German Courses in Vienna, Austria
Vienna is situated on the banks of the Danube. This beautiful city has been the metropolitan center of Central Europe for many centuries. Art, music and culture all come to mind when one thinks of this city, which combines old traditions with a modern lifestyle. Vienna offers both nostalgia and vitality. The famous cities of Prague, Budapest and Salzburg are all easily accessible from Vienna. Its tradition of classical theater has been the pride and joy of Vienna from the heyday of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy to the present day.
German Courses in Vienna, Austria at Actilingua Academy
The Actilingua Academy German language school is located in the heart of Vienna and caters to adult learners year round and also offers a German language program for teenagers during the summer time. It is open all year and equipped with the latest in educational technology.
Since its opening in 1988, ActiLingua has quickly gained a world-wide reputation as a language school with a range of successful courses, an ideal learning environment and modern teaching equipment. ActiLingua offers top standard language tuition combined with an attractive leisure program and outstanding accommodation in our ActiLingua Residence, with host families, in apartments or in student residences.
The year-round school for adult students is located in a newly renovated, centrally located building close to the Belvedere Palace. It is a modern school with 6 bright, welcoming, tastefully furnished classrooms in a typically Viennese Art Nouveau building. Centrally located in Vienna’s embassy district, opposite “Schloss Belvedere”, and within 15 minutes from the city center (Stephansplatz) by public transportation. The school also has a multimedia room featuring 17 workplaces with computers and free internet access. Free Wi-Fi is available in the whole school. Newspapers, magazines, DVDs and CDs may be borrowed from the school library. A student lounge is available with coffee, cold beverages and snacks. The building is air conditioned and non-smoking. 10-15 additional classrooms are located next door at the ActiLingua-Dependance Sacré Coeur and are used during the summer high season.
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Actilingua – German Courses in Vienna
(All programs: Please add USD 100.00 Lingua Service Worldwide Application fee. See Application Procedures.)
Minimum age: 16 years old. Prices include number of lessons as listed, an additional 5 lessons per week of cultural program -guided tours, lectures, Viennese Waltz course, parties, etc.- , use of multimedia room, e-mail and internet access, student manual, Actilingua Card entitling students to discounts around town and Actilingua Certificate of completion. Course books may be borrowed free of charge or purchased at a 50% discount from the school.
Standard German Course – Group 8 to 12 –— 20 German lessons a week plus 5 cultural lessons. 12 students maximum per class. All levels from beginner to advanced are offered. Beginners must start on specific dates listed below. All other levels may start any Monday of the year. Click the tab labeled “Accommodations” above for lodging descriptions and prices.
Intensive German Course – Group 8 to 12 ––30 German lessons a week plus 5 cultural lessons .(Standard 20+5 hrs/wk + Mini Group 10hrs/wk). 12 students maximum per class. All levels from beginner to advanced are offered. Beginners must start on specific dates listed below. All other levels may start any Monday of the year. Click the tab labeled “Accommodations” above for lodging descriptions and prices.
German for Life — Long Term German Courses: 3, 6, or 9 month standard course of 20+5 or 30+5 German lessons per week at a particularly attractive price: (Specialization possible: Tourism, Business, Music and work experience. Ask for more details). All levels from beginner to advanced are offered. Beginners must start on specific dates listed below. All other levels may start any Monday of the year. Click the tab labeled “Accommodations” above for lodging descriptions and prices.
For all programs: In summer there is a maximum of 12 students. You will systematically study grammar, pronunciation, conversation and the skills of listening, reading and writing. The Cultural Program is 5 lessons per week, during the evening. This consists of special talks and lectures on Austrian music, art, literature, geography and history, and on typical socio-political problems. Video films, slide shows, discussion groups and sightseeing tours of Vienna complete the program. These activities are all included in the price.
German and Work Experience in Austria — Combine German language courses with valuable work experience with the German + Internship program.
German Courses in Vienna – Prices 2017 and 2018:
|Course Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks||Twelve weeks||Twenty-four weeks|
|Standard German Course 20 German lessons per week plus 5 cultural lessons||$348||$567||$785||$999||$219||--||--|
|Intensive German Course - 30 German lessons per week plus 5 cultural lessons||$506||$883||$1,260||$1,638||$377||--||--|
|German for Life Course - Standard - 20 German lessons per week plus 5 cultural lessons||--||--||--||--||$2,354||$4,578|
|German for Life Course - Intensive - 30 German lessons per week plus 5 cultural lessons||--||--||--||--||$4,099||$8,070|
2017 Starting dates for all Group German Courses in Vienna: Intermediate and Advanced students may start any Monday. Complete beginners MUST start on the following dates: 2 January / 30 January / 6 March / 3 April / 2 May / 6 June / 3 July / 31 July / 4 September / 2 October / 30 October/ 27 November.
