10 Best Language Schools to Learn German in Berlin

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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 world's population being German-speaking.

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Speakeasy Berlin, located in the vibrant district of Friedrichshain, offers high-quality German classes, both physically at their school and virtually online, as well as telc language certification exams. The school focuses on offering its students much more than just a language class by focusing on the speakeasy community, offering many additional services such as visa and university support, and inviting students to attend free monthly workshops and events.

Workshops cover various different German grammar topics and topics of interest to those new to Berlin such as how to find a job or an apartment. Events include a monthly hangout usually at a restaurant or pub where you can get to know your classmates. They are even working on providing the same experience for online students with online Slack channels where students meet and discuss with classmates, find tandem partners, and more! It’s extremely easy to book their courses on their website using their unique Course Configurator and the variety of class intensities and class-times means you’re sure to find something that suits your schedule.

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.

Sprachenatelier Berlin

Sprachenatelier offers a wide variety of courses to learn German including intensive, evening and part-time. Students can specialize in German for professional use while also following a German cultural program. The even provide a set of art related courses you won't find in other schools such as photography and drawing.

In addition to providing a great language learning experience. Sprachenatelier can help you with visa issues and accommodations to facilitate your trip. When you finish, you can obtain a certification to show you have reached a certain proficiency level.

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.

Sprachsalon Berlin

Sprachsalon is the right place for everybody who wants to learn a language in a friendly and personal atmosphere with interesting people from different backgrounds. By keeping class sizes small (5-10 students) each individual can be sure to get plenty of valuable attention. Instuctors are engaged, passionate, and qualified, always aiming to make their students thrive. At regular intervals Sprachsalon hosts events where artists from different countries and all fields of art get an opportunity to exhibit their work inside of the rooms of the school. In addition to German courses, the school offers classes for seven other languages.

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.

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.

German Language School Berlin

The German Language School (GLS) in Berlin has been honored 5 times with the Star School Germany award, as one of the best language schools in Germany. 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.

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.


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.

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