11 Best Language Schools to Learn German in Berlin


Are you ready to speak German like a native? Do you want to travel and make friends around the world? Learning German in Berlin can make it happen. We researched the best language schools so you don't have to.

German is famous for having long words such as “kraftfahrzeughaftpflichtversicherung“, which means “automobile liability insurance”. This is because German makes extensive use of compound words, which can build on each other to create monstrosities. According to Wikipedia, German is the 11th most widely spoken language in the world, with about 1.4% of the population being German-speaking.

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1. Speakeasy

Speakeasy offers conversation-based courses for German, English, Spanish & Italian from beginner to advanced level (A1 to C2). When it comes to German courses, They offer the full range of morning, afternoon and evening classes. Learn at your own pace by choosing an intensive course, an evening course or a super-intensive course that combines both day and evening elements. If you are after an official qualification for university admission or job purposes, you can take a TELC examination at Speakeasy language school in Berlin, recognized worldwide. Speakeasy also provides in-house corporate training in both English and German, which can be designed according to your business needs

2. ALPADIA Language Schools

Located in the vibrant Schöneberg area, ALPADIA Language Schools offers a variety of German courses: Standard, Intensive, Private lessons and Exam preparation (German TELC, TestDaF or Goethe exam). It also provides University Pathway and Internship programmes for students interested in studying and living in Germany. ALPADIA also provides a wide range of accommodation options (host family, student apartment, student residence, etc.) and organise many other immersion activities for its students like excursions, cooking classes, etc.

3. Anda Sprachschule

Anda Sprachschule is a friendly language school located in Friedrichshain and Prenzlauer Berg, two of the nicest neighborhoods in Berlin. Their offer includes intensive courses (20h per week), evening courses, private lessons and company courses. Furthermore students can take TELC Exams with great discounts directly at the school.


4. Humboldt Institut

The Humboldt-Institut is known for its intensive German courses. With 30 lessons per week a total beginner can reach a German level of B2 after only 20 weeks. The Berlin campus is centrally located in Mitte (Nordbahnhof station) and offers bright, modern classrooms, a cafeteria and comfortable rooms for those who book the full package including accommodation, full board and daily after-class activities.

5. DIE NEUE SCHULE

DIE NEUE SCHULE was founded in 1984 and with more than 1000 participants per year from more than 40 countries is today one of the largest and most renowned language schools in Berlin. Centrally located in the green, relaxed district of Wilmersdorf, DIE NEUE SCHULE offers a wide range of German as a foreign language courses at all levels, as well as in-house examinations (B1 – C1) and the university examination telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule.

6. GLS Campus Berlin

The GLS campus is a green oasis in the center of Berlin, with 2 boutique hotels on campus for course participants. German courses start every Monday on all levels. GLS is a testing center for TestDaF and Telc and has a University Pathway program for international students.

7. Kapitel Zwei

All course levels are available, from absolute beginners (A1) to advanced (C2). At €242 for a 4-week course, Kapitel Zwei Berlin is one of the best value language schools in Berlin – centrally located between Alexanderplatz and Jannowitzbrücke.

8. Sprachenatelier Berlin

This language school in Berlin offers intensive German courses for learners of all levels. Learn German with world-class language teachers and international students.

9. DeutschAkademie

German course in Berlin Mitte at Alexanderplatz. Learn German at a German language school. Small groups, interactive and effective German courses. The DeutschAkademie has two locations in Berlin: At Alexanderplatz in the “Haus des Lehrers,” and at Wittenbergplatz opposite the KaDeWe department store.

10. Sprach Salon Berlin

Located in the heart of Neukölln, Sprachsalon offers German courses at all levels of language (from A1 to C2). It is taught in small groups of 6 to 12 participants. This has the advantage that you can speak a lot from the beginning and be personally cared for.

11. Expath

Stephan Brenner and Tia Robinson founded Expath in 2012 to help "new Berliners" with German bureaucracy and provide exceptional German language lessons. Their goal? To give people the tools, skills, and information necessary to live in Germany successfully. The school is right on Rosenthaler Platz in Mitte.



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