Learn German in Zürich

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Learn German in Zürich and discover one of Europe’s hippest destinations! Long known as an efficient financial centre, the largest city in Switzerland really does offer the best of both worlds as you study German in Zürich: its unique location where lake and river meet allows for a plethora of outdoor activities; while its cutting-edge approach to culture, arts and nightlife ensures urban fun at its finest. Choose a German course in Zürich and get ready to be awed by a buzzing metropolis surrounded by spectacular nature!

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German schools in Zürich

As you study German in Zürich, you’ll be able to explore the fairytale-like streets in Zürich’s medieval city centre and learn about local history and culture in one of the many museums and art galleries you’ll encounter. Our partner language schools are located in the heart of the city, so you can explore sights like Zürich Opera House and the Museum of Fine Arts on a break from your German course in Zürich.

Why study German in Zürich?

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City life
  • As you study German in Zürich, you’ll get to experience a lively city, where you can admire lake views on the Limmatquai and try fondue in a restaurant on the Niederdorf - contact us for more information on living in Zürich.
  • This quaint city hides a beautiful medieval town under its industrial appearance, and make sure to explore the old buildings on Neumarkt as well as the interiors of Haus zum Napt.
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  • Zürich is well-connected to other Swiss cities, so you can take a day trip to Lucerne or Bern during your German course in Zürich.
  • For an adventurous break from studying German in Zürich, head to the incredible Jungfrau massif, where you can catch a railway up the mountain from Grindelwald!
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  • Zürich is a vibrant city offering plenty of experiences for anybody studying German abroad, whether you’re looking to learn more about the history of the city or just get out onto Lake Zürich!
  • Enjoy a bike tour of the city centre or go paragliding in the mountains, while it’s even possible to go surfing in the city at an urban surf park!

Popular questions about studying German in Zürich:

How much does it cost to live and study in Zürich?

Our German courses in Zürich start from 417 EUR (430 CHF) per week, and it is possible to live in Zürich on a budget on your language course abroad. An average meal in a restaurant in Zürich will be 23 EUR (25 CHF), while coffee in a cafe might come to between 2.80 EUR (3 CHF) and 5.50 EUR (6 CHF). You can reach out to ESL for a free quote for your time spent studying German in Zürich.

What are the benefits of studying German in Zürich?

  • As you learn German in Zürich, you’ll be located in one of the liveliest cities in Switzerland, where adults and junior learners alike will find attractions to enjoy.
  • Professionals on a German course in Zürich will be able to explore exciting job opportunities in the city, while there are plenty of art galleries and museums to explore.

What type of German courses can I study in Zürich?

Our partner schools are many, but they all have one thing in common: high academic standards in a welcoming environment. Their wide range of courses, as well as our close relationship with them, ensures that we will design a completely customised German course in Zürich for you. Some of the language courses abroad that our partners offer include:

  • Lessons from A1 to C1 level, including intensive courses
  • Exam preparation courses (e.g. Goethe Zertifikat, TELC)
  • One-to-one language lessons

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