International Language Camp Augsburg | Residence

Augsburg is a historical town with a history that spans 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 together in Germany’s second oldest town to learn English, French or German. Here, they can have their first international experience, socialising in lessons as well as in activity programmes, without having to travel to a remote place abroad.

In the town, you feel safe, relaxed and at ease. Numerous gardens and parks, as well as the lively pedestrian areas 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.

  • Safe town with a relaxed Mediterranean feel
  • Bavarian university town with a historical Roman past
  • Picturesque Renaissance city centre
  • Camp experience with international students

Language Camp at a Glance

  • Age Group: 12 – 17 years old
  • Camp Dates: 2nd July – 20th August 2017
    Duration: From 1 week (8 days / 7 nights)
  • Price:
    695 EUR (first week)
    670 EUR (each additional week)
  • Language Courses:
    German (A0-B2)
    English (A0-B2)
    French (A1-B2; from 30th July - 20th August 2017)

Do you have questions?

You are most welcome to call us directly. Susanne will be happy to assist you with any questions.

  • Susanne Baumgart-Hofmann
    +49 (0)661 92802-20

Where in Germany is the Language Camp Augsburg?

Language Camp Augsburg: German, English and French

In our International Language Camp Augsburg we offer language courses in:

  • German (A0 – B2)
  • English (A0 – B2)
  • French (A1 – B2; from 30th July – 20th August)

Your intensive language course will always take place in the morning with 4 lessons a day for 5 days. German students learn English or French, and students from other countries mostly learn German. At the beginning of every week each student will take a placement test in their chosen language, which the teachers will use to help them with preparation for the lessons. Even though we will separate the groups by level when possible, sometimes, depending on the booking situation, different levels will be taught in the same class together. However, this will have no great effect on your ability to learn, as at home after all you also have different levels in your class at school. 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.

Learning to use the language actively is the primary aim of the lessons. Our teachers create their own motivating, cultural and original lesson plans. They can be about a whole range of topics that are taken from “real life” in the form of discussions, role plays, interviews and other active elements. You will simply be able to speak and you should seize this opportunity as speaking the language will aid your learning success and motivation and allow you to take further steps with the language in the future. Your vocabulary and knowledge of grammar will also automatically expand and improve – not only through rote learning, but also through speaking and listening.

Our teachers are native speakers. That means that they do not only speak the language fluently, but they have an ingrained understanding of their native culture. Moreover, they have experience in communicating their language to students from other countries.

We teach from levels A0 (beginner without previous knowledge), respectively A1 in French (beginner with little knowledge) up to B2 (Upper Intermediate) in accordance with the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). We have different lesson material for every level, and the certificate that you receive at the end of your stay will indicate at what level and for how many hours you were taught.

Our ASTUR teachers teach you in the morning.

Arrival and Accommodation

The arrival and departure day on the language camp in Augsburg is always on Sunday. Your parents will either bring you to the youth hostel by car, or you will come to Munich by plane, or to Augsburg ICE train station by train. If you arrive or depart by plane or train, we recommend you to sign up for a transfer to/from the youth hostel as early as possible upon booking. You will then be picked up punctually 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 – 11:00. Lunch is not included in the price of your arrival and departure day. If you still 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.

Residential accommodation in the Youth Hostel

In the youth hostel, you will stay in a modern 4 bed room with other international students. Showers and toilets are located in the corridor. Depending on the travel dates students of the same nationality may be accommodated in one room.

Please be aware that on arrival at the youth hostel we must receive a deposit of 50 EUR per student. This will be returned to you when you leave the camp, providing that you have left everything in order, e.g. you have not lost the room key.

As we offer full board to our students, you will begin the day with a good breakfast in the morning. You can choose what you would like to eat from a buffet. After lessons every student will have a lunch break before the afternoon activities. Whether you eat lunch in the youth hostel or have a packed lunch will depend on the timings of the subsequent programme. There will always be a hot meal for dinner, when you can fill your plate with food from the buffet.

Please let us know in your application whether you are a vegetarian, a vegan or have any other dietary requirement. We will try to accommodate your preferences and cater for individual needs wherever possible.

The youth hostel Augsburg
Youth Hostel Augsburg Cafeteria
Back side view of the Youth Hostel Augsburg: every room has its own balcony!
Clean nordic design bed rooms in youth hostel Augsburg.

Free Time and Supervision

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.

After dinner there is an evening activity in the youth hostel; 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.

In addition, on one evening every week, the students will go to a typical German restaurant all together.
Den Tagesabschluss bildet unsere tägliche Feedbackrunde „Time to Talk“ (TTT), bevor unsere Schülerinnen und Schüler müde ins Bett fallen. Hier kannst du deinen Teamern mitteilen, was dir besonders oder auch weniger gut gefallen hat, du kannst Fragen stellen und erfährst auch, was für besondere Absprachen für den kommenden Tag getroffen werden müssen.

The highlight of the week, and a lovely end for everyone before they go home, is the day trip. 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 Legoland in Günzburg and Skyline Park in Bad Wörishofen.

The free time programme is organised and led by our English, French and German speaking supervisors. There will always be a ratio of ten students to at least one supervisor. 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.

Furthermore, we have a 24-hour emergency hotline every day which we will react to immediately should there be a bigger problem.

Specials in Language Camp Augsburg

In addition to the regular free time programme you can also book an extra activity for two afternoons a week – our specials! If you would like to take part in our specials, you should let us know as early as possible when you book your trip. Depending on the sports the providers responsible need to receive a form of consent from your parents in advance. We offer various opportunities with qualified and specialised experts:

SPECIAL 1
Special: Street Dance Workshop

StreetDance Workshop - The stage is yours

On two afternoons a week you can learn or build upon your former knowledge of StreetDance at the DA F.U.N.K Dance Studio Augsburg, the biggest dance studio in Germany. The coaches at our partner dance studio will start with the basics, show you the best steps and coolest moves, and will give you important tips and tricks! StreetDance is diverse and exciting. Depending on your previous experience, it will combine different forms of hip-hop along with video dancing or will even work on freestyle moves. By dancing to current music, you can copy your stars and role models through choreography.

50 € per week

SPECIAL 2
Special: MultiSport Sessions

MultiSport Sessions

Do you want to play lots of sport with the other students, as well as get to know new types of sport? Then we have the right option for you. In our MultiSport Sessions you can take on new challenges and try out different activities every week with our well-established providers. We will always offer two different sports activities a week. They range from badminton to indoor football, from climbing on a high rope course to rafting, and from golf to tennis. The exact programme is always depending on the weather, but we will plan it so that if you book MultiSport for two or three weeks you will never be bored.

60 € per week

ASTUR Daycamp

If you come from the area, are on holiday with your parents nearby, or you can stay with relatives and don’t require accommodation, you can take part in our day camp programme. You will arrive punctually for language lessons in the morning from Monday to Friday, have lunch and dinner and take part in the afternoon and evening activity programme.
As a day camper you can also book our specials and the day trip on Saturday. However, we need to know this as early as possible upon booking so that we can plan for exact numbers.

