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EF International Language Center, Berlin, Germany


Rating: 5.0/5.0

Am Karlsbad 16 - 10785 Berlin - see on map

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.

German Courses

General Language
Information for all courses offered by EF International Language Center
Comments about courses:Cancellation Protection fee: EUR 85 EUR (Non-refundable).

Course materials are not included in the price. Costs are as follows:
1-9 weeks: EUR 70
1-18 weeks: EUR 135
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.

Lesson duration: 40 minutes
School's administrative fee: 150.00 €
Level testA test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
Individual classesSingle 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 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 10 Apr. 2022, 13 Apr. 2022, 01 May 2022, 21 May 2022, 01 Jun. 2022, 03 Oct. 2022, 25 Dec. 2022, 26 Dec. 2022.
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.

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 Languages Abroad, Berlin can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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EF International Language Center (EF)

    • 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 in 1965. 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
      • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

First day of course:

Students should arrive at 8:30

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

  • 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

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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Student Age

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer

Berlin Schönefeld Airport:
80 € one way
150 € return (both ways)
Berlin Tegel Airport:
80 € one way
150 € return (both ways)

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.



Rating: 5.0/5.0

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EF International Language Center, Berlin
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What students liked about EF International Language Center, Berlin
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Additional information
Positive aspects of school: Organization, flexibility, friendly atmosphere
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Don't miss all of the EF activities! Recommendation for accommodation in the residence!
Other comments: Clearer control of the accommodation in the host family - creates a bad and incompetent impression on EF!


EF International Language Center Berlin Information Sheet
EF International Language Center Berlin Information Sheet


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    FAQ about EF International Language Center, Berlin

  • German courses at EF Languages Abroad start at 435 € for Basic Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Berlin Schönefeld Airport (80 €), Berlin Tegel Airport (80 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at English First varies from 17 students (Intensive Course + Accommodation) to 17 students (Intensive Course + Accommodation)
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