Key points

  • Small classes and committed teachers
  • High planning flexibility for elective courses
  • Accommodation in proximity of the language school
  • Wide range of leisure activities 

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Goethe Zertifikat (B1, B2, C1), TELC
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Shared apartment, Studio apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, South Korea, Italy, etc..
ratings
103 authentic opinions

Our partner school is located in Berlin-Mitte, the historical centre of the German capital. This is the cultural heart of the city, with countless museums, galleries, cinemas and theatres alongside many hip bars, cafés and restaurants. Established in an opulent period house, our language school in Berlin welcomes students in modern classrooms equipped with interactive learning material and media. There is an average of 6-8 students per class, which means the young and dynamic teachers can offer individual attention to each of them. Internet-ready computers and a library are available to do some research. During the breaks, students will appreciate the cafeteria for its laid-back and convivial atmosphere. The subway and S-Bahn stops are right across the street, allowing you to get around the city very easily.

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Included in the price

  • Use of study centre
  • Diploma or Certificate
  • Activity programme

Lowest prices guaranteed

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 280.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:00

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, double room, no meals
1
280
600
480
2
480
1120
880
3
680
1640
1280
4
880
2160
1680
6
1260
3180
2460
8
1620
4180
3220
12
2320
6160
4720
16
2960
8080
6160
24
4090
11770
8890
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 08.07 / 22.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 10.06 / 03.10.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 06.01.2020
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 350.-
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-14:00

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, double room, no meals
1
350
670
550
2
580
1220
980
3
810
1770
1410
4
1040
2320
1840
6
1480
3400
2680
8
1900
4460
3500
12
2700
6540
5100
16
3440
8560
6640
24
4750
12430
9550
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 08.07 / 22.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 10.06 / 03.10.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 06.01.2020
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 545.-
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:30-13:00 + 13:15-14:00

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, double room, no meals
1
545
865
745
2
1000
1640
1400
3
1445
2405
2045
4
1895
3175
2695
8
3695
6255
5295
12
5495
9335
7895
Extra week (12+)
450
770
650
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 27.05 / 24.06 / 08.07 / 22.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 10.06 / 03.10.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 06.01.2020
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Goethe Zertifikat B1 course

Upper elementary to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 1740.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Upper elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
14:30-18:00

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, double room, no meals
4
1740
3020
2540
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
04.02 / 01.04 / 02.09 / 28.10.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 10.06 / 03.10.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 06.01.2020
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Goethe Zertifikat B2 course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 1740.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
14:30-18:00

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, double room, no meals
4
1740
3020
2540
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
04.02 / 01.04 / 02.09 / 28.10.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 10.06 / 03.10.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 06.01.2020
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Goethe Zertifikat C1 course

Advanced to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 1740.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
14:30-18:00

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, double room, no meals
4
1740
3020
2540
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
04.02 / 01.04 / 02.09 / 28.10.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 10.06 / 03.10.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 06.01.2020
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

TELC course

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 1740.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 6
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
14:30-18:00

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, double room, no meals
4
1740
3020
2540
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
04.02 / 01.04 / 02.09 / 28.10.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 10.06 / 03.10.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 06.01.2020
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Administrative fee for visa 150 EUR
Exam preparation (3 lessons/week) 150 EUR
Exam preparation (6 lessons/week) 270 EUR
Exam fees to be paid online (Goethe)
https://www.goethe.de/ins/de/de/kur/ort/mue/prf/gzb2.cfm
Exam fee (TELC)
Prices on request.
Extra night with host family (half board) 50 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (double room PLUS) 35 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (single room PLUS) 45 EUR
Apartment deposit (to be paid on site) 300 EUR
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (01.07-30.08.2019) 30 EUR
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (30.06-31.08.2019) 40 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) 90 EUR
Airport pick-up and drop-off 160 EUR

Other accommodation options

Shared apartment, single room, no meals (PLUS)
Host family, single room, breakfast
Studio apartment, single room, no meals

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.

