German school in Berlin: Alpadia Berlin

From 225.- EUR
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Key points

  • High-quality school and excellent teaching conditions
  • High success rate in official German exams
  • Great accommodation network with host families or in shared apartments

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Goethe Zertifikat, TELC
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Residence, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
27 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Czech Republic, Italy, etc..
ratings
739 authentic opinions

The course centre is located in the vibrant Schöneberg district, in the heart of the German capital. Many of Berlin’s main attractions are found nearby, as well as excellent public transport connections and a huge selection of cool shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. Students can also make use of a cafeteria: an ideal place to meet up with others and practise the language. With an average of 10 people per class, Alpadia Berlin is known for its family feel and personal atmosphere, where every student benefits from individual attention.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 230.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-12:45 (break from 11:00 till 11:15) (possibly afternoon during high season)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
230
540
425
2
385
985
755
3
540
1440
1095
4
655
1835
1395
6
945
2715
2055
8
1155
3475
2595
12
1575
5055
3735
16
2075
6715
4955
24
2955
9915
7275
Extra week (24+)
120
410
300
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 05.02 / 05.03 / 03.04 / 07.05 / 04.06 / 02.07 / 16.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 01.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 03.10.2018
Holidays
25.12.2017 - 05.01.2018
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Standard course 30 PLUS

Upper elementary to Upper intermediate, 1 - 8 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 225.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 8 week(s)
Levels
Upper elementary to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
30 years
Schedule
09:30-12:45 (break from 11:00 till 11:15) (possibly afternoon during high season)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
225
535
420
2
375
975
745
3
525
1425
1080
4
635
1815
1375
6
915
2685
2025
8
1115
3435
2555
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
25.06 / 02.07 / 09.07 / 16.07 / 23.07 / 30.07 / 06.08 / 13.08.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 03.10.2018
Holidays
25.12.2017 - 05.01.2018
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 285.-
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 Oral Communication)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-12:45 (break from 11:00 till 11:15) + 13:15-14:00 (possibly afternoon during high season)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
285
595
480
2
495
1095
865
3
705
1605
1260
4
875
2055
1615
6
1275
3045
2385
8
1595
3915
3035
12
2235
5715
4395
16
2955
7595
5835
24
4275
11235
8595
Extra week (24+)
175
465
355
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 05.02 / 05.03 / 03.04 / 07.05 / 04.06 / 02.07 / 16.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 01.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 03.10.2018
Holidays
25.12.2017 - 05.01.2018
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Premium Course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 330.-
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 Oral Communication + 5 Written communication mini-group)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
(Mini-group max: 6 people)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-09:15 + 09:30-12:45 (break from 11:00 till 11:15) + 13:15-14:00 (possibly afternoon during high season)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
330
640
525
2
585
1185
955
3
840
1740
1395
4
1055
2235
1795
6
1545
3315
2655
8
1955
4275
3395
12
2775
6255
4935
16
3675
8315
6555
24
5235
12195
9555
Extra week (24+)
215
505
395
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 05.02 / 05.03 / 03.04 / 07.05 / 04.06 / 02.07 / 16.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 01.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 03.10.2018
Holidays
25.12.2017 - 05.01.2018
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+5

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 455.-
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:45 (break from 11:00 till 11:15) + one-to-one lessons to be specified (possibly afternoon during high season)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
455
765
650
2
805
1405
1175
3
1170
2070
1725
4
1495
2675
2235
8
2835
5155
4275
12
4095
7575
6255
16
5435
10075
8315
Extra week (16+)
335
625
515
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 05.02 / 05.03 / 03.04 / 07.05 / 04.06 / 02.07 / 16.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 01.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 03.10.2018
Holidays
25.12.2017 - 05.01.2018
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+10

