Language course German in Hamburg

Colón Language Center

Our partner school Colón, was founded in 1952 and has developed into one of Germany’s leading language institutes with 18 language courses on offer. Colón is situated in the Colonnaden district of the city, in a quiet pedestrian zone. The most interesting feature of the school is the specialist language bookstore, the International Bookshop Colón, where modern course materials and foreign language literature are available for purchase. The school has a special range of CD-Rom courses where students can test themselves and continue their language study in their free time.

Important features of our partner German school in Hamburg:

  • Accredited by IALC
  • The courses start every Monday from intermediate level, and specific start dates for beginners
  • 70 modern and spacious classrooms
  • Study room
  • Computer room with internet access
  • Library with study materials (books, DVD’s, video’s)
  • Student’s café
  • Large garden and beer garden
  • Minimum age: 16 years

Social Programme

Alongside the wide range of German language courses, the school regularly organises a variety of enjoyable extra-curricular activities to make the language holiday that little bit more enjoyable.

  • Tours of the city
  • Museum visits
  • Film evenings
  • Regional excursions are particularly popular

Alternatively many students enjoy exploring the city by themselves or with a group of friends or fellow classmates. There is so much to see and do in Munich, that fitting it all in is quite a challenge!

For those who like to combine their German course with sailing lessons, StudyTravel can put you in contact with a sailing school who organises lessons at the Alster, a right tributary of the Elbe river.

Intensive Morning Course

An intensive German course of 25 lessons in Hamburg is an ideal way to learn the language quickly and effeciently. Involving small class sizes with a maximum of 12 students per class, the course covers every aspect of the German language with particular emphasis on communication.

You can choose between lessons in the morning (08.50 - 13.00 h.) or in the afternoon (13.30 - 17.45 h.). The lessons in the afternoon are very economically priced. 

Minimum age is 16 year .

Prices 2017

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks 21 weeks 22 weeks 23 weeks 24 weeks 25 weeks 26 weeks 27 weeks 28 weeks 29 weeks 30 weeks 31 weeks 32 weeks 33 weeks 34 weeks 35 weeks 36 weeks  
Intensive Morning Course without accommodation 150 300 450 498 648 798 948 996 1146 1296 1446 1494 1644 1794 1944 1992 2142 2292 2442 2490 2640 2790 2940 2988 3138 3288 3438 3486 3636 3786 3936 3984 4134 4284 4434 4482
Intensive Morning Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1178 1498 1818 2138 2356 2676 2996 3316 3534 3854 4174 4494 4712 5032 5352 5672 5890 6210 6530 6850 7068 7388 7708 8028 8246 8566 8886 9206 9424 9744 10064 10384 10602
Intensive Morning Course with school residence, double room, no meals 1178 1498 1818 2138 2356 2676 2996 3316 3534 3854 4174 4494 4712 5032 5352 5672 5890 6210 6530 6850 7068 7388 7708 8028 8246 8566 8886 9206 9424 9744 10064 10384 10602
Intensive Morning Course with school residence, single room, no meals 1278 1623 1968 2313 2556 2901 3246 3591 3834 4179 4524 4869 5112 5457 5802 6147 6390 6735 7080 7425 7668 8013 8358 8703 8946 9291 9636 9981 10224 10569 10914 11259 11502
Intensive Morning Course with host family, single room, no meals 360 720 1080 1338 1698 2058 2418 2676 3036 3396 3756 4014 4374 4734 5094 5352 5712 6072 6432 6690 7050 7410 7770 8028 8388 8748 9108 9366 9726 10086 10446 10704 11064 11424 11784 12042
Intensive Morning Course with single use apartment, single room, no meals 1294 2240 2390 2540 2588 3534 3684 3834 3882 4828 4978 5128 5176 6122 6272 6422 6470 7416 7566 7716 7764 8710 8860 9010 9058 10004 10154 10304 10352 11298 11448 11598 11646
Starting dates:  

beginner : 02/01, 30/01, 27/02, 03/04, 02/05, 29/05, 03/07, 17/07,31/07, 14/08, 04/09, 02/10, 30/10, 27/11
from beginner : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

ca. €46, to be paid directly on arrival

Info school residence:  

The minum stay is 4 weeks.

