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GLS - German Language School, Berlin, Germany

Among the Top 20% most popular German schools in Germany in the last 12 monthsOrganized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in GermanyAverage student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Germany

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in Berlin
  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults and juniors
  • Top rated social activities
  • On campus accommodation offered
  • Top rated school facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool

GLS - German Language School

The language school GLS - German Language School was founded in Berlin, Germany in 1983. In the historic center of Berlin, in a very trendy district on the GLS campus, a green oasis with 134 studio-apartments and hotel rooms for students.

The school address is: GLS Campus Berlin, Kastanienallee 82, 10435 - Berlin, Germany (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

EAQUALSFADAF IALC IH, EAQUALS

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Restaurant

  • Computer lab

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Printer for student use

  • Basketball court

  • Table tennis

  • Indoor swimming pool

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

60

Number of public PC workstations:

15

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 junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • For adult courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 600
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 360

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 7
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 7
  • Junior courses in summer: 4

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years
  • 7 years for specific Junior courses

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
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

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

5
2
6
8
2
5
6
1
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1
7
3
3
6
9
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Optional airport transfer

Berlin Schönefeld Airport:
60 € pick up
120 € return (both ways)
Berlin Tegel Airport:
60 € pick up
120 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 01.May.2018, 10.May.2018, 21.May.2018, 03.Oct.2018, 25.Dec.2018, 26.Dec.2018In 2019 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2019, 19.Apr.2019, 22.Apr.2019, 01.May.2019, 30.May.2019, 10.Jun.2019, 03.Oct.2019, 24.Dec.2019 - 26.Dec.2019, 31.Dec.2019

German Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 Additional Week
Price in € 320 304 580 551 870 827 1160 1102 1350 1283 1620 1539 2160 2052 2700 2565 3000 2850 5520 5244 250 238
Price in US$ 353 639 958 1277 1486 1783 2377 2971 3301 6074 276
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 40 €
High season dates 24.Jun.2018 - 18.Aug.2018
Special Offers
1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 9 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 31.10.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 31.12.2018.
- If you take a 2-week course over Christmas and New Year (from 24.12.18 to 04.01.19) you'll only pay the fee for 1 week! . Only valid for bookings at this website before 17.12.2018.
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 Additional Week
Price in € 250 238 400 380 600 570 800 760 925 879 1110 1055 1480 1406 1850 1758 2040 1938 3720 3534 170 162
Price in US$ 276 441 661 881 1018 1222 1629 2036 2245 4094 188
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 40 €
High season dates 24.Jun.2018 - 18.Aug.2018
Special Offers
1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 9 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 31.10.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 31.12.2018.
- If you take a 2-week course over Christmas and New Year (from 24.12.18 to 04.01.19) you'll only pay the fee for 1 week! . Only valid for bookings at this website before 17.12.2018.
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 Additional Week
Price in € 195 186 320 304 480 456 640 608 750 713 900 855 1200 1140 1500 1425 1680 1596 3120 2964 140 133
Price in US$ 215 353 529 705 826 991 1321 1651 1849 3433 155
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 40 €
High season dates 24.Jun.2018 - 18.Aug.2018
Special Offers
1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 9 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 31.10.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 31.12.2018.
- If you take a 2-week course over Christmas and New Year (from 24.12.18 to 04.01.19) you'll only pay the fee for 1 week! . Only valid for bookings at this website before 17.12.2018.
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € 235 224 400 380 600 570 800 760 950 903 1140 1083 1330 1264 1520 1444 -- -- --
Price in US$ 259 441 661 881 1046 1255 1464 1673 -- -- --
Starting dates
2018: 25.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 13.Aug.2018.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Special Offers
- If you take a 2-week course over Christmas and New Year (from 24.12.18 to 04.01.19) you'll only pay the fee for 1 week! . Only valid for bookings at this website before 17.12.2018.
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 900 855 1680 1596 2520 2394 3360 3192 4000 3800 4800 4560 5600 5320 6400 6080 8000 7600 9600 9120 800 760
Price in US$ 991 1849 2773 3697 4402 5282 6162 7042 8803 10563 881
Starting dates
Every Day .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 40 €
High season dates 24.Jun.2018 - 18.Aug.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 1480 1443 2190 2136 2900 2828 3610 3520 4320 4212 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1672 2474 3275 4077 4879 -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Triple room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
It includes 3 activities per day, 2 excursions per week and insurance. Tennis or sailing, available (80 euros per week, 3 sessions of 90 minutes). Price includes
Supervision 24/7, Airport transfer (return trip) This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Teikyo University, Lake Zeuthen, Schmöckwitz
Starting dates
2018: 17.Jun.2018, 24.Jun.2018, 01.Jul.2018, 08.Jul.2018, 15.Jul.2018, 22.Jul.2018, 29.Jul.2018, 05.Aug.2018, 12.Aug.2018.
2019: 23.Jun.2019, 30.Jun.2019, 07.Jul.2019, 14.Jul.2019, 21.Jul.2019, 28.Jul.2019, 04.Aug.2019, 11.Aug.2019.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 1820 1775 2680 2613 3440 3354 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 2056 3027 3885 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
On campus, Triple room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
It includes 2 activities per day, 2 excursions per week and insurance. Price includes
Airport transfer (return trip) This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Lake Wolzig
Starting dates
2018: 24.Jun.2018, 01.Jul.2018, 08.Jul.2018, 15.Jul.2018, 22.Jul.2018, 29.Jul.2018, 05.Aug.2018.
2019: 23.Jun.2019, 30.Jun.2019, 07.Jul.2019, 14.Jul.2019, 21.Jul.2019, 28.Jul.2019, 04.Aug.2019.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- 1240 1178 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1365 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
German course (4 weeks) + 6-week unpaid internship. It includes a 90-minute coaching session and free evening German classes for a month (2x2 per week).
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 40 €
High season dates 24.Jun.2018 - 18.Aug.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 Additional Week
Price in € 645 613 1160 1102 1740 1653 2320 2204 2750 2613 3300 3135 4400 4180 5500 5225 6480 6156 12720 12084 540 513
Price in US$ 710 1277 1915 2553 3026 3631 4842 6052 7130 13996 595
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 40 €
High season dates 24.Jun.2018 - 18.Aug.2018
Special Offers
- If you take a 2-week course over Christmas and New Year (from 24.12.18 to 04.01.19) you'll only pay the fee for 1 week! . Only valid for bookings at this website before 17.12.2018.
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 Additional Week
Price in € 1095 1041 2000 1900 3000 2850 4000 3800 4750 4513 5700 5415 7600 7220 9500 9025 11280 10716 22320 21204 940 893
Price in US$ 1205 2201 3301 4402 5227 6272 8363 10453 12412 24559 1035
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 40 €
High season dates 24.Jun.2018 - 18.Aug.2018
Special Offers
- If you take a 2-week course over Christmas and New Year (from 24.12.18 to 04.01.19) you'll only pay the fee for 1 week! . Only valid for bookings at this website before 17.12.2018.
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- -- -- 1360 1292 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1497 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Standard course + 10 lessons of TestDaF preparation.
Starting dates
2018: 22.Jan.2018, 26.Mar.2018, 23.Apr.2018, 18.Jun.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 15.Oct.2018.
2019: 14.Jan.2019, 11.Mar.2019, 22.Apr.2019, 17.Jun.2019, 12.Aug.2019, 07.Oct.2019.
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 40 €
High season dates 24.Jun.2018 - 18.Aug.2018
Exam dates
20.Feb.2018, 26.Apr.2018, 23.May.2018, 19.Jul.2018, 20.Sep.2018, 13.Nov.2018
Exam fee
195 €
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 520 494 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 573 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Exam takes place on Friday of week 2.
Exam fees:
A2: EUR 100.
B1 & B2: EUR 130.
C1: EUR 160.
Different start dates depending on the level.
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month .
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Special Offers
For enrolments of a minimum of 2 weeks - Get a EUR 50 discount on your TELC preparation course (for levels A2, B1 and B2) taking place in October and November . Only valid for bookings at this website before 31.10.2018.
50.00 € discount: 50.00 € discount on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 2 weeks. Only valid for bookings at this website before 11.11.2018. Only valid for courses starting before 26.11.2018.
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Note: All courses offered by GLS - German Language School, Berlin can be reserved 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 classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 52 €. 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.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 480 910 1400 1890 455 100
Price in US$ 556 1054 1622 2189 527 116
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Cleaning fee: €30 (non-refundable and payable upon arrival).
Price extra night:
80 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates

