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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

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
878 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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Choosing the right course for you

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Included in the price

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

Lowest prices guaranteed

ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 225.- EUR
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

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
12
1515 EUR
4395 EUR
3375 EUR
24
2715 EUR
8475 EUR
6435 EUR
36
3675 EUR
12315 EUR
9255 EUR
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

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 265.- EUR
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 + 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, single room, no meals
12
1995 EUR
4875 EUR
3855 EUR
24
3675 EUR
9435 EUR
7395 EUR
36
5115 EUR
13755 EUR
10695 EUR
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

Premium Course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 330.- EUR
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: 8 people)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:45 + 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, single room, no meals
12
2775 EUR
5655 EUR
4635 EUR
24
5235 EUR
10995 EUR
8955 EUR
36
7635 EUR
16275 EUR
13215 EUR
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+5

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 450.- EUR
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
12
4035 EUR
6915 EUR
5895 EUR
24
7755 EUR
13515 EUR
11475 EUR
36
11235 EUR
19875 EUR
16815 EUR
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 645.- EUR
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
12
6555 EUR
9435 EUR
8415 EUR
24
12795 EUR
18555 EUR
16515 EUR
36
18795 EUR
27435 EUR
24375 EUR
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

Goethe Zertifikat course B2 & C1

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1235.- EUR
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 + 14:15-15:45

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 on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
4
1235 EUR
2235 EUR
1895 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates 4 wk
07.01 / 04.03 / 03.06 / 05.08 / 30.09.2019
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

TELC course B1, B2 & C1

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1235.- EUR
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 + 14:15-15:45

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:
B1, B2: 01.02, 01.03, 29.03, 26.04, 24.05, 28.06, 26.07, 30.08, 27.09, 25.10, 22.11, 20.12.2019
C1: 31/31.01, 27/28.02, 27/28.03, 24/25.04, 22/23.05, 26/27.06, 24/25.07, 28/29.08, 25/26.09, 23/24.10, 20/21.11, 18/19.12.2019
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
4
1235 EUR
2235 EUR
1895 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates 4 wk
07.01 / 04.02 / 04.03 / 01.04 / 29.04 / 03.06 / 01.07 / 05.08 / 02.09 / 30.09 / 28.10 / 25.11.2019
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 495.- EUR
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 EUR
795 EUR
690 EUR
2
915 EUR
1445 EUR
1265 EUR
3
1335 EUR
2130 EUR
1860 EUR
4
1755 EUR
2755 EUR
2415 EUR
Extra week (4+)
420 EUR
670 EUR
585 EUR
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 705.- EUR
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 EUR
1005 EUR
900 EUR
2
1335 EUR
1865 EUR
1685 EUR
3
1965 EUR
2760 EUR
2490 EUR
4
2595 EUR
3595 EUR
3255 EUR
Extra week (4+)
630 EUR
880 EUR
795 EUR
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 915.- EUR
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 EUR
1215 EUR
1110 EUR
2
1755 EUR
2285 EUR
2105 EUR
3
2595 EUR
3390 EUR
3120 EUR
4
3435 EUR
4435 EUR
4095 EUR
Extra week (4+)
840 EUR
1090 EUR
1005 EUR
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
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
240 EUR
Exam fee (Goethe Certificate C1 )
Students must register themselves for the exam
270 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
Key handover fee (David Friedländer Haus)
compulsory for arrivals after 21 pm
25 EUR
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (+10% - 23.06-24.08.2019)
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (+10% - 23.06-24.08.2019)
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
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

879 students gave their opinion about this school

19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, August – October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (2.3 / 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 (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
0 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, August 2019
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 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Credo di essere migliorata per quanto riguarda il rapporto con la lingua tedesca. Ho acquisito una maggiore consapevolezza delle mie capacità di espressione in questa lingua straniera. Inoltre sono felice di questa esperienza, poichè mi ha permesso di relazionarmi con diverse persone. »
44 years old - Italy
/ 5
Claudia è una persona molto disponibile ed attenta alle esigenze del proprio ospite, non mi ha fatto mancare veramente niente ed era sempre sorridente. Fermata dell’autobus di fronte a casa comodissima ed a cinque fermate circa dalla scuola
1 week, September 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 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 (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Assolutamente sì soprattutto vivendo in famiglia con una persona empatica »
19 years old - Costa Rica
/ 5
1 week, September 2019
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 (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
17 years old - Italy
/ 5
Famiglia molto gentile e disponibile, ho vissuto un'esperienza meravigliosa con loro
10 weeks, June – August 2019
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) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, sono partita che i tedesco parlavo molto poco, facendo tanta fatica a esprimermi e commettendo tanti errori e sono ripartita con un tedesco a un livello fluente. Ora quasi non commetto più errori e so esprimermi in quasi tutti i contesti senza difficoltà. »
17 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, August 2019
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 (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 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 - Spain
/ 5
4 weeks, August 2019
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 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Sí, porque en las clases solo se hablaba alemán y al estar dos semanas te acostumbras al idioma y hablas más fluido. »
School highlights
« Los compañeros y la atención en recepción. »
17 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, August 2019
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 (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - Italy
/ 5
Insegnanti ottimi e molto disponibili.La famiglia che mi ha ospitato molto gentile e premurosa.
3 weeks, August 2019
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 (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, ho fatto molti progressi, ho migliorato le mie abilità e conoscenze riguardanti la lingua tedesca.Ho imparato ad esprimermi con più scioltezza e a produrre piccoli testi. »
School highlights
« Il fatto che si potesse cambiare insegnante ogni settimana, così da poter conoscere nuovi metodi di insegnamento. »
18 years old - Spain
/ 5
5 weeks, July – August 2019
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
Accommodation (3.8 / 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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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) No
Key (building) Yes
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h No
Deposit
~EUR 200 cash or EC card/ refund via bank transfer (~EUR 30.00 for end cleaning)
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave No
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry
free
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access
free
Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace
in some flats
Yes
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Single
22 rooms
min.: 14 m2/ max.: 20 m2
Yes
Twin
20 rooms
min.: 18 m2/ max.: 42 m2
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided Yes
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet No
Ensuite shower No
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets
to share between 3/4 students
Yes
Shared showers
to share between 3/4 students
Yes
Cleaning
Every two weeks and for every new student
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities
shared kitchen
Yes
Microwave No
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access
free
Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
laminate
Yes
Balcony
in some rooms
Yes
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

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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Book a course at our Alpadia partner school in Freiburg and Berlin and enjoy the following offer:

- Get a 10% discount on tuition fees and free enrolment fee
 
Conditions:
- Valid for new bookings received before 29.11.2019, for courses starting before 16.12.2019 and taking place in 2019 or 2020
- Offer do not apply to private courses
- Discount only valid on tuition, other fees may apply
- This offer may not be combined with other promotions


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

Published on 16.10.2019  

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