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 650.-
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-12:45 + 14:15-15:45 (break from 11:00 till 11:15) + one-to-one lessons to be specified (possibly afternoon during high season)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
650
960
845
2
1225
1825
1595
3
1800
2700
2355
4
2335
3515
3075
8
4515
6835
5955
12
6615
10095
8775
16
8795
13435
11675
Extra week (16+)
545
835
725
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 05.02 / 05.03 / 03.04 / 07.05 / 04.06 / 02.07 / 16.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 01.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 03.10.2018
Holidays
25.12.2017 - 05.01.2018
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Goethe Zertifikat course B2

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 1200.-
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 exam preparation mini-group)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
(Minigroup: 8 people)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-12:45 (break from 11:00 till 11:15) + 14:15-15:45 (possibly afternoon during high season)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Berlin has an atmosphere unlike any other European city, which makes it the perfect choice for learning German during a long-term stay! Dive into the sights and sounds of the city with a general or intensive German course, all while living in full immersion and practising your German in the real world. A great way to finish your time abroad is with an exam prep course, as adding a Goethe Zertifikat or TELC certification to your CV is a fantastic asset!

Exam dates: B2: 27.04, 01.06, 29.06, 27.07, 24.08, 28.09, 26.10, 23.11, 21.12.2018
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
4
1200
2380
1940
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
29.01 / 26.02 / 26.03 / 03.04 / 07.05 / 04.06 / 02.07 / 30.07 / 03.09 / 01.10 / 29.10 / 26.11.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 03.10.2018
Holidays
25.12.2017 - 05.01.2018
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

TELC course B1, B2 & C1

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 1200.-
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 exam preparation mini-group)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
(Minigroup: 8 people)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-12:45 (break from 11:00 till 11:15) + 14:15-15:45 (possibly afternoon during high season)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Berlin has an atmosphere unlike any other European city, which makes it the perfect choice for learning German during a long-term stay! Dive into the sights and sounds of the city with a general or intensive German course, all while living in full immersion and practising your German in the real world. A great way to finish your time abroad is with an exam prep course, as adding a Goethe Zertifikat or TELC certification to your CV is a fantastic asset!

Exam dates
TELC B1/B2: 02.02, 02.03, 23.03, 27.04, 01.06, 29.06, 27.07, 24.08, 28.09, 26.10, 23.11, 21.12.2018
TELC C1:31.01-01.02, 28.02-01.03, 21-22.03, 25-26.04, 30-31.05, 27-28.06, 25-26.07, 22-23.08, 26-27.09, 24-25.10, 21-22.11, 19-20.12.2018
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
4
1200
2380
1940
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
08.01 / 05.02 / 26.02 / 03.04 / 07.05 / 04.06 / 02.07 / 30.07 / 03.09 / 01.10 / 29.10 / 26.11.2018
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 03.10.2018
Holidays
25.12.2017 - 05.01.2018
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Private Tuition (10) (held at school or online lessons)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 495.-
Lessons
10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
July/August: on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
495
805
690
2
915
1515
1285
3
1335
2235
1890
4
1755
2935
2495
Extra week (4+)
420
715
605
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 05.02 / 05.03 / 03.04 / 07.05 / 04.06 / 02.07 / 16.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 01.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 03.10.2018
Holidays
25.12.2017 - 05.01.2018
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Private Tuition (15) (held at school or online lessons)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 705.-
Lessons
15 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
July/August: on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
705
1015
900
2
1335
1935
1705
3
1965
2865
2520
4
2595
3775
3335
Extra week (4+)
630
925
815
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 05.02 / 05.03 / 03.04 / 07.05 / 04.06 / 02.07 / 16.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 01.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 03.10.2018
Holidays
25.12.2017 - 05.01.2018
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Private Tuition (20) (held at school or online lessons)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 915.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
July/August: on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
915
1225
1110
2
1755
2355
2125
3
2595
3495
3150
4
3435
4615
4175
Extra week (4+)
840
1135
1025
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
08.01 / 05.02 / 05.03 / 03.04 / 07.05 / 04.06 / 02.07 / 16.07 / 06.08 / 03.09 / 01.10 / 05.11 / 03.12.2018
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
30.03 / 02.04 / 01.05 / 10.05 / 21.05 / 03.10.2018
Holidays
25.12.2017 - 05.01.2018
24.12.2018 - 04.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 47 EUR
Online course (per lesson) 47 EUR
One-to-one course (per lesson) (24.06-25.08.2018) 52 EUR
Online course (per lesson  24.06-25.08.2018) 52 EUR
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (TELC B1) 100 EUR
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (TELC B2) 110 EUR
Exam fee (to be paid on site) (TELC C1) 150 EUR
Exam fee (Goethe Certificate B2 )
Students must register themselves for the exam
230 EUR
Exam fee (Goethe Certificate C1 )
Students must register themselves for the exam
260 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (single room) 55 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (single room - 24.06-25.08.18) 61 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (single room) 40 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (single room - 24.06-25.08.18) 44 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (double room) 45 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (double room - 24.06-25.08.18) 50 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (double room) 30 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (double room - 24.06-25.08.18) 33 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (single room) 35 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (double room) 33 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (single room - 24.06-25.08.18) 39 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (double room - 24.06-25.08.18) 37 EUR
Residence deposit (to be paid on site) 200 EUR
Cleaning fee to be paid on site (Residence) 30 EUR
Key handover fee (Residence)
compulsory for arrivals after 6pm
25 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Schönefeld/Tegel) 75 EUR

