Summer Campus

Holiday courses (age 15 plus)

Discover the world of the German language with our German courses for young people in Graz!

Our courses 

For us learning German means to actively use language. Special trained and experienced instructors teach small groups in age-appropriate classes according to modern methods. Five units held before noon consist of speaking, writing, reading, listening and grammar exercises. Participants have the opportunity to hold presentations and to participate in discussions so as to overcome language barriers and to playfully extend their vocabulary. One constantly speaks German, anytime and anywhere. This enables our students to make great progress in a minimum of time.

Our leisure programm

Together with our students we discover local sights, visit a variety of museums and we regulary organize excursions through Styria. Our trained coaches supervise recreational and sports programs which leave nothing to be desired:  Hiking, swimming, volleyball, handball, billiards or just relaxing at the swimming pool - students are always surrounded by German language. 

Lodging at Kolpingheim

Vacation course participants are accommodated in a student hostel which provides them with double rooms. It takes approximately 10 minutes to get to our summer school Deutsch in Graz.
Breakfast,lunch and dinner are included. Our course participants are treated like adults and are independent and autonomous. At the hostel, our leisure time coordinators only look after them.

A day at our summer school (example)
08:45 - 10:30 Class;
Learning German at all levels
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 13:00 Class
13:00 - 14:00 Break
14:00 - 18:30 Leisure program: sports, sightseeing,
excursions, creative activities
18:30 - 19:30 Break
19:30 -21:30 Evening program:
sports, creative activities, party, bonfire
Weekend Excursions through Styria

Ich habe mehrere Deutschkurse bei [dig] besucht bis B2. Ich habe viel gelernt. Deutsch in Graz ist einfach super und ich würde dieses Institut jedem empfehlen.


Young adults (age 15 plus)

Course times

Monday to Friday from 09:00 am - 12:30 pm

Duration 2 weeks
Course units 20 units per week
Levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1
Course fee

Duration Language

leisure program

Dormitory accommodation


2 weeks € 580.- € 600.- € 1180.-
Course fee includes
  • 13 overnight stays
  • Placement test
  • 5 forenoons per week. 4 intense German course units l
  • 40 German course units (1 unit = 45 minutes) l
  • Study material such as course books, printouts and vocabulary books
  • leisure programm
  • 1 excursion per week through Styria (Lurgrotte, Stübing, Riegersburg, Schöckl, etc.)
  • leisure program (sports, creative activities)
  • evening events (bon re, torch-light hikes, games, dance evenings)
  • Certifcate of completion

Dates for 2 weeks

01.07. 2024 - 13.07.2024

15.07. 2024 - 27.07.2024

29.07. 2024 - 10.08.2024

12.08. 2024 - 24.08.2024

Austrian German language diploma (ÖSD)

After completion of the teenagers course, the students can take the exam for the Austrian German Language Diploma (ÖSD) - an internationally recognised certificate – at their appropriate level. The B2, C1 and C2 tests are accepted as proof of German language skills for gaining access to Austrian universities and colleges.

Nr. ÖSD-Levels Price Age
GD1 Grundstufe Deutsch (A1) € 180.- 14 +
GD2 Grundstufe Deutsch (A2) € 180.- 14 +
ZDfJ Zertifikat Deutsch für Jugendliche (B1) € 180.- age 12 - 16
MD Mittelstufe Deutsch (B2) € 190.- 16 +
OD Oberstufe Deutsch (C1) € 200.- 16 +

Booking form and dates:

Course Date
FK3 A1; A2; B1; B2; C1; 29.07.2024 - 10.08.2024
FK4 A1; A2; B1; B2; C1; 12.08.2024 - 24.08.2024