Junior Summer Courses
Germany - Hohensolms

  • You’ll meet German students around your own age
  • Accommodation in a real medieval hill castle
  • Small and safe village (only 1 hour from Frankfurt)

You now have a wonderful opportunity to improve your German or English and to meet students from Germany and other countries. Our English and German summer courses take place in a real medieval hill castle overlooking the Lahn-Dill Highlands. Situated between historic towns like Giessen, Limburg, Marburg and Wetzlar, the small and safe village of Hohensolms is perfect for younger students. You will certainly feel like a real knight or a real lady during your day in Hohensolms as lessons and most of our activities take place in the medieval hall and in the courtyard of the castle.

The Campus

Our International Team is happy to welcome you to the historic castle of Hohensolms, situated just a 5 minute's walk away from the village of Hohensolms. 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.
Also situated in the castle are modern classrooms and the IP Ocean Lounge where you can listen to music, use the free Wifi, relax and meet friends. 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 facilities for soccer, beach volleyball and basketball are also situated on campus.

Photos of Hohensolms and the campus

All lessons take place in the traditional classrooms in our language school - the castle in Hohensolms.

Intensive Course

20 lessons (x 45 mins or 15 hours) 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.
The following levels are catered for:
beginner (A1, only English lessons), elementary (A2), pre-ntermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1) for both languages.

Residence Hohensolms
Residence Hohensolms


Live and socialise with your fellow students from Germany and many different countries on campus! You will stay in a real medieval castle in spacious multi-bedded standard rooms (4-8 beds). Also our supervisors live in the Residence and they are there for you if you have any problems or questions. You will have full board accommodation that includes breakfast, warm lunch and cold dinner. All meals are taken in the dining hall of the castle. Vegetarian options offered daily. Vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free food is available upon request. There is a launderette on campus and safe storage for valuables is available in the IP Office. We offer free laundry service available for students staying more than one week.

Our friendly and helpful International Team with staff members from countries such as England, Germany, France, Spain, Russia or other countries will run a fully supervised activity programme in the afternoons and evenings, 7 days a week. In the afternoon you can choose between several activities and in the evening you can take part in one of our amazing events. Please note that our activities take place in English and German.

Your safety and welfare is our top priority: there is one supervisor responsible for 10 students between 8 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, for being fun-loving and outgoing. They are the people you can turn to at any time for assistance. Please note that you are not allowed to leave the campus without supervision and that the above-mentioned activity programme is also compulsory for you.

Included in the programme

  • Welcome and Farewell Meeting
  • Guided tour of the castle
  • Sports (soccer, basketball, table tennis, beach volleyball)
  • Medieval Games
  • Arts & Crafts Workshops
  • Quiz Night, Film Night, Games Night, Open Stage, Bonfire Night with BBQ
  • A half-day trip per week for example to Marburg, Limburg, Giessen, Wetzlar, Schloss Braunfels or Hessenpark Open-AirMuseum
  • A full day trip for example to Mainz, Frankfurt, Koblenz or Heidelberg (if you stay longer than one week)
For 1 or 2 weeks booked receive a discount of 25 EUR per week! For 3 or more weeks booked, get the transfers for free!
Self-arranged travel
Travel dates
multi-bedded standard room
01.07.18 - 07.07.18 709 € Date expired
08.07.18 - 14.07.18 709 € Date expired
15.07.18 - 21.07.18 709 € Date expired
22.07.18 - 28.07.18 709 € Date expired
29.07.18 - 04.08.18 709 € Date expired
05.08.18 - 11.08.18 709 € Date expired
12.08.18 - 18.08.18 709 € Date expired
19.08.18 - 25.08.18 709 € Date expired

Prices for 6 nights, full-board, Intensive Course German or English
Additional week with 7 nights: + 709 €

(including Meet & Greet and Check-in service)
Transfer from /to Frankfurt International airport per way* 130 €
Transfer from /to Frankfurt main station per way* 130 €

* Taxi can be shared for 1-3 people travelling together

Summer German Courses Hohensolms - What's included in the price?

  • Full board residential accommodation in multi-bedded rooms (4-8 students) with shared toilet and shower facilities
  • IP Ocean Lounge
  • Fruit 'n' Fit Corner (water, tea and fruit)
  • English or German language tuition (20 lessons of 45 minutes / 15 hours 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
  • High level of supervision: One supervisor for 10 students between 8 and 12 years / one supervisor for 15 students between 13 and 15 years
  • Qualified international and German supervisors
  • Assembly from Monday to Friday and daily TTT (time to talk) with the supervisors
  • Supervised activity programme every afternoon and evening: in the afternoon you can choose between several activities on offer (for example Arts & Craft Workshops, Sport Activities, Medieval Games) and one event in the evening
  • One half-day excursion in the first week
  • One half-day trip and one full day trip for every additional week
  • Use of campus facilities
  • Farewell Meeting

Transfers are not included in the price, but arrival and departure transfers can be provided as an additional service from/to Frankfurt International, Frankfurt Hahn, Düsseldorf and Cologne airports as well as from Frankfurt main station. Arrivals and departures should be set between 10:00 and 19:00. 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 Hohensolms as required in order to make sure you arrive at the airport or train station in time. For your own safety, we will assist you with the check-in for your flight.
If you book an Unaccompanied Minors service with your airline, please be sure to request our Unaccompanied Minors service as well.

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