German plus Soccer

Kursort Leipzig Foto: Goethe-Institut

3 weeks
Age group: 14 to 17

Leipzig, which is famous for its long tradition as a trade fair city, offers plenty to see and do. The beautiful and vibrant historic city center, with excellent shopping and pleasant cafés, is a perfect spot for people-watching.

After learning German in the morning, you’ll put on your spikes after lunch to hone your soccer skills or play other sports. The Egidius Braun sports hotel, operated by the state soccer association, has Germany’s largest indoor soccer hall, another field with artificial turf, and two grass fields. This makes it possible to play in any weather. The course participants will also learn about soccer theory and tactics with a certified trainer. The class will attend a professional soccer match if possible. Rounding off the sports activities available at the school are a professionally equipped fitness room and tennis courts. 

For example: barbecues, basketball, beach volleyball, billiards*, bowling*, canoeing*, cinema*, city walking tours, climbing* (climbing forest), disco nights, fitness room, foosball, gymnasium, horseback riding*, jogging, minigolf*, museum visits, sports field, soccer (artificial indoor and outdoor fields, grass fields), street soccer, swimming*, table tennis, tennis*

* not included in course fee
  • German instruction including teaching materials
  • 72 UI, 24 UI per week
  • Placement test at the beginning of the course
  • Participation certificate
  • Opportunity to take an exam
  • Accommodation in rooms with 2 beds
  • Full board
  • Round-the-clock supervision and care
  • Sports, culture and leisure-time program
  • 2 excursions, e.g. Dresden, Berlin, Weimar
  • Health/accident insurance
  • Transfer to/from Leipzig or Berlin Airport Included
Please download and complete the registration form and return it signed to us by post or fax.  
Date 10.07. – 30.07.2016 07.08. – 27.08.2016
Grades A1–C1 A1–C1
Course price € 2,530 all-inclusive € 2,530 all-inclusive
By plane

A transfer will be offered between Leipzig Airport (LEJ) or Berlin (TXL/SFX) and Leipzig 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 arrivals 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 Leipzig or Berlin airport  before 7 am or after 6 pm, you will be charged a single transfer fee of around € 30 (Leipzig) / € 320 (Berlin). This transfer will be organized by taxi.
By train

By train to Leipzig Central Station (Hauptbahnhof). From the Central Station take tram line 1 in the direction of the Mockau Line 1E, direction of Schönefeld; 8 stops, then get off at Ossietzkystraße/Gorkistraße, walk back around 50 metres to Abtnaundorfer Straße, then it will take you approx. 8 minutes by foot to get to the sport school.  

By car

By car from the A 14 AS Leipzig Nordost. Exit Leipzig Nordost/Taucha. Take Torgauer Straße on the left, direction of Leipzig-Zentrum, at the 4th set of traffic lights (after the DEKRA building) turn into Rostocker Straße. At the next set of traffic lights, turn into the Nordost industrial estate, Stöhrerstraße, at the next traffic lights turn right into Brahestraße and continue to Heiterblickstraße, cross Braunstraße and Theklaerstraße until you reach the end of the road (hotel), then turn left into Abtnaundorfer Straße – after approx. 300 metres you will see the sport school on the right hand side.  

Please note

Should students be unable to arrive or depart on the specified dates, please plan to arrive the following day or to depart one day before the end of the course, respectively. Our staff cannot guarantee transfer, or supervision on days outside the course dates. Also, we cannot provide food in the boarding school outside course dates 
Contact prior to arrival

Please direct all of your questions and messages to the Goethe Institute's head office before the course starts:
Phone: +49 89 15921-424

Address and telephone numbers during the course

c/o Sportschule “Egidius Braun”
Abtnaundorfer Str. 47
04347 Leipzig

Phone and E-mail: will be communicated on Friday before the course starts.