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For more than 20 years TANDEM has been specialising in modern and successful language courses, as well as organizing language partnerships. You will find TANDEM in many interesting and attractive cities within Germany and worldwide - and of course also in Cologne! Our goal is to enable people from different backgrounds to meet and understand each other.
TANDEM Köln offers German courses at all levels, from Beginner to Advanced. We place a special emphasis on using efficient and creative teaching methods while remaining flexible and open to the wishes and needs of our students. For, in addition to using the most professional teaching methods, the motto of our qualified teachers is: learning German should be fun! Small groups, communicative lessons as well as the friendly and pleasant atmosphere at our school will make it a pleasure for you to learn. Discover Cologne ...
And so that you come into close contact with the German language and culture outside the classroom, we will provide you with a full cultural programme, private accommodation and a so-called Tandem: Enjoy the wide variety of cultural activities on offer, live with people from Cologne for a couple of weeks, and discover with your Tandem partner the secrets of this fascinating city at the heart of Europe!
German Courses at TANDEM Cologne run year round and are available at all levels. Courses consist of 20 45-minute lessons per week (20 + 2 during the summer) and take place from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm or from 2.15 pm to 5.45 pm. Participants with prior knowledge of German are welcome to join our classes at any time; starting dates (except for beginners) are every Monday.
Small groups of max. 12 students (average 8) per class guarantee that you will quickly and successfully progress, and soon improve your language skills in a relaxed and communicative environment.
Our German courses are appropriate as exam preparation for the Zertifikat Deutsch, telc B2, telc C1, DSH or TestDaF examinations (admission requirements for German universities). TANDEM Cologne is also an examination centre for the European Language Certificates. These examinations are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages published by the Council of Europe.
Cologne is the oldest of Germany's big cities. More than 2000 years of history have left their mark on Cologne. And it is not only Cologne's famous cathedral - a gothic masterpiece - which bears testimony to times gone by. Numerous buildings, sculptures and gardens provide a vivid impression of the old Cologne.
Today Cologne is a modern, lively and cosmopolitan city: hub of trade fairs, university town and - with its many radio and television centres and over 350 film and TV production companies - the unquestionable media capital of Germany.
Furthermore, Cologne offers pure culture!
Opera, philharmonic orchestra, 40 museums, 42 theatres, 74 cinemas, concerts of every type, over 100 art galleries and innumerable antique dealers... In the evenings Cologne's vibrant nightlife will tempt you with its countless clubs and trendy bars.
Highlights of the calendar year are, above all, the wild days of revelry during the Cologne Carnival (February); the August Ringfest, one of the biggest music festivals in the world; and, of course, the yearly Gay Pride celebration on Christopher Street Day, with its colourful parade (July).
Discover and experience the old and new Cologne with your Tandem partner, with students from all over the world, with people who want to get to know each other, with us!
TANDEM Köln will arrange for you the same kind of accommodation enjoyed by many Kölners.
Typically, accommodation consists of individual rooms in private flats. All TANDEM-arranged accommodation provides a private room with access to kitchen and bath or shower.For a limited number of younger students we can arrange accommodation with host-families: with breakfast 50,- € / with half-board 120,- € per week in addition to above price.
Finding last minute accommodation can be difficult, especially during the summer. Though we will always do our best to help, we strongly recommend that you make your accommodation requests well before arrival in Germany.
Special arrangements are always possible; for further information, please contact the office. Please be aware that accommodation booking is an extra service provided by TANDEM Köln.
Here are what some people who used Tandem Köln said about their experiences. Their average rating across all categories is /5.