Language courses for business: Alpadia Berlin

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, Apartment, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
27 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, Italy, Spain, etc..
ratings
924 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 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 515.- EUR
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ General (private): 5 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:15
General (private): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+) (WG)
1
515 EUR
815 EUR
715 EUR
2
945 EUR
1475 EUR
1305 EUR
3
1380 EUR
2175 EUR
1920 EUR
4
1795 EUR
2795 EUR
2475 EUR
6
2655 EUR
4155 EUR
3675 EUR
8
3435 EUR
5355 EUR
4715 EUR
12
4935 EUR
7815 EUR
6855 EUR
16
6555 EUR
10395 EUR
9115 EUR
24
9675 EUR
15435 EUR
13515 EUR

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (20.06-21.08.2021) +10%
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-21.08.2021) +10%
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (20.06-21.08.2021) +10%

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Online course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Extra night (host family)
approximately
75 EUR
Extra night (apartment)
approximately
50 EUR
Retention fee (host family)
(20.12.2021 - 31.12.2021)
70 EUR
Airport transfer from/to Brandenburg (pick-up and drop-off) 190 EUR
Airport transfer from Brandenbrug (pick-up) 95 EUR
Starting dates beginner
04.01 / 01.02 / 01.03 / 29.03 / 03.05 / 31.05 / 28.06 / 12.07 / 02.08 / 30.08 / 27.09 / 25.10 / 22.11.2021
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
08.03 / 02.04 / 05.04 / 13.05 / 24.05.2021
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021
19.12.2021 - 01.01.2022

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

Combined course, 20+10 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 835.- EUR
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ General (private): 10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:15
General (private): To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Beginner: minimum 2 weeks

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+) (WG)
1
835 EUR
1135 EUR
1035 EUR
2
1585 EUR
2115 EUR
1945 EUR
3
2340 EUR
3135 EUR
2880 EUR
4
3015 EUR
4015 EUR
3695 EUR
6
4485 EUR
5985 EUR
5505 EUR
8
5915 EUR
7835 EUR
7195 EUR
12
8775 EUR
11655 EUR
10695 EUR
16
11675 EUR
15515 EUR
14235 EUR
24
17235 EUR
22995 EUR
21075 EUR

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (20.06-21.08.2021) +10%
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-21.08.2021) +10%
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (20.06-21.08.2021) +10%

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Online course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Extra night (host family)
approximately
75 EUR
Extra night (apartment)
approximately
50 EUR
Retention fee (host family)
(20.12.2021 - 31.12.2021)
70 EUR
Airport transfer from/to Brandenburg (pick-up and drop-off) 190 EUR
Airport transfer from Brandenbrug (pick-up) 95 EUR
Starting dates beginner
04.01 / 01.02 / 01.03 / 29.03 / 03.05 / 31.05 / 28.06 / 12.07 / 02.08 / 30.08 / 27.09 / 25.10 / 22.11.2021
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
08.03 / 02.04 / 05.04 / 13.05 / 24.05.2021
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021
19.12.2021 - 01.01.2022

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

One-to-one course, 10 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 625.- EUR
Lessons
10 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Held at school or online lessons
July/August: on request

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+) (WG)
1
625 EUR
925 EUR
825 EUR
2
1175 EUR
1705 EUR
1535 EUR
3
1725 EUR
2520 EUR
2265 EUR
4
2275 EUR
3275 EUR
2955 EUR
6
3375 EUR
4875 EUR
4395 EUR
8
4475 EUR
6395 EUR
5755 EUR
12
6675 EUR
9555 EUR
8595 EUR
16
8875 EUR
12715 EUR
11435 EUR
24
13275 EUR
19035 EUR
17115 EUR
Extra week (24+)
550 EUR
790 EUR
710 EUR

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (20.06-21.08.2021) +10%
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-21.08.2021) +10%
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (20.06-21.08.2021) +10%

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Online course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Extra night (host family)
approximately
75 EUR
Extra night (apartment)
approximately
50 EUR
Retention fee (host family)
(20.12.2021 - 31.12.2021)
70 EUR
Airport transfer from/to Brandenburg (pick-up and drop-off) 190 EUR
Airport transfer from Brandenbrug (pick-up) 95 EUR
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
08.03 / 02.04 / 05.04 / 13.05 / 24.05.2021
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021
19.12.2021 - 01.01.2022

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

One-to-one course, 15 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 900.- EUR
Lessons
15 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Held at school or online lessons
July/August: on request

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+) (WG)
1
900 EUR
1200 EUR
1100 EUR
2
1725 EUR
2255 EUR
2085 EUR
3
2550 EUR
3345 EUR
3090 EUR
4
3375 EUR
4375 EUR
4055 EUR
6
5025 EUR
6525 EUR
6045 EUR
8
6675 EUR
8595 EUR
7955 EUR
12
9975 EUR
12855 EUR
11895 EUR
16
13275 EUR
17115 EUR
15835 EUR
24
19875 EUR
25635 EUR
23715 EUR
Extra week (24+)
825 EUR
1065 EUR
985 EUR

