Summer Junior Programme

Summer, sun, language courswe: create unforgettable moments for your children with the junior programme of the Academy of Languages.

Every year, children aged 12+ from over 90 nations find their way to Heidelberg to not only learn German in age-appropriate lessons at the Heidelberg language school, but also to make new friends and spend the summer holidays together with children from all corners of the world.

After the language course, there is a balanced and varied lunch in the canteen before the colourful leisure programme begins: Excursions to the museum are also part of the programme, as are hikes, boat trips or creative workshops.

General information

  • In the German courses, participants are divided into the age groups 12-13 and 14-17. Absolute beginners can start on 04 July or 01 August, learners with previous knowledge can join the programme every Monday. Courses are offered at levels A1-B2 (C1 on request). Participants aged 16 and over can also take the adult (16+) courses at C1 and C2 levels. 
  • The English courses are also divided into age groups 12-13 and 14-17 and are offered at levels A2-B2 (C1 on request). Participants aged 16 and over can also take the adult course (16+) at level C1. The course can be started on Monday, 01 August and 08 August.
  • The placement test is on the first day of the course.
  • The structure and content of the lessons are geared to the respective age groups. Participants in all courses are taught by experienced and qualified language teachers in modern and bright classrooms.
  • The programme ends on 12 August.
  • The maximum group size is 15.

Language course

German course

Monday to Friday 09:00 - 12:15. 

Price per week: 210 EUR: 1 to 2 weeks | 180 EUR: 3 to 10 weeks

Registration fee: € 50 | 2 children: € 30 | 3 children: € 25 | 4 children and more: € 20

English course

Monday to Friday 09:00 - 12:15. 

Price per week: 210 EUR: 1 to 2 weeks

Registration fee: € 50 | 2 children: € 30 | 3 children: € 25 | 4 children and more: € 20

Lunch and leisure activities

The lunch for the participants is prepared by a professional caterer who specialises in catering for day-care centres and schools. The chef strictly adheres to the current standards of hygiene, sustainability and verifiable origin of the ingredients. Please let us know about food intolerances or special dietary requests such as vegetarian food or halal food when registering. Full board is provided as part of the "Youth Campus 24" programme.



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Our leisure programme is a colourful mix of sporting and cultural activities, such as: Neckar boat trip, discovery tour of Heidelberg, visit to the Heidelberg Zoo, the Botanical Garden, the Fairytale Paradise on the Königstuhl, Heidelberg Castle, the Kurpfälzisches Museum Heidelberg, sports activities, picnic on the Neckar meadow, games and sports in the gymnasium of the F+U Campus, mini-golf, hiking on the Heiligenberg, visit to the Tinnunculus falconry, tour of the Thingstätte and much more. For the young participants* we organise university tours.
Services included: Supervision, entrance tickets and transport costs as part of the activity.

Not included: Meals on the way.


Children and young people aged 12 and over can be accommodated in one of our carefully selected host families, subject to availability. For reasons of duty of care and supervision, the school lunch and leisure programme modules must also be booked when staying with a host family. Host family accommodation includes half board and full board at weekends.

Youth Campus 24

Young people from the age of 14 live in double rooms on campus with round-the-clock supervision by our experienced staff. This way, we can guarantee the young people a high level of security.

This is what participants can expect at Youth Campus 24: 

  • Language courses (German in July and August or English in August with 20 lessons per week)
  • Accommodation in a double room at Youth Campus 24 
  • Meals (breakfast and dinner together, lunch at school) 
  • Escort to and from school
  • Supervised leisure activities seven days a week, joint activities in the evenings, use of the modern fitness room


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[Nour El Ali, Berater der Academy of Languages]

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