Note that when you book accommodation in the residence, you can only arrive on Friday between 12:00 and 18:00.

Surcharges host family:   no meals → bed & breakfast : €55 per week
no meals → half board : €130 per week
Info shared apartment:  

The minum stay is 4 weeks.

- bookable for students aged between 18 and 35
- arrival day: Saturday (from 10:00 to 15:00 only)
- departure day: Friday before 10:00 in the morning

Info single use apartment:  

The minum stay is 4 weeks.

- arrival day: Saturday (from 10:00 to 15:00 only)
- departure day: Friday before 10:00 in the morning

Transfer:  

€90

The price indicated is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Hamburg-Fuhlsbuettel or arrival at the bus or train station of Hamburg.

Airport transfer upon arrival at Hamburg-Luebeck: € 170 p.p.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • information about the city and the school

    Course material is not included in the price and costs depend on your level.

    In 2017 the school is closed on: 01/01/2017, 14/04/2017, 16/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 25/05/2017, 05/06/2017, 03/10/2017 and from 24/12/2017 - 31/12/2017

  • Intensive Afternoon Course

    An intensive German course of 25 lessons in Hamburg is an ideal way to learn the language quickly and effeciently. Involving small class sizes with a maximum of 12 students per class, the course covers every aspect of the German language with particular emphasis on communication.

    You can choose between lessons in the morning (08.50 - 13.00 uur) or in the afternoon (13.30 - 17.45 uur). The lessons in the afternoon are very economically priced. 

    Minimum age is 16 year .

    Prices 2017

    Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
    Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

    Max. 15 per class
    Number of lessons per week:
    25
      1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks 21 weeks 22 weeks 23 weeks 24 weeks 25 weeks 26 weeks 27 weeks 28 weeks 29 weeks 30 weeks 31 weeks 32 weeks 33 weeks 34 weeks 35 weeks 36 weeks  
    Intensive Afternoon Course without accommodation 130 260 390 448 578 708 838 896 1026 1156 1286 1344 1474 1604 1734 1792 1922 2052 2182 2240 2370 2500 2630 2688 2818 2948 3078 3136 3266 3396 3526 3584 3714 3844 3974 4032
    Intensive Afternoon Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1128 1428 1728 2028 2256 2556 2856 3156 3384 3684 3984 4284 4512 4812 5112 5412 5640 5940 6240 6540 6768 7068 7368 7668 7896 8196 8496 8796 9024 9324 9624 9924 10152
    Intensive Afternoon Course with school residence, double room, no meals 1128 1428 1728 2028 2256 2556 2856 3156 3384 3684 3984 4284 4512 4812 5112 5412 5640 5940 6240 6540 6768 7068 7368 7668 7896 8196 8496 8796 9024 9324 9624 9924 10152
    Intensive Afternoon Course with school residence, single room, no meals 1228 1553 1878 2203 2456 2781 3106 3431 3684 4009 4334 4659 4912 5237 5562 5887 6140 6465 6790 7115 7368 7693 8018 8343 8596 8921 9246 9571 9824 10149 10474 10799 11052
    Intensive Afternoon Course with host family, single room, no meals 340 680 1020 1288 1628 1968 2308 2576 2916 3256 3596 3864 4204 4544 4884 5152 5492 5832 6172 6440 6780 7120 7460 7728 8068 8408 8748 9016 9356 9696 10036 10304 10644 10984 11324 11592
    Intensive Afternoon Course with single use apartment, single room, no meals 1244 2170 2300 2430 2488 3414 3544 3674 3732 4658 4788 4918 4976 5902 6032 6162 6220 7146 7276 7406 7464 8390 8520 8650 8708 9634 9764 9894 9952 10878 11008 11138 11196
    Starting dates:  

    beginner : 02/01, 30/01, 27/02, 03/04, 02/05, 29/05, 03/07, 17/07,31/07, 14/08, 04/09, 02/10, 30/10, 27/11
    from beginner : every monday

    Note:  

    1 lesson = 45 minutes

    Course materials:  

    ca. €46, to be paid directly on arrival

    Info school residence:  

    The minum stay is 4 weeks.

