German language courses in Berlin

Learning German language in Berlin, Verbalists

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.

GLS German language school campus, VerbalistiThe 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:

Verbalists students in the GLS campus gardenThe school has a green campus with 5 houses and can accommodate 500 students.

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


Monday * Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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.

German language business courses in Berlin, GLS college, VerbalistsBusiness Class: German for professional purposes

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.

Verbalists students at German language school, GLSGerman for teachers

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.

Young group of verbalists at the end of the courseGerman 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.


Apartments at GLS Campus Berlin

Superior apartment accommodation at GLS campus
GLS superior studio apartment

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:

  • kitchen
  • own WC and shower (bathtub in superior studios)
  • free WLAN for your laptop
  • telephone and TV
  • linen & towels

Apartments at Brandenburger Tor

Living room in one of the Brandenburg apartments
Living room in one of the Brandenburg apartments

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)
  • bathroom
  • 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

2017 RATES (in Euros)


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  • 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:

  • Enrollment/registration fee: 50 €
  • Entrance fees to museums, etc.
  • Public transport in Berlin and on weekend trips to places outside Berlin (in Berlin: ca. 28 €/week; ca. 77 €/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.

Please fill out and sign:

Application Form (download here) and

Terms and Conditions (download here),

and send back to

Filling out the Application Form does not enroll you on the program. It is only the first step to applying, as we check availability for chosen dates and course.

Verbalists, one of the largest language networks in Europe, is about connecting people to the power of languages and joy of journeys that inspire, surprise and entertain. Verbalists is a brand of PRODIREKT, a US based education group, which is a certified representative and partner of prestigious schools and colleges in world renowned university centers. In fact, it was the cooperation with these reputable schools which led to launching Verbalists as a regional social network, one of its kind in Europe. Furthermore, Verbalists is the answer to the growing demand for the regional standardization in foreign language studies.

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