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (20.06-21.08.2021) +10%
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-21.08.2021) +10%
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (20.06-21.08.2021) +10%

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Online course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Extra night (host family)
approximately
75 EUR
Extra night (apartment)
approximately
50 EUR
Retention fee (host family)
(20.12.2021 - 31.12.2021)
70 EUR
Airport transfer from/to Brandenburg (pick-up and drop-off) 190 EUR
Airport transfer from Brandenbrug (pick-up) 95 EUR
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
08.03 / 02.04 / 05.04 / 13.05 / 24.05.2021
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021
19.12.2021 - 01.01.2022

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

One-to-one course, 20 lessons/week

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52 week(s)
1 week From 1175.- EUR
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 52 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Held at school or online lessons
July/August: on request

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Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals (18+) (WG)
1
1175 EUR
1475 EUR
1375 EUR
2
2275 EUR
2805 EUR
2635 EUR
3
3375 EUR
4170 EUR
3915 EUR
4
4475 EUR
5475 EUR
5155 EUR
6
6675 EUR
8175 EUR
7695 EUR
8
8875 EUR
10795 EUR
10155 EUR
12
13275 EUR
16155 EUR
15195 EUR
16
17675 EUR
21515 EUR
20235 EUR
24
26475 EUR
32235 EUR
30315 EUR
Extra week (24+)
1100 EUR
1340 EUR
1260 EUR

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (20.06-21.08.2021) +10%
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (20.06-21.08.2021) +10%
Supplement accommodation high season (apartment) (per week) (20.06-21.08.2021) +10%

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Online course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Extra night (host family)
approximately
75 EUR
Extra night (apartment)
approximately
50 EUR
Retention fee (host family)
(20.12.2021 - 31.12.2021)
70 EUR
Airport transfer from/to Brandenburg (pick-up and drop-off) 190 EUR
Airport transfer from Brandenbrug (pick-up) 95 EUR
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
08.03 / 02.04 / 05.04 / 13.05 / 24.05.2021
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021
19.12.2021 - 01.01.2022

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

Online course (one-to-one lessons)

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 52
1 From 55.- EUR
Lessons
To be defined
Course duration
1 - 52
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Minimum age
years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
1
55 EUR
2
110 EUR
3
165 EUR
4
220 EUR
6
330 EUR
8
440 EUR
12
660 EUR
16
880 EUR
24
1320 EUR
Extra week (24+)
55 EUR

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Online course (per lesson) 55 EUR
Airport transfer from/to Brandenburg (pick-up and drop-off) 190 EUR
Airport transfer from Brandenbrug (pick-up) 95 EUR
Starting dates
04.01 / 11.01 / 18.01 / 25.01 / 01.02 / 08.02 / 15.02 / 22.02 / 01.03 / 09.03 / 15.03 / 22.03 / 29.03 / 06.04 / 12.04 / 19.04 / 26.04 / 03.05 / 10.05 / 17.05 / 25.05 / 31.05 / 07.06 / 14.06 / 21.06 / 28.06 / 05.07 / 12.07 / 19.07 / 26.07 / 02.08 / 09.08 / 16.08 / 23.08 / 30.08 / 06.09 / 13.09 / 20.09 / 27.09 / 04.10 / 11.10 / 18.10 / 25.10 / 01.11 / 08.11 / 15.11 / 22.11 / 29.11 / 06.12 / 13.12.2021
Bank holidays
08.03 / 02.04 / 05.04 / 13.05 / 24.05.2021
Holidays
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021
19.12.2021 - 01.01.2022

