Living in Klausenhof

Two locations: Dingden and Rhede

The courses "German as a foreign language" take place in two locations, Dingden and Rhede. Both towns are only 12 km apart. The administration of the Akademie Klausenhof as well as the relevant secretary for the language courses are in the Akademie Klausenhof in Dingden. Unfortunately, the course participants cannot choose the location.

Daily Life

The Akademie Klausenhof is situated in a picturesque nature reserve at the border of the Ruhr area with its big cities and their rich cultural life.

You will stay in our beautiful boarding school where all your daily needs are catered for. Our experienced teachers will support and advise you in any problems you may have. We will also help you with the registration here in Germany and extending your visa so long as you stay in our Akademie Klausenhof. With this complete care we will make your arrival and stay in the country easier. It is our task to create a pleasant learning atmosphere so that you will be able to prepare for the course and the examinations.

In our modern library we offer a lot of relevant materials for studies especially for teaching yourself but also contemporary literature and current journals.

Here you can investigate in the internet and, of course, keep in contact with your family and friends.

If you want to study in Germany we are quite willing to advise you about the requirements and possibilities of studying in Germany.


You will stay in a single room with shower/WC on the floor. On request you can book a single room en suite (with private bath/WC) (extra charge: 90 Euro/ month). However, we cannot guarantee this special comfort.

Leisure time activities

Outside the classes, in the evening and at the weekend you may take advantage of the leisure time offers, such as regular cultural and sporting activities, creative workshops and excursions to German, Dutch or Belgian cities.

In addition good transport connections can be used to avail of the shopping facilities and cultural programmes of the towns Bocholt and Wesel, located next to the Akademie Klausenhof.

Intercultural dialogue

Not only our courses but the whole life in the Akademie Klausenhof is influenced by the dialogue of the different cultures. As a Catholic institution we want to live and support and respect other cultures and religions. That is why it is natural for us to take into consideration the participants' food instructions and periods of fasting. We often hold celebrations together influenced by the original culture of our participants.