    Note that when you book accommodation in the residence, you can only arrive on Friday between 12:00 and 18:00.

    Surcharges host family:   no meals → bed & breakfast : €55 per week
    no meals → half board : €130 per week
    Info shared apartment:  

    The minum stay is 4 weeks.

    - bookable for students aged between 18 and 35
    - arrival day: Saturday (from 10:00 to 15:00 only)
    - departure day: Friday before 10:00 in the morning

    Info single use apartment:  

    The minum stay is 4 weeks.

    - arrival day: Saturday (from 10:00 to 15:00 only)
    - departure day: Friday before 10:00 in the morning

    Transfer:  

    €90

    The price indicated is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Hamburg-Fuhlsbuettel or arrival at the bus or train station of Hamburg.

    Airport transfer upon arrival at Hamburg-Luebeck: € 170 p.p.

    All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • information about the city and the school

    Course material is not included in the price and costs depend on your level.

    In 2017 the school is closed on: 01/01/2017, 14/04/2017, 16/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 25/05/2017, 05/06/2017, 03/10/2017 and from 24/12/2017 - 31/12/2017

  • Combined Morning Course

    The combined German course in Hamburg consists of an intensive German course with an additional 5 one-to-lessons with a private native-speaking teacher. The one-to-one lessons are adapted to suit the student and there are often a variety of topics in which to study.

    You can choose between lessons in the morning (08.00 - 13.00 uur) or in the afternoon (13.30 - 18.45 uur). The lessons in the afternoon are very economically priced. 

    Minimum age is 16 year .

    Prices 2017

    Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
    Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

    Max. 15/1 per class
    Number of lessons per week:
    30
      1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
    Combined Morning Course without accommodation 335 670 1005 1278 1613 1948 2283 2556
    Combined Morning Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1958 2463 2968 3473 3916
    Combined Morning Course with school residence, double room, no meals 1958 2463 2968 3473 3916
    Combined Morning Course with school residence, single room, no meals 2058 2588 3118 3648 4116
    Combined Morning Course with host family, single room, no meals 545 1090 1635 2118 2663 3208 3753 4236
    Combined Morning Course with single use apartment, single room, no meals 2074 3205 3540 3875 4148
    Starting dates:  

    beginner : 02/01, 30/01, 27/02, 03/04, 02/05, 29/05, 03/07, 17/07,31/07, 14/08, 04/09, 02/10, 30/10, 27/11
    from beginner : every monday

    Note:  

    1 lesson = 45 minutes

    Course materials:  

    ca. €46, to be paid directly on arrival

    Info school residence:  

    The minum stay is 4 weeks.

    Note that when you book accommodation in the residence, you can only arrive on Friday between 12:00 and 18:00.

    Surcharges host family:   no meals → bed & breakfast : €55 per week
    no meals → half board : €130 per week
    Info shared apartment:  

    The minum stay is 4 weeks.

    - bookable for students aged between 18 and 35
    - arrival day: Saturday (from 10:00 to 15:00 only)
    - departure day: Friday before 10:00 in the morning

    Info single use apartment:  

    The minum stay is 4 weeks.

    - arrival day: Saturday (from 10:00 to 15:00 only)
    - departure day: Friday before 10:00 in the morning

    Transfer:  

    €90

    The price indicated is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Hamburg-Fuhlsbuettel or arrival at the bus or train station of Hamburg.

    Airport transfer upon arrival at Hamburg-Luebeck: € 170 p.p.

    All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • information about the city and the school

    Course material is not included in the price and costs depend on your level.

    In 2017 the school is closed on: 01/01/2017, 14/04/2017, 16/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 25/05/2017, 05/06/2017, 03/10/2017 and from 24/12/2017 - 31/12/2017

  • Combined Afternoon Course

    The combined German course in Hamburg consists of an intensive German course with an additional 5 one-to-lessons with a private native-speaking teacher. The one-to-one lessons are adapted to suit the student and there are often a variety of topics in which to study.