High season:
Course + Accommodation (26.06-27.08.2016+ 25.06-26.08.2017): +10%

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, breakfast
Host family, double room, half board
Host family, double room, breakfast
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (WG)
Residence, single room, no meals
Residence, double room, no meals (WG)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4/5
Overall rating

91% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

739 students gave their opinion about this school

53 years old - Sweden
/ 5
1 week, July 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (2.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja »
School highlights
« Mitt boende hos min värdinna »
27 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, May – June 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
39 weeks, September 2017 – June 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Top tips
« Restaurants : yacoolza (sushis), Malafemmana (pizzeria napolitaine), curry 36 (curry wurst), Mustafas Gemüse kebab / 7th days (kebabs)...musées, expos : musée de la médecine, banksy, graphitis à Büllowstraße...clubs : technoparcs, warshauerstraße, »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
13 weeks, March – June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
19 weeks, January – May 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
21 years old - Italy
/ 5
16 weeks, January – June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
15 weeks, February – June 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Certamente, livello B2 quasi raggiunto, ho fatto anche la preparazione e l’esame TELC B1 »
School highlights
« Classi piccole e gente socievole »
Top tips
« Provare le diverse offerte di cibo, cucine provenienti da tutto il mondo. »
15 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
5 weeks, April – June 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (1.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
22 weeks, October 2017 – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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19 years old - Switzerland
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18 weeks, October 2017 – March 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
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Testimonials

Sergi Yagüe Fernández
Sergi Yagüe Fernández
Alpadia, Berlin
Duration: 4 weeks

Hello! My name is Sergi Yagüe. I wanted to improve my German (because I am currently studying tourism) and I hence got in contact with the ESL agency in Barcelona. I went there to get some information and finally booked a one-month course and accommodation in Berlin.

My stay went perfectly: the school is right next to the apartment where I was staying and very close to downtown. I loved the shared apartment: my room was quite big and the owner was very nice. We often had meals together and I even took part in the family activities! I also enjoyed life with the other students living in the house.

The courses are very dynamic and entertaining and the teachers are nice. I highly recommend this school!

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Caroline Graf
Caroline Graf
Alpadia, Berlin
Duration: 8 weeks of courses + 12 weeks of internship

I spent 5 action-packed months in Berlin. You never know what to expect here, the city is so full of surprises. When something unusual happens, like people dancing at the entrance of the metro with an improvised DJ, all you can say is: “this is Berlin!”
Alpadia is well located, close to many cosy restaurants, and the area is beautiful. Besides, the school offers many activities and outings every week, which allows you to meet more people and further discover the city. For me, Berlin means: crazy evenings, art galleries and black & white pictures taken from a photo booth… Viel Spass!

