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Learn German in Berlin
Who wouldn’t want to learn German in Berlin? This lively metropolis is one of the world’s most exciting capitals, best-known for its truly eclectic nature. Seamlessly blending old and new, the city’s skyline features ancient church spires and historical palaces alongside futuristic structures like the Berliner Philharmoniker and the towering Fernsehturm. While it may in places still feel very industrial, the beating heart of Berlin is undoubtedly artistic. As a city which has welcomed creatives for centuries, Berlin is now an international trendsetter in art, music, and dance. It’s also a pioneer in STEM and a world-leader in politics.
When you select this language school, you’ll study in the funky Kollwitzkiez neighbourhood. This popular area of East Pankow was once the Jewish quarter and the favoured haunt of Berlin’s penniless artists. Now the kiez is a vibrant place full of unique eateries, independent boutiques, and weekly eco-markets. Our partner facility here offers all the benefits of small-town studying - friendly, welcoming teachers and a personalised study experience - combined with all the excitement of a global Alpha City.
Berlin has been culturally diverse since the very beginning. Back in the 5th century, the area was a meeting point for the various tribes travelling across Europe. As such, it quickly developed into a bustling settlement, and by the 13th century it was one of medieval Europe’s key trading hubs. Later, Berlin flourished as part of the Hanseatic League and became one of the continent’s most important producers of luxury goods for the royal courts.
By the 18th century, Berlin was not just an industrial powerhouse but also the capital of the Kingdom of Prussia and a centrepiece of European culture. It held these credentials well into the early 20th century. Despite suffering widespread destruction and social division in the last 100 years, the city has successfully rebuilt itself from the ashes of its past. It’s still one of the world’s most prominent capitals and is a popular destination for tourists and emigrants alike.
Berlin is now one of the Top 10 largest cities in Europe and, quite possibly, the coolest place on Earth. Its widespread influence in fields such as the arts, science, and politics have earned it its designation as an ‘Alpha City’. Though the old divisions can still be felt in some places - namely in the unique character of each of its districts - modern Berlin is renowned for being a city of tolerance and acceptance.
It’s also somewhat a city of contradictions, combining rich history with urban industrialism and beautiful green spaces. It’s energetic and bustling, but also laid-back and relaxed - and always interesting.
When you learn German in Berlin, you’ll see the colourful tapestry of its graffitied streets and meet people from all over the world. You’ll be spoilt for choice for things to do, whatever your budget. From exotic and luxurious to authentic and boho, Berlin has it all! One thing’s for sure: you have to experience this city to really understand it.
Our school in Berlin
You’ll find our Berlin language school in Kollwitzkiez, a subsection of the larger Pankow district. This neighbourhood is known for its laid-back bohemian atmosphere and its trendy residents. It boasts a wide selection of interesting eateries and several weekly street markets. Largely preserved after the war, the area blends historic Altbau architecture with vibrant street art and quirky shops.
Some of the kiez’s most popular attractions are just minutes away from our language school. These include the cosmopolitan Kulturbrauerei, the Zeiss-Gross Planetarium, and the Wasserturm tower, which offers great views over this part of the city. The district is full of peaceful green spaces, from the vast Volkspark Friedrichshain to smaller public parks dotted with artistic installations and sculptures. Key attractions like Alexanderplatz, Museum Island, the Brandenburg Gate, Gendarmenmarkt square, and the Friedrichstadt-Palast theatre are all just 15 - 20 minutes away by U-Bahn.
When you learn German in Berlin with us, you’ll study in a newly renovated building in the heart of Kollwitzkiez. This language centre has 6 classrooms, giving it a warm and familial atmosphere. You can prepare drinks and snacks between lessons in the student kitchen. There is also an office manned by friendly staff members who will be happy to advise you about things to see and do during your time in the city. Just across the road is a selection of independent cafés and shops where you can practice your newly developed language skills. There are public transport links very close to the school, so you’ll easily be able to explore the city once your lessons have finished.
This facility is part of a group of schools which have been teaching German to international students since 1984. This huge wealth of combined experience means the staff in Berlin are well-versed in providing immersive instruction to students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. The school is also a member of the International Association of Language Centres (IALC) and the Association of German Language Schools and Language-Tour Operators (FDSV). These quality-control organisations ensure a high standard of tuition and student care is maintained in all their facilities.
When you choose to learn German in Berlin with us you’ll be taught by highly qualified teachers in a friendly environment, giving you the best possible chance of success. What’s more, you’ll be studying in the heart of this exciting city and thus be ideally placed to experience all the capital has to offer.
Courses in Berlin
- Intensive (20)
- Intensive + Private Lessons (25)
- Intensive + Private Lessons (30)
- Intensive + pronunciation (23)
- Intensive + pronunciation (26)
- Super Intensive (25)
- Private Lessons (20)
- Business Course (23)
- Business Course (26)
- German (20 lessons) + Exam Prep (23)
- German (20 lessons) + Exam Prep (26)
- Mini-Group (20)
Our Berlin school offers courses throughout the year. Each lesson lasts for 45 minutes and has a maximum of just 12 students.
The Intensive course, consisting of 20 lessons each week and Super Intensive course, consisting of 25 lessons each week are ideal for students looking to improve their overall knowledge of the German language.
The Berlin school also offers a Mini Group course which has just 6 students in each group, which will ensure that your teacher will quickly get to know you, your strengths and your weaknesses.
Private lessons are also available, providing personal attention and a more focused approach, or you can combine your 20 group lessons with either 5 or 10 additional private lessons on an Intensive + Private Lessons course.
If you are planning to sit a TELC or Goethe examination, you may want to consider our exam preparation course, which will give you all of the skills required to pass these specific exams. Please note that students must have at least a B1 level (intermediate) in order to take this course.
Choose the business course if you would like to combine 20 general German lessons with 6 lessons centres around German in the world of work.
We also offer an Intensive + Pronunciation course, which is ideal for anybody who would like to spend extra time working on their German pronunciation skills to perfect their accent when speaking the language!
- Host Family
- Shared Apartment
- Studio Apartment
If you want to learn as much German as possible during your time in Berlin, you should stay with a German host family, giving the opportunity to practice the German that you learn in lessons. Students staying with a host family can choose between bed and breakfast or half board (2 meals each day).
Our Berlin language school arranges accommodation in shared apartments on a self-catering basis. These apartments are shared with other international students or with German students and are located in the heart of Berlin. You will have your own room, but share the kitchen, bathroom and other communal living areas of your accommodation with other students. We also offer a shared apartment plus option, which includes a washing machine, dishwasher and Wi-Fi access.
Studio apartment accommodation is also available for students looking for a higher level of independence and the opportunity to cater for themselves during their stay.
Our school also organizes a cultural program with a minimum of 3 activities a week. These include guided walks, German film evenings in the school, parties and excursions. This cultural program not only ensures that students enjoy their stay in Berlin, but also helps them learn about Berlin and use the German that that they learn on their language course.
How to get there
Berlin has good international flight connections with two airports, Schoneberg which is located in southern Berlin and Tegel which is located in Nort-West Berlin. If you would like to make your own way to your accommodation on arrival, public transport connections from both Berlin airports are excellent. A transfer service is also available on request, but please note that this service is not included in the price of the programme.
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