German for youths
Age group: 14–16 years
Courses at levels A2 to C1
The baroque residence city of Karlsruhe enjoys 1,800 hours of sunshine a year. This makes it one of Germany‘s sunniest cities. At the Schöneck sports academy, situated on the Turmberg hill overlooking the city, sports-loving teens will feel right at home.
The school has modern gymnasiums, a soccer field, and an indoor pool. In addition to the numerous facilities for athletics, team sports and general training, course participants have a wealth of leisure-time activities to choose from. Highlights include the nearby rope climbing park and the extensive castle gardens. Possible destinations for class excursions include the scenic student city of Heidelberg or Stuttgart, the state capital.
- 3 weeks, 15 days of lessons
- intensive course from Monday to Friday
- 90 UI* in total, 30 UI per week
- maximum class size: 16
- placement test
- participation certificate
- two-bed and three-bed rooms
- full board
- Professional supervision
- teaching materials
- sports, culture and leisure-time program**
- four excursions, e.g. Heidelberg, Stuttgart, Baden-Baden
- health/accident insurance
- Transfer to/from Stuttgart Airport included
- Internet access
- Tour operator liability according to German Civil Code §651r BGB
** We do not offer activities posing increased risks to individuals or groups or involving potential liability risks for the Goethe-Institut or participants (e.g. theme parks, tobogganing, boulder climbing, rafting, free climbing).
|Course price||€ 3,695 all-inclusive|
A transfer will be offered between Stuttgart airport (STR) and Karlsruhe from 7 am to 6 pm on the official day of arrival and departure (waits may occur).
On the arrival day our staff will meet the teenagers at the exit from the transit area in the arrival hall of the airport.
They will be carrying a Goethe-Institut sign and also have an official letter as identification. For organizational reasons we regret that we are unable to provide you with the name of this member of our staff earlier than 3 days in advance of the course.
On the day of departure we will accompany the children to the check in desk.
- Please inform us of the arrival and departure time and flight numbers after having booked the flight.
- If you book a flight that arrives or departs Stuttgart airport before 7 am or after 6 pm, you will be charged a single transfer fee of around 130 €. This transfer will be organized by taxi.
Travel to Karlsruhe Main Station or Durlach Station and then take a taxi straight to the sports school. Alternatively, take tram line 1 to the Durlach-Turmberg terminus, then walk (15 minutes) or take the Turmbergbahn funicular railway (1 April to 1 November daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) to Schöneck Sports School.
Exit the motorway at Karlsruhe-Nord and then turn onto the B10 towards Pfinztal. After about 2 km, turn right towards Durlach (signposted "Sportschule Schöneck"). Immediately upon entering the town, turn left at the traffic lights and continue to Schöneck Sports School.
If you are not able to arrive or depart on the scheduled dates, please plan to arrive on the day after the course starts and leave on the day before the end of the course. Our staff cannot offer transfers or guarantee that you will be looked after before or after the course. There is also no catering available in the boarding school during this time.
Please direct all of your questions and messages to the Goethe Institute's head office before the course starts:
Phone: +49 89 15921-800
Address and telephone numbers during the course
Course office Karlsruhe-Durlach
Phone and E-mail: will be communicated on Friday before the course starts.
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