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12 Best language schools in Munich (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Munich? Munich shines... so said Thomas Mann in 1902, and his words still hold today. The old city, which was founded in the year 1158, is a media, arts and cultural metropolis, as well as the economical centre for technology. With close to 1,4 million inhabitants, it is Germany's third largest city.
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What our students said about Munich

Rating: 5/5

5.0

The city was clean, safe and really easy to get around. It was easy to feel at home in the neighbourhood. There were many cultural activities available, shopping was awesome, giving many options for a range of prices and styles. The architecture, to me, was one of the the most beautiful parts. Munich is also only a train ride away from lakes and hiking in the mountains.

Diana

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Munich

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 64 reviews

Preparation course for TestDaf, the teacher Salmon Kuhi, also the teachers Giovanna and Johanna.
A good school, always offers accommodation with their courses. It was important for me, it made my visa application easier.

3 February 2020
Course: Intensive Course - 25 weeks
Student age: 18 years

Boris
Russia

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 4 reviews

This program allowed me to see how Germans live at home. I now have insight to the lovely culture of Germany.

16 June 2019
Course: Standard Programme Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 55 years

Diana
United States

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 64 reviews

I liked the very central location, the variety of tools available for the students, i.e. workshops, repetitions in the afternoon.

6 March 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 8 weeks
Student age: 27 years

Lucia Larisa
Italy

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 49 reviews

I liked everything.
I was there with my son. We were in different groups, as he had already studied German before. We liked everything. The courses give real results. Compared to the courses provided in my native country, I can say with confidence that courses in the language environment give a much better result !!!

21 January 2019
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 41 years

Olena
Ukraine

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 49 reviews

The location of the school is excellent

27 November 2018
Course: Standard Course - 5 weeks
Student age: 25 years

Fatema Abdulkarim Jasim Ahmed Mahdi
Bahrain

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 49 reviews

Our C1 teacher Gabriella was great. She always brought different topics of conversation and we all had to talk about it. In just one week, my German level has gone very high.

29 October 2018
Course: Premium Course - 1 week
Student age: 26 years

Klara
Czech Republic

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 49 reviews

Definitely teachers - Susanne and Lydia. Charismatic, well-prepared, open, just perfect.
Conveniently located - straight after classes you can easily make great trips from HBF (Starnberger See - only half an hour with S-Bahn!). If all the teachers offer such a quality of learning - this is a perfect school! But I can only talk about C1 level. The only disadvantage for me was that extra-curricular activities are almost not working. BUT you can organise everything on yourself, so take your chance to do so.

16 August 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 27 years

Anna
Poland

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 64 reviews

The school is located near the city center. The dorm is conveniently located right outside the school. The teachers are amazing. Various education materials were used: video, music, textbooks, printouts, tasks from language examinations.

30 July 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 18 years

Victoriia
Russia

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 49 reviews

Teachers, the element of having fun while learning, working with partner students on tasks, interesting lessons
Was late receiving accommodation notice, but well organised otherwise

20 June 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 34 years

Ian
Ireland

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 49 reviews

the host family was not a german but a Bolivian family! Besides they spent the whole day watching TV and did not spend time or talk with the students. It was really non sense! I am really disappointed because I wanted to practice my German and I couldn't

27 February 2018
Course: Premium Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 44 years

Barbara
Italy

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 64 reviews

Friendly, helpful staff, free wi-fi, qualified teachers, interesting classes.

29 January 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 19 years

ANNA
Russia

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 64 reviews

Interesting, varied exercises in the class, friendly atmosphere, Wi-Fi, the provision of educational material.

29 January 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 21 years

Kristina
Russia

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 64 reviews

The quality of teaching, teaching methods, intensity of classes, friendly atmosphere, attentive and respectful attitude of the school management, educational literature supply.
The school should provide a wider range of excursions for students who come for a week.

29 January 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 36 years

Nadezhda
Russia

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 64 reviews

I liked everything, I am completely satisfied

29 January 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 20 years

VALERII
Russia

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 49 reviews

At school, I liked the organization of the educational process. The teachers were interesting and the classes were cognitive teaching.
I believe that the English school in Munich is the best choice. Munich is the most interesting city for studying German because it is quite green, the air is very clean, and it has many attractions. The location of the house where I stayed for 8 days was in a very green zone. It is the first zone to go to school by high-speed train which takes 30 minutes.Tthe school is not far from the U-bahn and the S-bahn. I was satisfied with the trip. I liked the teachers. Excursions in the afternoon were interesting and informative.

11 September 2017
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 27 years

Alla
Ukraine

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 49 reviews

The group activities in class were very helpful as the students in each class were at the same level in German.

22 August 2017
Course: Standard Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Sabrina
United States

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 64 reviews

The accommodation is right next to the school. There is a variety of level groups and preparational groups for the exams.
I was impressed by the level that the school provides. It would be brilliant to do the course one more time.

2 August 2017
Course: Intensive Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 17 years

Marina
Russia

Key Facts about Munich

Mercer placed Munich in position 3 in their latest ranking of quality of life.

Population: 1,261,000

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

Region: Bavaria, Upper Bavaria

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1771 USD)

Name of city in German: München

Munich quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.8

4.8 (157 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: 3 (rankings of universities in Munich)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 285 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 251 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:66* (35% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:56* (44% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:62* (38% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Germany average):3.88 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Events in MunichBest time to take a language course in Munich

October
Munich Marathon
Munich Marathon

10 October 2021Munich Marathon is a 42K race which welcomes more than 10,000 participants every year. They run from the Olympic Stadium to the English Garden as more than 200,000 supporters cheer them on, making the marathon an incredible event animated with parties, concerts and other activities.

What to do in Munich

New Townhall
New Townhall
BMW Museum
BMW Museum
English Garden & Chinese Tower
English Garden & Chinese Tower
Altstadt
Altstadt
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Arrival Airport

Munich International (MUC) - 28 km. from Munich city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 7,00 €, 40 minutes.

Main stops: S-Bahnhof Airport Munich, Besucherpark, Halbergmoos, Ismaning, Unterföhring, Johanneskirchen, Englschalking, Munich Daglfing, Leuchtenbergring, Munich Ost, Munich Rosheimer Platz, Isartor, Munich Marienplatz

Every 20 minutes, 5,00 €, 45 minutes.

Main stops: Munich International Airport, Munich Central bus station

Taxi: 75 €, 30 minutes drive to city center of Munich

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Boston Logan International, Charlotte Douglas, Chicago O'Hare International, Denver International, Detroit Wayne County, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Las Vegas Mccarran, Los Angeles International, Miami International, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Philadelphia International, San Francisco International, Seattle / Tacoma International, Washington Dulles
  • South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo
  • Canada: Halifax International, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi

    FAQ about schools in Munich

  • DID Deutsch-Institut has received the best overall rating in Munich.
  • Sprachschule Aktiv , located in Heßstraße 90 has been voted as the school with the best location in Munich.
  • Students rated Munich with 4.8 stars out of 5.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Munich is Munich International (28.7 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Munich.
  • In Munich the following courses are offered specifically for business German: Business German Group, Business German Private.

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