German for children

Kursort Malente; Foto: Goethe-Institut Foto: Goethe-Institut

2 weeks
Age group: 9 to 12

Bad Malente is a popular fresh air spa near Kiel in northern Germany. It is situated amid scenic hills in a quiet, wooded setting between two lakes. 

We offer our summer course in the CJD Malente training center in the middle of the town of Malente. Many fun activities are available right on the school grounds, such as volleyball and other sports, or just relaxing around a campfire for a barbecue. All of the young people on our courses enjoy hiking, table tennis and swimming together on class outings to the nearby lake. Naturally our extracurricular program includes an excursion to a destination in northern Germany.

For example: arts workshop, badminton, baking, barbecues, basketball, billiards, boat trip, bowling, canoeing, city walking tours, cycling, foosball, gymnasium, gymnastics, Hansapark theme park*, handball, high rope garden*, hiking, horseback riding*, jogging, minigolf, movie nights, museum visits, pedal boats, swimming (lake), soccer, street soccer, table tennis, volleyball

* not included in course fee
  • German instruction including teaching materials
  • 40 UI, 20 UI per week
  • Placement test at the beginning of the course
  • Participation certificate
  • Opportunity to take an exam
  • Accommodation in rooms with 3 or 4 beds
  • Full board
  • Round-the-clock supervision and care
  • Sports, culture and leisure-time program
  • One excursions: e.g. Lübeck
  • Health/accident insurance
  • Transfer to/from Hamburg Airport included
Please download and complete the registration form and return it signed to us by post or fax.  
Date 07.08. – 20.08.2016
Grades A1–C1
Course price € 1,710 all-inclusive
By plane to Hamburg

A transfer will be offered between Hamburg airport (HAM) and Malente 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 Hamburg airport  before 7 am or after 6 pm, you will be charged a single transfer fee of around 150 €. This transfer will be organized by taxi.
By train

Bad Malente-Gremsmühlen station. The school is a 10-minute walk from the station.

By car

From Hamburg / Lübeck: Take the A1 autobahn towards Puttgarden and take the Holsteinische Schweiz / Eutin exit. Follow the B76 towards Kiel to the first exit for Eutin and then follow the signs for Malente. 

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 before the course starts

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

c/o CJD Malente
Godenbergstr. 10
23714 Bad Malente

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

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