High season dates 24.Jun.2018 - 18.Aug.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 80 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 330 585 900 1215 301
Price in US$ 383 678 1043 1408 349
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
55 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
55 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates

High season dates 24.Jun.2018 - 18.Aug.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 80 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in € 240 390 600 810 189
Price in US$ 278 452 695 939 219
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
40 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
35 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates

High season dates 24.Jun.2018 - 18.Aug.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 80 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 480 910 1400 1890 455 200
Price in US$ 556 1054 1622 2189 527 232
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Cleaning fee: €30 (non-refundable and payable upon arrival).
Price extra night:
80 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates

High season dates 24.Jun.2018 - 18.Aug.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 80 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 300 520 800 1080 245 200
Price in US$ 348 603 927 1251 284 232
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Cleaning fee: €30 (non-refundable and payable upon arrival).
Price extra night:
50 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates

High season dates 24.Jun.2018 - 18.Aug.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 80 €
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in € 300 520 800 1080 245 100
Price in US$ 348 603 927 1251 284 116
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Cleaning fee: €30 (non-refundable and payable upon arrival).
Price extra night:
50 € (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, 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
Dates

High season dates 24.Jun.2018 - 18.Aug.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 80 €
  • The school also offers, at a surcharge:
    - Dinner at the school: €84 per week.
    - Lunch & Dinner at the school: €140 per week.
    - Travel insurance: €10 per week.

Reviews

City
5.0/5.0 
Organisation
4.5/5.0 
Facilities
4.7/5.0 
Social activities
5.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.5/5.0 
Value for money
4.2/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.7/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.7/5.0 
Other
4.7/5.0 

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