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Humboldt-Institut Heessen Castle Summer Camp

Address: Schlossstr.1 59073
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Description Humboldt-Institut Heessen Castle Summer Camp

  • Language of instruction: German
  • Location: Hamm, Germany
  • Students age: 10 to 14 years
  • Educational programs: Intensive course of German language
  • Dates: from July 10 to July 30.
  • Type of accommodation: residence.

Humboldt-Institut are balanced, intensive programs for learning German, available to adults and children. The courses are held in different cities of Austria and Germany: each will be able to choose the most comfortable conditions for study, travel, see the sights and monuments, get acquainted with the culture and history of the host country. Summer camps are distinguished by high quality of educational programs, comfortable accommodation conditions and a rich, interesting program of extra-curricular leisure and recreation.

The small town of Hamm used to be a well-known mining center, and now it is a city with an extensive cultural component. Also there is a huge number of gardens, parks and recreational areas - among the outstanding attractions can be noted the Maximillian Park with the famous sculpture of a glass elephant.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Humboldt-Institut Heessen Castle Summer Camp

Program name
05.07.2020 -01.08.2020
from 1 990 € / 2 weeks

Quick overview: Summer German for teenagers is quite intensive educational course, so it is offered to active, smart international pupils, ready for an active rhythm of classes.

About the educational program:

  • 25 language classes per week;
  • Educational group - not more than 10 people;
  • Lesson duration - 45 minutes;
  • Minimum level of language for admission: Beginner;
  • Duration of the course: from 2 weeks;
  • Period of the educational course: from 10 to 30 July.

The information in the lessons is presented in an interesting, non-boring form - a large number of interactive, role games, simulated situations and dialogues are used. 

Advantages of the language course:

  • Development of communication and speech skills;
  • Correction of accent and pronunciation;
  • Expansion of vocabulary.

Every day, students perform a block of homework, and every week - the final test of the material passed. So Teachers can more closely monitor the level of progress, if necessary adjust the curriculum, focus more on hard topics or language aspects.

Accommodation and food

Residences are located directly on the campus: school staff guarantee the safety of students around the clock, monitor the observance of order and discipline, create a friendly and warm atmosphere. For the students of the Humboldt-Institut Heessen Castle, cozy double rooms are offered (common facilities are located on the floors). The age and international criteria, as well as the knowledge of the German language of each student are taken into account when resettling. Meals are organized according to the full boarding scheme, three times a day, light snacks and fresh fruit are provided twice a day.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: Business German, Classes in mini-groups, German for teenagers, German for the summer, german language, Individual lessons, Intensive German
Events list: B-B-Q, billiards, Board games, cinema, football, Swimming in the pool, table soccer, table tennis, Theatrical show

Events Humboldt-Institut Heessen Castle Summer Camp

Most leisure activities, entertainment and excursions are already included in the cost of the Humboldt-Institut Heessen Castle program. Studying continues beyond the class: students can develop and consolidate their skills and knowledge in a relaxed, friendly environment. For the international students, various barbecues and beach volleyball matches, competitions in billiards or basketball, creative classes and parties around the campfire are organized. You can play table or classic football, streetball, take a table for table tennis, learn climbing, go for a walk in a canoe or mountain bike. Evenings of board games and fun themed parties, hiking and picnics are also organized.

A full day excursion is organized every Saturday: it can be Cologne, the zoo in Munster, the Chocolate Museum or the Moehne lake.

Equipment Humboldt-Institut Heessen Castle Summer Camp

Summer Camp The Humboldt-Institut Heessen Castle is held in the town of Hamm, in the present majestic castle of Heessen. Here there is an unusual medieval atmosphere, the spirit of antiquity and past times is felt. The castle is built in the Gothic style on the banks of the River Lippe, its grounds include spacious and green parks, lawns, gardens and avenues and even a small island in the middle of the river. In modern buildings, the campus houses student residences and its own spacious dining room, certified by the German Nutrition Society.

Term dates and fees

Tuition is 2700 € / 3 weeks.

The following costs are already included in the cost indicated:

  • Studying on the program (25 lessons weekly)
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, room for 2 people, full board)
  • Teaching aids, books and materials
  • Initial testing of the level of knowledge
  • Branded certificate at the end of the course
  • Full day excursion once a week
  • Recreational, entertaining, sports program.

Extra fees:

  • Transfer (one way) 85 EUR

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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