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16 German Language Schools in Berlin 2024

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Best German schools in Berlin by category - student age group, value for money

TOP Rated by
Students < 18 years
GLS - German Language School
Students < 18 years
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(7)
Students < 18 years
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(13)
Students < 18 years
4.3

Rating: 4.3

(44)
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TOP Rated by
Students 18-30 years
GLS - German Language School
Students 18-30 years
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(19)
Students 18-30 years
4.2

Rating: 4.2

(90)
Students 18-30 years
4.2

Rating: 4.2

(19)
TOP Rated by
Students 31-49 years
GLS - German Language School
Students 31-49 years
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(13)
Students 31-49 years
4.3

Rating: 4.3

(15)
Students 31-49 years
4.2

Rating: 4.2

(37)
TOP Rated by
Students 50+ years
DID Deutsch-Institut
Students 50+ years
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(6)
Students 50+ years
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(3)
Students 50+ years
4.5

Rating: 4.5

(2)
TOP Rated by
Students all ages
Berlino Schule
Students all ages
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
Students all ages
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(46)
Students all ages
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(3)
TOP Rated by
Quality of teaching
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home
Quality of teaching
5.0

Rating: 5

(3)
Quality of teaching
4.6

Rating: 4.6

(41)
Quality of teaching
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(176)
TOP Rated by
Leisure programme
GLS - German Language School
Leisure programme
4.4

Rating: 4.4

(38)
TOP Rated by
Value for money
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home
Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5

(3)
Value for money
4.3

Rating: 4.3

(40)
TOP Rated by
Location of school
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home
Location of school
5.0

Rating: 5

(3)
Location of school
5.0

Rating: 5

(21)
Location of school
4.9

Rating: 4.9

(42)
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Berlin ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Berlin

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Berlin
391 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Berlin
Nightlife
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Friendliness of locals
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Interesing things to do
4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Geographic setting
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Public transport
4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Climate
4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Cleanliness
3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Affordability
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Shopping
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Safety
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

What our students said about Berlin

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Berlin is a huge and very interesting town to enjoy the whole day and night. Good gastronomy, efficient public transportation, safe, with polite people. I was particularly focused in its history and culture, that's why I spent most of my free time visiting museums and historical buildings and places. Berlin is fantastic as a capital of a great country.

Edson
Brazil
4.0

Rating: 4/5

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
5.0

Rating: 5/5

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
5.0

Rating: 5/5

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
4.0

Rating: 4/5

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
4.0

Rating: 4/5

The city is full of immigrants, international students, and tourists. You might experience less German culture and traditions.

Reoto
Germany
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Berlin is a great city. I feel calm in it like in St. Petersburg) Everyone will find something of their own in this city)

Vitalii
Russia
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Berlin is a "must" city to visit and to spend time in and around it

SEVER
Luxembourg
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Just great!! Easy orientation, great helpful people, cosmopolitan!

Barbora
Czech Republic
5.0

Rating: 5/5

Great city and affordable. Would never get bored!

Holly
England UK
5.0

Rating: 5/5

An international city with historical significance

Daniel
Taiwan
1.0

Rating: 1/5

Due to covid, there was barely any nightlife.

Juan
Spain
4.0

Rating: 4/5

Nice city, huge history, many things to do !

Beatrice
France
4.0

Rating: 4/5

A very nice city where you want to return.

Daria
Russia
5.0

Rating: 5/5

I loved Berlin and I plan to come back.

Lesley

What school directors said about Berlin

Sven Haushalter

Berlin is the capital of Germany and has 170 museums, 300 art galleries, castles, churches, countless parks, opera houses, theaters, cinemas, clubs, bars and cafés. Berlin is a very diverse, dynamic and creative city, which is rich in contrasts and offers visitors unique insights into German culture

Sven HaushalterDirector of Carl Duisberg Centrum, lives in Berlin since 1983

It is a capital city with a unique soul. Home to more than 165 museums, 300 art galleries and 150 theatres, it is a kaleidoscope of artistic activity.

Felix BREITKREUZDirector of Berlin Sprachschule, lives in Berlin since 2000

Berlin is young, dynamic, international and has numerous concert halls, theatres, opera houses, museums, art collections and galleries. It is also a centre of science and the greenest EU city.

Lars-Christian KlinnertDirector of VICTORIA - Academy of Languages, lives in Berlin since 2012
Barbara Jaeschke

Berlin is a capital of cool, a paradise for lovers of culture. Berlin has many lakes, rivers, parks. Berlin is less expensive than other capitals.

Barbara JaeschkeDirector of GLS - German Language School, lives in Berlin since 1980

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Berlin

GLS - German Language School

Excellent teachers. Students from all over.
I plan to come back.

23 May 2024
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 67 years

4.7

Rating: 4.7

| 46 reviews
DID Deutsch-Institut

There are primarily students. You can study with students of the same age and various nationalities. Both of our teachers were very enthusiastic about teaching us.

7 May 2024
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 26 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 39 reviews
Berlin Sprachschule

Some very good teachers. Work from a book so it's structured. Work at a fast pace so you can learn OK.
It's a professionally run German school with some good teachers.

