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German school in Berlin: F+U Academy of Languages

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Germany

What we like about the school

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

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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

FADAF ISO 9000/9001Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalVDP, 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 PC 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

Average number of levels

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

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

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 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
School policy regarding bank holidays:
Full number of lost classes are made up

Russian Courses

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Become competent to meet new challenges with our compact crash courses for all levels in Chinese*, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese*, Polish, Russian or Spanish. (*Supplement for Chinese or Japanese: 25%.)

More teaching hours / week available on request.

Optional lunch with the trainer: €50/lunch

At the end of the course it is possible to take an internationally recognised exam at our test centre (telc, TOEFL, TOEIC, TestDaF) -- exam fees range from €150 to €220.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 7:30 - 21:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 35.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 30 €. 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 (for the first course): €35 (group bookings of 3+ people: €20 per person; 5+ people: €15 per person).
• Family discount (siblings, parents): 5% per person off the course fee.
• Free services: Placement test, progress tests, Internet access/Wi-Fi, computer room, certificate of participation, documentation of current level for authorities, student ID card, organisation of language exchanges (tandems), cultural programme and more.
• The course fee discount only applies to advance payment of at least 4 or 12 weeks; the fee for the academic year must be fully paid in advance.
• Learning materials for English courses ca. €55 per level; for a course duration of up to 3 weeks the books can also be borrowed for a fee and deposit.
• Confirmed courses are held even if the minimum number of participants (4) is not reached. The number of hours booked is reduced by 25%; to compensate, learners can also participate in another type of group course (main, module or evening course).

Accommodation

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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
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Special rates for extended stays from 5 weeks+.

Fully equipped shared kitchen. Coin-operated washing machines or nearby launderettes available. Wi-Fi usually free of charge.

There are a limited number of one-room apartments in Category I (maximum 50-minute journey to school) with private bathroom and cooking area (supplement: 40%).
Price extra night:
35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
37 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
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
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Special rates for extended stays from 5 weeks+.

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, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
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Special rates for extended stays from 5 weeks+.

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, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Special rates for extended stays from 5 weeks+.

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, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per room
Special rates for extended stays from 5 weeks+.

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, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
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(charged by school)
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Special rates for extended stays from 5 weeks+.

Fully equipped shared kitchen. Coin-operated washing machines or nearby launderettes available. Wi-Fi usually free of charge.


There are a limited number of one-room apartments in Category I with private bathroom and cooking area (supplement: 40%).
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
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Special rates for extended stays from 5 weeks+.

Fully equipped shared kitchen. Coin-operated washing machines or nearby launderettes available. Wi-Fi usually free of charge.


Smaller apartments than in category I: fewer rooms share bathroom and kitchen.
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
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(charged by school)
Price in €1102203304401005075
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Special rates for extended stays from 5 weeks+.

Fully equipped shared kitchen. Coin-operated washing machines or nearby launderettes available. Wi-Fi usually free of charge.


Smaller apartments than in category I: fewer rooms share the bathroom and kitchen.
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
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Special rates for extended stays from 5 weeks+.

Smaller room, ca. 6-12 sqm, separate private bathroom.
Shared kitchen and dining room are located in the basement.
Private parking available 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
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Special rates for extended stays from 5 weeks+.

Larger room, ca. 12-20 sqm, ensuite private bathroom.
Shared kitchen and dining room are located in the basement.
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:
21 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
weeks1234Additional WeekDeposit (refundable)*One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in €13026039052012210075
Price in US$15531046461914611990
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Special rates for extended stays from 5 weeks+.

Larger room, ca. 12-20 sqm, ensuite private bathroom.
Shared kitchen and dining room located in the basement.
Private parking available 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:
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
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(charged by school)
Price in €11022033044010010075
Price in US$13126239352411911990
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Special rates for extended stays from 5 weeks+.

Mixed genders, minimum age 18 y.
Larger room, ca. 12-20 sqm, ensuite private bathroom.
Shared kitchen and dining room located in the basement.
Private parking available 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:
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
  • Arrival and Departure

    • Students must inform the school of their exact time of arrival no later than 14:00 on the Friday before moving in. Any later than that and the school cannot guarantee the handover of the key at the student's preferred time.
    • In the event of a delay of more than half an hour, please telephone the named person for your key handover, or your host family.
    • In all cases, please bear in mind that all our accommodation, including that in higher categories, has a ‘student’ character.
    • Deviations from standard arrival departure days will be charged at the going rate for extra days.
    Change of accommodation (at own request): €50

    The school cannot provide accommodation for students attending only 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 possibledistance 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
3.3/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.5/5.0 
Value for money
4.2/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
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
Homestay (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
Homestay
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
Homestay (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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