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Salem International Summer School Spetzgart

Address: 88662 Überlingen
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Description Salem International Summer School Spetzgart

  • Language of instruction: German and English
  • Location: Schpegggart Castle, Iberlingen
  • Students age: 14 to 16 years
  • Educational programs: standard language course
  • Dates: from July 23 to August 7.
  • Type of accommodation: residence.

Salem School is the state gymnasium, the largest in the country boarding school, offering foreign students effective summer language courses in German and English. Also, international students can apply for a full-fledged secondary education program of the European model. All classes are conducted in two languages: German and English, great attention is paid to sports and physical development of pupils, creative sections and classes.

The International Summer School Spetzgart accepts children from around the world aged 14 to 16 years. The camp is located on the territory of the majestic old castle of Spetsgart, near the town of Iberlingen and the famous picturesque Lake Constance. You can get to Zurich International Airport in just an hour, the road to Stuttgart takes about 2 hours. Also close to the school there is a large railway station Überlingen-Central: this branch allows easy access to Lindau, Friedrichshafen and Radolfzell.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Salem International Summer School Spetzgart

Program name
25.07.2020 -08.08.2020
from 2 750 € / 2 weeks

Brief information:

  • 20 language classes per week;
  • Small educational groups - up to 14 people;
  • Duration of each lesson - 45 minutes;
  • Minimum language level for admission: Pre-Intermediate;
  • Duration of the educational course: 2 weeks;
  • Period of the educational program: from July 23 to August 8.

About an educational process: with the children there are 4 experienced, qualified teachers, each of whom devotes lessons to selected aspects of the German language. The language is studied comprehensively: 

  • Grammar;
  • Listening block;
  • Reading original German literature;
  • Speaking block;
  • Writing block.

There are also introductory lessons on business German, economics topics.

Lessons are held in the morning - 3 hours daily from Monday to Friday. Before the beginning of the classes all students write a test that determines their basic level of knowledge and preparation, and distributes them to the appropriate groups.

25.07.2020 -08.08.2020
from 2 750 € / 2 weeks

Brief information: a summer language program is designed for international students and combined effective language learning and leasure activities.

Educational schedule: 20 language classes per week.

Educational groups: up to 14 people.

Duration of each lesson - 45 minutes.

Language level for admission: from pre-Intermediate.

Program duration: 2 weeks.

Period of the educational course: from July 23 to August 8.

About the educational program: before the beginning of the classes all students write an introductory test, which determines their level of knowledge and basic training. As a result of the test, they are divided into homogeneous groups - this helps to make the learning process more efficient, quick and comfortable for students. There are 4 experienced and qualified teachers working on the course. They conduct classes on the basic language aspects:

  • Listening block;
  • Reading original English texts;
  • Writing block;
  • Speaking block;
  • Grammar. 

In addition, introductory classes on business English, economics and business are provided.

Accommodation and food

Students of the International Summer School Spetzgart occupy cozy double rooms directly on the grounds of the Schpezgart castle: separate wings of the building are allocated for boys and girls - each has a small student kitchen and a comfortable living room for a common rest. Also in the castle is the "home of the tutor": some school staff live here. They are responsible for the full safety of children around the clock, monitor the observance of order, cleanliness and discipline.

The food is complex, organized on the full board basis.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: badminton, biology, chemistry, Choral singing, drama, drawing lessons, economics, English, English for the summer, English literature, Health & Fitness, healthy lifestyle, history, law, maths, music, physical Culture, physics, politics, Spanish, tourism
Events list: Arts and crafts, field hockey, football, sailing, tennis

Events Salem International Summer School Spetzgart

In general, leisure activities and entertainment are organized after lunch, almost every day after the main classes. Each student chooses for himself the most priority and interesting activity for the coming weeks - it can be:

  • Sailing
  • Adventures in the open air (water skiing, mountain biking, mountaineering)
  • Tennis
  • Circus art
  • Water sports (water skiing, sailing or canoeing)
  • Sculpture
  • Leisure outdoors (cycling and hiking, swimming, sightseeing)
  • Art and design
  • Rock climbing.

On weekends interesting and informative excursions are organized - they begin on a Friday morning and end on Sunday. Each group consists of 16 students, at least 2 teachers or a tutor leave with them. Possible and most popular types of excursions and tours:

  • The Castle of Constance is its culture, history, natural riches around; boating and hiking, canoeing;
  • Alps - hiking trips for 5-6 hours daily, overnight in the mountains in an equipped hut;
  • Sailing (based on Lake Constance) - learning the basics of sailing, staying on a Spetzgart boat or sailing boats belonging to the school;
  • Survival and sport orienteering - overnight stays, survival skills In wild conditions, in nature far from civilization, tourism;
  • Sightseeing + hiking - sightseeing in Freiburg combined with hiking in the Black Forest, children spend the night in a hut in the mountains;
  • Rock climbing - climbing the Swiss Alps, spending the night in a hut.

On Sunday night, students attend a barbecue on the lake, share their impressions of hikes and excursions.

The final evening of the change at the International Summer School Spetzgart is a large, colourful presentation that can be visited all friends and family members of each student. Students demonstrate their abilities and talents, achievements and successes, in what they can show themselves from the best side. For students after the concert, a big party and a disco are arranged, and parents can spend time talking with educators, school staff, teachers, discuss the progress and achievements of children, and develop a plan for further education and development.

Term dates and fees

The cost of the summer camp is 2500 euro.

The above cost includes:

  • Studying on the program (20 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
  • Excursion once a week
  • Recreational, entertaining, sports program.

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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Salem International Summer School Spetzgart reviews

Alexey V.

I express my gratitude to Smapse and highly appreciate the work of specialists!

SMAPSE helped organize a summer trip for our son - we heard that there are programs that allow to combine language courses with playing football: the son has been engaged for a long time, practically at the semi-professional level, that's why we were very interested in this option. SMAPSE offered us many possible institutions and schools - we chose Germany: the price is suitable, reviews are excellent, we got many photos. The son passed the program in Salem International College.

In Smapse there is no commission for enrollment - they carry out the whole procedure for free, the trip is paid according to the official price of the school. Smapse explained that they work with schools as partners, and not as intermediaries, that's why they do not take anything superfluous from clients.

My son liked the trip very much! We chose "English + football", there was also a variant of the German language - but we did not study it at all, were afraid that it will not have time to adapt. Language lessons are interesting, not patching over textbooks. Students practice solid conversations and games.

There were a lot of foreign students: he met Americans, Germans, Frenchmen, lived with an Italian boy in the room - and everyone spoke English. Teachers are excellent, the trainers are attentive - we were absolutely at peace. We are very satisfied and recommend Smapse!


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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