4.1/5
Overall rating

91% of students recommending this school

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

103 students gave their opinion about this school

61 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, November – December 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 (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
16 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, October 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 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 (4.7 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
26 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, June – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 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 (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, perché ho imparato molto parlando solo tedesco »
School highlights
« Le attività scolastiche erano molto interessanti e molto entusiasmanti »
Top tips
« Le attività sportive proposte dalla scuola »
21 years old - Spain
/ 5
Berlín es una ciudad ideal para conocer, aprender alemán, y hacer amigos. Se respira un ambiente multicultural y las calles y comercios tienen mucha vida. La ubicación de la escuela es perfecta, muy céntrica y con muchos comercios y restaurantes cercanos. Las aulas son de diferentes tamaños y tienen un proyector, muy útil en las clases. En la escuela puedes tomar café o té gratuitamente, un buen detalle. El piso no era el más bonito, pero cumplía sus funciones a la perfección. La cocina tenía todos lo utensilios necesarios para cocinar, teníamos lavadora, el wifi funcionaba bien... En cuanto a los compañeros, tuvimos una relación muy buena. Gracias a la señora de la limpieza el piso estaba impoluto el domingo. No asistí a muchas de las actividades, pero había variedad dentro de las tres que se organizaban cada semana y todas parecían divertidas.
3 weeks, August – September 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 (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« En tres semanas he mejorado mucho en mi capacidad de hablar con más soltura y de temas variados. Tanto la participación en clase como el hacer amigos con los que hablar en el idioma ha sido clave para recordar palabras y expresiones debido a la repetición constante. »
School highlights
« Los profesores y su trato cercano gracias al tamaño reducido de las clases. »
Top tips
« Ir el domingo a Mauer Park para ver o incluso participar en el Karaoke. »
22 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, August 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
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Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 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 (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
52 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, August 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 (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
28 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 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 (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
49 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 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 (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

Testimonials

Andrea Lagger
Andrea Lagger
BWS Germanlingua, Berlin
Duration: 5 weeks

My stay in Berlin was wonderful! The school is located in the heart of the city, right next to the Fernsehturm and the legendary Brandenburger Tor. The train station is 30 seconds away from the course center, which makes the travelling much easier. On top of being ideally located, the school is also very welcoming: the teachers are nice and I immediately made friends from all over the world. Furthermore, there is always someone ready to help if needed. After 5 weeks in Berlin, I can see that I have made significant progress in German. I can only recommend BWS Germanlingua to have an unforgettable experience.

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Host family
Stay with a Berliner family and dip into the German language and culture. This is the best way to explore the local customs and make rapid progress with the language. You will stay in a twin room with a student of another nationality (single rooms available on request) and receive breakfast every morning. On request and at a charge, you may book the half-board option.
 
Shared apartment (from 20 years)
If you’re looking to share the daily life of students from all over the world, the school-owned shared apartments are ideal. Choose from a single or twin room, shared with a student from a different country. The bathroom, the kitchen and the other rooms are shared. Bedlinen is provided but towels are not. There is a washing machine in the apartment and Wi-Fi internet is available. The apartments are within walking distance of the school building.
 
Private studio (from 18 years)
The single studios are located a short walk from the school. You will have your own bathroom and fitted kitchenette. Bedlinen and towels are provided. This option guarantees some peace and quiet after a busy day at school. 
 
The school posts the weekly activities programme on Mondays. Three activities per week are included in the package price and all are supervised by teachers from the school. On the menu: conversation in German with other international participants, sightseeing, cultural outings, sport and, of course, fun! Enjoy Berlin guided tours (Brandenburger Tor, Reichstag, Prenzlauer Berg, museums, etc.), trips to Potsdam or the Mecklenburg Lake District, international evenings, movie nights, pub evenings and much more. Everything is designed to ensure you’ll make the most of your stay in Berlin, a city of legends.

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Save on tuition fees in Germany

Book a course at our partner school BWS Germanlingua in Cologne or Berlin and take advantage of this incredible offer:

- Get a 10% discount on tuition fees

Conditions:
- Valid for standard and intensive courses
- Valid for new reservations made before 31.12.2018 for courses starting in 2018 and 2019

To find our more or to take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 22.09.2018

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