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137 German Language Schools in Germany 2024

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4.7

Rating: 4.7

(358 reviews)
Top Destinations: Berlin (city thumbnail)
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(172 reviews)
Top Destinations: Munich (city thumbnail)
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(86 reviews)
Top Destinations: Frankfurt (city thumbnail)
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(148 reviews)
Top Destinations: Cologne (city thumbnail)
4.6

Rating: 4.6

(80 reviews)
Top Destinations: Hamburg (city thumbnail)
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Best German schools in Germany by category - student age group, value for money

TOP Rated by
Students < 18 years
Kästner Kolleg
Students < 18 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(9)
Students < 18 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
Students < 18 years
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(14)
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TOP Rated by
Students 18-30 years
Sprachschule Aktiv
Students 18-30 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(3)
Students 18-30 years
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(19)
Students 18-30 years
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(15)
TOP Rated by
Students 31-49 years
Steinke Institut
Students 31-49 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
Students 31-49 years
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(13)
Students 31-49 years
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(11)
TOP Rated by
Students 50+ years
Dialoge - Bodensee Sprachschule GmbH
Students 50+ years
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(9)
Students 50+ years
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(18)
Students 50+ years
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(6)
TOP Rated by
Students all ages
Steinke Institut
Students all ages
5.0

Rating: 5

(3)
Students all ages
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
Students all ages
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(46)
TOP Rated by
Quality of teaching
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home
Quality of teaching
5.0

Rating: 5

(3)
Quality of teaching
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(44)
Quality of teaching
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(3)
TOP Rated by
Leisure programme
Steinke Institut
Leisure programme
5.0

Rating: 5

(3)
Leisure programme
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(38)
Leisure programme
4.1

Rating: 4.1

(63)
TOP Rated by
Value for money
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home
Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5

(3)
Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5

(3)
Value for money
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(2)
TOP Rated by
Location of school
DID Deutsch-Institut
Location of school
5.0

Rating: 5

(10)
Location of school
5.0

Rating: 5

(3)
Location of school
5.0

Rating: 5

(3)
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Information about Germany

No matter whether you seek an adrenaline-fueled foray on the autobahn or a leisurely ride on its latest-generation trains, Germany is a land that demands exploration. Walk through the old town, full of history, and enjoy the mixture of Renaissance and Baroque in Schloss Neuschwanstein. Or walk around the streets of Munich and Hamburg, filled with fancy restaurants, great operas and underground dance parties. Traveling to Berlin demands that you abandon yourself to its pleasures and forget about how you might behave at home. Germany is Europe's capital where world affairs, realms of science, technology, commerce, arts and architecture play an important role.
Population: 82,928,000
Capital: Berlin
Time zone: GMT +2
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0861 USD)
Telephone country code: +49
Largest cities in Germany:
  • 1. Berlin: 3,400,000
  • 2. Hamburg: 1,700,000
  • 3. Munich: 1,300,000
  • 4. Cologne: 960,000
  • 5. Frankfurt: 650,000
Visa: 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.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01 Dec. 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Germany in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Germany on the official website - Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany.
Largest international airport in Germany:
Frankfurt (FRA): 12 km. from Frankfurt am Main city center
Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (Germany average): 4.39 €
    (7% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Q&A - Questions and answers about Germany

  • As a condition of applying for a student visa (Residence permit to attend a language course), a minimum of 18 hours of German language courses per week are required.
    Andy Fukutome, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 24, 2024
  • The normal courses do not usually have an exam at the end. There are exam preparation courses where via the
    schools you can then register for exams. However, the schools usually issue a certificate of attendance with the level achieved in the course.
    Martin Zakostelecky, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 12, 2024
  • We do not have a filter to classify schools by size.
    However, you will find the information for each school in their description: when you look at the list of schools, it is right below the school name.
    Melanie Besnard, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 10, 2024
  • There are no German language schools in Germany teaching in Japanese. Most of our partner schools use a teaching method that teaches the language in the learning language, including at the beginner level. Since the students rarely use their native language, they can expect to improve efficiently and in a short period of time.
    Andy Fukutome, LanguageCourse.Net - Aug 31, 2023
  • Yes, definitely. To do so, fill in the form on our website under 'Help & Contact' (top left) --> 'Group Discount'.
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, LanguageCourse.Net - May 31, 2023
  • The teachers in our German language schools are experts and they can teach complete beginners with German. They do not use other languages.
    Sawsan Zein, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 17, 2023
  • All of our partner schools in Germany take the direct method of teaching German in the German language. This is widely recognized as the most effective teaching method for language learning.
    Andy Fukutome, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 31, 2023
  • Please note our agency is based in Barcelona, Spain, so you must tell your bank to authorize the payment. Otherwise it will always be rejected because in most cases, for security purposes, banks block operations that are not carried out in the local currency of the country where the account is held.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 20, 2023
  • The best city in Germany to improve your medical vocabulary is Heidelberg. There are several schools there that even offer group courses in the field. The F+U Academy of Languages offers a very good course that will help you a lot. Please note, however, that your level should be at least B2.
    Lisa Saskia Schiwy, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 17, 2023
  • If your visa get rejected, you can cancel the course and get a refund. Except for this case, classes cannot be canceled after receiving the visa letter.
    Mindlere Shin, LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 21, 2023
  • There is no age limit for the TestDaf exam. By law, minors can only book with parental permission.
    Miriam, from VICTORIA - Academy of Languages - Feb 16, 2023
  • We have many partner schools that offer German Language courses but they do not offer football coaching courses.
    Sawsan Zein, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 18, 2022
  • We have excellent junior summer courses in Germany.
    Sawsan Zein, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 23, 2022
  • We have excellent junior summer courses in Germany.
    Sawsan Zein, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 23, 2022
  • Students aged 16 and above can book a course and stay with a host family; all students under 16 years are required to have a signed and notarized parental consent form.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 17, 2022
  • Generally courses with private lessons are flexible both in terms of times and dates and the topics you want to cover with the teacher.
    When registering, simply indicate the topic you want to cover in the lessons, and then we will highlight it with the school so that they can find the most suitable teacher for the topic to be covered.
    Antonio, Area Manager Italian from LCN - Sep 20, 2022

