Learn German in Berlin


Learn German in Berlin

School

German school in Berlin

The German language school is located in the historic centre of Berlin, in the trendy and bohemian “Prenzlauer Berg”. The street on which the school is located has been described by the media as “Berlin´s coolest boulevard”. It is home to more than 40 bars, cafes and fashion stores featuring Berlin designers.

The school in Berlin offers students fantastic facilities in which to learn German with 50 apartments and 72 hotel rooms on campus. Facilities include 55 fully equipped classrooms, a book store, student lounge, sports facilities, a computer room with 15 computers and free internet access. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the entire Campus. There is also an onsite cafeteria with garden terrace, a restaurant with sun terrace and the campus also boasts a lovely landscaped garden.

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Courses

Standard course

These short term German courses in Berlin are suitable for students that want a general German course focusing on the four key language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening. Suitable for students with previous knowledge of German or complete beginners that have a short time to spend learning the language abroad.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Mini group course

The German mini group course is as the standard course but with a smaller group size of no more than 6 students. Perfect for students that want a group environment with more personal attention.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 6
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Semi Intensive course

These German courses in Berlin are as the standard German courses in Berlin but with 5 extra German lessons per week of no more than 12 students per class. Ideal for students that want an Intensive short term course.

Lessons per week 25 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Intensive course

These German courses in Berlin are as the standard German courses in Berlin but with 10 extra German lessons per week of no more than 12 students per class. Ideal for students that want an Intensive short term course.

Lessons per week 30 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

German for Life course

The German for Life Course is a moderately priced long-term group course, identical in content with our Standard German Course, but offered for longer durations. These courses are popular with Gap Year students and students that have several months spare to learn German.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 12-52 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Combined course

Students follow the Standard German course and have an extra 10 private lessons each week depending on how intensive a course they desire. Perfect for students that want the diversity of a group course but would like a few private lessons to focus on a specific area of the language, topic or exam.

Lessons per week 20 + 10, Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

German for 30+ course

This course is as the standard course but specifically for students aged 30+ and only available in the high season. Students want to book this course out of the high season are recommended to book the mini group course instead.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Maximum 12
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 30
 

Private tuition

20 or 30 private lessons per week. Lessons can be tailored to the needs and requirements of the students, to a particular subject or focusing on a specific exam. Students can have private lessons on a 2 to 1 basis providing they are of a similar ability.

Lessons per week 20 or 30 Duration 1-12 weeks
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class 1:1 or 2:1
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

German TestDaf Preparation course

This 4 week course has been specially designed to prepare students for the exam format and the precise demands of TestDaF. Students follow the 20 lessons of standard German per week and then have an additional 10 lessons a week towards preparing for the TestDaf.

Lessons per week 30 Duration 4 weeks
Levels TestDaf Students per class Maximum 15
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18

Accommodation

Host Family

Your hosts can be couples (married or not) as well as singles, with or without children. All hosts have been inspected by the school, and many have been hosting students for several years. Host families are usually within 5 and 50 minutes by bus, metro or bicycle of the school.

Accommodation includes: single room with bed, table and closet, shared bathroom, your own key. Breakfast and dinner (If you don´t want to commute “just” because of dinner, you can also book dinner at the school restaurant).

On campus apartments

The 50 studio-apartments are in 2 buildings facing the garden just behind the language school. With sizes varying between 23 und 38 m², every studio has its own unique style. There are 2 categories: standard and superior. All standard studios are mini-lofts, i.e. the sleeping area is on a higher level – the ceilings are 4.80 m high.

Berlin campus apartmentBerlin campus apartmentAll studios are fully equipped mini-apartments and you can book single, double or shared double:

own WC and shower (bathtub in superior studios)

free WLAN for your laptop

telephone and TV

linen & towels

On campus Hotel rooms

Historic Baths in BerlinThe hotel is located in the most spectacular building on campus: the historic baths "Stadtbad Oderberger". The baths are a Berlin landmark under monument protection. They opened in 1902, and survived WW II but were shut down in 1986 due to damage in the pool. The baths were abandoned until the school renovated them, converting this beautiful neorenaissance building into "Hotel Oderberger". Students can book a single room in the hotel

Facilities include:

Hotel room Berlinbathroom with WC and shower

refrigerator, coffee / tea maker, linen & towels

WiFi - wireless LAN access, TV and phone

breakfast buffet in campus cafeteria between 7.30 and 10 am

Off campus apartments

The school offers =apartments off campus as well: at Brandenburg Gate and Schwedter Str. Each apartment has 1 or 2 bedrooms and a shared kitchen and bathroom.

Brandenburg Gate Apartments

A spectacular location, right next to Brandenburg Gate and Academy of Arts. Distance to the school: 20 minutes.

The Brandenburg Gate apartments vary in size, but all have 2 or 3 bedrooms, a living room, a bathroom and a kitchen. If you book this accommodation option, you will have other students that are attending the German school in Berlin as your room mates. Some apartments (not all) have a view towards Potsdamer Platz (left) and Holocaust Memorial (in the middle). Brandenburg Gate is right behind the building at only 5 minutes walking distance.

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Schwedter Strasse Apartments

These apartments are just a 6 minute walk away from the school.

Each apartment has 1 or 2 bedrooms. You can book a bedroom all to yourself or you can book "shared double" if you want to share your bedroom with another student. All apartments have a shared kitchen, bathroom and living room.

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Shared Flat with Berliners

You share an apartment with Berliners: ideal if you´d like your independence and want to improve your German. There will always be one or more German person in the apartment – they can be students, taxi drivers or artists, of all ages and all social strata. More often than not (but not always) you will be the only international room mate in the flat. Accommodation is usually between 5 and 35 minutes by bus, metro or bicycle to the school.

Accommodation includes: single room with bed, table, closet, shared bathroom and shared use of kitchen. Self-catering basis or with breakfast (lunch and dinner possible at the school restaurant or cafeteria).

Transfer

A transfer service from one of Berlin's airports (Tegel or Schonenfeld) to your accommodation is available at an extra cost. Alternatively we can provide you with advice on travel.

Leisure

The school in Berlin organises a weekly social and activity programme for students, to further their German language skills outside of the classroom, whilst also helping them to learn about the German culture and Berlin.

Example of a weekly cultural programme:

Monday: Tour of Prenzlaur Berg and welcome meeting in the school restaurant for new students.
Tuesday: Trip to see “Kunstwerke”, one of the best addresses for independent art in all of Europe.
Wednesday: Walking tour through Oranienburgerstraße – before the holocaust this used to be a centre of Jewish life, and today that street is one of the trendiest in Berlin. Great opportunities for shopping on Oranienburger Straße!
Thursday: Visit of the Badeschiff – a swimming pool in the middle of river Spree, with a fantastic scenery and a nice bar. At night: every Thursday we show a movie with German subtitles (big screen in the lounge).
Friday: Join us for a boat trip around Museum Island – or a bike tour with us, along the Berlin wall. At night our guides take you to Friedrichshain: a young and rather alternative district famous for its night-life.
Saturday: Full day excursion with a school guide: to Potsdam for example or to Sachsenhausen, a former concentration camp. Every second week we arrange excursions to places further away like Dresden, Hamburg or Leipzig.

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices: Berlin

Dates & Prices

Summary

School size Large
Minimum age 16
Levels Beginner to Advanced
Exams  TestDaf
Accommodation
  • Host family
  • On campus apartments
  • On campus hotel rooms
  • Off campus apartments
  • Shared Flat with Berliners
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