ISL Sprachschule – Our German Head Office
ISL Sprachschule in Germany is our head office which means you will be in one hand from the point in time you decide to apply to Germany, over your visa application, to arrival in Germany, learning the German language and finally moving to university. ISL is a specialized Pathway provider for international students who wish to join government universities after qualifying for free education with reaching a C1 level in German. ISL Sprachschule is a private institute that is also recognized by the Federal Authority for Migration and Refugees.
A short history of ISL
ISL was opened in 1997 and has 3 campuses in Germany: Koblenz, Ettlingen and Pforzheim. The campus for the international students is located in Koblenz where ISL has gained a high quality reputation over the years. ISL places a big focus on quality and personal service through excellent teachers as well as office and counselling staff.
ISL offers super intensive German classes, accommodation for international students, internationally recongized language tests like TestDaF and Telc as well as university admission service.
The city of Koblenz
Koblenz is at the heart of the Middle Rhine area and is within 1 hour from other major cities such as Frankfurt or Cologne. It has a population of roughly 120.000 people. Koblenz is the city where the rivers Rhine and Mosel meet. It is a major tourist area in the center of the Rhine valley. Many tour ships stop here each day. The city is very safe and has many historical sites that are of interest. Just outside Koblenz are also many historical castles and other interesting sites.
The students find Koblenz an ideal place to learn the language. The people are open-minded and friendly and students make contacts very easily. Koblenz also has two major universities and therefore many other German students live here. After your arrival in Koblenz, you will be able to discover the most beautiful places of the city thanks to a guided city tour organized by an ISL member of staff.
The school is the largest private language school in Koblenz. At any time there are over 800 students with us each day coming from different parts of the world. The school building for our international Pathway students has 18 class rooms over 5 floors plus office and administration facilities. Internet access is also provided. The student accommodation is only 200m from the school. The school has 10 office staff to help with all your requirements
Things to do in and around Koblenz
ISL students compiled a list of their favorite locations and things to do in Koblenz!
The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress fortification, built in the 16th Century, opposite the direction in which Mosel flows into Koblenz. Today it is owned by the Land Rhineland-Palatinate and hosts the Landesmuseum Koblenz, the Koblenz Hostel, the Memorial of the German Army and various administrative bodies. One needs to travel by cable car in order to visit the fortress. The scenic beauty of the landscape is definitely worth the ride.
There are special prices for students. All you need to do is show your student card.
Deutsches Eck (German Corner)
The German Corner has been a tourist attraction since the establishment of the first monument and has remained so until today.
The monument to the upstream area is suitable for large events. In addition to concerts and open-air festivals, the area is also used for the celebration of Rhine in Flames, as a vantage point for the fireworks on the Ehrenbreitstein. As part of the 2006, FIFA World Cup all games were projected on a large screen video wall here which attracted up to 9000 spectators.
The Electoral Palace in Koblenz was the residence of the late Archbishop and Elector of Trier, Prince Clemens Wenceslaus of Saxony, who had it built in the late 18th century. Later, the Prussian crown prince followed by the Emperor Wilhelm I of Rhenish-Westphalian military governor, resided here for many years.
Today the castle is home to various federal agencies. It is one of the most important palace buildings of the early French classicism in West Germany and is next to the castle Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel, the Prince Bishop Castle Muenster and the residential palace in Ludwigsburg one of the last residence castles that were built just before the French Revolution in Germany.
You can go there and relax in the huge park with friends or even skateboard.
Pinup center is ideal for students who wish to spend some time in doing fun activities. Many students go there to play bowling. However, one can also play darts, billard or even indoor golf. There is also a bar and restaurant.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR STUDENTS:
Thursday is Student Day! From 5pm to 11pm, students won't have to pay any fees for lending shoes (€2,50).
The outdoor pool Oberwerth offers a lap pool for swimmers and non-swimmers, children's pool, diving boards and a waterslide. It is a perfect place to have fun during summer. One can also enjoy a swim in Oberwerth during winter, thanks to the heating facilities provided. Students are advised to bring their student cards so that they can pay tickets at special prices.
Many youngsters enjoy the nightlife in Koblenz. Agostea is one of the famous clubbing locations in Koblenz, which youngsters choose to have fun. It is a disco with 3 platforms and different DJs. One can spend a real good time with friends. It is a really good place not only to dance or to listen to some music, but especially to build contacts.
MaximiliansBrauwiesen offers the right atmosphere for people to spend some time with their friends or close ones. One can enjoy the delicacies at the restaurant or sip some chilled beer in the beer garden. It is also famous for beach volleyball.
Sightseeing tour on cruise
The best way to enjoy the scenic beauty of the Rhine River is through a tour on cruise. One can enjoy the panorama through sightseeing cruises from Koblenz as well as bigger cruises to see the castles and Loreley Rock. Students can use their student cards in order to benefit from special prices.
Marksburg is one of the oldest yet historical attractions in Koblenz. The castle is absolutely phenomenal and the view of the river is breath-taking. The guides offer tours of the castle in English, French, Italian, Spanish or German. Students can benefit from special prices once they show their student card.
Sand, palm trees, double storey pagoda tent, straw-umbrellas, lounge sofas and the fantastic view of the Mosel river. It’s definitely a nice place to hang out with friends and to relax.
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