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COVID-19 RELATED INFORMATION FOR Germany
  • Germany has slowly moved to reopen frontiers on a case-by-case basis. When entering Germany from areas of high risk, a two-week quarantine is mandatory; in addition, there is the obligation to report to the health authority.
  • Travellers from outside Europe are not allowed for the time being.
  • Hygiene measures: all schools are subjected to follow a protocol on cleaning and disinfection which is in accordance with national laws and recommendations. Students have to maintain a distance of 1 metre in the class and school in general and they have to wash and disinfect their hands often and constantly; hand sanitizers are provided in all rooms and in the common areas. The use of masks is obligatory.
  • Accommodation: shared rooms are not available at the moment due to the distancing rules, but single rooms are available in residences.
  • In public people must stay 1 metre apart and it's mandatory to wear a mask. It’s also recommended by the World Health Organisation.
  • Bars, cafes and restaurants are open with limitation and adhering to strict social distancing regulation and strict cleaning protocols.
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, Berlin

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.02 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:
Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
2760€ 2622€
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GLS - German Language School, Berlin

#2
GLS - German Language School

Among the Top 20% most popular German schools in Germany in the last 12 months Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Germany Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Germany
Prenzlauer Berg
|School Size:
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.025 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0
Standard German Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
340€ 323€
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F+U Academy of Languages, Berlin
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0160 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.2/5.0
Main Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
340€ 325€
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DID Deutsch-Institut, Berlin
|School Size:
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.033 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0
Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
380€ 361€
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Carl Duisberg Centrum, Berlin

#5
Carl Duisberg Centrum

Berlin-Mitte
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Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 03 August 2020

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.049 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5/5.0
Intensive Course - 24 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
460€ 437€
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Berlin Sprachschule, Berlin

#6
Berlin Sprachschule

Schöneberg
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.051 reviews
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0
Standard - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 14
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
385€ 385€
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BWS Germanlingua, Berlin
Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
390€ 390€
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EF International Language Center, Berlin
General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
Includes accommodation -
1265€ 1265€
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Verbum Novum GmbH - Summer School, Berlin
Quality of teaching:

Rating: 2.0/5.0

2.0/5.0
Social activity and excursion program:

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0/5.0
Standard Course + Accommodation - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
Includes accommodation -
1200€ 1170€
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Intensive German (16 days) - 25 lessons per week | Max. group size: 16
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
550€ 523€
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
DAS Summer German Camp - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
Includes accommodation -
1590€ 1551€
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Berlino Schule

Friedrichshain
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Intensive Course - 12 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
116€ 112€
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What our students said about Berlin

8
I was absolutely in love with the city. There...

I was absolutely in love with the city. There is always so much to do related to culture, music and art! The nightlife was amazing as well. They were best the nights of my life. If you are looking for a place with cultural background but also fun activities, Berlin is the place!

Maria
Portugal
8
Berlin is a wonderful city full of interesting...

Berlin is a wonderful city full of interesting things to do. If you love culture, politics and history-- Berlin is definitely the place to explore. It is super safe and the locals are very friendly :)

Igor
Spain
10
very nice

very nice

Claudia
Germany
8
I just love Berlin. Just visit.

I just love Berlin. Just visit.

Alisa
Russia
6
Love it

Love it

Lucilla
Italy
8
Очень милый город, в который хочется вернуться....

Очень милый город, в который хочется вернуться.

Daria
Russia
10
Loved Berlin. Weather was crazy but oh well. Amazing...

Loved Berlin. Weather was crazy but oh well. Amazing city, loads to do, very friendly. Subway's and transport in general isn't very friendly in terms of understanding what ticket you need to buy but in general great experience.

Alena
Russia
10
Fascinating. Easy to get about. Civilised cyclists....

Fascinating. Easy to get about. Civilised cyclists. Interesting architecture. Trees, birds and clean fresh air. Visible marks and monuments of human greatness and human horror with Museums and Monuments to explain it all.

Barbara
England UK

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Berlin

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 160 reviews

I liked the teachers best

6 April 2020
Course: Main Course + Module Course - 26 weeks
Student age: 18 years

Imke
Netherlands

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 49 reviews

Once a week, a test for passing the material, if two times in half a year (4 weeks) wrote on a score of less than 60%, they send it to the course below, so it stimulates
There were no Russian-speaking students in my course, for me it is a plus, the group is very multinational, if you want to get to know each other and communicate, you will have to develop spoken German

30 March 2020
Course: Intensive Course - 12 weeks
Student age: 42 years

Olga
Russia

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 160 reviews

The teacher Olga was lovely!
Overall, I think its a good school but not the best. For the money, location and easy accommodation (since it's very difficult to find a place to live in Berlin and expensive at the moment), it was good!

6 December 2019
Course: Main Course - 8 weeks
Student age: 21 years

Maria
Portugal

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 160 reviews

Teachers
Thank you very much.