    You can choose between lessons in the morning (08.00 - 13.00 uur) or in the afternoon (13.30 - 18.45 uur). The lessons in the afternoon are very economically priced.

    Minimum age is 16 year .

    Prices 2017

    Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
    Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

    Max. 15/1 per class
    Number of lessons per week:
    30
      1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
    Combined Afternoon Course without accommodation 315 630 945 1228 1543 1858 2173 2456
    Combined Afternoon Course with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1908 2393 2878 3363 3816
    Combined Afternoon Course with school residence, double room, no meals 1908 2393 2878 3363 3816
    Combined Afternoon Course with school residence, single room, no meals 2008 2518 3028 3538 4016
    Combined Afternoon Course with host family, single room, no meals 525 1050 1575 2068 2593 3118 3643 4136
    Combined Afternoon Course with single use apartment, single room, no meals 2024 3135 3450 3765 4048
    Starting dates:  

    beginner : 02/01, 30/01, 27/02, 03/04, 02/05, 29/05, 03/07, 17/07,31/07, 14/08, 04/09, 02/10, 30/10, 27/11
    from beginner : every monday

    Note:  

    1 lesson = 45 minutes

    Course materials:  

    ca. €46, to be paid directly on arrival

    Info school residence:  

    The minum stay is 4 weeks.

    Note that when you book accommodation in the residence, you can only arrive on Friday between 12:00 and 18:00.

    Surcharges host family:   no meals → bed & breakfast : €55 per week
    no meals → half board : €130 per week
    Info shared apartment:  

    The minum stay is 4 weeks.

    - bookable for students aged between 18 and 35
    - arrival day: Saturday (from 10:00 to 15:00 only)
    - departure day: Friday before 10:00 in the morning

    Info single use apartment:  

    The minum stay is 4 weeks.

    - arrival day: Saturday (from 10:00 to 15:00 only)
    - departure day: Friday before 10:00 in the morning

    Transfer:  

    €90

    The price indicated is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Hamburg-Fuhlsbuettel or arrival at the bus or train station of Hamburg.

    Airport transfer upon arrival at Hamburg-Luebeck: € 170 p.p.

    All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • information about the city and the school

    Course material is not included in the price and costs depend on your level.

    In 2017 the school is closed on: 01/01/2017, 14/04/2017, 16/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 25/05/2017, 05/06/2017, 03/10/2017 and from 24/12/2017 - 31/12/2017

  • One-to-One

    The one-to-one german course in Hamburg is specially designed to suit the needs and wants of the student. Involving private lessons with a native-speaking teacher, the student can choose particular topics of interest to study or an aspect of the langauge that has been troubling them. 

    Minimum age is 16 year .

    Prices 2017

    Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
    Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

    Max. 1 per class
    Number of lessons per week:
    20
    Number of weeks:
      1 week 2 weeks  
    One-to-One without accommodation 720 1440
    One-to-One with host family, single room, no meals 930 1860
    Starting dates:  

    every Monday

    Note:  

    1 lesson = 45 minutes

    Course materials:  

    ca. €46, to be paid directly on arrival

    Surcharges host family:   no meals → bed & breakfast : €55 per week
    no meals → half board : €130 per week
    Transfer:  

    €90

    The price indicated is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Hamburg-Fuhlsbuettel or arrival at the bus or train station of Hamburg.

    Airport transfer upon arrival at Hamburg-Luebeck: € 170 p.p.

    All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • information about the city and the school

    Course material is not included in the price and costs depend on your level.

    In 2017 the school is closed on: 01/01/2017, 14/04/2017, 16/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 25/05/2017, 05/06/2017, 03/10/2017 and from 24/12/2017 - 31/12/2017

  • Exam Preparation

    The Exam Preparation course in Hamburg combines 15 lessons of General German with 10 lessons of TestDaF preparation per week.  Lessons take place from Monday to Friday, from 08:50 to 13:00. The Test of German as a Foreign Language (TestDaF) is a central, standardized language test at the level of C1. It entitles foreign students to study at a German university or college (Fachhochschule).

