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
Minimum age: 16 years old. Maximum number of students per class: 12. Each lesson is 45 minutes long. Prices include number of lessons as listed below, vocabulary book, use of multimedia room, e-mail and internet WiFi 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 lessons/wk + Mini Group 10 lessons/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.
Private German Courses — 10 or 20 Private German lessons per week. One-to-one training where the content of the course as well as the tempo is personalized according to the student‘s needs and wishes. Students are afforded the maximum amount of flexibility and individual support. Private German courses start every Monday for all levels from Beginner to Advanced.
German and Work Experience in Austria — Combine German language courses with valuable work experience with the German + Internship program.
German Courses in Vienna – Prices 2023:
All programs: NO application fee. A non-refundable USD 100.00 deposit is required at the time of enrollment. Deposit will be subtracted from final program invoice. See Application Procedures.
|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||$364||$591||$818||$1,046||$227||--||--|
|Intensive German Course - 30 German lessons per week plus 5 cultural lessons||$529||$923||$1,316||$1,709||$393||--||--|
|German for Life Course - Standard - 20 German lessons per week plus 5 cultural lessons||--||--||--||--||$2,496||$4,381|
|German for Life Course - Intensive - 30 German lessons per week plus 5 cultural lessons||--||--||--||--||$4,855||$8,522|
|Private German Course - 10 lessons per week||$865||$865|
|Private German Course - 20 lessons per week||$1,635||$1,635|
2023 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 / 27 February / 27 March / 2 May / 5 June / 3 July / 31 July / 4 September / 2 October / 30 October / 27 November.
Holidays 2023 – The school is closed on the following dates, classes missed due to holidays are not made up: 6 January, 10 April, 1 May, 18 May, 29 may, 8 June, 15 August, 26 October, 1 November, 8 December and 25-26 December 2023, 1 January 2024. 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 a residence located in a quiet location next to the U3 subway and close to the school and the city center (10-15 minutes by subway). The residence, occupying a typical Viennese Art Nouveau building, has been fully renovated, and offers standard and superior apartments for single or double occupancy. The apartments are modern and comfortably furnished. All apartments are equipped with telephone, radio, SAT-TV and free WLAN/Wi-Fi, and a fully equipped kitchen. Standard apartments are shared with 2-5 students and are cleaned twice a week. Superior apartments are for individual use (or 2 persons traveling together), with private bathroom, individual kitchen and are cleaned daily from Monday to Friday. NOTES: high season surcharge from 2 July to 26 August 2023: ADD USD 86 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 2023:
|Housing Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Accommodation prices with private room*:|
|Host Family/ Shared Apt. Single Room, no meals:||$284||$569||$853||$1,137||$284|
|Host Family, Single Room, breakfast:||$362||$725||$1,087||$1,450||$362|
|Host Family, Single Room, half board:||$473||$945||$1,1418||$1,890||$473|
|Accommodation prices with shared room*:|
|Host Family / Shared Apt. Shared Room, no meals:||$186||$372||$558||$744||$186|
|Host Family, Shared Room, breakfast:||$264||$528||$792||$1,057||$264|
|Host Family, Shared Room, half board:||$374||$749||$1,123||$1,497||$374|
|Residence, Standard Single Room, no meals **:||$329||$659||$988||$1,317||$329|
|Residence, Standard Room, no meals **:||$239||$479||$718||$957||$239|
|Residence, Superior Single Room, private bath, no meals **:||$608||$1,215||$1,823||$2,431||$608|
* NOTE: high season surcharge from 2 July to 26 August 2023: ADD USD 86 per week!
** NOTE: meal plans are available at the residence: Breakfast add USD 78 per week, Breakfast and Dinner add USD 188 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 typically range from approximately 10 to 70 Euros each.
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 60 one way or USD 120 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.”