Summer Junior Programme

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

Every year, children from six to 15 years of age from over 90 nations find their way to Heidelberg to not only learn German or English 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 6-8, 9-11 and 12-15 years. Absolute beginners can start on 01 July or 29 July, learners with previous knowledge can join the programme every Monday. Courses are offered at levels A1-B2 (C1 on request). 
  • The English courses are also divided into age groups 6-8, 9-11 and 12-15 years, and are offered at levels A2-B2. For absolute beginners, we offer introductory courses on request.
  • 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 09 August. The last possible starting date is 05.08.
  • The maximum group size is 15.

Language course

German course

Monday to Friday 09:00 - 12:15. 

Price per week: 245 EUR: 1 to 3 weeks | 210 EUR: 4 weeks and more

Registration fee: € 60 per person | 2 children: € 35 per person | 3 children: € 30 per person | 4 children and more: € 25 per person

English course

Monday to Friday 09:00 - 12:15. 

Price per week: 245 EUR: 1 to 3 weeks

Registration fee: € 60 per person | 2 children: € 35 per person | 3 children: € 30 per person | 4 children and more: € 25 per person

Lunch and leisure activities

Our packages and additional modules

Language course + accommodation + lunch + activitiesPrice per week € 835: 1-3 weeks | € 765 from 4 weeks onwards
Language course + lunch + activitiesPrice per week € 515: 1-3 weeks | € 460 from 4 weeks onwards
Language course + activities Price per week € 410: 1-3 weeks | € 360 from 4 weeks onwards


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.


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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.



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[Nour El Ali, Berater der Academy of Languages]