Holidays 2017 – The school is closed on the following dates, classes missed due to holidays are not made up: 1 and 6 January, 17 April, 1 May, 25 May, 5 June, 15 June, 15 August, 26 October, 1 November, 8 December and 25-26 December 2016. Classes lost due to holidays are NOT made up.
2018 Starting dates for all Group German Courses in Vienna: Intermediate and Advanced students may start any Monday. Complete beginners MUST start on the following dates: 2 January / 29 January / 5 March / 3 April / 30 April / 4 June / 2 July / 30 July / 3 September / 1 October / 5 November / 3 December.
Holidays 2018 – The school is closed on the following dates, classes missed due to holidays are not made up: 1 and 6 January, 2 April, 1 May, 10 May, 21 May, 31 may, 15 August, 26 October, 1 November, 8 December and 24-28 December 2018. Classes lost due to holidays are NOT made up.
Actilingua Vienna Accommodations
Housing is available in home stays, school residence (available year round), student residences (not operated by the school and available from July to September only!), or apartment shares. Host families and apartment shares are located approximately 20-40 minutes away from the school via public transportation. School residence is located 10 minutes away by subway.
NEW! School Residence: Actilingua now offers accommodations in their own residence in a quiet location close to the U3 subway and near the school and the city center (10 minutes by subway). The residence has been fully renovated, and offers 18 apartments for single or double occupancy. All apartments are equipped with TV’s, kitchen and shared bathroom. Cleaning twice a week is included. Optional “Hotel Service” is also available offering private bathroom and daily cleaning from Monday to Friday. NOTES: high season surcharge from 30 June to 23 August: ADD $66 per week! There is a refundable deposit of 110 Euros required upon arrival, deposit will be returned when the keys are returned at the end of your stay.
Actilingua Vienna – Accommodation Prices 2017 and 2018:
|Housing Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Accommodation prices with private room*:|
|Host Family/ Student House/Apt. Single Room, no meals:||$255||$510||$765||$1,020||$255|
|Host Family/ Student House, Single Room, breakfast:||$318||$636||$954||$1,272||$318|
|Host Family/ Student House, Single Room, half board:||$424||$847||$1,271||$1,694||$424|
|Accommodation prices with shared room*:|
|Host Family/ Student House/Apt. Shared Room, no meals:||$167||$335||$502||$670||$167|
|Host Family/ Student House, Shared Room, breakfast:||$230||$460||$690||$920||$230|
|Host Family/ Student House, Shared Room, half board:||$336||$672||$1,008||$1,344||$336|
|School Residence, Single Room, no meals **:||$268||$536||$804||$1,072||$268|
|School Residence, Double Room, no meals **:||$194||$388||$582||$776||$194|
|Residence, Single Room, private bath, "Hotel Service", no meals **:||$496||$992||$1,488||$1,984||$496|
* NOTE: high season surcharge from 1 July to 25 August 2018: ADD $ 63 per week!
** NOTE: meal plans are available at the residence: Breakfast add $63 per week, Breakfast and Dinner add $169 per week.
A refundable key deposit is required for residence accommodations (100 Euros)
Actilingua Vienna – Activities
On the first Monday after arrival, the school offers an introductory sightseeing tour of Vienna. The school welcomes students with a party that includes an introduction to the Viennese Waltz by an experienced teacher.
Weekend Excursions: Actilingua organizes weekend excursions to famous European cities not far from Vienna: Salzburg, the city of Mozart; Budapest, the capital of Hungary; and “golden” Prague, the capital of Czechoslovakia. Additional trips are offered to other beautiful locations on the Danube such as the monastery at Melk, the “Wachau” (the Danube Valley), trips into the mountains or boating. Prices for excursions range from $20 to $105.
Sports: There is easy access by subway to swimming facilities, cycling, sailing, surfing and water skiing on the Viennese Donauinsel (island in the Danube). Once a week, sports-minded participants and teachers meet for football, volleyball or aerobics.
Airport Transfer: from Vienna airport is available upon request and at additional cost: USD 55 one way or USD 105 round trip.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Prices are subject to change due to fluctuating foreign currency rates.
“My experience with Actilingua was fascinating because I got to meet people from all over the world; Finland, China, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and more. I gained a whole new perspective on world situations and how the United States fits in the larger scope of things.”