Package Language Camp Augsburg | Residence

Arrival
  • Arrival and departure is on Sunday (arrival 14:00 – 17:00, departure 08:00 – 11:00)
  • Self-arranged arrival by car to / from the youth hostel in Augsburg
  • Self-arranged arrival to Munich airport (MUC); Transfer to / from the youth hostel in Augsburg optional
  • Self-arranged arrival to Augsburg ICE train station; Transfer to / from the youth hostel in Augsburg optional
Accomodation
  • From 8 days / 7 nights, additional weeks (7 days / 7 nights)
  • Accommodation in a youth hostel in Augsburg, sharing a 4 bed room with students of other nationalities. Shower and WC on the corridor (for German and international students)
  • Full board with breakfast, lunch/packed lunch, dinner
ASTUR Language Courses
  • Intensive language course German (A0 – B2), English (A0 – B2) or French (A1 – B2) each with 4 lessons in the morning every day for 5 days (in total 20 lessons of 45 minutes a week ) with qualified native speaker teachers
  • Placement test at the beginning of every week
  • Class size maximum 15 students
  • Provision of teaching material (textbook, workbook, folder, pen)
  • ASTUR certificate with an individual grade in accordance with CEFR at the end of the course
Not included in the price
  • Travel Insurance (Third Party, Medical, Accident) optional (additional fee)
Free Time and Supervision
  • One day trip per week every Saturday, e.g. to Munich, Ammersee, Füssen, including the Neuschwanstein castle, Legoland Günzburg or Skyline Park Bad Wörishofen
  • Daily ASTUR activity and sport programme in the afternoon, e.g. sightseeing in the area, workshops, sport (all entrance fees included)
  • Daily evening programme with supervisors, e.g. welcome party, BBQ-party, bowling, film evening, trip to a restaurant, games evening, talent show, farewell party
  • Daily feedback session „Time to Talk“ (TTT)
  • Public transport travel cards for daily activities
  • Specials: Street Dance Workshop and Multi Sport Sessions (optional, additional fee)
  • Free time programme in international groups with German, English and French speaking supervisors
  • Camp languages English, French and German
  • Staff to student ratio 1 : 10 (for every 10 students 1 supervisor)
  • 24/7 Emergency Hotline and around the clock care with the ASTUR team on the camp
Service
  • Extensive information material before the beginning of the trip
  • ASTUR student ID card with emergency contacts
  • Free Wi-Fi in the reception area of the youth hostel
For Daycampers
  • Participation in the intensive language course in the morning as well as in the free time programme in the afternoon and evenings on Monday – Friday as described
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Specials and day trip on Saturday (optional, additional fee)

Prices and Dates

International Language Camp Augsburg 2017 (Residential)
Course Dates Language Courses Residential Accommodation Daycamp per Week
german english french One Week Additional Week
02.07.2017 – 09.07.2017 - 695 EUR 670 EUR 395 EUR
09.07.2017 – 16.07.2017 - 695 EUR 670 EUR 395 EUR
16.07.2017 – 23.07.2017 - 695 EUR 670 EUR 395 EUR
23.07.2017 – 30.07.2017 - 695 EUR 670 EUR 395 EUR
30.07.2017 – 06.08.2017 695 EUR 670 EUR 395 EUR
06.08.2017 – 13.08.2017 695 EUR 670 EUR 395 EUR
13.08.2017 – 20.08.2017 695 EUR - 395 EUR
Additional Prices Surcharge
Mandatory deposit (it will be returned at the end of the stay) 50 EUR
Special: StreetDance Workshop (minimum 6 participants)* 50 EUR
Special: MultiSport Sessions (minimum 6 participants)* 60 EUR
Day trip on Saturday for Day campers 45 EUR
Travel Insurance: Third Party, Medical, Accident for EU** citizens (per day) 1,10 EUR
Travel Insurance: Third Party, Medical, Accident for non-EU** citizens (per day) 2,00 EUR
Invitation / booking confirmation for visa (plus postage) 30 EUR
Transfers (always one-way) Surcharge
from / to Munich airport (MUC) 55 EUR
from / to Augsburg ICE train station 15 EUR
UM service fee (when UM booked with the airline) 40 EUR
Early arrival (before 12:00) or late departure (after 13:00) 75 EUR
Additional lunch with an early arrival or late departure 15 EUR

* Specials replace two afternoon activities per week.
** EU = European Union + Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland.
Minimum 12 participants per date and language course.
Subject to technical modifications concerning processes and programme items!

If you would like to send your application by fax or by post, you can also download the Application Form and fill it out.

The contents of our programmes are based on the European standards for language travel DIN EN 14804.

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