FAQ about schools in Germany

  • Yes, most of the accommodation offered by the language school is eligible for Anmeldung (register address at the city hall).

    We can help you with language school recommendations if you tell us the following:

    - Your current level of German:
    - Start date of your lessons:
    - Duration of lessons:
    - Your preferred type of accommodation:
    - City where you would like to study:
    Mindlere Shin, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Sep 18, 2023
  • Most schools and camps accept children from the age of 6, so it is possible to send a child to study abroad from this age. However, not every parent is ready to do this at such an early age. Everything is individual and depends on both the child and their parents. We recommend independent individual trips for children from the age of 10-12, and before this age, you can go as part of a group or with your parents/parents on a family programme (an adult can go simply as an accompanying person, or can study on their own).
    Maksym Sterpul, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Jul 04, 2023
  • The standard course will help you improve your German level. It takes approximately 8-9 weeks to complete one level. There are 6 levels in the language: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. You normally have to have at least C1 level if you wish to study at a university. Therefore you might need a 40 - 45 week standard course with 20 or 30 lessons per week if you wish to reach C1 level. I do recommend you check the requirements with the university where you wish to continue your studies.
    Angela Ligartova, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Jun 20, 2023
  • Please remember that it is the school, not us, that is in charge of organizing the accommodation of its students.



    Families are carefully selected and controlled by the schools themselves. They have experience hosting foreign students and work with the schools on a regular basis. Homestay accommodation comprises not only of families but also of private homes with a couple or a single person without children.



    At the time of booking you can indicate what type of family you are looking for, but you must bear in mind that the details of the assigned family are usually provided approximately one week before the start date of the course.
    Rubén De Haro, Area Manager - Spanish from BWS Germanlingua - Jun 02, 2022
  • Please remember that it is the school, not us, that is in charge of organizing the accommodation of its students.

    Families are carefully selected and controlled by the schools themselves. They have experience hosting foreign students and work with the schools on a regular basis. Homestay accommodation comprises not only of families but also of private homes with a couple or a single person without children.

    At the time of booking you can indicate what type of family you are looking for, but you must bear in mind that the details of the assigned family are usually provided approximately one week before the start date of the course.
    Rubén De Haro, Area Manager - Spanish from BWS Germanlingua - Jun 02, 2022
  • Yes, we have a programme for kids of 11 to 14 years old in Radolfzell. The programme takes place in the summer period and is organised by the school Carl Duisberg. You will find more information on the school's profile.
    Madly, FR Consultant from LanguageCourse.net - Nov 30, 2021
  • You can attend a language course at any of our schools in Germany, which are listed on our website. You can start a course on any Monday as you already have previous knowledge of German.
    A minimum of 16 weeks (8 weeks per level) of Intensive course is required to complete levels A2 and B1. On the first day of your course you will also complete a language level test so that the school can place you in the right group.
    Irina, Area manager - Russian from LanguageCourse.net - Aug 18, 2021
  • If you have an A2 level in German you will be able to manage everyday situations with basic language skills. You reach the A2 level by following an intensive German language course for at least 8 weeks (about 4 weeks per level), provided you are an absolute beginner. If you already have some German knowledge, this could be less. Keep in mind that this is of course also very dependent on your own learning pace.
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, Dutch Consultant from LanguageCourse.net - Jul 05, 2021