    Full-day excursions
    Every Saturday, our staff organizes and accompanies full-day excursions, which are included in the package course fee (entrance fees not included). We try to offer our students a great variety of trips to interesting cities like: Stuttgart, Freiburg.
    Interesting destinations
    The local attractions and towns around Lake Constance (Ueberlingen, Friedrichshafen, Meersburg, the Island of Mainau, Schaffhausen/Rhine Falls) are also favourite destinations, and even to nearby Switzerland (Zurich, Basel, St. Gallen, Saentis), which is now part of the EU’s passport-free travel zone and no longer requires a special visa.


Year-round courses.
Number of lessons: 30 (45 min. each) per week
School days : Monday to Friday
Levels: A1 (Elementary 1) to C2 (Proficiency)
5-10 students per class

Class Size

Our classes usually consist of 5-10 course participants. With such a small size we want to make sure that individual attention is given to every single person. As we focus very much on the communicative approach of the language, while not neglecting grammar, we ensure to make every student talk and participate vividly by limiting the number of participants per group.

Language Levels
We offer up to 7 different language levels, from total beginners to very advanced, or, according to the European Framework of Reference, levels A1-C2, plus an additonal "Proficiency Level".

During an intensive course, our adults have 5 lessons of 45 minutes each morning, starting at 8.30 a.m. and running until 1:00 p.m., including two breaks. On Monday afternoon, there will be one lesson from 2.15 p.m. until 3.00 p.m.. On Tuesdays and Thursdays there will be two lessons from 2.15 p.m. until 3.45 p.m.

All course participants take a weekly exam which covers all the course content taught the preceding week, so that students and teachers alike can assess the progress made in the German language. At the end of a level, there will be an additional „level exam“, which needs to be passed with a minimum of 75% to be able to advance to the following language level.

Our adults are also expected to do some homework every day, yet they will still have plenty of time for extracurricular activities.


School & Location

Humboldt-Institut: Constance

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Accommodation & Meals

Residence. Single or twin rooms with ensuite bathroom
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