Ready for School - High School Preparatory Program

Language Course and Other Classes

German Course

Students in the Preparatory Program attend a German intensive course with other participants from all over the world. Our competent language trainers give regular feedback on individual progress. In addition to group language training, the “Lernstudio” is a key component of the course. Here, students apply and deepen their language skills twice a week, where tutors and teachers are on hand to assist and give advice. Students who wish to enroll in the German Abitur program must have attained German skills at level B2 (CEFR) when starting school.

Specialized Language Course and English Training

Natural sciences in particular require a specialized vocabulary. In small groups, the students learn the mathematic and scientific terminology and technical language structures starting at Level B1. Since English is mandatory in German schools, English training provides the participants with the necessary level of language proficiency for their grade level.

Activity Program

We offer an activity program each week in which students can practice everyday conversation in a relaxed atmosphere with young people from all over the world. Students get to know their surroundings and settle in before the school year starts.

Accommodation and Supervision

During the preparatory program, students stay with carefully selected homestay families in Radolfzell. This type of total immersion allows students to experience everyday German family life. The Carl Duisberg Training Center team is also available for any and all questions during the entire stay.

Information and Services

Courses per Week

  • German language course with 24 training units (TU), 45 minutes each)
  • 2 TU workshop/week
  • Supervised live online self-learning program
  • Small group English training, 4 TU
  • Small group Math and Science training, (from B1), 2 TU

Services Included

  • Courses as indicated above
  • Progress report after each course level
  • Accommodation with selected German homestay families in single or double rooms
  • Full board
  • Public transport pass
  • Insurance package (health, accident and liability insurance)
  • Student support services, e.g. doctor's appointments

Dates and Prices


  • All year
  • Program Duration: dependent upon language level


Service Price per week
Group course (German) 690 €
One-to-one courses for participants under the age of 15 1.580 €
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