Intensive German courses in Berlin

Learn German intensively

Learn German quickly and effectively, online or in person, from experienced and committed native German teachers. Our courses emphasize language skills such as conversation, grammar, vocabulary, listening and writing.

By the way: during the summer (July and August), our Morning Intensive Courses are called Summer Courses and include many cultural activities, alongside German class.

Our specialized Intensive German Courses for Work are recognized by the Berlin Bildungsurlaubsgesetz (BiUrlG) and are comprised of 30 lesson units per week.

If you already have previous knowledge of German, we will administer a written and oral placement exam to find the right level for you.

  • Lessons per week
    on-site: 15 - 18 x 45 min.
    online: 15 x 45 min.
  • Group size
    on-site: 4 - 8 students
    online: 6 - 14 students
  • Course start
    on-site: upon agreement 
    online: upon agreement
  • Days
    on-site: Mon - Fri
    online: Mon - Fri
  • Time
    on-site: 9:30 - 12:00 or 13:30 - 16:00
    online: 9:30 - 12:00 or 13:30 - 16:00
  • Course levels
    on-site: A1 - C2
    online: A1 - C2

Course Materials

Our Intensive German Courses use different textbooks that need to bought at the beginning of the course. Depending on course level, the textbooks "Panorama" (Cornelsen) and "Aspekte neu" (Klett) are currently used in our German Intensive Courses. You can order the books on the publisher‘s website or from the Buchbox (bookstore in Berlin). Alternatively, you can also buy the books in our office (cash only).

Additionally, teachers also create their own teaching materials, that will be distributed as photocopies for free.

Course Levels

The duration of one sub-level (ex: A1a or A1b) course is approximately 4-6 weeks. However, it is different for each course participant, how much time they need. A complete level (A, B or C) takes approximately 8-12 weeks.

Additional free services

  • written and oral placement exam

  • individual certification (upon request)

  • free WiFi

  • our own beach volleyball court

  • community book exchange shelf

  • assistance searching for accomodation in Berlin

  • free extra help “Fachsimpeln am Freitag“: interactive activites about German language and culture

  • free culture program (with the exception of entrance fees): “Kulturmittwoch“ takes place every week and it is a way for German course participants to experience culture and everyday life in Berlin. Every summer, the Sprachenaterlier organizes a big summer program with different afternoon and evening activities (excurions, museum and theater visits, bike tours, barbecues, etc.)

Course Dates

  • On-site without previous knowledge (A1.1):
    Morning: 
    22.11.21, 10.01.22, 07.02.22, 07.03.22, 04.04.22, 02.05.22, 30.05.22  
    Afternoon: 22.11.21, 10.01.22, 07.02.22, 07.03.22, 04.04.22, 02.05.22, 30.05.22  
  • On-site with previous knowledge (A1.2 - C2):
    Morning: flexible according to placement exam and availability 
    Afternoon: flexible according to placement exam and availability 
  • Online without previous knowledge (A1.1): 
    Morning:
     22.11.21, 10.01.22, 07.03.22, 02.05.22, 27.06.22   
    Afternoon: 22.11.21, 10.01.22, 07.03.22, 02.05.22, 27.06.22   
  • Online with previous knowledge (A1.2 - C2):
    Morning: flexible according to placement exam and availability 
    Afternoon: flexible according to placement exam and availability 

Registration Process

  • A1.1 absolute beginners

    1. Click on reserve.
    2. Fill out the registration form (1 min.)
    3. You will instantly receive a confirmation.
    4. Pay € 50 registration fee: place reserved.
    5. Pay for as many weeks as you want (extendable).
    6. Start of the course!
     
  • A1.2-C2 with previous knowledge

    1. Click on reserve.
    2. Fill out the registration form (1 min.).
    3. You will instantly receive a confirmation.
    4. You will receive the link to the placement test by email.
    5. You take the placement test (approx. 20 min.).
    6. You do the placement Zoom call (approx. 10 min.).
    7. You will get our referral to a course.
    8. Pay € 50 registration fee / prepayment: place reserved.
    9. Pay for as many weeks as you want (extendable).
    10. Start of the course!

    With previous knowledge it is possible to join an ongoing course every 2nd Monday.
    Please register 1-2 weeks before the desired start of the course.

 

Prices

2 weeks
185 €
149 €
4 weeks
330 €
269 €
8 weeks
610 €
519 €
weeks
880 €
759 €
New students pay an additional one-time registration fee of € 50.

Courses