Summer German courses in Oberwesel: 10-15 yearsGet price. Book now!
- Why Oberwesel?
- You’ll meet German students of your age
- Accommodation in a real medieval castle
- Situated in a region of outstanding natural beauty
Weekly Sunday arrivals and Saturday departures from 30th June until 24th August 2013
Summer German courses in the Rhine Valley.
You now have a wonderful opportunity to improve your German or English and to meet students from Germany and other countries on the banks of the Rhine. Our English and German summer courses take place in a real medieval castle in the town of Oberwesel, close to the famous Loreley. Oberwesel is perfect for younger students. It's a small, safe and pretty town in the Rhine valley, one of Germanys most popular and most beautiful regions.
The narrow streets with their beautiful medieval houses, towers and churches create a nice atmosphere for a stay in Germany and you will certainly feel like a real knight or a real lady during your day in Oberwesel as lessons and most of our activities take place in the medieval hall and in the courtyard of the castle.
Our International Team is happy to welcome you to the historic castle of Schönburg, situated just a 15 minutes walk away from the town centre on a hilltop overlooking the River Rhine and the town of Oberwesel. The castle has been welcoming young people from all over the world for many years.
German students will also be present on campus. They will attend an English language course and participate in the programmed afternoon and evening activities.
The traditional classrooms and the IP Ocean Lounge, where one can listen to music, check out Emails, relax and meet friends, are also situated in the castle. The IP Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner offers you all day long water, tea and fruit. The IP centre offers a wide range of recreational facilities. Give table tennis a go or express your creativity by joining one of our workshops. Sports fields for soccer, basketball and volleyball are within easy reach (downhill 10 minutes). There is a payphone and a launderette on the campus and safe storage for valuables is available in the IP Office.
The language school in Oberwesel
All lessons take place in the traditional classrooms in the castle Oberwesel.
Our language courses are attended by students from all over the world and have been designed specifically for young people, who are visiting a foreign country for a short period. Maximum class size is 15. All teachers are native speakers and qualified in teaching English respective German as a foreign language. Teaching material is provided, and has been carefully compiled and selected for originality, content and relevance to young people, so your language skills will quickly improve.
You’ll take a placement test upon arrival, which determines your course level. The following levels are catered for: elementary (A1), lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2). At the end of the course, you’ll receive a certificate indicating your language level according to the Common European Framework of Reference Levels.
English or German summer courses
Intensive Course: 20 lessons (x 45 mins) per week
Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 12:30. The four morning lessons focus on the main areas of language learning: grammar and language work, reading and listening, communicative activities and speaking practice. Our aim is to provide you with the vocabulary and grammar required for effective communication and particular attention is paid to improving speaking and listening skills.
Accommodation and Meal Plan
Residence: Live and socialise with your fellow students from Germany and many different countries on campus! You will stay in a real medieval castle in cosy multi-bedded rooms (2-4 beds), most of them are en-suite. You’ll get full-board accommodation that includes breakfast, warm lunch, cold dinner and an additional snack during the day. All meals are taken in the dining hall of the castle.
Home stay: You may also stay in twin or triple rooms with one of our friendly home stay hosts, most of whom have been welcoming students for many years. Some live close to the centre while others are a car-ride (max. 45 minutes) away. Your hosts will bring you to school every morning and pick you up after the afternoon activity programme, so that you can enjoy dinner with your host family. Therefore it might not always be possible to participate in the evening activity programme. You’ll get full-board accommodation with breakfast, packed lunches and dinner.
Please note that home stay accommodation is not available for students younger than 13
We offer an exciting and supervised activity programme in the afternoons & evenings, 7 days a week. In the afternoon, there are several activities on offer: welcome meeting, town walk, town quiz, visit of the tower museum with medial weapons, sports (basketball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, indoor table tennis, etc), workshops (dancing, aerobic, health & beauty, arts & crafts, etc), knight games with long bow shooting and other medieval games, farewell meeting. In the evening we always offer at least one activity: welcome party, quiz night, film night, open stage, open air, bonfire and barbecue.
Besides this, you will get two half-day excursions and one full-day excursion per fortnight. Possible trip destinations are St. Goar, Rüdesheim, Bingen, Boppard, Mainz, Cologne, Cochem, Frankfurt or Trier.
All these activities are included in the price. Additional activities may be offered in the centre as an option at an extra cost.
Supervision and Welfare
Our friendly and helpful International Team with staff members from England, Germany, France, Spain or other countries will run a fully supervised activity programme and guarantee supervision.
Your safety and welfare is our top priority: there is one supervisor responsible for 10 students between 10 and 12 years or one supervisor for 15 students between 13 and 15 years.
The members of our team have been carefully selected for their responsible and caring attitude and for being fun-loving and outgoing. They are the people you can turn to at any time for assistance.
Please note that students ages 10-12 years are not allowed to leave the campus without supervision.
Transfers are not included in the price, but arrival and departure transfers can be provided as an additional service from/to Frankfurt International and Frankfurt Hahn airports (Arrivals and departures should be set between 10am and 7pm) as well as from Frankfurt and Koblenz main station.
On the day of arrival our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you and will take you directly to your course centre. On the day of departure, you will leave Oberwesel as required in order to make sure you arrive at the airport or train station in time to check in. Please don’t hesitate to ask for our Unaccompanied-Minors-Service, if you're looking for a supervised check-in.
If you book an Unaccompanied-Minors-Service with your airline, please be sure to request our Unaccompanied-Minors-Service as well.
Summer German courses in Oberwesel - what's included in the price?
- Full-board residential accommodation in multi-bedded rooms (2-4 students) with shared or en-suite toilet and shower facilities OR Full-board home stay accommodation in twin or triple rooms with one of our local home stay hosts with packed lunches
- IP Ocean Lounge
- Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner (water, tea and fruit)
- English or German language tuition (20 lessons of 45 minutes per week) in mixed nationality classes where possible
- Maximum 15 students per class
- Course material
- Placement test on arrival
- Certificate at the end of the course
- Supervised activity programme every afternoon and evening
- 2 half-day trips and one full-day trip per fortnight
- one half-day trip and one full-day trip for every additional week
- use of campus facilities
- supervision by our International Team
English or german summer courses - minimum number of participants: 15 students