30 April 2024
Course: Standard - 4 weeks
Student age: 56 years

4.1

Rating: 4.1

| 52 reviews
VICTORIA -  Academy of Languages

Great teachers and good organisation

26 February 2024
Course: Intensive Course - Theory & Practice Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 54 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 188 reviews
DID Deutsch-Institut

The class was conducted with a small group, creating an engaging learning environment. The pace and organization were perfect, making it not only informative but also enjoyable to attend. The teachers exhibited a high level of preparation, experience, and an ability to convey concepts in an easy-to-follow manner. Furthermore, I was pleasantly surprised by the additional efforts made by the DID school to organize events that complement the language learning process. These extra activities enhance the overall learning experience and contribute to a more educational journey. I want to express my sincere appreciation for your suggestion to join this school and I am thoroughly enjoying my time here.
The best school I attended so far

18 December 2023
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 62 years

4.2

Rating: 4.2

| 39 reviews

Information about Berlin

Why Berlin? You need a whole encyclopedia to truly explain the city of Berlin! This capital city is vast, not just in size but also in culture. There is an exciting blend of art, culture, science, politics and business. Berlin has historical buildings that are worth a visit including The Kurfürstendamm and Memorial Church, Love Parade and Brandenburg Gate. The city has been restructured in the past decades to mix old with new: to acknowledge its past whilst at the same time move forward. The result of this is a city that has modern and unique cafes, bars and restaurants in derelict buildings giving it's underground scene the adjective of gritty to describe it. The best way to explore this city is by bike so that you don't miss anything!
What we like about Berlin
  • All budgets are possible - cheap for a European capital city.
  • Great variety of clubs and bars.
  • Interesting history.
  • Modern and artistic influences throughout.
What we dislike about Berlin
  • Winter can reach low temperatures.
  • Large expat community - need to be firm in practising German outside the classroom.
Population: XL  3,427,000
Elevation: 74 m. above sea level
Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)
Region: Berlin,
Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.0861 USD)
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.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 342 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 173 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Price index excluding rent: 63* (37% cheaper than New York)
  • 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): 4.39 €
    (7% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz
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Best time to take a language course in Berlin
May
XJAZZ
XJAZZ

06 May 2024 - 12 May 2024This music festival encompasses all that falls under the label of contemporary jazz: from electronica and neo-classical to jazz and singer/songwriter. About 70% of the lineup are local artists and many of the performances include new collaborations and joint projects.

Vienna Philharmonic in Berlin
Vienna Philharmonic in Berlin

09 May 2024Enjoy an unbeatable orchestral experience conducted by the great Daniel Barenboim.

Carnival of Cultures
Carnival of Cultures

17 May 2024 - 20 May 2024Berlin welcomes over 1.4 million visitors each year for this spectacular street festival celebrating Berlin's cultural diversity. More than 5000 performers can be found in the streets of the city wearing masks and costumes. The event culminates in a massive parade on Pentecost Sunday.

DFB Cup -
DFB Cup -

25 May 2024Berlin! Berlin! We are going to Berlin! is the battle cry of the DFB fans as their teams compete for the National Football Cup in Berlin's Olympic Stadium.

June
Music Festival
Music Festival

21 June 2024What began as a small parade is now the biggest and best of the various music festivals in the city. The Fête de la Musique is celebrated worldwide as a non-profit, non-commercial music festival.

Long Night of the Sciences
Long Night of the Sciences

22 June 2024Here's your opportunity to discover interesting scientific acumen in laboratories, libraries and lecture halls across the city of Berlin.

July
Berlin Fashion Week
Berlin Fashion Week

01 July 2024 - 04 July 2024Fashionistas love Berlin Fashion Week. Buyers, media professionals and representatives meet at fashion shows where they can exchange information about fairs, exhibitions and offsite events.

Berlin Fashion Week: Summer
Berlin Fashion Week: Summer

01 July 2024 - 04 July 2024Fashionistas love Berlin Fashion Week. Buyers, media professionals and representatives meet at fashion shows and exchange information about fairs, exhibitions and offsite events.

Botanical Night
Botanical Night

19 July 2024 - 20 July 2024A twilight event filled with lights and music in the botanical gardens.

Christopher Street Day
Christopher Street Day

27 July 2024Annual LGBT celebration and demonstration against discrimination and exclusion.

August
Long Night of Museums
Long Night of Museums

24 August 2024Museum 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.

Berlin Music Festival
Berlin Music Festival

24 August 2024 - 17 September 2024The Musikfest traditionally opens the concert season in Berlin, bringing together renowned soloists, ensembles, choirs and orchestras.

Feuerblumen und Klassik Open Air
Feuerblumen und Klassik Open Air

31 August 2024Every year, the Britzer Garten hosts the Feuerblumen und Klassik Open Air, with a programme of classical music, garden art and a fireworks display.

September
Heritage Day
Heritage Day

September 2024Also 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.

IFA - Consumer Electronics Unlimited
IFA  - Consumer Electronics Unlimited

06 September 2024 - 10 September 2024This 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

11 September 2024 - 15 September 2024Exhibits, art fairs, awards, debates, and all things art-related. Week-long celebration of contemporary art.