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Patrick Overney
Patrick Overney
Alpadia, Berlin
Duration: 24 weeks

What can be best for studying German than to go to Berlin? It’s a very dynamic city and you can do many things at low cost. This trip is the best experience of my life. Living alone in a city where you don’t speak the language, and having to manage on your own (even if the school is here to help you in case of a problem), was a real adventure for me. The school provided us with very good basis in German but it is mostly by going out and meeting people that I made progress. Berlin has lost nothing of its alternative side and all the music and art fans will be more than satisfied with what it has to offer. An unforgettable trip!

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Host family
With an excellent network of carefully selected host families, the school organises homestays for students. The hosts generally live around 30 minutes from the course centre and offer half-board or breakfast only. Staying in a single room, you will experience authentic Berlin life with locals, while enjoying some home comforts.

Shared apartment with local residents (WG, from 18 years) Usually called a WG (Wohngemeinschaft), this is a very popular way for students and twenty-somethings to live in Germany. If you are looking for more independence, staying with one or several German people in the very heart of Berlin could be perfect for you. Sleeping in a single room, you will share the bathroom and kitchen with your flatmates. This kind of accommodation encourages you to discover Berlin on your own terms.

Am Brandenburger Tor residence (from 18 years)
The residence is situated in Berlin Mitte, which, as its name suggests, is right in the middle of Berlin. Surrounded by restaurants, cafés and shops, it is around 20 minutes by bus from the language school and close to the main attractions: Brandenburg Gate, the Tiergarten and Potsdamer Platz are less than 10 minutes’ walk away. You will stay in a single or twin room (only for students travelling together) in an apartment for 4 people. In each room, there’s a desk, wardrobe and TV. You will share the bathroom, kitchen and washing machine with your flatmates, which also offers free Wi-Fi.

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DOUBLE ROOM: (only available for students travelling together)

Student Residence "am Brandenburger Tor"

General information

Our Residence are fully furnished apartments and situated in the very heart of Berlin, between the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz. Immediately adjacent to your apartment you will find Unter den Linden, Pariser Platz, the Holocaust memorial the government district. Many tourist attractions and cultural sites are easily to reach from this central location with good connections to public transport U-Bahn, S-Bahn, bus. Restaurants and bars, supermarkets, cafés, bakeries, various shops and boutiques are available in the immediate neighborhood.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
25 minutes
Means of transportation:
S-Bahn, U-Bahn or Bus
Average public transport cost:
~EUR 30.00 per week/ ~EUR 81.00 per month
Walking distance to public transport:
5 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
3 minutes
Coffee shops:
2 minutes
Restaurants:
2 minutes
Shops:
3 minutes
Pharmacy:
3 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 9:00 am
Saturday until 11:00 am
Entry card (building)
Key (building) 1
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit
~EUR 200 cash or EC card/ refund via bank transfer (~EUR 30.00 for end cleaning)
1

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen 1
Oven 1
Microwave
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry
free
1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access
free
1
Cable internet access
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
in some flats
1
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles) 1
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
22 rooms
min.: 14 m2/ max.: 20 m2
1
Twin
20 rooms
min.: 18 m2/ max.: 42 m2
1
Air conditioning
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
to share between 3/4 students
1
Shared showers
to share between 3/4 students
1
Cleaning
Every two weeks and for every new student
1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
shared kitchen
1
Microwave
TV 1
Wi-Fi internet access
free
1
Cable internet access
Floor
laminate
1
Balcony
in some rooms
1
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

Our Berlin language school organises outings and guided tours to help you discover one of Europe’s most exciting cities through its language and culture. In a city famous for art and music, something new awaits every day of the year, including exhibitions, concerts and legendary nightclubs. Nearby Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg are among the coolest urban districts in Europe at the moment, with superb street art and a creative energy in the air. The green spaces, parks and urban beaches are perfect for relaxing after class or meeting up with friends. Weekends offer the opportunity to discover cities such as Dresden, Leipzig or even Prague.

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