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 attend German courses for adults in Berlin with our long-term partner and the best language school in Germany – GLS (German Language School), or you can click here and improve your German language skills in Austria, with ActiLingua, the school located in beautiful Vienna. Classes in both schools run all year round. If you are younger than 18, we suggest you visit one of our summer camp programs in Berlin; please contact us for more information.
The 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
GLS was awarded three times “best German language school in Germany” – in 2008, 2010 and 2013. The school is accredited locally by the Berliner Senat, and internationally by the Swedish Ministry of Education.
General German Courses
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.
20 lessons (45 minutes each) per week | max. 12 students per group
25 lessons (45 minutes each) per week | max. 12 students per group | not available for beginners
Standard + 10 lessons per week in a mini group with max. 6 students
|09.00 – 10.30||2 lessons à 45 minutes|
|10.30||Break – enjoy the garden or have a coffee in the cafeteria|
|11.00 – 12.30||2 lessons – Standard courses finish|
|12.30||Lunch in cafeteria or GLS restaurant|
|13.15 – 14.45||2 more lessons for those who book Intensive or Crash|
|15.30||Activity program starts|
* On Mondays classes start at 10 am, due to the placement test.
Regardless in which field you work, whether in architecture, administration, engineering or management – this course is for you, if you need German in your workplace. This course will help you to communicate in German professionally: on the phone, by mail, in meetings, while presenting, reporting or negotiating. The focus is not on a specific profession and its terminology, it is on the German, all professionals need, regardless of their specific background.
Textbooks: Alltag, Beruf & Co, Dialog Beruf
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.
This 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
Germany’s print media, the most important radio and TV stations as well as multimedia groups will be introduced. The course German for journalists backs up German 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.
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.
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
2020 RATES (in Euros)
- 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
- Enrollment/registration fee: €50
- 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)
The Verbalists Language Network students and professionals from more than 60 countries have found GLS three times to be the best language school in Germany, based on personal inspections and clients’ feedback.
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