Teen Residential German Language Camp in Lindenberg - Open Year Round!

Summary Information

Ages:  10-17
Location:  Lindenberg, south of Germany
Accommodation:  Shared residential dormitories
Duration:  Two weeks and up
Availabiliy:  Flexible, year round admission
Supervision:  24-hour supervision

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2017!

Lindenberg is a health resort town located 800 metres above sea level and tucked away in the idyllic Westallgäu, in the foothills of the Alps in southern Germany. Its beautiful surroundings and nearby Lake Constance offer students a number of attractive activities and excursions, from skiing in the winter and swimming in the summer and much more in between. Lindenberg is a popular vacation spot with a variety of sports and recreational facilities. With a population of 12,000, it is only a half an hour from Austria, Switzerland and Lake Constance. With so much to see and do both indoors and out, your child will hope to come back to Lindenburg every year.

Lindenberg is very popular with students and books out during peak season.

 

Contact us on 021-4551535 to discuss your programme today!

This residential language centre is conveniently open year round. The picturesque town of Lindenberg is only a 10 minute walk from the centre. Fully supervised at all times, this school houses 180 students with fantastic facilites to meet the needs of students aged 10-17. Irish students will interact and study with students from different countries all over the world. The flexibility of this centre in Lindenburg is part of its appeal; if students would like to brush up on their German during their school holidays (winter, Easter break, summer, fall break, etc.), they can do so on a course lasting a couple of weeks. For Transition Year students, courses lasting for longer periods during the school term are also an option. The fact that the centre in Lindenberg is open all year round enables students to find an appropriate course regardless of their year in school, specific goals, time frames, etc. Absolute beginners of German as well as advanced students will all find a course in Lindenberg that meets their individual requirements. The centre offers a valuable and officially recognized certificate of German language proficiency, the Zertifikat Deutsch.  This German language centre is a great way for students to improve their German, increase their points and grow as individuals, while spending some time abroad.

The centre is located on a park-like campus, just a 10-minute walk from the city centre. Student housing consists mainly of rooms with two beds, many of which have a fantastic view of the Alps. During the summer, 3 and 4-bed rooms are more common. A large number of rooms have their own shower and bathroom. Alternatively, if students wish to stay with German host families to increase their fluency even more and learn about the culture first-hand, this is also an option.  Please enquire for more details and prices.

Full board is provided to all students, which includes three main meals and two snacks per day taken in the canteen.  The school is careful to provide a well-balanced variety of food every day.  Please note that we cannot guarantee requests for single rooms.

For students between 14-17, the Intensive Course provides 30 lessons per week, and for students between 10-14, the Junior Course provides 25 lessons per week.  Also available are one-to-one courses with 25, 30 or 40 lessons per week for students between the ages of 10 and 17. The minimum duration for a one-to-one course is 1 week.

1 lesson = 45 minutes teaching time.

Class sizes range between 5 - 10 students to insure personal attention for all students, and they are taught by motivated and skilled native speakers with university degrees as German language instructors. Students are assessed weekly so teachers can assess both weaknesses and student progress. At the end of the courses, students are awarded a certificate of completion and the skill level achieved. Grades are given for listening and reading comprehension, oral and written expression and grammar skills. The tuition and assessment follows the Common European Framework for languages.

Sample schedule

Monday

Time Activity 07:15 Wake-up call 07:45 - 08:30 Breakfast 08:30 - 10:00 Lessons 10:00 - 10:30 Break,snack 10:30 - 12:00 Lessons 12:00 - 12:15 Break 12:15 - 13:00 Lessons 13:00 - 13:45 Lunch 14:15 - 15:00 Weekly test 15:00 - 18:00 Sports and games 18:00 - 18:30 Dinner 18:30 - 19:00 Homework 19:00 - 22:00 Sports, games and handycrafts 23:00 Bedtime

Tuesday

Time Activity 07:15 Wake-up call 07:45 - 08:30 Breakfast 08:30 - 10:00 Lessons 10:00 - 10:30 Break, snack 10:30 - 12:00 Lessons 12:00 - 12:15 Break 12:15 - 13:00 Lessons 13:00 - 13:45 Lunch 14:15 - 15:45 Lessons 16:00 - 18:00 Sports and games 18:00 - 18:30 Dinner 18:30 - 19:00 Homework 19:00 - 22:00 Sports, games and handycrafts 23:00 Bedtime

Wednesday

Time Activity 07:15 Wake-up call 07:45 - 08:30 Breakfast 08:30 - 10:00 Lessons 10:00 - 10:30 Break, snack 10:30 - 12:00 Lessons 12:00 - 12:15 Break 12:15 - 13:00 Lessons 13:00 - 13:45 Lunch 14:00 - 18:00 Half day excursion 18:00 - 18:30 Dinner 18:30 - 19:00 Homework 19:00 - 22:00 Sports, games and handycrafts 23:00 Bedtime

Thursday

Time Activity 07:15 Wake-up call 07:45 - 08:30 Breakfast 08:30 - 10:00 Lessons 10:00 - 10:30 Break, snack 10:30 - 12:00 Lessons 12:00 - 12:15 Break 12:15 - 13:00 Lessons 13:00 - 13:45 Lunch 14:00 - 15:45 Lessons 16:00 - 18:00 Sports and games 18:00 - 18:30 Dinner 18:30 - 19:00 Homework 19:00 - 22:00 Sports, games and handycrafts 23:00 Bedtime