2 December 2019
Course: Main Course + Module Course - 6 weeks
Student age: 34 years

Takehiko
Japan

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 33 reviews

The teachers are great
No vegan food in the vending machines.

9 September 2019
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 53 years

Valérie
France

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 160 reviews

The teachers were the best thing about the school.
Overall, it's a great school at a great location. The accommodation is not good.

5 September 2019
Course: Main Course + Module Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 34 years

Igor
Spain

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 160 reviews

As written above the teacher was great.
Please organise copies for students like me who attend the lesson just for one week. We did not get any material.

2 August 2019
Course: Main Course - 1 week
Student age: 44 years

Lucilla
Italy

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 160 reviews

Great teachers

1 August 2019
Course: Main Course + Module Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 18 years

Ekaterina
Russia

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 | 51 reviews

I liked the lessons because in the class there are only students who want to learn the language. With this I was able to concentrate very well in the class and I learned a lot in Alpadia.
I didn't like when my lessons were changed and placed in the afternoon because I wasn't able to visit the museums of Berlin and also to spend time with my new friends whose lessons were in the morning.

30 July 2019
Course: Intensive - 4 weeks
Student age: 15 years

Iona
Switzerland

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 160 reviews

Great location of the school

20 July 2019
Course: Main Course + Module Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Daria
Russia

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 160 reviews

Teachers have very good qualifications. Lessons are interesting and useful.

17 July 2019
Course: Main Course - English - 2 weeks
Student age: 40 years

Anna
Russia

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 | 25 reviews

Great location, good value for money, good accommodation, great effort to organise more events.
Was a great choice.

16 July 2019
Course: Standard German Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 28 years

Alena
Russia

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 160 reviews

I personally enjoyed the international character of the academy.
The F+U Academy of Languages is a professional and a well organised institution that I'd really recommend.

27 June 2019
Course: Main Course - 8 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Dominic
Netherlands

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 | 25 reviews

good professors
good bookstore, if they don't have the book that you are looking for, they will order it free of charge and you will get it in a few days

24 June 2019
Course: Intensive German Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 33 years

Carelva
Netherlands

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 160 reviews

I personally wouldn’t recommend, especially because of the price and the overall experience. My first teacher Monika was a really good teacher and I know other teachers in the school are also really good. Not the best place to meet people from around the world because of the lack of interest of the school, the housing is not good.

3 June 2019
Course: Main Course - 16 weeks
Student age: 19 years

PEDRO MARCO
Brazil

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 33 reviews

The school is really good but the administration is the worst thing I have ever seen. Really tough experience.

25 March 2019
Course: Standard Course - 16 weeks
Student age: 26 years

Maria
Greece

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 49 reviews

Great environment. Met a lot of people from different countries, and it was an overall amazing experience

11 March 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 24 weeks
Student age: 25 years

Mauricio
United States

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3/5.0 | 160 reviews

Very professional. Great teacher.

20 February 2019
Course: Main Course - 1 week
Student age: 31 years

Rokya
Netherlands

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 | 25 reviews

People, nice teachers, cool students
Very nice school, beautifully located, great housing conditions

11 February 2019
Course: Standard German Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 40 years

Małgorzata
Poland

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 | 25 reviews

Lessons with 2 teachers, interaction with people from all over the world and the warmth and receptivity of the school staff and teachers.

28 January 2019
Course: Standard German Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 20 years

Eduardo
Brazil

Key Facts about Berlin

Berlin: The Kurfürstendamm and Memorial Church, Love Parade and Brandenburg Gate. Berlin looks back on a dramatic history and forward to a hectic present. The city has an exciting blend of art, culture, science, politics and business.

Population: 3,427,000

Elevation: 74 m. above sea level

Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)

Region: Berlin,

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1295 USD)

Berlin quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 (323 reviews by our former students)

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.

universities: 31 (rankings of universities in Berlin)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 262 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 185 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:63* (37% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:51* (49% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:66* (34% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Germany average):4.05 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Arrival Airports

Berlin Tegel (TXL) - 9 km. from Berlin city center

Public transportation to city center:

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Every 10 minutes, 6,00 €, 22 minutes.

Main stops: Berlin TXL to U Jakob- Kaiser- Platz, U Jakob-Kaiser-Platz to U Adenauerplatz

Every 15 minutes, 4,00 €, 25 minutes.

Main stops: Berlin TXL to Berlin Olivaer Platz

Taxi: 27 €, 18 minutes drive to city center of Berlin

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Birmingham, Cardiff, Doncaster Sheffield, Jersey, London City, London Heathrow, London Stansted
  • USA: Chicago O'Hare International, Miami International, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark
  • Ireland: Dublin
Berlin Schönefeld (SXF) - 17 km. from Berlin city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 20 minutes, 3,00 €, 35 minutes.

Main stops: Schönefeld Airport to S+U Jannowitzbrücke

Every 20 minutes, 3,30 €, 80 minutes.

