Carl Duisberg Training Center Köln/Cologne

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The Carl Duisberg Training Center Cologne

The Carl Duisberg Training Center Cologne is centrally located on the edge of downtown Cologne. We are just a short walk away from the Rhine and Cologne Cathedral, the picturesque historic district, and the pedestrian zone for shopping. We are close to public transport, with subway and tram stations within walking distance.

Our language school in Cologne has 16 classrooms, most of them air-conditioned, and a “Lernstudio”. The cafeteria has vending machines serving hot and cold drinks as well as snacks, plus a microwave. There is a public college cafeteria nearby, as well as numerous inexpensive cafés and restaurants.

Cologne, with just over one million inhabitants, is a cultural and economic center in the Rhine region. The city owes its international flair to its many tourists and to students from all over the world, who wish to study at one of Cologne’s numerous universities. The cathedral city is especially popular with young people as it has so many leisure activities to offer. The whole year through there are many attractions such as Cologne Carnival (also fondly known as the 5th season by the Cologne folk), the annual Rhine firework display, Christopher Street Day as well as many other music and theater festivals.

A visit to one of the many important museums, or the Philharmonic, rounds off the cultural experience. The most outstanding sight and the city’s landmark is of course, and will always remain Cologne Cathedral, which in 1996 became a world heritage site. Starting with the Romans, Cologne can look back on over 2000 years of history; you can come across well preserved remains of this throughout the city.

As Germany’s most important media center, this Rhine city is host to the largest German radio and television broadcaster, as well as many private television channels, film and television production companies. Distinguished companies like Ford, Bayer and Microsoft are all situated in this region. Throughout the year visitors to the Cologne trade fair can visit prestigious international trade fairs like Art Cologne.

After so much art and culture, those who just want to relax in the evening, can drink a Kölsch beer in the romantic, historic district directly on the Rhine, or in one of the traditional beer houses.

There are plenty of opportunities to relax or to do sports in the extensive parks and green areas, often directly on the Rhine. The Romantic Rhine with its palaces and castles is not far away and beckons you on a boat trip. You can combine a trip to the Mosel with a wine tasting session. Cologne is also an ideal starting point for a weekend trip to Paris, Brussels or Amsterdam.

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Climbing
  • Dance
  • Football/Soccer
  • Golf
  • Jazz dance
  • Riding
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Squash
  • Ballet
  • American football
  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Visa support
  • Student counselling
  • Host family accommodation
  • Host family accommodation without students of same native language
  • Own apartment
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • Shared Apartment
  • Rock climbing
  • Dancing
  • Film
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Historical sightseeing
  • History
  • Oenology / Enotourism
  • On campus events
  • University student social events
  • Culture Shock presentation
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)

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Carl Duisberg Training Center Köln/Cologne


studied General German

Deutsch lernen in Köln am CDC

Not only was Köln an amazing place to spend 2 months over summer, but I also had the opportunity to study German at CDC. From the first moment inside the building I started to meet friendly people from all over the world. All of the staff at CDC Köln are friendly, patient and very passionate about building cultural bridges through language learning.
My teacher Dr Jochen Becker is probably the best language teacher I've ever had. Like him, I also heard from other students that they found their teachers to be friendly, enthusiastic, and patient. As well as having a strong command of teaching pedagogy and of course German. Like all the other students who were at CDC in preparation for studying at a German, university thanks to DAAD, I am very grateful for the opportunity and only wish that I could have stayed longer at CDC in Köln.

posted 4 years ago

Carl Duisberg Training Center Köln/Cologne


studied General German

Learning German in Germany


posted 4 years ago

This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students
Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
The German Intensive Course 24+6

The minimum age for the Intensive Course 24+6 is 16, in Radolfzell 15. Participants with prior German language skills may begin a German course on any given Monday. The start dates for beginner courses are listed in our brochure.

The Intensive Course 24+6 provides you with the German language skills required for further education, to achieve your career goals and broaden your horizons. In our short-term courses, starting at a duration of one week, you acquire basic knowledge of German or develop your existing language skills in a targeted manner. Prospective university students or those preparing for a professional qualification in Germany can systematically build up the necessary German language skills to meet specific needs in our long-term courses and reach the required language level in best time.

In addition to group language training, the “Lernstudio” is a key component of the Intensive Course 24+6. You may select from the following learning options:

• Learning with a tutor
• Workshops
• Projects

Carl Duisberg Centren provides you with any and all support to achieve your specific goals. You may study independently or with instruction and seek out help with your homework. Learning a language with others is particularly effective for promoting the social aspect of foreign language learning.

