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DID Deutsch-Institut, Berlin, Germany

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of host family accommodation
  • Excellent rating of student apartments
  • Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school
  • Excellent student nationality mix
  • Rooftop terrace

DID Deutsch-Institut

The language school DID Deutsch-Institut was founded in Berlin, Germany in 1970. As only few other places in the capital, the street is busy with life at night. Night owls and metropolitan adventurers stroll along the one kilometer stretch between Hackescher Market and Friedrichstrasse where you find more than 40 bars, coffee shops, trendy shops and galleries. The school is located in a quiet street nearby.

The school address is: Novalisstr. 12, 10115 - Berlin (Germany).

Accreditations and Quality seals

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

15

Number of public workstations:

10

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 20 € per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 300
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 150
  • Junior courses in summer: 100

Average age of students

  • in summer: 21 years
  • throughout the year: 22 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 12
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 17 years
  • 14 years for specific Junior courses

Exams offered:

  • GfdS Diplom

German teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

4
2
2
7
2
7
3
1
11
1
1
10
10
5
5
1
2
1
3

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Berlin-Schönefeld International Airport (SXF). It takes 40 minutes by public transport to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016 - 03.Jan.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 05.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 24.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016

Courses

All prices in € (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 250238 460437 670637 880836 10901036 13001235 15101435 17201634 20001900 22802166 140133
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 04.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 14:45  - 18:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season
High season supplement per week: 35 € High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 26.Aug.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 200190 380361 560532 740703 920874 11001045 12801216 14601387 16901606 19201824 115110
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 04.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 14:45  - 18:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season
High season supplement per week: 35 € High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 26.Aug.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 300285 580551 860817 11401083 14201349 17001615 19801881 22602147 26902556 31202964 215205
Starting dates
Every Monday . Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 02.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 04.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 18:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season
High season supplement per week: 35 € High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 26.Aug.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 550537 11001073 16501609 22002145 27502682 33003218 38503754 44004290 49504827 55005363 60505899
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner) Also included: 4 afternoon activities per week, full-day excursion on Saturdays, course material, local transportation card and transfer from/to train station (by host family). This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Augsburg
Starting dates
2016: 12.Jun.2016, 19.Jun.2016, 26.Jun.2016, 03.Jul.2016, 10.Jul.2016, 17.Jul.2016, 24.Jul.2016, 31.Jul.2016, 07.Aug.2016, 14.Aug.2016, 21.Aug.2016.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € 844823 13501317 20251975 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 675659
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Shared room (multiple beds), Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner) Also included: placement test, teaching material, activities and excursions Price includes
Supervision 24/7 This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Berlin
Starting dates
2016: 19.Jun.2016, 26.Jun.2016, 03.Jul.2016, 10.Jul.2016, 17.Jul.2016, 24.Jul.2016, 31.Jul.2016, 07.Aug.2016.
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 900855 18001710 27002565 36003420 45004275 54005130 63005985 72006840 90008550 1080010260 900855
It includes: personal assessment interview, teaching material, Business German Certificate and a progression report (upon request).
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 14:45  - 18:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Note: All courses offered by DID Deutsch-Institut, Berlin can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 45 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses: The group courses include 2 additional lessons of supervised self-study.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 155 310 465 620 155
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
For students who intend to stay for a longer period: we arrange your accommodation in a private apartment and help you find a room – in a single household, with a family or in an apartment shared with a host. Please note you cannot choose the type of flat, it depends on availability. 25.12-31.12 - high season supplement 100 Euro/week
Price extra night:
30 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates
High season dates 03.Jul.2016 - 27.Aug.2016, 25.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 255 510 765 1020 255
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
25.12-31.12 - high season supplement 100 Euro/week
Price extra night:
45 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates
High season dates 03.Jul.2016 - 27.Aug.2016, 25.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 180 360 540 720 180
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
25.12-31.12 - high season supplement 100 Euro/week
Price extra night:
35 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates
High season dates 03.Jul.2016 - 27.Aug.2016, 25.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 220 440 660 880 220
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
25.12-31.12 - high season supplement 100 Euro/week
Price extra night:
45 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates
High season dates 03.Jul.2016 - 27.Aug.2016, 25.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 205 410 615 820 205
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
25.12-31.12 - high season supplement 100 Euro/week
Price extra night:
35 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates
High season dates 03.Jul.2016 - 27.Aug.2016, 25.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 270 540 810 1080 270
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
45 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates
High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 26.Aug.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 400 800 1200 1600 400
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Kitchen is shared with others. WiFi in the room is available at extra charge.
Price extra night:
70 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates
High season dates 04.Jul.2016 - 26.Aug.2016
High season
  • Some host families/landlords offer laundry service and Internet on request and at a surcharge.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: on request
  • Optional airport transfer
    Berlin Schönefeld Airport: for 75 € (one way); for 150 € (return trip)
    Berlin Tegel Airport: for 75 € (one way); for 150 € (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Ballet  
Baseball  
Basketball  
Cooking  
Dancing  
Football (soccer)  
Golf  
Horse riding  
Ice Hockey  
Mountainbiking  
Music  
Squash  
Swimming  
Table Tennis  
Tennis  
Volleyball  
Yoga  

Reviews

City
4.8/5.0 
Organisation
3.9/5.0 
Facilities
3.9/5.0 
Social activities
3.6/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.1/5.0 
Value for money
3.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
4.5/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.3/5.0 
Other
4.2/5.0 
Students liked about DID Deutsch-Institut, Berlin
The professionalism, the activities and the preparation provided.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Berlin is a big city and it takes a long time to visit everything.
you can speak openly with the teachers in german,and they encourage you to speak more. It is not a strict classroom setting, so you learn to become more comfortable with speaking German. also the excursion opportunities are very good and worthwhile.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: take every opportunity to speak in German, because it's too easy to start speaking in your own language, when everyone speaks it too (spanish is very common)
teachers enthusiasm about teaching their language
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Can highly recommend Hotel Adina.
the free excursions
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Roomstay
3.0/5.0
the teachers'preparation especially Sherif, but also Maria was very good
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: nothing
Other comments: good quality

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