Main stops: S Berlin Schönefeld Airport Station, Neuhofer Str., Johanisthaler Ch./ Rudower Str., Buschkrug, U Grenzallee, S Sonneallee, Blücherstr., S Anhalter Bahnhof, S+U Potsdamer Platz

Taxi: 45 €, 25 minutes drive to city center of Berlin

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Belfast International, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester
  • Ireland: Dublin, Shannon

Weather in Berlin

Climate Table
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Events in BerlinBest time to take a language course in Berlin

June
Berlin Biennale
Berlin Biennale

13 June 2020 - 13 September 2020An international contemporary art exhibition for upcoming, talented young artists.

Berlin Fashion Week: Summer
Berlin Fashion Week: Summer

28 June 2020 - 05 July 2020Fashionistas love Berlin Fashion Week. Buyers, media professionals and representatives meet at fashion shows and exchange information about fairs, exhibitions and offsite events.

July
Classic Open Air
Classic Open Air

02 July 2020 - 06 July 2020With a wide range of musical genres and outstanding performances, this festival offers up truly incredible open air experiences at the famous Gendarmenmarkt Square.

Botanical Night
Botanical Night

17 July 2020 - 18 July 2020A twilight event filled with lights and music in the botanical gardens.

Christopher Street Day
Christopher Street Day

25 July 2020Annual LGBT celebration and demonstration against discrimination and exclusion.

August
Feuerblumen und Klassik Open Air
Feuerblumen und Klassik Open Air

22 August 2020Every year, the Britzer Garten hosts the Feuerblumen und Klassik Open Air, with a programme of classical music, garden art and a fireworks display.

Long Night of Museums
Long Night of Museums

29 August 2020 - 30 August 2020Museum festival for night owls. Visit any of the over 70 participating museums until 2:00 a.m. or attend some of the 700+ events, all with just one ticket.

Musikfest Berlin
Musikfest Berlin

29 August 2020 - 27 September 2020The Musikfest traditionally opens the concert season in Berlin, bringing together renowned soloists, ensembles, choirs and orchestras.

September
IFA - Consumer Electronics Unlimited
IFA  - Consumer Electronics Unlimited

04 September 2020 - 09 September 2020This world fair of electronics and appliances presents the latest products and innovations in Berlin, the heart of the most important regional market in Europe. It offers a comprehensive overview of the international market, and attracts participants and visitors from over 100 countries.

Berlin Art Week
Berlin Art Week

09 September 2020 - 13 September 2020Exhibits, art fairs, awards, debates, and all things art-related. Week-long celebration of contemporary art.

Heritage Day
Heritage Day

13 September 2020Also known as the Day of the Open Monument, the city invites people to visit, for free, many different monuments and historical locations all across Berlin.

October
German Unity Day
German Unity Day

03 October 2020Every 3rd of October is the national day of Germany. Celebrations include speeches by politicians, concerts, fireworks and more.

December
New Year's Eve Party at the Brandenburg Gate
New Year's Eve Party at the Brandenburg Gate

31 December 2020Welcome 2019 in the most legendary way by celebrating New Year's Eve with over a million people at the Brandenburg Gate.

What to do in Berlin

Strandbar Mitte
Strandbar Mitte
Alexanderplatz
Alexanderplatz
Branderburger Gate
Branderburger Gate
East Side Gallery
East Side Gallery
Prenzlauer Berg
Prenzlauer Berg
Mitte
Mitte
Kreuzkölln (Kreuzberg & Neukölln)
Kreuzkölln (Kreuzberg & Neukölln)
Charlottenburg
Charlottenburg
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    FAQ about schools in Berlin

  • The student price index in Berlin is 63.3. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Berlin with 4.7 stars out of 5.
  • In Berlin electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type C, F.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Berlin is Berlin Tegel (9.2 km from city center). Alternative airport: Berlin Schönefeld (17.8 km). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Berlin.
  • In Berlin the following courses are offered specifically for business German: Business Group, Business One-to-One.
  • Schools in Berlin offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: TestDaF, Other exams, TELC.
  • In Berlin there are course packages where you can learn the following activities: German & Tennis.
  • See the climate table of Berlin and the event calendar of Berlin with events such as Berlin Biennale, Berlin Fashion Week: Summer, Classic Open Air.
  • The German school that offered the most popular programs for teenagers in the last 12 months was DID Deutsch-Institut. Their most frequently booked programme was "Teen Course in Augsburg (Summer)" with 20 lessons per week. You can also consult our overview of junior German programs in Berlin.
  • 323€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a German course in Berlin. The average cost of a language course in Berlin is 202€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at GLS - German Language School as the best.
  • GLS - German Language School has received the best overall rating in Berlin.
  • GLS - German Language School, located in GLS Campus Berlin, Kastanienallee 82, Prenzlauer Berg has been voted as the school with the best location in Berlin.
  • GLS - German Language School was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Flat Share with International Students' at GLS - German Language School is the best rated accommodation in Berlin.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for Germany is 7.5 weeks.

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