No matter how old you are – we have the German course that’s just right for you. If you are 18 or older, you can learn German in Berlin with our long-term partner and the best language school in Germany – GLS (German Language School).
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GLS (German Language School) is located in the historic center of Berlin, in trendy “Prenzlauer Berg” – around 1900 this district used to be a poor peoples’ habitat. After WW II Prenzlauer Berg ended up in the communist part of Berlin – with many intellectuals and artists living here. Once the Wall came down, the district boomed and became the trend district in Berlin.
Some of the main Berlin highlights are within walking distance from GLS:
- Museumsinsel: 1.5 km
- Hackescher Markt: 1 km
- Jüdisches Museum: 1.5 km
- Reichstag: 2 km
- Brandenburg Gate: 2.5 km
The school has a green campus with 5 houses and can accommodate 500 students.
GLS has been awarded five times “best German language school in Germany.” The school is accredited locally by the Berliner Senat, and internationally by the Swedish Ministry of Education.
General German Course
All courses are built on the 4 fundamentals: listening, writing, reading and speaking. Free class discussions, role-playing and conversation help develop verbal expression, vocabulary and good sentence structure. Grammar is not studied in isolation, rather it is packed in informative and stimulating content that provides valuable cultural, political and historical background. Some topics covered include: relationships, social life, jobs and labour, history of Berlin, cultural identity.
Standard German Course
20 lessons (45 minutes each) per week | max. 12 students per group
Intensive German Course
Standard + 10 lessons per week in a mini group with max. 6 students
|Monday* – Friday|
|09.00 – 10.30||2 lessons|
|Break – cafeteria is open|
|11.00 – 12.30||2 lessons|
|Break – cafeteria is open (sample menue)|
|13.15 – 14.45||2 lessons**|
|15.00||Activity program starts|
|15.00||afternoon courses: telc German exam prep|
|18.30||German in the evening – twice a week|
* On Mondays classes start at 10 am, due to the placement test.
** Afternoon lessons if you book semi-intensive, intensive, crash. Standard and standard 30plus finish at 12.30 pm.
Business Class: German for Professional Purposes
Regardless in which field you work, whether in architecture, administration, engineering or management – this course is for you.
GLS has been offering Business German courses for professionals and companies – among them Rolls Royce, Fendi and Amnesty International – since 1983.
Business German is a formal style of German that is spoken in workplaces and professional contexts. These courses not only improve the language skills needed in any professional situation, but they also impart knowledge of German business culture and etiquette.
German for Lawyers
The course German for Lawyers focuses on the German that is used in the field of law. You learn how to read, to understand and formulate juridical phrases in German and will gain confidence in their usage. The context of the course will be German and European law. On request meetings with German lawyers in Berlin can be arranged.
German for Teachers
The course German for Teachers reviews and discusses latest developments in teaching German as a foreign language. You can fine-tune your German and update yourself on recently published specialized literature and a variety of materials designed for teaching German. Visits to educational institutions in Berlin can be arranged.
German for Journalists
In this program, you will be introduced to Germany’s print media, the most important radio and TV stations as well as multimedia groups. The course German for Journalists aims to improve your language skills, like telephoning, information gathering, skim-reading, drafting short exposes and manuscripts as well as interviewing. If requested, visits to editorial offices in Berlin can be arranged.
German for Computing & IT
The course will focus on the German that is used by professionals working in the IT field – as programmer, administrator or support specialist.
German for Engineers
The course trains the German used in engineering. Please indicate the specialized field of engineering that is relevant for you.
- Medical German Courses for Doctors
The minimum requirement for this course is level B1+. The German course for Doctors (Deutsch für Mediziner) is aimed at foreign doctors who already practice or who would like to practice their profession in Germany. It prepares medical doctors for everyday situations in the hospital environment. The main focus of the German course for Doctors is on communication with patients.
- Medical German Courses for Nurses & Hospital Staff
The minimum requirement for this course is level A2. Students are learning the German language that is used in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. The main focus of the Medical German for Nurses & Hospital Staff program is on communication with patients and colleagues.
After Class Activities
The city walk in Berlin with a GLS guide is free of charge. For all other activities organized by GLS a small fee applies. If you would like to join these excursions, you can book them after your German course in the foyer of the school.
Apartments at GLS Campus Berlin
The 50 studio-apartments are in 2 buildings facing the garden just behind the language school.
With sizes varying between 23 und 38 m², every studio has its own unique style. There are 2 categories: standard and superior. All standard studios are mini-lofts, i.e. the sleeping area is on a higher level – the ceilings are 4.80 m high. Superior studio apartments are bigger and have a bathtub in addition to a shower
All studios are fully equipped mini-apartments and you can book single, double or shared double:
- own WC and shower (bathtub in superior studios)
- free WLAN for your laptop
- telephone and TV
- linen & towels
Apartments at Brandenburger Tor
GLS operates 20 apartments at Brandenburg Gate, each apartment with 2 or 3 bedrooms – bookable as single or shared double. Thus 2 to 5 students live together in one apartment, sharing bath and kitchen.
- 2 – 3 bedrooms, bookable as single or shared double
- kitchen (self catering)
- living room
- bed sheets and towels
- stereo system, cable TV, clock radio
- washing machine or dishwasher
Distance to GLS: 25 minutes by metro (Metro Line U2 takes you to directly to GLS) or 10 minutes by bicycle
Dates and Prices
2023 GERMAN COURSES RATES (in Euros)
SUMMER SURCHARGE applicable for stays between 02 JUL – 05 AUG
Included in the price:
- German courses
- Placement test and certificate
- Teaching materials
- Free access to internet in GLS Internet room (15 PC) and wireless LAN
- Amenities like cafeteria, restaurant and bookshop
- 3 half day and 1 full day activity per week with GLS guide
- Password to GLS Berlin community where you can meet other GLS students
Not included in the price:
- Enrollment/registration fee: €50
- Teaching materials: €20
- Apartment cleaning: €60/month
- Entrance fees to museums, etc.
- Public transport in Berlin and on weekend trips to places outside Berlin (in Berlin: ca. €30/week; ca. €80/month)
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