    Minimum age is 16 year .

    Prices 2017

    Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
    Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

    Max. 15 per class
    Number of lessons per week:
    25
      1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
    Exam preparation without accommodation 175 350 525 700 875 1050 1225 1400
    Exam preparation with shared apartment, single room, no meals 1380 1725 2070 2415 2760
    Exam preparation with school residence, double room, no meals 1380 1725 2070 2415 2760
    Exam preparation with school residence, single room, no meals 1480 1850 2220 2590 2960
    Exam preparation with host family, single room, no meals 385 770 1155 1540 1925 2310 2695 3080
    Exam preparation with single use apartment, single room, no meals 1496 2467 2642 2817 2992
    Starting dates:  

    intermediate : every monday

    Note:  

    1 lesson = 45 minutes

    Course materials:  

    ca. €46, to be paid directly on arrival

    Exam fees:  

    ca. €175, to be paid directly on arrival

    Info school residence:  

    The minum stay is 4 weeks.

    Note that when you book accommodation in the residence, you can only arrive on Friday between 12:00 and 18:00.

    Surcharges host family:   no meals → bed & breakfast : €55 per week
    no meals → half board : €130 per week
    Info shared apartment:  

    The minum stay is 4 weeks.

    - bookable for students aged between 18 and 35
    - arrival day: Saturday (from 10:00 to 15:00 only)
    - departure day: Friday before 10:00 in the morning

    Info single use apartment:  

    The minum stay is 4 weeks.

    - arrival day: Saturday (from 10:00 to 15:00 only)
    - departure day: Friday before 10:00 in the morning

    Transfer:  

    €90

    The price indicated is for an airport transfer upon arrival at Hamburg-Fuhlsbuettel or arrival at the bus or train station of Hamburg.

    Airport transfer upon arrival at Hamburg-Luebeck: € 170 p.p.

    All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • certificate of attendance
  • information about the city and the school

    Course material is not included in the price and costs depend on your level.

    In 2017 the school is closed on: 01/01/2017, 14/04/2017, 16/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 25/05/2017, 05/06/2017, 03/10/2017 and from 24/12/2017 - 31/12/2017

  • Shared Apartment

    If you take a course for 4 weeks or longer you can choose for accommodation in a shared apartment. You share the apartment with German students or students who have recently graduated, so in general with young people.

    Stay in a shared apartment is in a single room and you share the kichen, living room and bathroom with the others.

    Host Family

    Staying with a host family in Hamburg is an excellent way of practising German at every opportunity and you will become fully immersed in the local way of life. All host families are specially selected by the school for living quality, position in relation to the school and for friendliness. 

    School Residence

    The school residence is a great place for meeting new people and making friends, where you can practise what you have learned at school. The residence is located quite close to the school, is shared accommodation with a kitchen, bathroom and lounge and is self-catered (no meals).

    Minimum stay is 4 weeks.

    Single use apartment

    The single use apartments are for independent students between 18 and 35 years old
    who would like to learn German and live in Hamburg for a longer period.
    The apartment house consists of studios is located in the city centre and has recently opened. The studio apartments are furnished and have a pantry area and a bathroom. There is a parking space for bicycles.

    Key features of the single use apartments:

    • bookable for students between 18 and 35
    • minimum stay: 4 weeks
    • cooking facilities
    • blankets and bed sheets are provided for
    • internet access is included
    • coin operated washing machines and dryers in the building

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    Learn German in Hamburg, a modern city which offers the fantastic combination of culture, history and style. This is very much reflected in the city’s architecture, which combines its historical past with the 21st century. The skyline features the high spires of the five principal churches which are covered with green copper plates. These are the Saints: Michael, Nicolas, Peter, Jacob and Catherine of which the church of St. Peter is the oldest dating back to the 11th century.  It is home to one of Germany’s most famous ensembles, staging around 9 new plays per season.

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