Humboldt Berlin Junior – German Summer Intensive

Age Group: 15-18 years
Levels: A1–C1
Lessons per week: 30 German lessons
Duration: 3 or 6 weeks
Residence accommodation with full board
Start Dates 2023: July 2/ July 23; July 2 - also for total beginners


The Humboldt Institute specialises in teaching German as a foreign language. From a small beginning in its original headquarters at Ratzenried Castle the school has grown to include over 17 school locations. The main goal is to assure that all the students have full support for their language learning.
The students are always taught by native speakers who have at least a university degree. The classes consist of a maximum of 10 students, and the intensive courses consist of up to 30 lessons which are more than the average other schools are willing to offer.
The students can be sure that their experience will be great as the school has been working for over 40 years with over thousands of satisfied students from all corners of the planet. The school is exceptionally efficient in preparing the students for TestDaF and Telc C1 Deutsch Hochschule examinations. We assure you that beginners of the language can pass any of these exams after only eight months of learning at the Humboldt Institut. These tests, along with TestAS, are internationally recognised and will significantly improve the students’ chances in academic or work life.
There are no hidden costs here as we clearly state all that is included. Instruction, room and full board, course materials, extracurricular activities and excursions are usually included in the price.
24-hour support is given to students in all aspects while studying here. This way, they can be confident in asking anyone of the staff if they feel worried. A family atmosphere is also provided given that the students will all be at boarding schools. This will give them to learn and experience a sense of community at full capacity. You can be sure that you will feel at home from the moment you arrive at school.
Students will be able to learn German throughout the whole year. They have 365 days at their disposal to learn the language. The study will be combined with fun to make the experience worthwhile, while at the same time, students will learn the language in the shortest amount of time possible through intensive lessons.


Berlin is the principal city in Germany, with over 3.5 million residents. The town has beautiful programs not just for adults but also teenagers. Some important landmarks include the Brandenburg Gate, the remains of the Berlin Wall and the famous Reichstag all stunning examples of German history. Some excursions include a visit to the Berlin Zoo which consists of a wide selection of different animals and species. Another tourist classic is to take a stroll in the city centre. This will be an experience which cannot easily be forgotten.


Berlin will provide students with an unbelievable experience due to the many exciting sights and activities. You will visit historical and cultural sites such as the remains of the Berlin Wall to checking out Berlin Zoo with its unique animals. The city has no shortage in museums, modern architecture and exciting cultural events. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for everybody.


Humboldt Institut specialises in creating fun and educational experiences outside of the classroom. Depending on the location, there are different kinds of leisure activities and excursions, supported by the program supervisors. They make sure to encourage all students to join in the fun.
There will always be enough leisure time provided to the students, and in this way, they can choose how to enjoy their spare time. Will it be playing football with some friends or having a barbeque? This is entirely up to them.
Excursions are planned for after school and during weekends. These can be either half-day or full-day excursions, contests or games. While most of the planning and decision making for tours is made by staff, the school is always welcome with input from students about different suggestions for extracurricular activities.
The following are some of the social and cultural programmes provided at Berlin.


  • Beach volleyball
  • Board games
  • City tour
  • Football
  • Handicrafts
  • Museums
  • Swimming
  • Visit of the parliament
  • Excursions – Dresden, Potsdam, Leipzig, Wannsee and other excursion sites in Berlin


  • Guesthouse at Berlin’s centre
  • Three and 4-bed rooms
  • All rooms with en-suite bathroom
  • Three main meals
  • Modern, comfortably furnished, high quality equipped classrooms
  • Boarding schools and facilities with group accommodation
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Small classes and intensive guidance
  • Recognised exams
  • Coordinated one concept of classes
  • Safety and support
  • German-speaking, German-learning, German-living environment
  • Qualified teaching staff to make sure you are learning the right things
  • 40 years of experience with own curriculum
  • Placement test on the day of arrival
  • Course and textbooks are free of charge
  • Many types of classes so that you can choose what suits you
  • Holistic training in all directions of the German language
  • Weekly progress test
  • Transparent performance checks
  • The end, of the period, comprehensive exam
  • Full board accommodation: daily fresh cooked breakfast, lunch, dinner, fruit basket
  • 24-hour supervision
  • Fun and exciting excursion packages to get to know the area
  • Weekly Excursions
  • Daily leisure program
  • Entrance Fees
  • Course certificate
  • Weekly lessons
  • Teaching material
  • Laundry