Language Camp Augsburg
Augsburg is an ancient town with a history spanning across 2000 years. As a major trading centre, Augsburg very quickly made a name for itself. Over the centuries the town has lived through much change, which is reflected today in its architecture and cultural heritage.
In the summer holidays, students from all over the world gather here, in Germany’s second oldest town, to learn German. Here, they make their first international experiences, socialise during lessons as well as activity programmes, in a safe environment.
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In the town centre you feel safe, relaxed and at ease. Numerous gardens and parks, as well as the lively pedestrian zones, make a trip to Augsburg unforgettable for travellers of all ages. The historical buildings and the many street cafes give the town a Mediterranean feel.
Whether you book homestay or residence accommodation, please let us know in your application if you are a vegetarian, a vegan or have any other dietary requirements. We will accommodate your preferences and cater for individual needs wherever possible.
Your intensive language course will always take place in the morning with 4 lessons a day for 5 days per week. At the beginning of every week each student will take a language placement test, which the teachers will use to help them with preparation for the lessons. Our teachers are experienced in preparing the best lesson material appropriate for each individual student. There is also always a maximum of 15 students in our classes, so lessons are manageable and give you the opportunity to actively participate in class a lot more than you can at school. The following language courses are available:
All in all there will be 20 lessons in your chosen language per week. There won't be classes during the weekend. The following services are included:
- Intensive language course
- Language placement test at the beginning of the week
- A maximum of 15 students in each class
- Provision of learning material (textbook, workbook, folder, pen)
- ASTUR certificate with an individual grade in accordance with CEFR at the end of the course
It is our policy to always offer a range of activities and programmes to our students. Every afternoon you will have a varied programme of activities. Together with all the other international students, you will have fun exploring the sights of the town or participating in sports activities.
Living with a host family means, you will spend your evenings with them. The host families will be concerned for your own interests and welfare and integrate you in their everyday life. You might cook together with the family or play a typical board game.
If you are staying in the youth hostel, there is of course an evening activity after dinner; sometimes you will be dancing together at a party or taking part in other activities. Just like in the afternoons, you will also have the opportunity to practise your foreign languages here, as you will want to get to know the students from other countries.
Finally, on one evening every week, the students will go to a typical German restaurant together.
To give you a SAMPLE of what one week at Camp Regen may look like, we provide you with this Camp Augsburg Sample Programme. The programme of last year's summer camp was structured in this way.
Please note: This document does not represent the actual programme. It may not take place in this fashion definitely. Many circumstances may lead to the programme being altered or certain activities being swapped or dropped altogether. You will receive the final programme schedule after having enrolled for camp.
The free time programme is organised and led by our German speaking supervisors. There will always be a supervisor-student ratio of ten (for students who are 12 – 14 years old) or fifteen (for students who are 15 – 17 years old). Our supervisors will know ‘their’ students, just as you will get to know your supervisors. They are always there for you to talk to, whether you feel unwell, have a question, or just simply want to have a chat. Naturally, our supervisors speak English, too. So, whenever there might be a problem, you will be able to talk about it and be heard.
Furthermore, we have a 24-hour emergency hotline every day which we will react to immediately should there be a bigger problem.
The highlight of the week, and a lovely last activity for everyone before they go home, is the day trip on Saturday. You will go to interesting places, such as to Munich, Ammersee, or Füssen, where you will have a tour of the town to see the most important sights, or will visit an exciting museum. Included in the trip to Füssen is a visit and guided tour around Neuschwanstein castle. Other highlights of the day trips are Lake Constance or Skyline Park in Bad Wörishofen.
The arrival and departure day on the language camp in Augsburg is on Sunday. Your parents will either bring you to the meeting point in Augsburg by car, or you will come by plane to Munich, or by train to Augsburg ICE main station. If you arrive or depart by plane or train, we recommend you to sign up for a transfer to/from Augsburg as early as possible upon booking. You will then be picked up and won’t need to worry about anything.
Depending on your age, if you have booked a UM service (UM = Unaccompanied Minor) with your airline, you should also book the UM service for an extra fee additional to the transfer to the camp as early as possible with us, as airport checks and procedures are long and complicated.
Please organise your arrival and departure so that you check in between 14:00 and 17:00 and check out between 08:00 and 11:00. Lunch is not included in the price of your arrival and departure day. If you need it due to early arrival or late departure times, you can book this for an additional fee. For arrivals and transfers outside the allotted times there will also be a surcharge.
Where to find Augsburg on the map
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If you are eager to know all there is to know about Camp Augsburg, we recommend the following downloadable documents. You will find the complete list of details about all services provided below. Feel free to take a good look at our offer (all documents as PDF format).
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What your forerunners have to say
"Augsburg Summer Camp was so much fun! Also I could really improve my German skills. What I liked in particular was getting to know people from may different home countries. Afternoon activities were diverse every day and we all had a great time."