Intensive lessons, immersive social experiences, and exhilarating fun – that’s the path to learning German at the Berlin Westend summer school.
Do you want to make rapid progress in learning the German language while immersing yourself in all the excitement Berlin has to offer, a favorite city for young people from all over the world? The Berlin Westend summer school for learning the German language offers precisely that – the perfect combination of 20 or 25 hours of German language classes per week in small groups, coupled with a rich program of extracurricular activities that will ensure your linguistic journey becomes a cherished memory.
With the internationally accredited language network, Verbalists Education, you can rest assured that everything is verified and safe. Our long-standing partners are some of the world’s leading language schools, with an impeccable reputation, strong financial backing, and multiple awards to their name. All operations adhere to the regulations of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health, with special attention to the safety of our participants. Additionally, we’ve taken extra steps to ensure your peace of mind during enrollment:
✅ RISK-FREE ENROLLMENT – Participants can opt-out or postpone their program without incurring standard fees up to 4 weeks before the program’s commencement. This means you can reserve your spot with zero risk and take advantage of significant discounts offered by our language network.
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GLS (German Language School) was established in 1983 and is accredited by the Berlin Senate, the Swedish Ministry of Education, as well as international associations such as ALTO, EAQUALS, and IALC. It has been named the best language school in Germany three times by LTM Language Travel Magazine – in 2008, 2010, and 2012. The school has also received numerous other prestigious awards and is considered one of the best in Europe.
GLS is the only school in Germany with a prestigious 9,000 square meter campus. In 2015, it expanded its facilities for the Berlin Intensive program and now offers classes in the West Berlin area, just 20 minutes away from the city center.
Verbalists Education & Language Network has represented GLS for over 15 years and is one of its main global partners.
This popular summer school for German is aimed at high school students aged 14 to 17 and includes 20 or 25 hours of instruction per week. Each class lasts 45 minutes, and there are a maximum of 12 students per group. The courses cater to participants of all language proficiency levels, from absolute beginners to advanced.
Each day includes two extracurricular activities, with one full-day excursion planned each week. All activities are supervised by experienced staff from GLS.
We’ll compete in table tennis, badminton, or claim the best spots on the boat that cruises around the Museum Island. While relaxing by the nearby lake, we’ll have a chance to review photos in front of the Berlin Wall and Brandenburg Gate. Then, our competitive spirit reignites as we engage in various sports activities. Of course, no fun is complete without a barbecue and a party, which are great opportunities to strengthen friendships or win the heart of a crush. We leave Berlin richer in knowledge and new friendships, contemplating a return next year.
A unique feature of this program is that all participants are accommodated on the campus where classes are held.
The campus is located in West Berlin, near the Olympic Stadium, and is well-connected to the city center, just a 20-minute ride by public transport. Students stay in double rooms with private bathrooms. The campus also features a cafeteria with a terrace, outdoor sports facilities, and an indoor sports hall. Accommodation is provided on a full board basis.
Pricing and Program Dates
The Berlin Westend Summer School program runs from July 21 to August 11. Participants can choose the number of weeks within this timeframe.
Classes begin on Mondays, and check-in and check-out of accommodation take place on Sundays.
The GLS school staff takes care of the camp participants 24/7, so there is no need for additional group chaperones.
2024 PRICES – Berlin Westend Summer School for Learning German (Ages 14-17)
|Campus (Full Board)||20||€2425||€3525|
|Campus (Full Board)||25||€2515||€3715|
The price includes:
- 20 or 25 hours of German language classes per week
- 2 daily activities
- 1 weekly excursion
- Full board accommodation
- Textbooks and all course materials
- Diagnostic test at the beginning of the course
- Certificate upon course completion
- Travel insurance
The price does not include:
- Registration fee of €50
- Airfare with associated taxes
- Airport transfers (€90 per one-way shared transfer for arrivals and departures on Sundays between 8:00 and 22:00). Note: For airport transfers outside regular hours, an additional €50 per one-way transfer should be added.
- Local transportation in Berlin (approximately €80/100 for 2-4 weeks)
Extra night stay: €110
Unaccompanied minor service – for children under 12, this service is mandatory and involves supervision by airport and school staff. For children aged 12 and older, this service is optional. The school charges €80 for this service, while airlines typically charge €50 per flight.
Please note that filling out the PRODIREKT Application Form and Terms & Conditions does not secure a place on the program, nor does it mean you are under obligation that your child attends the course you are inquiring about. It is simply the first step in the application process, so that we can give you precise program details and check program/accommodation availability. A contract is signed directly with the school, and a place is confirmed after a deposit or the whole course fee is settled. Please fill out and sign:
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When you enroll for foreign language study abroad with the Verbalists you are not only getting the expert advice, guidance and dependability of an accredited organization and a world-leading language network, but you also enjoy special privileges, such as:
- scholarships offered only to PRODIREKT/Verbalists students and our International Ambassadors;
- special discounts – you often pay less than what a school charges for the same program;
- enrollment advantages – faster processing, lower or no deposits, no charge when you change your booking;
- priority in reserving your residential or homestay accommodation;
- less strict cancellation policy;
- free visa application assistance;
- travel and airport transfer arrangements;
- in case of some young learner programs, guidance and care of our staff and group leaders during the duration of a program.
Verbalists Education & Language Network upholds its international accreditations in education and high-quality services through stringent criteria when selecting schools that organize foreign language winter and summer camps. For our youngest members of the language network, we choose programs led by internationally accredited educators whose quality is among the very best, and Verbalists maintains constant supervision and control over them.
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