Language courses to prepare for the English Abitur
Abitur preparation courses offer focused preparation for the English Abitur
These courses teach not only linguistic knowledge, but also skills such as text analysis and its specific vocabulary, writing style, examination technique and specific vocabulary for use in the analysis of literary texts. The aim is to improve these abilities to such an extent that the student performs to the very best of their abilities in their Abitur or their English oral exam and achieves their best possible mark. The language courses are individualized for the different Bundesländer and are tailored to the content of their Abitur exam. Each course also takes into account whether the student must take a written exam, an oral exam, or both. A mock examination under Abitur conditions and a mock oral exam are set accordingly as part of the programme. Each participant can choose from a range of key topics (such as Shakespeare, Presentations, or Essay Structure and Style) to create their own individual language course.
Because the Abitur is only relevant to Germany, the English Abitur preparatory classes are made up of only German students. Nevertheless, a strict “English-only” rule is implemented in the classroom. These classes consist of very small groups of not more than five students, in order to prepare for the exam as intensively as possible. As well as the group lessons, each student will be given two half-hour one-on-one lessons, which will focus on correcting their individual weaknesses.
Teaching takes place at a historical Oxford University college
In addition to the English lessons, the course price includes a leisure programme with a trip to London and various activities. However, because the programme is very intensive, these activities are rather fewer than those offered as part of a classic holiday programme. Accommodation is offered either in a host family or at a boarding school in Oxford. The programme runs for at least two weeks, but can also be attended for a shortened period of just one week. The course is offered with either 30 or 40 teaching hours during the Easter and summer school holidays.
S. Kretschmer’s feedback:
Our daughters really enjoyed their stays in Oxford and Cambridge. They would overall grade it with an A.
The teachers were good, and so were the families and lessons. Our daughter definitely wants to go there again next year, which speaks for itself. Your preselection regarding the schools was outstanding. You and your employees always took your time to answer my questions, no matter how difficult they were.
K. Greimel’s feedback:
My son was in Oxford during the Easter holidays and he really enjoyed it.
High level of professional standard. The accommodation in the host family was exceptional as well.
M. Burckhardt’s feedback:
I was surprised about how much fun English lessons can be, in contrast to the rather monotonous lessons in Germany.
In the language school you work in small groups, where the teachers adjust to the needs of the students, rather than the other way round. In my one-to-one lessons I could precisely work on my problems, and now have received all the assistance I needed for my Abitur exam and which the German teachers could have never given me. I recommend every student that wants to improve their English skills to do this language course, because it is the exact right one!
Preparation for English lessons in upper school
We can also recommend language courses for High School students
These courses specifically prepare students in the 9th and 10th grades for the challenges of the senior grades. These courses are also taught in small groups of up to five participants. The course content not only covers language teaching, but is also sharply focused on the students' academic abilities: text interpretation, essay composition, concise phrasing and logical argumentation are conveyed in an individual and relaxed manner. The courses offer anyone who plans to take an advanced English course in their senior year, or who is considering attending a British boarding school, the opportunity to prepare intensively and comprehensively.
The language courses consist of 30 lessons per week and are offered at a Cambridge University college. Students can choose to stay with a host family or at a boarding school. A social activity programme completes the course package.
Key facts about preparatory courses for the English Abitur exam
- The courses teach not only language skills, but also skills such as text analysis, writing style, examination technique and specific vocabulary for the analysis of literary texts.
- Courses tailored to the requirements of each Bundesland are offered, taking into account whether a written exam, an oral exam, or both must be taken. A trial examination under Abitur conditions and an oral test form part of the programme.
- By choosing from a variety of key topics (for example Shakespeare, Presentations or Essay Style and Structure), students can create a language course that matches their individual requirements.
- The courses are held in very small groups with a maximum of five students so that they can prepare for the Abitur as intensively and as individually as possible. This is reflected in higher course prices.
- The programme is offered as a course of 30 or 40 lessons, including two half-hour one-to-one lessons. In addition, the price includes a leisure programme of excursions and various activities.
Impressions of some language schools
Sample prices for language courses for teenagers
Please consider these examples to be just one out of various course offers. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more information and individual consultation.
Course type Abitur exam preparation course for Sixth Form students
Beispiel Abitur exam preparation English course in Oxford
Duration One week (longer courses possible)
Class size Max. 5 participants
Intensity 30 lessons of 45 minutes per week (40 lessons are also available)
Availability 24.03. - 07.04.2018 oder 23.06 - 08.09.2018
Accommodation Double room at a host family or single room at a host family/accommodation at a college in summer for an additional charge
Catering provision Full board at the host family (half board on Wednesday and Saturday)
Leisure programme Excursions and social activities programme included
Institute Language school in Oxford
Price 1.375 € for language course, learning material, social activities programme, accommodation and meals
Kosten 1.375 €
Course type English language course for children and teenagers from the age of 14 to 18 and from the age of 11 in August
Beispiel Intensive course for teenagers in York
Duration Two weeks (shorter or longer courses possible)
Class size Max. 14 participants, average 12
Intensity 30 lessons of 45 Minutes per week
Accommodation Host family
Catering provision Full board in a host family
Leisure programme Sport and social activity programme every afternoon
Institute Language school in a historical city in northern England
Price £1.173 for the language course, learning material, social activity programme, Sunday transfers from and to Manchester and accommodation with meals, fees included
Course type English language course for teenagers from the age of 14 to 17
Beispiel Year-round Language course for teenagers in Devon by the sea
Duration Two weeks (shorter or longer stays possible)
Class size Max. 6 participants
Intensity 28 lessons of 45 minutes per week
Availability Ganzjährig (Aufpreis und veränderte Konditionen im Sommer)
Accommodation Single room at a host family
Catering provision Half board in the host family, full board on the weekend
Leisure programme Sport and social activities programme every afternoon, all-day excursions on Saturday and on holidays
Institute Language school in south England
Price £1.181 for language course, learning material, accommodation, meals and transfer from/to Heathrow on Saturday
Course type English course for teenagers from 16 years upwards
Beispiel English for teenagers in Worthing
Duration Two weeks (shorter/longer courses possible)
Class size Max. 15 participants
Intensity 20 lessons of 45 minutes per week
Availability Available throughout the year (Christmas excluded)
Accommodation Single room in a host family
Catering provision Full board in the host family
Leisure programme Optional social activity programme
Institute Language school on the south coast
Price £718 for language course, learning material, accommodation and meals, registration fee