German language course for small groups

The Mini-Group programme is perfect for small groups of at least 3 language students between 14 and 20 years of age who are seeking to considerably improve their language abilities within a short space of time. In 10 to 25 language periods per week, lessons are individually tailored in close consultation with the students. To this end we ascertain the learning objectives of each individual student prior to arrival allowing the language teacher to design the lessons accordingly. ASTUR offers two different versions of the Mini-Group programme:

Classic (16 – 20 years of age)

You learn German with your language teacher and in the afternoon are able to use your free time as you so see fit. The classic programme is aimed at all independent young adults, interested in exploring their course location and surroundings freely in the afternoon.

Premium (14 – 17 years of age)

The comprehensive package for young students. You learn German with your language teacher and are take part in supervised activities in the afternoon and on weekends. Your host family and, for certain activities, local supervisors will take care of you.

Accommodation with a German host family

During a homestay programme, our international guests get first-hand experience of life in a German household with its every day culture and typical way of living. One-to-One students will always be accommodated in a single room.

In a homestay you will receive full board. You will begin the day with a typical breakfast in the morning. For the afternoon you will receive packed lunch by your host family or you will have lunch with the family. A hot meal is provided at least once per day. We recommend that you let your host family know, if there is anything you just love to, or really don’t like to eat. Another advantage of host family accommodation is effortlessly getting to know the German cuisine. If you have lunch in the school cafeteria you have to arrange your meals there on your own.

In order for your host family to adequately prepare for you as their guest, please indicate in your application whether you are a vegetarian, a vegan or have any dietary incompatibilities. We will take your requirements into account and make the necessary arrangements individually.

Mini Group tuition at a glance

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Age group:

14 - 20 years of age



from 1 week

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  • Classic (16 - 20 years of age)
  • Premium (14 - 17 years of age)

Language proficiency required:

German, CEFR levels A0 - C2

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  • 8 different regions throughout Germany
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  • Host family
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Course experience:

Individual language course, 5 students maximum:

  • 10 lessons per week
  • 15 lessons per week
  • 20 lessons per week
  • 25 lessons per week


  • Language acquisition through tailor-made classes
  • Most effective learning
  • Complete immersion in German culture
Any questions about Mini Groups?

Our Language Travel specialist Susanne Hofmann is here to help! You can reach her

via landline at +49 661 296971-20

or via e-mail at

and discuss your ideas personally.

Mini group destinations

If it is your wish to be placed in a specific region in Germany (e.g. Bavaria or the Rhine land), ASTUR will try to find a suitable host family exactly there. The following destinations are at your disposal for One-to-One tuition:

ASTUR destinations One-to-One tuition available in
Berlin Berlin-Friedrichshain
Black Forest & Lake Constance Freiburg, Stuttgart, Überlingen
East Germany Dresden, Erfurt
Middle Rhine & Hesse Fulda, Wiesbaden, Mainz
North Germany Hanover, Lüneburg
North Rhine & Ruhr Bonn, Cologne, Mönchengladbach
Northern Bavaria Erlangen
Southern Bavaria Bad Tölz, Freising, Wolfratshausen

Dates and prices 2019

Mini group Classic
Lessons per week 3 students 4 students 5 students
First WeekAdditional week First WeekAdditional week First WeekAdditional week
10 lessons960.00 €935.00 €880.00 €855.00 €830.00 €805.00 €
15 lessons1,030.00 €1,005.00 €930.00 €905.00 €870.00 €845.00 €
20 lessons1,110.00 €1,085.00 €990.00 €965.00 €910.00 €885.00 €
25 lessons1,180.00 €1,155.00 €1,040.00 €1,015.00 €960.00 €935.00 €
Additional night 45.00 €
Mini group Premium
Lessons per week 3 students 4 students 5 students
First WeekAdditional week First WeekAdditional week First WeekAdditional week
10 lessons1,220.00 €1,195.00 €1,110.00 €1,085.00 €1,040.00 €1,015.00 €
15 lessons1,290.00 €1,265.00 €1,160.00 €1,135.00 €1,080.00 €1,055.00 €
20 lessons1,350.00 €1,325.00 €1,210.00 €1,185.00 €1,120.00 €1,095.00 €
25 lessons1,420.00 €1,395.00 €1,260.00 €1,235.00 €1,160.00 €1,135.00 €
Additional night 85.00 €
Additional services Surcharge
Berlin surcharge for host family accommodation in the capital city (per week) - 2018 27.50 €
Berlin surcharge for host family accommodation in the capital city (per week) - 2019 20.00 €
Day trip on Sunday ("Premium" variation, for 2 week stay) 95.00 €
Early or late arrival / departure (before 10.00 AM, after 07.30 PM) - 2019 75.00 €
Additional lunch for early arrival / late departure 10.00 €
Travel Insurance (Third Party, Medical, Accident) for EU* citizens (per day) 1.10 €
Travel Insurance (Third Party, Medical, Accident) for non-EU* citizens (per day) 2.00 €
Invitation / booking confirmation for visa (plus postage) 30.00 €
Transfers Surcharge
from / to airport nearest to respective destination 50.00 €
UM service fee (when UM booked with the airline) 40.00 €
* For additional information about this point, please refer to our offer under Donwloads.
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If you are eager to know all there is to know about Mini group tuition by ASTUR, 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).

PDF offer Mini group in Germany 2019

Mini groups are not what you are looking for?

Should you be interested in another programme, we are happy to present a number of alternatives. Maybe you would like to attend one of our language camps during the summer holidays? Or would you rather book private language tuition with us? In that case, you may want to take a look at our One-to-One programme.