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Berlin - Mature Teen Residence/Homestay Program for 16-17 yrs
2013 Teen Summer in Berlin, Germany
Is this program for you?
The Mature Teen Residence/Homestay Program in Berlin is suited to the student who is looking for a high-quality language immersion program in the heart of a truly cosmopolitan city! The program is ideal for students who want to combine daily German language classes with some pre-organized afternoon, evenings and weekend activities/excursions. Students will also have free time to explore Berlin on their own, with their host family or with new friends. The program is intended for students who are independent, have some travel experience, are comfortable taking public transit, are used to time away from family and are able to effectively manage and advocate for themselves in new and unfamiliar situations.
Few cities have gone through the kind of dramatic transformation that Berlin has experienced over the past 20 years. While very little physical evidence of the Berlin Wall exists, memories of it are still alive and people come from all over the world to see a city once again unified after decades of separation. But little remains of the Berlin that fell to the East of the wall. Areas that were virtual wastelands from 1961 to 1989 are being rejuvenated and the results are exciting for residents and visitors alike!
Our Berlin summer program is hosted by one of Germany's leading private language schools. The school owns and fully occupies a campus of 5 beautifully updated buildings in Kastanienallee, in the heart of trendy Prenzlauer Berg, in what was formerly known as East Berlin. This is an extremely lively neighborhood with fashionable boutiques, art galleries and dozens of restaurants and cafes. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, this has become the "go to" neighborhood for young and hip locals and visitors.
The stunning school facilities include:
The summer Mature Teen Residence/Homestay Program in Berlin has been designed specifically for 16-17 year olds and offers 20 x 45 minute lessons per week of intensive German instruction taught in the late afternoon. In addition, each day you will enjoy two activities (one in the morning and one in the evening) that allow you to take in the many sights and sounds of the city with your international classmates. Daytime activities include walking tours, shopping, museum visits, swimming and cycling; evening activities include salsa nights, movie nights, beach volleyball, clubbing and garden parties. Entrance fees for museums, etc. are not included in the price.
You will also enjoy 1 full day excursion every Saturday to places of significant interest such as Potsdam, Strausberg and Spreewald Forest as well as the cultural cities of Hamburg, Leipzig and Dresden.
The teachers are all native German speakers and fully qualified to teach German as a foreign language. They bring a wealth of experience teaching at all levels and design each lesson to focus on speaking and listening skills with appropriate attention paid to reading and writing.
You can choose to stay on-campus in fully-equipped studio apartments or in an off-campus residence approximately 5 minutes on foot from the school. Accommodation in both locations consists of shared rooms with 3 to 5 beds and private washrooms. Males and females are accommodated separately.
For general information on residence accommodation please visit our Residence Q & A page.
You will be accommodated with welcoming hosts who are keen to share German culture with you. Families come in all shapes and sizes from single adults (female) to couples with and without children. Most families live outside central Berlin between 5 and 50 minutes by bus, metro or bicycle.
For general information on homestay accommodation please visit our Homestay Q & A page.
The program includes two meals daily, breakfast and dinner, as follows:
For all accommodation options you are free at lunch to decide where and what you would like to eat.
The following program features are included in the price:
For more information or to book this program call us toll-free 1 888 386 1411
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