With its comfortable and informal setting for language learning the school offers a familiar and friendly atmosphere. The school has a spacious living room and a big terrace with many plants and flowers where students enjoy their breaks and free time. Moreover, it specializes in meeting each student’s individual needs. Besides the language instruction, the school offers a number of services such as arranging private accommodations, an airport pick-up service, medical insurance, arrangements for internships, finding music teachers and much more. Language instruction satisfies the demands of highly motivated students. The goal is to enable the students to use the language in all relevant areas of life, study and work. Therefore, teachers emphasize the practical communicative side of language learning.
Founded in 1972, our language school in Freiburg is established in an elegant neoclassical house located in the town centre. Here, you will find a stimulating, multicultural environment, conducive to learning German rapidly. The course centre has comfortable classrooms, a study room, a cafeteria as well as a computer room equipped with self-study software and internet access. In the summer months, you can also take advantage of the large sunny terrace to spend pleasurable moments with the other students from the school. After your German classes, set off to discover the city. From the school, you will be close to the university, the numerous shops of the historical centre and its beautiful Gothic cathedral. And if you like to ride bikes, take advantage of the city’s 400 kilometres of cycle lanes.
Learn German & live in your private teacher's home around Freiburg with Home Language International! Home Language International (HLI) is a family-run business offering language courses in more than 20 languages in over 30 countries worldwide, including German lessons at an experienced private teacher's home in Germany. More than 5,000 students take advantage of our services every year. Ian Josephs, Danielle Josephs, their 5 adult children and an expert team of dedicated staff all put in very long hours for HLI. You stay in an experienced teacher's family home, have one-to-one German lessons and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay in Freiburg. Because you are the only student, you are guaranteed individual attention. The lessons are completely designed for you, so the teacher will focus exactly on what you need. Mealtime conversation, television and social contacts are all in German. All of our teachers in Germany have a university degree (or equivalent) and/or a recognised teaching certificate. All teachers have been visited by one of our local organisers. Their qualifications have been checked and their homes throughly inspected. During your stay in Freiburg, a local organiser will monitor your progress and make sure your experience is both happy and successful. Home Language International (HLI) is accredited by the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS), Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO), and UNOSEL.
The ALPADIA course centre is located in a quiet environment at the edge of the forest, 10 minutes away from the town centre. The building offers comfortable and fully furnished rooms which all have their own bathroom with shower. The classrooms as well as the restaurant are located on the ground floor and the terraces and gardens can be accessed throughout the day. The nearby sports centre is well-equipped and includes a swimming pool, various football, volleyball and basketball grounds as well as other state-of-the-art facilities in order for you to make the most of outdoor activities.
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Freiburg that is right for you. There are German courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.
General German courses are for adults who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in German. Most general German courses are for adults age 16 and up. 2 - 48 week courses available. Most courses average 30 classes per week.
Professional German courses are for professionals who want to study German in a specific area, such as business, medicine, law, aviation, and hospitality.