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F+U Academy of Languages, Berlin, Germany

What we like about the school

  • Central location in Berlin
  • Best rated school in Berlin
  • Excellent student nationality mix

F+U Academy of Languages

The language school F+U Academy of Languages was founded in Berlin, Germany in 2013. Located directly at the Stadtmitte (city centre) underground station in Berlin's famous Friedrichstrasse, the school is just a short walk away from the Gendarmenmarkt, Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate.

The school address is: Friedrichstrasse 194-199, 3rd Floor, 10117 - Berlin (Germany).

Accreditations and Quality seals

VDP, Eurohodip, DRV

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

20

Number of public workstations:

6

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
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Paid assistance in finding flats for long-term students at

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 35 € per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 230
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 180

Average age of students

  • in summer: 22 years
  • throughout the year: 24 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 10
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 8

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

German teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 90 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

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

5
10
10
5
7
2
5
2
1
5
7
2
3
3
2
5
5
2

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Berlin-Tegel International Airport (TXL). It takes 40 minutes to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 05.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 19.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 25.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Oct.2017, 31.Oct.2017, 25.Dec.2017 - 29.Dec.2017

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 € 225214 450428 585556 780741 975927 11701112 13651297 15601482 19501853 22202109 185176
Learn German and English in full, parallel intensive courses.
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, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 04.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016, 02.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 125119 250238 300285 400380 500475 600570 700665 800760 1000950 10801026 9086
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, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 04.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016, 02.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 06.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:00  - 15:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 20 24
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Course is held on Mondays.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 18:30  - 20:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Classes are held on Mondays and Thursdays.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 18:30  - 20:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 35.00  €
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 26 €. 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: Registration fee includes: student ID, organisation of language exchanges and leisure activities.
Confirmed courses are held even if the minimum number of learners (4 people) is not reached. The booked number of hours will be reduced by 25%; to compensate, learners can also participate in another course type (main, module or evening course).
Missed lessons because of a bank holiday can be made up by participating in a module or evening course; a written request for compensatory lessons must be submitted no later than 14:30 one day before the public holiday.
Course changes of level or module are possible. Requests must be received by 10:45 Thursday for the following week.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 120 240 300 400 100 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
33 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 260 520 630 840 210 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Also available with no meals or breakfast only.
Some host families allow the use of their computer and/or WIFI for an additional surcharge.
Price extra night:
45 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
51 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 495 990 1200 1600 400 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Also available with no meals or breakfast only.
Some host families allow the use of their computer and/or WIFI for an additional surcharge.
Price extra night:
90 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 200 400 555 740 185 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Also available with no meals or breakfast only.
Some host families allow the use of their computer and/or WIFI for an additional surcharge.
Price extra night:
40 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 380 760 1065 1420 355 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Also available with no meals or breakfast only.
Some host families allow the use of their computer and/or WIFI for an additional surcharge.
Price extra night:
75 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 85 170 210 280 70 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
25 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 140 280 390 520 130 75
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:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 100 200 276 368 92 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 165 330 450 600 150 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Room size: 8-12 m² + private bathroom.
Some category I rooms have a TV connection.
Shared kitchen and dining room are located in the basement.
Bicycles and private parking can be used for a fee.
Opposite the hostel there is a newly built sports and recreation park (basketball, beach volleyball, table tennis and lots more).
Price extra night:
55 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
18 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 185 370 510 680 170 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Large room (>12 m²) with private bathroom.
All category II rooms have a TV connection and a small private fridge.
Shared kitchen and dining room are located in the basement.
Bicycles and private parking can be used for a fee.
Opposite the hostel there is a newly built sports & recreation park (basketball, beach volleyball, table tennis and lots more).
Price extra night:
55 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
6 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 130 260 366 488 122 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Large room (>12 m²) with private bathroom.
All category II rooms have a TV connection and a small private fridge.
Shared kitchen and dining room are located in the basement.
Bicycles and private parking can be used for a fee.
Opposite the hostel there is a newly built sports & recreation park (basketball, beach volleyball, table tennis and lots more).
Price extra night:
45 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
6 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 110 220 300 400 100 75
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Mixed genders.
Large room (>12 m²) with private bathroom.
All category II rooms have a TV connection and a small private fridge.
Shared kitchen and dining room are located in the basement.
Bicycles and private parking can be used for a fee.
Opposite the hostel there is a newly built sports & recreation park (basketball, beach volleyball, table tennis and lots more).
Price extra night:
45 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Shared room (multiple beds).
Distance from school:
6 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
  • Arrival and Departure
    Arrivals before 10:00 or after 24:00 are only possible in exceptional circumstances and must be confirmed in advance; each additional hour or part thereof outside of this schedule will be charged at €15 per hour.

    Change of accommodation: €50 (unless notice is given four weeks in advance).

    Accommodation is not available to students attending evening or individual courses.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
  • Optional airport transfer
    Berlin Schönefeld Airport: for 95 € (one way); for 170 € (return trip)
    Berlin Tegel Airport: for 75 € (one way); for 135 € (return trip)

Leisure activities

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

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.4/5.0 
Facilities
4.0/5.0 
Social activities
3.4/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.5/5.0 
Value for money
4.1/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
3.7/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.7/5.0 
Other
3.7/5.0 
Students liked about F+U Academy of Languages, Berlin
I think that the teachers are amazing. I particularly enjoyed their classes, their passion for helping us understand the language and help us through any difficulties.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
2.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Other comments: I think that the facilities should be enhanced. The new location has only a few toilets for women and it was very inconvenient to access it during the break.
I had very good teacher.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
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
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Autumn in Berlin is great.
Other comments: Too many Chinese students. Maybe they could have had their own classes? Every mother tongue has its difficulty... maybe it would be better for the students and for the teachers.
Large presence of students of other nationalities
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
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family (Category A)
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: Friendly and helpful staff
The teachers, that is the most important part when it comes to language learning. Facilities are excellent and the location also.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Academy Hostel (Category II)
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: You'll be in the heart of Berlin, so you'll find everything by yourself!!
The method is great and the staff is very good
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family (Category B)
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Enjoy every minute and make lots of friends!

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