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

Evangelia Mouma  Identity Verified
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 00:03
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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.


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