German language school in Cologne, Germany
At TANDEM Köln, we are interested in people. Our main goal is to create a perfect atmosphere for people of different cultures and to find a space to get to know and truly understand each other. We have been offering specialized language courses for more than years, and we know that the most important thing about learning a language effectively is to pay attention to the individual needs of the students. We apply a communicative methodology that achieves effective results.
The most important thing to us is that our students feel comfortable. Our goal is to create a special, relaxed, and communicative atmosphere, where all students of all nationalities can feel at home.
Our philosophy is based on knowing each other through the use of language as a bridge. We work hard to prepare dynamic and effective courses and very interactive classes. We also offer a great range of cultural activities and interesting alternative opportunities to have fun during students’ free time. We encourage conversational and understanding skills through working in small groups.
Cologne is a city where that combines some of Germany’s distant past with its emerging and cosmopolitan citizenship. If you are interested in the history and origin of German culture, this city is the place for you. You can also enjoy a vibrant nightlife and a varied range of cultural offerings through many festivals, museums, and cinemas.
At TANDEM Köln, we firmly believe that in order to experience proficiency in learning, the best option is to live with a German family during your stay. It’s for this reason that we provide a perfect accommodation service. In this way, your immersion in German daily life will be immediate. Come and enjoy our culture with us!
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Your accommodation in Cologne
TANDEM Köln has a professional accommodation service for students who wish to use it. The most popular way to live in our town is in a single room in a shared flat together with one or more “Cologners” (private accommodation). On request, we can also offer a family accommodation (single room with breakfast or half board). For all those who like to live their own lives without depending on a host family, we can arrange a single room or small apartment in the TANDEM flat share on the 3rd floor of the school building.
Please feel free to contact us for more details!
Activities and Excursions
At the end of each week we will inform you of the cultural programs for the following week. Among the things we offer will be historic tours, sporting events, films, theater visits, and excursions (like boat rides on the Rhine or bicycle tours), seminars on current affairs, and a TANDEM barbecue or party (travel costs and entrance fees are not included in the course price). The cultural program takes place three afternoons / evenings a week during the summer (July and August), and once a week during the rest of the year. Remember to sign-up on the list on the office counter! Although activities are not normally organized for weekends, we will always give you some tips.
Do not hesitate to contact us for more details!
Why study German in Cologne?
Cologne is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with more than 2,000 years of history. You can also find several modern areas. Located in the north of the country, it is the fourth largest city in Germany, and the strongest economic center of the region. Culture has a huge importance in the city; there are considerable museums, theaters, and cinemas, besides the Opera and the Philharmonic. Besides the wide variety of concerts, there are more than a hundred art galleries and an immeasurable quantity of old shops with antiques and treasures.
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We offer combined German courses in different locations. You can start your German course in TANDEM Köln and continue in one of our partner schools in Bielefeld, Bremen, Berlin, Frankfurt, Göttingen, Hamburg and Munich.
Do not hesitate to contact us for more details about our discounts for combined courses!
Germany is a culture-rich country with an extensive history and a bright society. It has abundant traditions which attract millions of visitors to Oktoberfest in Munich, or Carnival in Cologne.
The German language often gets labeled as a very difficult language to learn. Although German is not a Romance language like some of its European neighbors, there are many benefits and unexpected surprises learning this seemingly challenging language.