Modern Foreign Languages Study trips to Germany

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Why Germany?

Our Modern Languages study trips to Germany offer an exciting way of putting theory into practice. Not only will this opportunity to improve students’ level of linguistics, it will also give them insight into the German culture. At any rate, it’s an invaluable experience for language students that cannot be taught solely in the classroom.
Starting with the country’s cultural capital, Cologne offers unparalleled experiences for language students seeking to enhance their skills. Additionally, it’s also worth noting that Cologne plays an integral part of the country’s economy. As a result, providing cross-curricular opportunities for Business Studies students.
Berlin is a buzzing cosmopolitan city that it also steeped in history of the World Wars. Finally, Heidelberg is known for its focus on learning, home to Germany’s first ever university.

Berlin sunset anyone? #visit_berlin #thattoweragain

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Bringing learning to life!

Learning becomes memorable and fun as pupil put their KS3 and KS4 curriculum skills to the test on a day-to-day basis. Being in the environment develops confidence, effective communication skills and a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where German is spoken. It further encourages students to consider their study of the language in a broader context. We often find study trips inspire students to succeed in continuing to pursue the language.

What to do on a modern foreign languages study trip to Germany?

There is an enormous range of activities for students to explore the wonders of Germany. Here we have just a few excursions we can include in a bespoke itinerary.

This is central to the city and is a popular place for shopping and exploring the city. It is where the Berlin wall once stood, and the remaining metal strip on the ground marks the route of it. You can take the fastest elevator in Europe in the Kollhof Tower and enjoy a view of the city’s skyline from the top. There are also many galleries and museum around it, so is the perfect place to listen and practise languages.

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What better way to learn about the city than having a guided tour and seeing the historical points first hand. The tour will include Checkpoint Charlie, which was the crossing point between East and West Berlin before the fall of the Berlin wall. It will also include Hitler’s Bunker and Brandenburg gate.

The Reichstag is one of the city’s most historically significant buildings and is crucial to the turbulent history of the city. It is a symbol of democracy internationally and currently where the German parliament meets. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1933, which ended the Weimar Republic and initiated the rise of Hitler. It was targeted and destroyed even more in WWII and it wasn’t officially reopened until 1990, in Germany’s official reunification ceremony, and it was then renovated and restored in 1999,when it officially became the home of the German parliament again.

Put your language listening skills to the test on a river cruise down the Rhine, learning about the history of the surroundings. Challenge your students with the tour being in German!

In addition, you can also fill your days with the following

      • Sachsenhausen
      • Lindt Chocolate Museum
      • Berlin Zoo
      • Heidelberg Castle
      • Church of the Holy Spirit

Example Itineraries

Our educational travel experts have spent considerable time crafting a selection of ready-made itineraries for your Art Study trip to Amsterdam, which you will find below — entitled ‘Aperture’ and ‘Cityscape. However, we can also create a tailored itinerary to meet the educational needs of your group.

DAY1 Visit Potsdamer Platz and East Side gallery, followed by a trip to the Reichstag
DAY2 Walking tour of Berling followed by a trip to the zoo
DAY3 Transfer to Cologne and visit the Lindt Chocolate Museum and Dom Cathedral
DAY4 Panoramic River Cruise on the Rhine

Getting there

Combine the three cities to maximise the most of your time and cultural experience in Germany. We suggest starting by aeroplane to Berlin, stay over for a few days then get the train south-west to Heidelberg. Finish the tour with a buzzing bus journey of excited German linguists on a several hours ride to destination Cologne. Home time back to the UK via coach or plane.

Where to Stay

A&O Hostel Cologne Recognised for their determined efforts in making their chain the number one provider in youth accommodation in Germany, we have utmost confidence in using A&O for school groups and their dedication to perfection with our parties on their languages tours to Germany.
Guest facilities include free WIFI, single, double and dorm rooms suitable for all needs and incredible central locations. Nothing is too much trouble as your detailed itineraries are prepared in accordance with meal plans and sightseeing. We provide meals on a half board basis as standard although upgrades are available if desired.

Language study trips to Germany are appropriate to visit anytime.

Our recommendations

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