The language school ‘ zum Ehrstein’ widely enjoys an excellent reputation. With a highly skilled professional staff who demonstrate great personal commitment to its students, we have been offering quality language courses for over 18 years.
We provide a learner friendly environment, a familial atmosphere and personal service and advice to its students no matter what their interests.
WHAT German COURSES DO WE OFFER?
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We offer German courses in various course types such as standard and intensive courses, evening courses or private lessons to meet the needs of every student. The courses are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages (CEFR) with levels ranging from A1 - C1.
The number of students in our standard courses is limited to a maximum of 12 participants. Our language teachers are experienced with a broad knowledge of the language and the country and make use of a wide range of modern teaching methods. Our instruction emphasizes the communicative and practice-oriented aspects of the language and is geared to meet the demands of students who are highly motivated and have a desire to learn.
WHAT ACCOMMODATION DO WE OFFER?
All accommodations are carefully chosen by us. We have a long-standing trust relationship with many host families and landlords in Freiburg.
All of our accommodations are located in Freiburg or in the immediate surroundings. With public transport (tram, bus) our school can easily be reached within 10 and 30 min.
We mainly offer single rooms (double rooms are available on request). The rooms are individually furnished, but all rooms have good basic furnishings and are supplied with the basic necessities such as hand towels and bed linen. In addition, there is free access to the internet (WLAN) and washing machine use.
In addition to organizing an accommodation our service includes regular inspection of the accommodation and directions on how to get there.
WHO ARE OUR STUDENTS?
Our students come to Freiburg from over 40 countries all over the world. Most of them are seeking undergraduate and postgraduate degree study and prepare their German language knowledge in order to apply at a German university or find a job here.
Others come to Freiburg to enjoy life in a young and liberal German city and pass their holidays trekking and hiking in the Black Forest and Kaiserstuhl, swimming excursions to local lakes around Freiburg and, in the winter, excursions to the ski and snowboard slopes on the Feldberg and in Switzerland.
Freiburg is also conveniently placed for excursions to France and Switzerland.
1200Number of Students Enrolled at the School Last Year
180Average Number of Students During the Year
220Average Number of Students During the High Season
We offer language instruction in sixteen spacious and brightly-lit classrooms using the latest methods of European foreign language education.We have three locations within walking distance of 5-10 minutes in the center of Freiburg; our main classroom facility lies next to a picturesque city square and is only a few steps away from the world-famous Freiburg University.
Outside the school environment, the students from different backgrounds can get together in sportive and cultural activities. In a completely relaxed environment, they will have the opportunity to talk in German with people from all around the world. We offer a wide range of leisure activities. Freiburg und its surroundings offer a number of opportunities for activities in the areas of art, culture, sports and nature excursions. In our planning we are always happy to take your individual suggestions and ideas into consideration.
Further tips for things you can do on your own in your free-time and suggestions for exciting excursions on weekends can always be obtained at the school reception.
Will you need a language visa in order to attend a course in Germany? Please inquire at the German embassy or a German Consulate what requirements you must fulfill.
Students coming from some foreign countries are required to show proof of a good basic knowledge of German before they can be granted a visa. In addition, in some countries language course fees must be paid in advance. If you are granted a visa for attending a language course (for at least 20- 25 hours a week), you must actually attend the course.
One of the requirements for receiving a student visa is the registration confirmation from the language school. Our school sends out this confirmation document as soon as we receive your registration and payment for the course. If you do not obtain the visa please send us the refusal letter of the responsible embassy or consulate.
We cannot guarantee that you will receive a visa and we have no influence on the process of granting a visa or the time it will take to receive it.
How to get there
For safe arrival or departure, we offer pick-up service to and from your booked accommodation. Please contact us for the details.