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GLS - German Language School, Berlin, Germany

4.8

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Kastanienallee 82 - 10435 Berlin - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation (5.0/5.0)
  • Excellent rating of student apartments (5.0/5.0)
  • Top rated social activities (4.7/5.0)
  • On campus accommodation offered
  • On campus accommodation very close to school
  • Top rated school facilities (4.5/5.0)
  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 10% of students.
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Electronic whiteboards in all classrooms.

What we dislike about the school

  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.

German Courses

General Language
Junior
Private
Work & Study
Business
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by GLS - German Language School
Comments about courses:On public holidays, no classes will take place, but workshops that are free for every student to join will be held to make up for it. Online courses start on the first Monday in the month.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 25.00 €
Level testA test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022 - 03 Jan. 2022, 08 Mar. 2022, 15 Apr. 2022, 18 Apr. 2022, 26 May 2022, 06 Jun. 2022, 03 Oct. 2022.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • 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
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 20 € per course level.
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GLS - German Language School (GLS)


    • Location: GLS - German Language School Berlin is located in the culturally rich and historic city of Berlin, Germany. The school is housed in the Kollwitzliez area of Berlin. There are many cafés, eateries, shops and various attractions such as the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark, the Museum at the Kulturbrauerei, the Kulturbrauerei Museum and ...
    • several green areas within walking distance of the school. The Anne Frank Center is within a 25-minute walk of the school's front doors.

      Course selection: The school has an extensive list of courses for students of many ages, all levels and various necessities. In addition to General German taught over several schedules and intensities, GLS Berlin also provides Exam Preparation (TELC, GOETHE, TestDaF), Business German, High School programmes in private boarding or day school, Immersive Junior summer programmes, University Pathway programmes and Intensive German with an internship.

      School facilities: The school has a large 16,000 square meter campus with a garden, 66 classrooms, 50 studio apartments, 72 hotel rooms, a restaurant and a cafeteria. In addition to this, there is a basketball court, garden, computer lab and an indoor swimming pool. All classrooms are equipped with electronic whiteboards, heating and ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment.

      Getting around: The school is a 110m walk from the Schwedter St. tram stop, giving access to the city centre within 15-20 minutes.
      • The language school GLS - German Language School was founded in Berlin, Germany in 1983.
      • Legal name / parent company: GLS Sprachenenzentrum
      • Tax registration ID: DE135548259
      • Abbreviated name of school: GLS Berlin
      • Covid-19 Status: School currently open
      • The school is an official exam center
        The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

Accreditations and Quality seals

International House World Organisation

German teacher qualifications

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

First day of course:

Students should arrive at 9:00

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

“"GLS offers you premium quality in teaching and a deluxe learning environment. GLS has won "Star School Germany" award 5 times.”

School Size:

  • 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

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 60
    Number of public PC workstations: 15
    Free parking (<500m)

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: Tram: * (H) Schwedter Strasse.

Offer for returning students

You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at GLS - German Language School and you book here.

Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school

  • Visa - logo
  • Mastercard - logo
  • Maestro - logo
  • Bank Transfer - logo

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students

  • In summer: 600
  • Throughout the year: 360

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years
  • 12 years for specific Junior courses

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses In summer: 7
  • Adult courses Throughout the year: 7
  • Junior courses In summer: 4

Average age of students

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer

Berlin Schönefeld Airport:
95 € one way
190 € return (both ways)
Berlin Tegel Airport:
95 € one way
190 € 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:
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier):
60 €
Free shipment via regular mail.

Accommodation

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What students liked about GLS - German Language School, Berlin
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Positive aspects of school: Great location, good value for money, good accommodation, great effort to organise more events.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Stammtisch needs to be more engaging, people keep staying in small crowds.
Other comments: Was a great choice.
The organization and the placement process in the more suited course for my level
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Positive aspects of school: The organization and the placement process in the more suited course for my level
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The lessons are serious and demanding but still pleasant and fun. excellent location, the tram stops right outside the school
Other comments: Just a small note of complaint about one of the teachers who, in my opinion, did not have an excellent teaching method.
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    FAQ about GLS - German Language School, Berlin

  • Normally, in schools it is only used the mother tongue of the country that you want to learn / improve, German in this case. If you have problems addressing the staff of the school in German, according to the information they have provided us, some of their staff also speak other languages such as English, Spanish, French, Italian or Portuguese. Although, it cannot be 100% guaranteed that someone will be able to communicate with you in your mother tongue while you are at school.
    Rubén de Haro, Area Manager - Spanish from LanguageCourse.net
    22-07-2021
  • The accommodation Apartment Studio is the most popular among all our clients of GLS - German Language School
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Intensive Course, Crash Business German Course, GOETHE B1 Exam Preparation Course - Afternoon
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Berlin Schönefeld Airport (95 €), Berlin Tegel Airport (95 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at GLS - German Language School varies from 1 students (One-to-One Course 20) to 12 students (Intensive Course)
  • 100% of teachers at GLS - German Language School hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at GLS - German Language School comes from Spain with a 9% representation, followed by students from France (8%) and Italy (7%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • GLS - German Language School offers courses from 12 years (Juniors Berlin Water Sports, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 19 during the summer and 24 for the rest of the year.
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