German for teens

  • Weimar 1 Foto: Goethe-Institut

  • Weimar 2 Foto: Goethe-Institut/Thomas Koy

  • Weimar 3 Foto: Goethe-Institut/Thomas Koy

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  • Weimar 5 Foto: Goethe-Institut/Thomas Koy

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  • Weimar 8 Foto: Goethe-Institut/Thomas Koy

3 weeks
Age group: 14 to 16
Courses at levels A2 to C1

Weimar, in the state of Thuringia, is an important cultural and university city. The unique ensemble of castles, churches, the historic city center with its museums and the parklands along the Ilm river are listed as a World Cultural Heritage Site.

The European Youth Education Centre is surrounded by greenery, just a five-minute walk from the city center. The historic Reithaus is situated amid modern facilities, with an indoor/outdoor pool close by. We take our course participants on city tours, visits to exhibitions and excursions in the surrounding area.

Along with intensive language instruction and a program of cultural and leisure-time activities with plenty of variety, participants at this course have the opportunity for an up-close encounter with the course location, Weimar, in its historical and contemporary context. In workshops they will cover such topics as intercultural learning and social commitment, globalization, European politics and culture as well as the classical period and cultural history of Weimar.

For example: air hockey, arts workshop, badminton, barbecues, basketball, billiards, bowling, cinema, city walking tours, concerts, cycling, disco nights, foosball, go-carting, gymnasium, inline skating, hiking, jogging, movie nights, museum visits, open air theater, playing fields, soccer, summer tobogganing, swimming, table tennis, tennis, theater, volleyball

  • 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. Dresden, Leipzig
  • health/accident insurance
  • Transfer to/from Leipzig Airport included
  • Internet access
  • Tour operator liability according to German Civil Code §651r BGB
* UI = 45-minute unit of instruction
** We do not offer activities posing increased risks to individuals or groups or involving potential liability risks for the Goethe-Institut or participants.

Please download the registration form and return the signed form to us by mail or fax.  
Period 07.–27.07.2019
Levels A2–C1
Cost € 3,695 all inclusive

Flugzeug © Goethe-Institut
By plane

A transfer will be offered between Leipzig airport (LEJ) and Weimar 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 airport before 7 am or after 6 pm, you will be charged a single transfer fee of around 190 €. This transfer will be organized by taxi.
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Bahn © Goethe-Institut
By train

Weimar is on the Deutsche Bahn's express train network. From the main station to the EJBW, take Bus no. 1 (destination "Ehringsdorf") as far as "Goetheplatz". Change to Bus no. 2 (destination "Bodelschwingstraße" ) or Bus no. 9 (destination "Süßenborn"), get off at "Hellenweg".

PKW © Goethe-Institut
By car

Motorway A4, Apolda exit, on B87 towards Apolda until Umpferstedt crossroads, continue on B7 towards Weimar (Jenaer Straße).

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 15921-800

Address and telephone numbers during the course

c/o Europäische Jugendbildungs- und Jugendbegegnungsstätte Weimar - EJBW
Jenaer Straße 2/4
99425 Weimar

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

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