Junior Summer Courses

  • You’ll meet German students of your age
  • Accommodation in a real medieval castle
  • Situated in a region of outstanding natural beauty

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 Hohensolms, close to the famous Loreley. Hohensolms 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 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 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 - in the summer 2014 there were between 45  and 70 students per week from 21 different countries - for many years.
German students will also be present on campus. They will attend an English or French 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 and basketball are within easy reach (downhill 10 minutes).

 All lessons take place in the traditional classrooms in our language school, the castle Oberwesel.

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.
The following levels are catered for: elementary (A1), lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1).

Château Schönburg in Oberwesel
Castle Schönburg in Oberwesel


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. Also our supervisors life in the Residence and they are there for you if you have any problems or questions. 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. There is a payphone and a launderette on the campus and safe storage for valuables is available in the IP Office.

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. Home stay is a good opportunity for self-dependent students who like to learn something about the everyday life of a German family.  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


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

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 students ages 8 - 12 years are not allowed to leave the campus without supervision and that the mentionned activity programme is also compulsory for them.
This could be your programme…

Included in the programme

  • Welcome- and Farewell Meeting
  • Town Walk
  • Visit of the medieval tower museum
  • Sports (Soccer, Indoor-Table tennis)
  • Medieval Games
  • Arts & Crafts Workshops
  • Quiz Night, Film Night, Games Night, Open Stage, Bonfire Night
  • A halfday trip per week e.g. to Boppard, St. Boar Bingen
  • A fullday trip e.g. to Mainz, Frankfurt, Köln (if you stay longer than one week)
Self-arranged travel
Travel dates
4-bedded en-suite room
Home Stay
in twin or triple room
03.07.16 - 09.07.16 674 € 674 € Date expired
10.07.16 - 16.07.16 674 € 674 € Date expired
17.07.16 - 23.07.16 674 € 674 € Date expired
24.07.16 - 30.07.16 674 € 674 € Date expired
31.07.16 - 06.08.16 674 € 674 € Date expired
07.08.16 - 13.08.16 674 € 674 € Date expired
14.08.16 - 20.08.16 674 € 674 € Date expired
21.08.16 - 27.08.16 674 € 674 € Date expired

Prices for 6 nights, full-board, Intensive Course German or English, IP trip programme
Extra week with 7 nights : 674 €

(including Meet & Greet and Check-in service)
Transfer from / to Oberwesel railway station included
*Transfer from /to Frankfurt International airport 160 € (per way)
*Transfer from /to Frankfurt Hahn airport 130 € (per way)
* Transfer from /to Frankfurt main station 160 € (per way)
* Transfer from /to Cologne airport 230 € (per way)
Transfer from /to Dusseldorf airport 340 € (per way)

* One car for 1-3 persons in case they all book together

Unaccompanied-Minor-Service 40 € (per way)

What's included in the price?

  • Full-board residential accommodation in multi-bedded rooms (4-6 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 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
  • 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
  • Town Walk & Town Quiz
  • 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: Creativity, Sport, Country & People, Lifestyle and one event in the evening
  • two half-day trips and one full-day per fortnight
  • 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 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 Check-In-Service on departure, 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.

Any questions?

Do you have any questions or comments?

Why not get in touch with us right now!
We are available every working day Monday to Friday, 10:00 – 17:00, GMT+1 to help you with finding your perfect language course.

Phone: 020-88167043 or 49 421 79258-30