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

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

925 students gave their opinion about this school

18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, August – October 2020
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Professeur très attentionné et très passionné avec une énorme envie de nous apprendre l'allemand. Petite déception: j'ai été mise dans une classe avec des étudiants qui était déjà là depuis une semaine et qui avais quand même une longueur d'avance sur mes connaissances et sur les connaissances d'autre étudient. Étant un cours débutant c'était très dure les premières laiton de tenir le coup et se confrontée sois dans les exercices écrit et oraux avec les autres étudiants. A part ça Berlin est magnifique et les personnes très conviviale. C'est dommage: tout au long de mon séjour il y avais des travaux qui nous empêchais de nous entendre entre nous et d'écouter les professeur. En plus étant partie en août il faisait très très chaud et l'impossibilité d'ouvrir les fenêtres était paisible soit pour nous que pour les professeur. Un ventilateur était disponible mais cela ne suffisait pas pour toute la classe tandis que avec la situation COVID actuelle les distances entre élèves était à respecter. Logements assez loin de l'école mais très agréables aussi l'experfiance de partager les trajets avec les autres étudiants et avoir l'occasion de discuter de de se connaitre. Suite a une propositions de la classe une des professeur nous emmené visiter la East Side Gallery tout un après midi.
2 weeks, August 2020
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (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
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Tout à fait. »
School highlights
« Le contact avec les autres étudiants et les professeur. Les lien tissée. »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Pour le contact avec autres étudiants, c'est particulier en raison de l'épidémie du Covid-19. De plus qu'il n'y a pas eu d'autres étudiants qui séjournaient également dans ce logement durant mon séjour. J'appréhendais énormément ce séjour linguistique (ville inconnue, parler allemand, ne pas se faire de connaissance, ennui ou manque de mon pays et proches). Et c'est avec grande suprise que j'ai même pas remarqué le temps qui passait tellement j'ai eu du plaisir à Berlin. Je pense toutefois que la ville y est pour beaucoup (énormément de choses à visiter, riche historiquement et culturellement parlant). Les connaissances faites au sein de l'école étaient formidables (par ex. activité: Stammtisch qui invite les élèves à se regrouper un soir dans un bar pour faire connaissance et pratiquer l'allemand) ainsi que les enseignants très motivants et bienveillants.
6 weeks, August – September 2020
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
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, car nous sommes en immersion totale (pas d'autre choix que d'essayer de se faire comprendre en allemand) et les enseignants sont compréhensifs et tentent toujours de nous aider à mieux s'exprimer. »
School highlights
« La positivité et l'envie d'apprendre aux élèves de la part des enseignants. Les différents supports pour apprendre. »
25 years old - Italy
/ 5
6 weeks, July – August 2020
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
18 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2020
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 (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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?
« Si. e stao utile parlare solo tedesco durante il mio soggiorno »
School highlights
« Mix di nazionalita con le quali confrontarsi »
Top tips
« Stammtisch e tempelhof »
29 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, August 2020
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (3 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Merci beaucoup pour ce voyage linguistique !Il a passé vite mais c'est un très bon souvenir !
4 weeks, July – August 2020
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 (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Le personnel sympa et disponible.La possibilité de manger sur place. »
Top tips
« Tempelhof, Zoologischer Garten, Charlottenburg, Hitlers Bunker »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Très belle ville, beaucoup d'indications et facile de se déplacer ! Pays plutôt accueillant, bien organisé !
3 weeks, August – September 2020
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 (2 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui dans la compréhension ! Car on nous pose beaucoup de question et on nous oblige a tous participer et cela aide ! »
School highlights
« L'ambiance de classe et le rapport avec les professeurs qui étaient très sympa ! »
26 years old - Austria
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2020
Value for money (3 / 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 (4.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Quand je suis arrivée l’appartement n’était pas vraiment bien nettoyé et en particulier la vaisselle mise à disposition. Il manquait des affaires comme un deuxième set de draps de lit, des linges de bains et un linge de cuisine. J’ai du alors demander à l’école elle-même de m’en donner. Malheureusement, je ne sais pas où les affaires qu’ils m’ont donné avaient été entreposées avant car elles sentaient la friture. Par la suite, j’ai dû relaver les draps de lit avant de vouloir changer mes draps car l’odeur persistait. Mise à part ces quelques détails j’ai tout de même beaucoup apprécié ce petit studio, très pratique et très silencieux :))
6 weeks, August – October 2020
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 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 (3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui beaucoup de progrès, même si l’on va beaucoup plus vite qu’à l’école, les profs expliquent très bien et vont droit au but. J’ai appris énormément de nouvelles règles de grammaire et aussi beaucoup de nouveaux vocabulaire. »
School highlights
« Le fait que l’on change de professeur assez souvent, qu’elle soit dans une rue marchande ( beaucoup de possibilité pour manger à midi), que tous le corps enseignant, secrétaires soient à l’écoute des élèves et prennent le temps de nous aider dans nos démarches ou si nous avons des questions. »
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 offer half-board or breakfast only and generally live around 30 minutes from the course centre (with a maximum distance of 60 minutes depending on the season). Staying in a single room, you will experience authentic Berlin life with locals, while enjoying some home comforts. Double room only available for students travelling together.

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. Double room only available for students travelling together.

Shared apartment (Alpadia students only)
This fantastic apartment enjoys a central location in the lively Schöneberg district and is conveniently situated on the top floor of the school building. The area is full of cafés, bars, restaurants and shops, and the apartment itself is within walking distance of several public transport options.
The apartment is to be shared by a maximum of three Alpadia students and is made up of two bedrooms (single and double), a shared bathroom, a kitchen and a dining area. Bedsheets and towels are provided, and there is free Wi-Fi in the common areas. In addition, laundry options are available on-site and a free weekly cleaning is included.

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!

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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Special offers
Save on your summer course
Save on your summer course
Book a course at one of our Alpadia partner schools and take advantage of this special offer:

- High-season supplement waived 

Valid in the following destinations:
Alpadia Berlin
Alpadia Freiburg
Alpadia Montreux
Alpadia Lyon
Alpadia Zürich
Online course (French)
Online course (German)

Conditions:
- Valid for new bookings received before 31.12.2020
- The course may start in 2020, 2021 or 2022
- This discount applies to both the course and the accommodation

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

Published on 28.11.2020
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