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EF International Language Center, Berlin, Germany

Am Karlsbad 16 - 10785 Berlin - see on map
From 525€ 499€
per week
EF International Language Center - School exterior EF Berlin



Rating: 5.0/5.0

Overall school rating of EF International Language Center, Berlin
#11 of 29 German schools in Berlin
Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0


Rating: 5.0/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5.0/5.0


Rating: 5.0/5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 5.0/5.0

What we like about the school
  • Starbucks station on campus.
  • Large outdoor terrace for BBQs.
  • One of the oldest German schools in Berlin founded in 1965
What we dislike about the school
  • Lessons are 40 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.
  • Additional costs of course material of approx. 80 € per course level
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: EF International Language Center Berlin is located in the diverse and culturally rich city of Berlin, Germany. The school is just a short distance from the Landwehr Canal and Schöneberger Wiese Park, with excellent links to local transport, offering the city and its riches to all. Famous for its forward-thinking art, glorious food, and incomparable history, Berlin is a fantastic location for students of all ages to further their German studies. Within a 30-minute journey of such sites as the Brandenburg Gate, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, the Großer Tiergarten, the Berlin Wall Memorial and the East Side Gallery, students of EF Berlin have much to see and do whilst reaching their language goals in Berlin. Berlin Central Station is within a 25-minute journey of the school, ensuring that all travel to and from the city, can be made with ease.

School facilities: The school's facilities offer everything that a student may need to feel comfortable and motivated in a learning environment. Housed within a renovated historic building, with its very own in-house Starbucks, EF Berlin offers students a computer lab, a library, lounge area, table games and much more. All classrooms are equipped with air conditioning, heating and have ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment.

Course selection: Course selection ranges from General German, available to students of all levels, to Internship programmes and private tuition. EF Berlin offers all of its courses in conjunction with accommodation, enabling all students to enjoy Berlin to its fullest whilst enjoying the comforts of a Homestay family, for example.

School chain: EF was founded in Sweden over 55 years ago. It has since then helped millions of people experience new cultures, see new places and learn new things about the world and about themselves. Across the globe, they have more than 600 schools and offices in over 50 countries, delivering the best in education and student care throughout all locations. As a group, EF has hubs in Boston, London, Barcelona, Mexico City, São Paulo, Shanghai, Stockholm, Zürich, and more!

EF understands that language programmes can be much more than the sole process of learning a language, as cultural immersion and diversity play a key part in any student's educational and life development.

Throughout the EF schools, programmes are readily available to adults and juniors, for career, personal and educational development.
  • The language school EF International Language Center was founded in Berlin, Germany in 1965.
  • Legal name / parent company: EF Language Colleges Ltd
  • Tax registration ID: CHE116289657
  • Abbreviated name of school: EF Berlin

German Courses

General Language

Information for all courses offered by EF International Language Center

Comments about courses

Inscription fee for 12 or more weeks: EUR 250

Compulsory Cancellation Protection fee: EUR 85 EUR (Non-refundable).

Accommodation Supplements:

  • The twin room homestay included in the tuition price can be upgraded to a single room homestay for EUR 50 per week.
  • Residence accommodation is also available upon request and subject to availability.
  • Homestays are no further than 45 minutes by public transportation from school.
    Classes are likely to take place on some days in the morning and other days in the afternoon. Students will be given the exact timetable closer to the start date. These are sample times and will fall within the time frames stated depending on availability and time of year.
Lesson duration
40 minutes
School's administrative fee
150.00 €
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 80 € per course level.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 95 €. 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.
Days without class
In 2023 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2023, 10 Apr. 2023, 13 Apr. 2023, 01 May 2023, 21 May 2023, 01 Jun. 2023, 03 Oct. 2023, 25 Dec. 2023, 26 Dec. 2023.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.

Lessons needed per German language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 100 5
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 200 10
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 225 11.25
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 250 12.5
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 275 13.75
C2 Profiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
Note: All courses offered by EF International Language Center, Berlin can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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EF International Language Center (EF)

Accreditations and Quality seals
EAQUALSPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:30
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at EF International Language Center and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Table soccer / football

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in most classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 30
    Number of public PC workstations: 50

Student Age

Minimum age of students
16 years

Airport transfer

Berlin Schönefeld Airport:
180 € return (both ways)
Berlin Tegel Airport:
180 € return (both ways)
More information about airports around Berlin and how to get from the airport to Berlin on your own here on our Berlin page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
South America: 85 €
Africa: 85 €
Asia: 85 €
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Student opinions about EF International Language Center, Berlin

Organization, flexibility, friendly atmosphere
Occasionally somewhat arogant access at the front desk. Unsolved problems with the EF app still last and unfortunately I don't have a solution, although I would like to continue and stay in contact with EF.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Don't miss all of the EF activities! Recommendation for accommodation in the residence!
Overall rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0


Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0


Rating: 5/5.0


Rating: 5/5.0

Summer Residence

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Intensive course perfect, residence too!
Other comments: Clearer control of the accommodation in the host family - creates a bad and incompetent impression on EF!
Course: Intensive Course + Accommodation Residence [Deutsch] - 2 weeks
20. Jul. 2021


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Berlin city attractiveness rated by our students:

Rating: 4.7/5.0

More information about Berlin including climate data and events on our Berlin page with a list of all 29 German schools in Berlin.

FAQ about EF International Language Center, Berlin

  • German courses at EF Languages Abroad start at 499 € for Basic Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Berlin Schönefeld Airport ( €), Berlin Tegel Airport ( €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at English First varies from 17 students (General Course + Accommodation) to 17 students (General Course + Accommodation)
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.


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