Friday

Time Activity 07:15 Wake-up call 07:45 - 08:30 Breakfast 08:30 - 10:00 Lessons 10:00 - 10:30 Break, snack 10:30 - 12:00 Lessons 12:00 - 12:15 Break 12:15 - 13:00 Lessons 13:00 - 13:45 Lunch 14:00 - 18:00 Sports and games 18:00 - 18:30 Dinner 18:30 - 19:00 Homework 19:00 - 23:00 Sports, games and disco 24:00 Bedtime

Saturday

Time Activity 07:15 Wake-up call 07:45 - 08:30 Breakfast 09:00 - 18:00 Full day excursion 18:00 - 18:30 Dinner 18:30 - 19:00 Homework 19:00 - 23:00 Sports, games and disco 24:00 Bedtime

Sunday

Time Activity 07:15 Wake-up call 07:45 - 08:30 Breakfast 09:00 - 23:00 Sports, leisure activities, excursions, workshops 23:00 Bedtime

Our school in Lindenberg has such a vast array of facilities that are generally the highlight of students' stays.  Facilities include an auditorium with its own stage, a party room, an Internet room, arts and crafts rooms, a workshop, pool tables, darts, foosball, a large grill, a huge playing field and sunbathing area, several balconies (some of which are covered), and even a sauna. Regardless of the weather, students can always have fun after class.

Student athletes will find nearly everything here that their hearts desire:  volleyball, basketball, handball, badminton and ping-pong can be played both indoors and outdoors; soccer can be played on a large natural playing field or an artificially surfaced field. Our centre includes its own indoor swimming pool with a view of the Alps, a miniature golf course, and provides mountain bikes for long rides through the magnificent surroundings.

The school provides a number of sports and recreational opportunities, such as movies, an outdoor swimming pool near the Waldsee, an ice rink, summer curling sheets, etc.

Students participate in organised excursions to places like Lindau, Meersburg, Constance, Munich and Bregenz (Austria), to the famous Neuschwanstein and Linderhof castles, to nearby mountain peaks and to many local towns of cultural or scenic interest.

An extensive network of trails is available in the winter for cross-country skiing, and, of course, the school also organises outings to the mountains for downhill skiing. Students interested in skiing lessons can book this additional activity through EIL.  The price includes 1 week of lessons and a lift ticket. Also available for a supplemental fee are snowboarding and tennis lessons. Please ask for availability and prices when booking. All include 24-hour reliable supervision.

Questions

Answers

  • How do I contact my child during his/her stay?

    The best time to contact your children during the course is either at lunch time (1 pm) or at dinner time (6 pm). Approximately four weeks prior to the beginning of the language course you will receive detailed information about the course itself. We then will inform you about the exact postal address and the phone number you may use to call your children while they are abroad. Please accept that we can only disturb lessons in matters of real urgency.

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  • When do should I arrive and depart for my course?

     Arrival to all of our courses is on the Sunday before the classes start and departure is on the Saturday after classes finish. Should you need to arrive or depart a day earlier or later, please let us know at the time of booking. Each extra night at the centre is €45. Students should arrive at Memmingen or Friedrichshafen Airport. EIL can arrange the airport transfer with the centre for an extra fee. Centre stafff wait at airport arrivals holding a sign with the school's name on it. Please note that this service might be shared with other students. In order to organise transfers we need to know all flight details at least 2 weeks in advance of arrival.

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  • How do I get there?

    Lufthansa offers a connecting service to Friedrichshafen Airport from Dublin Airport via Frankfurt.  Alternatively, pick-ups from other airports in Germany such as Memmingen, Munich and Zurich can be arranged at an additional cost.

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  • Are there laundry facilities?

    Students' laundry is attended to by members of staff each week. Please make sure students' clothes are clearly labeled and that no delicate items are brought.

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  • Can I go with friends?

    If two friends would like to go together, this can be facilitated.  Please note, however, that two students of the same nationality will not be placed in the same room or with the same host family.  This is to maximize the learning experience for all participants.  There will be plenty of time for friends to socialise regardless of whether or not they share a room.

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  • Can I stay with a host family?

    Yes, on special request, we can place you with a host family in Lindenberg. You will still be included in all lessons, activities and excursions, but will return to your host family after scheduled activities have finished

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The Centre is located on a park-like campus and the students are supervised by trained staff 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.  The students can move around safely and freely. 

Courses begin nearly every Monday throughout the year, less Christmas holidays.  Please see below for a full list of start dates for both complete beginners and non-beginners.

N.B. Please DO NOT book flights until your acceptance on the chosen dates in confirmed by EIL by phone or post.

**Please note that we are delighted to offer students the option of going to our new school in BAD SCHUSSENRIED as well.  This school offers the same programme with brand new facilities and a wider choice of activities.  Please note it offers residential accommodation only.  Further information available upon request.  Please ring EIL for more details.**

2017 Prices - Lindenberg

 

*Peak period runs from 11 June to 19 August 2017. Programmes in July book up early; check with Gillian ([email protected]) to book your programme. 

Prices include: language tuition, books, accommodation, full board, leisure activities, 24-hour supervision, excursions, entrance fees, CareMed medical travel insurance and a course certificate. Price does not include the cost of flights, airport transfers or pocket money.

Additional activities available:

  • Snowboard lessons
  • Tennis lessons
  • Skiing lessons

To apply, please post the following to our office:

  • Application form
  • Non-refundable €350 deposit by cheque, bank draft or postal order made out to EIL Intercultural Learning
  • 1 passport photo

Please do NOT book flights until you receive written notification from EIL that your course and dates are confirmed. 
All signatures by parents and student must be present. Incomplete applications will delay your booking and may result in not obtaining a place on the desired course or dates.