Learn German in Heidelberg

13-17 years

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Description of the programme

Romantic and endearing, Heidelberg is a city to discover absolutely! It is in this enchanting place that OISE offers students and professionals the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of German during an excellent language stay. No doubt, the captivating landscape and picturesque architecture are the most beautiful assets of this internationally renowned university city.

Best known for its Castle and the many philosophers who have visited its narrow streets, Heidelberg knows how to seduce the most impatient if you take the time to get lost in it.


OISE's goal is to make a real difference in preparing its students for success in their future lives: in order to focus on this goal, OISE Heidelberg offers young students (13-17 years old) a full-day learning experience designed to meet a specific set of learning objectives.

OISE's teaching philosophy for young students is based on lessons that focus on concrete results. This teaching is done in small groups of 8 students. Lessons are combined with educational activities outside the classroom. Accommodation is provided by host families for total linguistic immersion.


The programme develops language knowledge, self-confidence and language skills as well as the opportunity to explore a wide range of academic subjects such as history, politics, literature and language fields such as critical thinking, drama and creative writing.

Exam Preparation

Students who wish to prepare for an exam can choose a combined programme. Lesson 1 and 2 in the morning are carried out in individual lessons, which allows the teacher to pay particular attention and allows the student to prepare for the exam in the best possible conditions. Weaknesses are analyzed by the teacher and the work done in class is done to solve them. The teaching method is adapted to the preparation of the exam and the needs of the student. Afternoon lessons are given in groups of 8.

Cultural Programme & Activities

OISE Heidelberg offers an entertaining activity programme on Wednesday afternoons and a day trip on Saturdays, allowing students to discover Heidelberg and German culture.

Students visit ancient castles, play sports or go to leisure centres. Heidelberg and its surroundings are lively and offer exciting cultural places for young students, interesting historical buildings and museums. On Saturdays, students visit cities such as Mannheim, Frankfurt, Karlsruhe and Stuttgart.


To guarantee the intercultural dimension of the language stay, OISE favours a stay with a local resident on half board. It is the best way to practice using German in the heart of a conversation on a daily basis. To ensure an impeccable and high quality welcome, each host is rigorously selected by OISE and meets strict requirements.

Travel & Location

Heidelberg is 80 km from Frankfurt, 120 km from Stuttgart and 20 km from Mannheim. It is therefore easy to reach Heidelberg by plane or train.

The tour is included in the price, departing from Paris on all school holiday dates. Departures from Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Rennes and Toulouse are possible on certain dates.

For young people travelling individually, a reception service is available at Frankfurt Airport.

Just a stone's throw from the Neckar River, between the University of Heidelberg and the Königstuhl Observatory, the OISE Heidelberg Language Training Centre is easily accessible thanks to the many buses and trams that run through the city. For those who wish to explore the city in a more authentic way, it is possible to rent a bike and enjoy the cycle paths.

The OISE Heidelberg language training centre is located on the top floor of a building and thus offers a pleasant view from the terrace. Bright and modern, it welcomes a team of native speakers from the best universities in the country. The environment has been designed to adapt to the different course formats and to encourage the necessary concentration to work in German.

OISE Heidelberg Young Learners

  • Available all year round
  • 27 hours per week of tuition
  • Maximum of 8 students per class
  • Accommodation with local families

Where can I do this course?


Where can I do this course?

OISE Heidelberg - Young Learners
Intensive course (27 hours/week)

Prices 2019

1 week €1,780  
2 weeks €3,0051 
3 weeks €4,220 
4 weeks €5,435 

Supplement of €855 per week for the exam preparation program. Individual lessons in the morning, group lessons in the afternoon.

Prices include: courses, level test, teaching materials, exercise pack and internship certificate, accommodation in residence with full board, leisure activities, Saturday excursion for stays of at least 2 weeks, arrival/departure transfers, organised trip.

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