October
German Unity Day
German Unity Day

03 October 2024Every 3rd of October is the national day of Germany. Celebrations include speeches by politicians, concerts, fireworks and more.

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
Berlin
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Berlin Brandenburg (BER) - 19 km. from Berlin city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes

Main stops: BER T5

30-60

Main stops: Berlin Hauptbahnhof - BER T1-2 / Nauen - BER T1-2/ Dessau / Bad Belzig - Wünsdorf-Waldstadt/ Potsdam - Königs Wusterhause

Every 20 minutes

Main stops: Spandau - BER T1-2/ Südkreuz - BER T1-2

Taxi: 45 minutes drive to city center of Berlin

Q&A - Questions and answers about Berlin

  • Tickets for public transport can be purchased directly at stations/stops.
    It is also possible to purchase a monthly ticket for around EUR 49 by downloading the DB app.
    Gosia Mazur, LanguageCourse.Net - Jul 20, 2023
  • Let us organize the perfect intensive course for your daughter! Please inform us about the desired starting date in August and the age of your daughter so that we can check the availability of the course and accommodation as soon as possible and send you detailed information.
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - Jun 19, 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
  • We can normally find a course in the morning or afternoon for you, but if you have a very specific time schedule the best option might be private lessons, as these can be scheduled with more flexibility.
    Louise Granath, LanguageCourse.Net - May 11, 2023
  • At GLS, host families are 35 minutes by public transport from the school, while at DID it is 55 minutes by public transport on average. This is because most host families live outside the city and the schools are often in the city. The ratings of the host families at these two schools are incredibly good though!

    GLS also has a studio flat as an option, which is 5 minutes away from the school, but is also more expensive of course. Is that maybe an idea?
    You can see the schools on the map on our website.
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, LanguageCourse.Net - May 09, 2023
  • It is not possible to ensure that there are no other students of the same nationality in the group.
    GLS - German Language School is a good choice because there is a good mix of nationalities from all over the world.
    Gosia Mazur, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 21, 2023
  • DID - Deutsch Institut offers a course for juniors with accommodation in Park Residence. This course takes place 10-minute walk from the central station.
    Gosia Mazur, LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 17, 2023
  • If you would like to offer a room for language students, please contact the schools in Berlin directly.
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 05, 2022
  • The DID in Berlin offers a teacher training course with the following content:
    - Standard Course 20
    - 4 extra lessons with class attendance
    - 2 lessons with topics specifically for teachers
    - the program includes 2 activities per week and weekend excursions (entrance fees not included)
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 25, 2022
  • It is normally said that it takes 8 weeks of Intensive course to go from an A1 to a B2, but it is also possible by doing 6 weeks of a Super Intensive Course (full day classes), of course it might take sligthly longer to do it with a Standard Course (half day).
    Ángel Marcos Portoles, LanguageCourse.Net - Oct 25, 2022
  • The school offers group lessons for all levels, starting every month. Just let us know if you have any preferences regarding the start date and we will send more information about the programmes and their respective schedules.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Oct 14, 2022
  • How nice to read that your daughter is going to take a gap year in Berlin. She's must definitely be looking forward to that!

    The most enjoyed German course is the intensive 20 lessons per week course. In this type of course she has lessons from Monday to Friday, usually in the mornings between 09:00-13:00.

    Each school has a different average age. We can look at this per school. For example, GLS is a very good option (average age between 19-24 years old) and they also have the campus accommodation.

    Campus accommodation is nice for younger students as it is usually close to school (whether or not next to the school) and with other students from the school, so it'll be fun quickly!

    In Berlin, combination courses are also offered with horse riding and tennis, unfortunately not with dance. However, I can imagine that if she has found a good school, they will certainly have recommendations for a possible dance course at another organisation.

    I also recommend a host family if you want to experience a complete immersion in the country and its culture. If you book including half board or full board, you can even practice your language at the table with the host family.
    Robin Rebecca Pietersma, LanguageCourse.net - Feb 03, 2022

FAQ about schools in Berlin

  • We have many partner schools in Berlin offering German courses. General language courses are available every Monday of the month. General beginners courses start on the first Monday of every month. Contact our agents and we will help you to find the most suitable course for your German language skills.
    Veronica Romualdi, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 25, 2024
  • We don't have any specific courses with this focus, but you can book a combination of a group course and private lessons. This way you strengthen your general language knowledge during the group course, and the private lessons can be tailored to suit your cultural interests.
    Louise Granath, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Aug 11, 2023
  • The minimum required age for adult courses is 16-18 years at our partner schools in Berlin. She can join an adult course after her 16th birthday. Junior courses are only available during summer and they usually end at the end of July. You can always get in touch with us and we check the possible starting dates for you.
    Angela, Consultant from Languagecourse.net - Mar 10, 2023
  • Unfortunately we cannot comment on this. It will depend on the type of visa you have and/or the residence permit. The best thing to do is to contact the embassy to find out what the conditions are.
    Madly Simba, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 01, 2023

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