A variety of language learning materials are available at the Carl Duisberg “Lernstudio”. Our experienced trainers conduct workshops and organize projects to help you make the most of your time.

The afternoon program at the “Lernstudio” combined with group language training materials and the leisure program are the ideal language learning combination. The new material that is introduced in the mornings is then effectively put into practice in the afternoons.

There are no classes on holidays. Classes that fall on holidays will not be rescheduled. For exact dates please inquire at the Carl Duisberg Training Center of your choice and/or visit our website.
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City
Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk
Class Sizes: One-to-One, Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

German Exams

During your course at Carl Duisberg Centren, you can take internationally recognized German examinations, such as telc Deutsch, telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule and TestDaF. We also offer targeted preparation for these and other exams.

TestDaF Preparation

Carl Duisberg Centren is a licensed TestDaF Center and offers professional and comprehensive exam preparation courses in Berlin, Cologne, Munich and Radolfzell on Lake Constance. The four-week course is specifically designed to prepare participants for the exam format and requirements. By way of model exams, participants learn a range of strategies and techniques to successfully complete the tasks and master the challenges of the exam.

The course is the ideal supplement to our Intensive Course Plus, which develops and deepens general language competence. Upon completion of the preparation course, participants may take the TestDaF exam at a Carl Duisberg Training Center.

telc C1 Hochschule

Als anerkannter telc-Lizenzpartner bieten Ihnen die Carl Duisberg Centren eine kompetente und umfassende Vorbereitung für die Prüfung telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule in Berlin, Köln, München und Radolfzell am Bodensee.
Die Prüfung ist als Nachweis von Sprachkenntnissen für ein Studium in Deutschland anerkannt.

Unser dreiwöchiger Kurs bereitet Sie gezielt auf das spezifische Format und die konkreten Anforderungen der Prüfung vor. Sie
erlernen, auch anhand von Modellprüfungen, jene Strategien und Techniken, die Sie zur effektiven und erfolgreichen Lösung der Aufgaben benötigen. Nach Abschluss der Vorbereitung haben Sie die Möglichkeit, die Prüfung telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule direkt im Carl Duisberg Centrum abzulegen.
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: One-to-One

One-to-one lessons: General German or Special Language (e.g. Business, Technical German, Law/Legal German, Medicine, Finance, Human Resource Management) Level: A1-C2
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students
Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
Levels: Advanced
Location Type: Town/City

We Prepare You for Your Studies in Germany

We offer a range of programs to successfully kick off your studies in Germany. Applicants who have been accepted directly at a college or university will be prepared for the language examination required for their university admission. If you are required to attend a “Studienkolleg” before commencing your studies, our special courses will prepare you for the entrance exam or external assessment exam.

Language Preparation

Carl Duisberg Centren offers German intensive courses at four great locations. All of our high-quality language courses feature qualified instruction by way of an efficient, communicative teaching concept and modern classrooms. Our courses are the perfect way to prepare for the language entrance exam. You may also take the TestDaF and telc C1 Hochschule exam directly at one of our centers.

Subject-related Preparation

We offer preparation for students who do not possess school-leaving certificates allowing for direct enrollment at a college or university. Students must have a German language level of B2 (CEFR)

Foundation Course

In this ten-month foundation course in Cologne, you acquire the knowledge you need for your future field of study. The curriculum corresponds to the subjects taught at State-run "Studienkollegs" and ends with an external assessment exam. After you have passed the exam, you may enroll at a college or university in Germany. You must book a three-month German Intensive Course in order to take part in this program.

University Placement

When you book a German Intensive Course (min. 12 weeks) at Carl Duisberg Centren, we help you apply to at least three colleges/universities or a State-run "Studienkolleg". Our professional educational counseling increases your chances for successful admission. We take care of the formalities so that you can focus on your language preparation studies.
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Class Sizes: One-to-One
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate, Basic
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk
Location Type: Town/City

One-to-one lessons: General German or Special Language (e.g. Business, Technical German, Law/Legal German, Medicine, Finance, Human Resource Management) Level: A1-C2
0 Reviews
This course is for students aged: 16-70
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students
Levels: Intermediate, Basic, Advanced
Location Type: Town/City
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

German for School Classes and Groups

Carl Duisberg Centren offers programs for groups seeking to combine language courses with a variety of cultural activities and excursions in Germany. The individually customized group programs are designed for participants ages 14 and up and are available from October to May at our training centers in Cologne, Munich, Berlin and Radolfzell.

Customized offer – per week
• From 349 € per participant
• 20 TU German lessons with a maximum of 15 participants per group
• Accommodation, meals, leisure program
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