Learning German in Germany - Teenager with Parent
Thread poster: Evangelia Mouma

Evangelia Mouma  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:04
English to Greek
+ ...
Mar 29, 2011

Hello all,

My teenage daughter wants to practice her German and have some lessons in a school in Germany but she doesn't want to go to Germany alone and stay at the school's offered accommodation. We are thinking of going to Germany together and rent a flat; I can work while she goes to a language school until the afternoon and then we will spend the rest of the day together.

I've searched on the internet and language schools for teenagers offer classes plus accommodation; I couldn't find any that offers just classes and I wouldn't like her to go to a class with adults.

Do you know of any schools that would suit my case? Do you have any advice? Any ideas?




David Wright  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:04
German to English
+ ...
Why Germany? Mar 29, 2011

Austria can be just as good. The university of Klagenfurt offers summer courses in German as a foreign language, accommodation shouoln't be too difficult to find. The course partciipants are generally young; although I don't think they actually exclude adults, very few actually attend, as far as I remember. They also have a social programme for the afternoons that is very young-person focussed.

[Edited at 2011-03-29 10:36 GMT]


Chosana Thanabhumi  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:04
Member (2010)
German to Thai
+ ...
Freiburg Mar 29, 2011

I recommend:




You can book a German course at these institutes without accommodation. People who attend the courses there are usually young. The town is lovely and it is near French and Swiss border. I bet your daughter will like it here.

[Edited at 2011-03-29 16:00 GMT]


Mariella Bonelli  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:04
Member (2004)
English to Italian
+ ...
A teenager alone Mar 29, 2011

Hi Evangelia,

Please consider again sending her alone. It will be a beautiful experience and a great opportunity to grow up! I did it many times as a teenager and after the first difficult impact, I have always had a great time and I still have very nice memories and friends. It won't be the same if you are with her. icon_smile.gif


Evangelia Mouma  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:04
English to Greek
+ ...
Thanks! Mar 30, 2011

Thank you all for your answers and information.

@David. Sure, Austria and Switzerland are also good. I will check Klagenfurt.
@ Chosana khopkhun kha. This is what I wanted, thanks. I will also check with Goethe Institut here in Athens.
@ Mariella. I know exactly what you meanicon_smile.gif But it's not me who wants to go with her; it's her who is afraid of going alone. I agree that it would be a great experience. I will try to make her reconsider.



Local time: 13:04
German to Thai
+ ...
Deutschland Apr 10, 2011

Hallo Evangeliaicon_smile.gif

For more information to learn Deutsch in Germany. In my experiences, I would recommend such as in Cologne http://cdc.de/Deutschkurse-Deutsch-lernen-in-Deutschland.82.0.html This schools offers every levels and you can take examinations at all levels. About accommodation, you can choose with host family, in hostel or in apartment. I really like this school because the service teams and the teachers have helped what I needed and I had success to take a passing the examicon_smile.gif. Many friends from all continentsicon_smile.gif and in Dresden http://idfsk.tudias.de/
or in Goethe institutes.
I had chosen where international city is (mixed culture, old history of town, romantic sightseeing and weekend trips to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. I got not homesicknessicon_smile.gif

I hope that you receive more informations to decide.


There is no moderator assigned specifically to this forum.
To report site rules violations or get help, please contact site staff »

Learning German in Germany - Teenager with Parent

Advanced search

SDL Trados Studio 2019 Freelance
The leading translation software used by over 250,000 translators.

SDL Trados Studio 2019 has evolved to bring translators a brand new experience. Designed with user experience at its core, Studio 2019 transforms how new users get up and running and helps experienced users make the most of the powerful features.

More info »
Protemos translation business management system
Create your account in minutes, and start working! 3-month trial for agencies, and free for freelancers!

The system lets you keep client/vendor database, with contacts and rates, manage projects and assign jobs to vendors, issue invoices, track payments, store and manage project files, generate business reports on turnover profit per client/manager etc.

More info »

  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search