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English Courses for Children and Teenagers

Junior Programme for Children and Teenagers from 6 to 17 Years

Every summer, F+U Academy of Languages Heidelberg offers German and English courses for children and teenagers in international groups: English for teenagers from 10 years on, German for children and teenagers from 6 to 17 years. Lessons are held by experienced teachers and complemented by exciting and diverse leisure and sports activities, making the junior programme a truly amazing experience!

"Andre spent a wonderful time with you and I want to say thank you for all the help he received during his stay in Heidelberg. He gained a nice and positive impression of Germany. I am sure he wants to come back again and is highly motivated to learn more German. Again thanks for everything and who knows, maybe he will come back soon." - Father of a 15-year-old junior, USA

"My daughter was well pleased with her course, her classmates and most of all her teacher, whom I would like to thank in particular as she was able to teach rather boring topics - such as grammar - in an entertaining way. My daughter wants to return to Heidelberg next year, and I am sure this is also because of her teacher!" - Mother of 15-year-old junior, Spain

"I liked everything very much. All the teachers were very nice, you learn in small groups, and the staff is very friendly. There are WiFi & computers and great leisure activities." - Kevin, 12 years

"I had a lot of fun attending the junior language course at F+U because it wasn't as stressful as in my school. I had a very nice teacher. What I liked best was that my class was international and we could talk about a lot of topics. The leisure activities were always very interesting! And the lunch was sooo delicious." - Steven from Germany, 9 years

Junior Programme 2019 Language Course (English/German as a Foreign Language)

The language lessons do not focus on teaching grammar; instead, the programme aims to create age-appropriate lessons in which learners are familiarised with the German language and culture. For this reason we also recommend participation in the additional modules. The junior courses take place in our language school at Hauptstr. 1, Darmstädter Hof-Centrum, 3rd floor. Right in the center of Heidelberg! Heidelberg is a beautiful, clean, and safe city!

Language courses

  • Learn English or German in small groups (max. 12 learners) with children and young people from all over the world.
  • Accommodation with carefully selected host families or in the boarding school.
  • 24-hour supervision possilbe (Youth Campus 24)
  • Meals
  • Varied leisure programme ranging from city tours to sports activities and games evenings.
  • Transfer from airport to accommodation and back (individual collection available on request).
  • *All modules can be booked individually or as a package.
  • *Parent + child programme (10% off the course price for child and parents for joint language course bookings language); accommodation for families in halls of residence, apartments or with host families.

Registration fee (for the first course): € 35.

Group discount for the language course and for the additional modules (only for joint registrations): 2 participants: 5%; 3 participants: 10%; 4 or more participants: 15%.

1) Start for complete beginners: 01.07 and 05.08 (German); English on request.

2) Young people aged 16 or above can also participate in courses for adults.

TH = teaching hours (1 TH = 45 mins.)

Junior Programme Modules

¹Modules 46 and 47 are obligatory for host family accommodation bookings, as supervision by the host family is usually available from 17.30.

Package Prices and Additional Modules

¹We will be pleased to provide a quote for a transfer from a different airport or from a railway station.

Youth Campus 24

Round-the-clock supervision at our Youth Campus 24 for young people aged 14+, available in July and August.

  • German (July and August): 20 TH/week; English (August): 20 TH/week.
  • We will be pleased to provide a quote for individual transfers.
  • Public transport costs and transfer costs are not included in the price. A weekly ticket (bus and train) for Heidelberg city costs €25; for Heidelberg and the surrounding area €46.

Description of the Programme:

  • Language course: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:15, 20 teaching hours at 45 minutes.
  • Lunch in school: Monday - Friday; 12:30-13:30.
  • Leisure activities: Monday - Saturday; 13:30-17:00.

Parental consent is mandatory for this programme.

General Information on Individual Modules

Course structure

  • Learners in the German courses (no. 43) are grouped by age: 6-9, 10-13 and 14-17 years. Complete beginners can start on 01.07 or on 05.08; learners with previous knowledge of the language can join the programme every Monday. Courses are offered at levels A1 to B2. Learners aged 16 or older can also join a C1 course. A special pre-course placement test can be taken in the school. The Junior programme finishes on 30.08.
  • Learners in the English courses (no.44) are grouped by age: 10-13 and 14-17 years. Courses are offered at levels A1 to B2. Learners aged 16 or older can also join a C1 course. Learners can join the programme every Monday between 05.08 and 26.08; the programme finishes on 30.08. The placement test is taken on the first day of the course.
  • The lesson structure and content are appropriate for the respective age group. Learners on all courses are taught by experienced, qualified
    language teachers in modern, bright classrooms.

Leisure Activities

Our leisure activities programme (no. 47) is a vibrant mix of sporting and cultural activities. Examples include: Neckar boat trip; orientation tour of Heidelberg; trips to Heidelberg Zoo, the botanical gardens, the Fairytale Paradise on Königstuhl, Heidelberg Castle, the Museum of the Palatinate Heidelberg; sports activities, a picnic by the Neckar, games and sports in the F+U Campus sports hall; mini golf; group games evenings and cookery; swimming in Heidelberg’s open air pool; hiking on the Heiligenberg; visit to the Tinnunculus falconry; visit to Thingstätte and much more. We also organise university tours for young people.
Included: Supervision, admission tickets and transport related to the activity; Not included: Meals during trips.

Lunch

Lunch for course participants (no. 46) is provided by a professional caterer, specialising in catering for nurseries and schools. The cook strictly complies with current standards regarding hygiene, sustainability and verified origin of ingredients. Please notify us when registering of any food allergy/intolerance or special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian or halal diet). Full board is guaranteed in the Youth Campus 24 programme.

Accommodation

  • Children and young people from the age of 12 can stay with one of our carefully selected host families (no. 45), subject to availability. In the interests of welfare and responsibility host family accommodation must also be booked with lunch in the school and the leisure programme. Host family accommodation includes half board (full board at weekends) with the host family. Accommodation is also offered at our Youth Campus 24 for young people aged 14 or over (no. 43).
  • Tickets for public transport are not included (weekly ticket for Heidelberg city area: €25; monthly ticket €70).
  • We offer a range of accommodation in halls of residence or apartments for parents or other adults accompanying children and/or young learners participating in our courses; accompanying adults are not required to book a language course.

Youth Campus 24

Young people aged 14 or above share twin rooms at the campus with round-the-clock supervision. Our experienced staff are available for learners 24 hours a day. We are therefore able to guarantee a high degree of security for young people. The following services are included: Language course (German in July and August or English in August, each for 20 teaching hours per week); accommodation at the Youth Campus 24 (group breakfast and evening meal, lunch in the school), accompaniment to and from the school, supervised leisure activities seven days a week, group activities in the evenings, use of the modern fitness room (no. 53) and more.

Transfer from the Airport, Public Transport

  • The cost of public transport (with the exception of transport associated with leisure activities) and the cost of transferring to and from the airport are not included in the price. The price of a weekly ticket (bus and tram) for Heidelberg city is €25; for Heidelberg and the surrounding area € 46.

Further Information:

Click on the images for the 2018 Junior Programme flyer, the 2018 brochure and the 2018 leisure activities:

   

General Information:

  • Young learners without accompaniment must book modules 46 and 47, unless parental/legal guardian provides specific written permission to the contrary.
  • Reduction of teaching hours by 25% in case of fewer than four registrations per group (supervision is guaranteed).

Click here for our English junior courses.


 
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