"Colon" is a German language school offering full immersion German courses and located in 3 buildings in the center of Hamburg. The buildings have all been completely renovated, and now house 80 classrooms in which 22 languages are taught. In the main building, there is also a cafeteria-bar with an international atmosphere for students and the general public and it offers a wide range of meals. The German department has the biggest faculty in the school (40 teachers). The school has a balanced international atmosphere. It also has an international bookstore, stocking books on all major foreign languages, as well as course books for the study of languages. As of 2001 they also offer a student residence located on the same premises.