Language school Berlin, Alpadia Berlin

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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
  • Test center for TELC and TestDaf exams

The school

School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Residence, Shared apartment, Hotel
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
27 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Czech Republic, Italy, etc..
ratings
803 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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Combined course 20+5

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 450.-
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
09:30-12:45 + one-to-one lessons to be specified

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
450
750
645
2
795
1325
1145
3
1155
1950
1680
4
1475
2475
2135
8
2795
4715
4035
12
4035
6915
5895
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 03.10.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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 645.-
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 + one-to-one lessons to be specified

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
645
945
840
2
1215
1745
1565
3
1785
2580
2310
4
2315
3315
2975
8
4475
6395
5715
12
6555
9435
8415
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 03.10.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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
795
690
2
915
1445
1265
3
1335
2130
1860
4
1755
2755
2415
Extra week (4+)
420
670
585
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 03.10.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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
1005
900
2
1335
1865
1685
3
1965
2760
2490
4
2595
3595
3255
Extra week (4+)
630
880
795
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 03.10.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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
1215
1110
2
1755
2285
2105
3
2595
3390
3120
4
3435
4435
4095
Extra week (4+)
840
1090
1005
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates Beginner
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 06.05 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 07.10 / 04.11 / 02.12.2019
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 30.05 / 10.06 / 03.10.2019
Holidays
24.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

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) (23.06-24.08.2019) 52 EUR
Online course (per lesson - 23.06-24.08.2019) 52 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (single room) 55 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (single room - 23.06-24.08.19) 61 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (single room) 40 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (single room - 23.06-24.08.19) 44 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (double room) 45 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board (double room - 23.06-24.08.19) 50 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (double room) 30 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast (double room - 23.06-24.08.19) 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 - 23.06-24.08.19) 39 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment (double room - 23.06-24.08.19) 37 EUR
Cleaning fee 40 EUR
Residence deposit (to be paid on site) 150 EUR
Apartment deposit (to be paid on site) (Am Brandenburg Tor) 150 EUR
Key handover fee (Am Brandenburg Tor)
compulsory for arrivals after 6pm
25 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Schönefeld/Tegel) 75 EUR

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)
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (Am Brandenburg Tor)
Shared apartment, double room, no meals (Am Brandenburg Tor)
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)

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

92% of students recommending this school

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

803 students gave their opinion about this school

21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, November – December 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, September – November 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 (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, soprattutto nel parlato »
School highlights
« Il clima in classe »
Top tips
« La voglia con cui i docenti insegnano »
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Super famille, très à l'écoute et toujours prête à aider. Facilité d'accès aux transports publics en moins de 2 minutes. Les repas étaient aussi super, je recommande :)
4 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« J'ai fait des progrès lors des cours prenium pour l'écriture, au bout d'un mois j'ai déjà vu une amélioration. J'ai également progresser dans l'expression oral car les cours sont vraiment bien structurés et nous force à nous exprimer par oral et donner notre avis. »
School highlights
« La méthode d'enseignement, l'emplacment »
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, September – November 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (2.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (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
33 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
46 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, October 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, September – October 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 (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.8 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
32 years old - Spain
/ 5
La mayoría eran suizos! 😅 En general fue una bonita experiencia. Gracias! :)
5 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Si!! Había que esforzarse, en estudiar cada día para lograr los objetivos, pero los conocimientos adquiridos lo valían. »
School highlights
« El ritmo de aprendizaje, los juegos, los profesores (en especial Anisa y Paul, geniales!! ) el material, los libros buenísimos.En general la escuela estaba muy bien organizada. »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Les profs étaient super motivés et entre les étudiants il n’y avai aucune gêne, on rigolait tous ensemble et personne ne se moquait des autres donc l’ambiance de classe était vraiment top
6 weeks, August – October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 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
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui je pense avoir bien progressé car avant mon départ j’avais beaucoup de peine à m’exprimer en allemand et après à peine deux semaines sur place j’avais beaucoup moins de difficultés, je comprenais plutôt bien ce qu’on me disait et j’arrivais aussi à me faire comprendre, même si ce n’est pas toujours tout juste. La pédagogie des enseignants qu’on avait et la dynamique de classe a beaucoup aidé »
School highlights
« Ce qui est mis à disposition ( salle de pause, tablettes, distributeur, etc) c’est vraiment pratique et très sympathique Il y a également le fait qu’on ne garde pas toute la semaine le même prof, ça permet de voir plusieurs types d’enseignants et plusieurs manières de faire. J’ai aussi beaucoup aimé le type de travail, c’etait Pas toujours dans les livres mais aussi de la créativité ( comme par exemple créer des grandes affiches en dessins ou encore filmer une fausse pub) c’etait Très original et beaucoup plus amusant qu’uniquement de la grammaire »

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 shared apartment (from 18 years)
These shared apartments are 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 or 5 people, with free Wi-Fi. In each room, there’s a desk and a wardrobe. You will share the living room with a TV, the bathroom, the kitchen and the washing machine with your flatmates.

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David Friedländer Haus residence (from 18 years old)
This comfortable, modern residence is located in Moabit, a central Berlin neighbourhood bordered by the Spree River and various canals near the Tiergarten. You’ll feel right at home in your en suite single room with its own kitchenette. In your room, you’ll find free bed sheets and towels, plus a desk, wardrobe, chair and lamp. The building boasts free Wi-Fi throughout, a rooftop terrace, covered bicycle parking, laundry facilities and a large common area with a TV and shared kitchen. School is just a 25-minute bus ride away!

"am Brandenburger Tor" shared apartments

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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