Compact courses

Are you looking for an intensive and cost-effective English course? With our compact courses, less is more!

Since 2003, the HAMBURG SCHOOL OF ENGLISH has provided Cambridge University approved English teacher training courses. Over four weeks full-time or three months part-time, trainees from all over the world study for their CELTA qualifications (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults).

This internationally recognised certificate qualifies graduates of the CELTA course to teach English as a second language to adults. Part of their training is the practical application of their teaching skills in a classroom environment. We only work with qualified teachers in our regular courses. The exception to this is the compact course, which we offer several times a year, in order to provide the teachers-in-training with the opportunity to teach and to offer participants the chance to learn in an enthusiastic and professional environment, at an extremely reasonable cost.

For 90 Euro you can take part in a two week course – and, on the condition that you attend class regularly, receive 30 Euro back at the end of the course. Learning can be both fun and affordable!

Compact course
Course dates


  • 19th November – 14th December


  • 04th February – 01st March
  • 29th April – 24th May
  • 25th November – 20th December

Monday to Friday from 4.30pm to 6.30pm each day

Duration 2 or 4 weeks
Number of 60 minute lessons 20 (2 weeks) or 40 (4 weeks)
Required minimum level of English according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:
– A2
– B2/C1
Number of participants on average 10
Price per participant 2 weeks: EUR 90 with EUR 30 back at end of course with an attendance of minimum 9 out of 10 lessons
4 weeks EUR 150 with EUR 50 back at end of course with an attendance of minimum 17 out of 20 lessons (Condition: the four weeks are continuous. For example, 09.01. – 03.02. is valid; 23.01. – 03.02 & 20.02. – 02.03. is not valid)

For any questions about our refresher courses please contact us on: 040-4802116 or send an email to: