Berlin

German school in Berlin

Our German school in Berlin is in the old Western part of the city, in one of the most beautiful and interesting areas with the most movement: Schöneberg. The great public transport connection makes sure that all routes are just a step away from the language school.

The school is on the main street in Schöneberg, a two minute walk from the metro or from the train station (Schnellbahn). This neighbourhood with its bars, cafes and stylish restaurants have been converted into a lively and exclusive place to go clubbing.

Every weekend, you can go to the Winterfeldtmarkt market, perhaps the most famous in Berlin, as well as Mauerpark market. In the area of the Fuggerstraße street, the homosexual area has been established, which enriches the place with bars and original events. If you want a bit of peace, you can go to the Viktoria-Luise-Platz square or visit the villages and luxurious 19th century constructions of Friedenau, a town to the South of Schöneberg. On Tauentzienstraße, the western extension of the Kurfürstendamm street, the shopping centre Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe) can be found: the biggest in mainland Europe. 

 

Facilities at the school

  • 22 large classrooms with natural light, equipped with TV, projector, DVD and video, computer and whiteboard.
  • An internet cafe with 16 terminals where you can connect to the internet for free
  • A large student room with tables and chairs: a place to chat, drink, eat or work. Here there are shelves with useful books for practicing the language, and the bulletin board with information about the cultural programme of films, walks and excursions. 
  • A games room equipped with table football, a ping-pong table and a recreation area with beanbags and an area of WLAN connection. 
  • A conference room for 60 people and equipped for online presentations
  • A smoking room where there is an automatic coffee machine and a sweet dispenser. 
  • Language exchange for those interested 

 

Accreditations: Member of International House World Organisation. This group is made up of more than 130 language schools in more than 40 countries, which has an objective of improving the quality of classes through cooperation, exchange and regular training of the teaching body. 

Certified training institution according to the AZWV rules of the German labour ministry. 


Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Library doesn´t have  Library
  • Computer room doesn´t have  Computer room
  • Cafe doesn´t have  Cafe
  • Tea or coffee machine doesn´t have  Tea or coffee machine
  • Garden doesn´t have  Garden
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Student lounge doesn´t have  Student lounge
  • Prayer room doesn´t have  Prayer room
  • Kitchenette doesn´t have  Kitchenette
  • Support deparment for the students doesn´t have  Support deparment for the students

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Holidays

  • 03/10/2017
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  • 01/01/2019
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Accreditations

The school is accredited by:

Departamento de Educación y Ciencias de Irlanda

EAQUALS

ESOL

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FIYTO

IALC

WYSE Travel Confederation


Strongest Points

  • A multicultural and cosmopolitan capital
  • Many events and attractions easily accessible through public transport
  • An interesting history reflected throughout the city

Berlin

Berlin is, without a doubt, one of the most interesting cities in Europe and in the world. After it was destroyed in World War 2, it was the image and symbol of a world divided into two. But this now forms part of the past, in the last 20 years Berlin has changed into a youthful and cosmopolitan city which has a lot to offer to different types of people: lovers of art, nightlife, history or sport. The hustle and bustle of the large city can be combined with the peacefulness of the nature. 

Berlin is an easygoing city. Dominated by contrasts, it is a place where nobody is surprised by anything and where there is room for all different trends and ways of thinking. Its diversity can be reflected in its districts, the most alternative in the East, most famous amongst the youth, artists and the most eccentric people. Elegance and peace can be found in the West. Here, nearly four million people live, in the biggest city in Germany. However, it is a city that is also peaceful. This is perhaps because Berlin used to be made up of small villages... welcome to the city where it is impossible to get bored.

Useful information

Interests

  • The etymological meaning of Berlin is "marshland" due to the nature of the land on which the city is built. 
  • It is the third most visited city in the European Union
  • Berlin wall, which divided the city between 1961 and 1989, was 45 kilometres long and divided the city into two, and another 115 kilometres which separated the western part of communist Germany. The so called "wall of shame" was 3.6 metres tall.
  • Hitler´s bunker is under a car park. This is so you can pass it without noticing it. There is only a small plaque indicating what it is. 
  • One tenth of the population of Berlin are foreign, mainly Turkish, Italian, Polish and Russians. 
  • Berlin is considered the European New York. In this city, nearly all the cultures in the world live together in harmony and it is a clear and definite example of multicultural and multiracial tolerance. 
  • The nightlife in Berlin has no reason to envy that of New York or London.
  • Berlin attracts artists worldwide, many of them established in the German capital and enrich their dynamic creative proposals and state-of-the-art Berlin art scene. 
  • The cost of life can double that of the cost in Spain. But the city is very varied and there are many economical places to go out, drink, shop...
  • In Germany it is almost obligatory to add a 10% tip to every bill. This applies to any bar, cafe or restaurant (not if asked to in a bar).

 

What to see in Berlin

  • Jewish synagogue: opened in 1866, inspired by the arabic style of the Alhambra in Granada. During Kristallnacht, in November 1938, it was protected against attacks by the Nazis as it was in an area of buildings where the Aryan citizens lived. It was totally destroyed in 1943 and now has been converted into a museum.
  • Hackeschen Höfe: collection of courtyards in Europe and one of the best examples of the Art Deco style.
  • Arsenal of weapons. It is the most important Baroque style building in Berlin
  • Bebelplatz was the scene of burning books on the 10th May 1933 by the Nazis, where they burnt 22,000 books. 
  • Reichstag - Parliament:  the visit to the glass dome of Reichstaf is almost mandatory for tourists: who doesn´t want to enjoy the great view and have the opportunity to stroll over the heads of the deputies?
  • The Brandemburg gate: During the division of Berlin in the Cold War, the Brandemburg gate was between the two walls: the so-called "death strip". It is the symbol of division and unification of Germany. 
  • Potsdamer Platz: was completely devastated during the second world war and was intended to be "no mans land" and was divided by the Berlin Wall for 28 years. 
  • The Tiergarten: the great "green lung" of the centre of Berlin, has an area of 210 hectares. In summer, there are two areas for nudism in the middle of the park. 

At night in Berlin

New York has it, Paris has it, and Berlin has it too: a strong nightlife which satisfies all expectations and always follows the path of new trends. Including at the time of the wall, following the example of the "Big Apple" in New York, western Berlin was a city that didn´t sleep. Here, there was no closing time for bars and clubs, which broke the night atmosphere. Quite the contrary: with accredited institutions such as the "Sage club" or the "Kit Kat club", every month new discos, clubs, lounges, and varied style bars were born... The majority of them are in the trendiest neighbourhoods: Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain. 

Berlin is also the capital of singles. So the supply of locals and parties is huge to have fun and get to know new interesting people. 

Would you like to study German in Berlin? Get in touch with us!


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Standard German course in Berlin

The German standard course is based on the learning of basic aspects of the language: written (understanding and composition) and oral (understanding and expression). It is focused around applying the language skills of the student in real life situations. The intensity of the timetable is ideal for those that want time for their free time to play sport or do activities, or simply to practice the language outside the classroom. 

Starting dates for absolute beginners in 2016: 04/01, 01/02, 07/03, 04/04, 02/05, 06/06, 04/07, 18/07, 01/08, 05/09/, 04/10, 31/10, 05/12

Additional information

Timetable: from 10:00 to 13:15 In high season the classes can be in the afternoon from 14:00 to 17:15

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 2 to 52 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning or afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  No
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  15
  • Average during the rest of year  15
  • Minimum age  16

Intensive German course in Berlin

The intensive German course is structured on the same basis as the standard course. However, it has additional aspects, such as a more intensive workrate which allows the topics to be studied in more detail. The lessons in the afternoons offer a more communicative approach, complementing the technical lessons from the morning. Additionally, it addresses optional and conversational topics. This course is ideal for those who want to progress quickly. 

Additional information

Class timetable: from 9:00 to 13:15 Start date: First Monday of every month

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  24
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  No
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  15
  • Average during the rest of year  15
  • Minimum age  17

Combined German course in Berlin

The combined German course combines the language learning with practicing a specific activity, as part of the programme. A language is the reflection of a civilisation. The combined courses provide access to cultural discoveries, through courses focused on gastronomy, music, dance, cinema, sustainable development and yoga, amongst others. 

Additional information

20 lessons per week + 5 individual sessions Timetable of class is 9:00 to 13:15

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  25
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  No
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  10
  • Minimum age  16

Preparation course for GOETHE & TELC B1, B2, C1 in Berlin

This German course focuses on the preparation of official exams that certify your language knowledge. Well known around the world, they represent an important tool for your future. Each exam is distinguished by requirements and specific methods. For this reason, we offer specialised preparation courses for every type of exam.

Starting dates for 2016: 4 weeks before the exam. 

Perfect for

For students that have already mastered German, but need the official certificate

Characteristics

  • Course duration 4 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  30
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning or afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B1, B2, C1.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  6
  • Average during the rest of year  5
  • Minimum age  16

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Extra-curricular Activities

Things to do in Berlin

The school offers a varied cultural, activity and excursion programme. Berlin has something for everyone: art, culture, sport, nature, places to go shopping and nightlife. 

They organise cultural walks, excursions and frequent visits of a minimum 4 a week, to bring the students closer to the German culture. All are free (except in exceptional cases when there is an entry charge) and they are taken by a member of our team. There are things from a German Cinema club to "Stammtisch" (a reunion for the students in one of the best bars in Berlin). 

Some of the activities that you can do:

  • Cinema on Mondays
  • Tuesday: bar night
  • Wednesday: a date with culture - visit museums, exhibitions or architectural ancient or modern work.
  • Writing Thursdays: If you like to write, you can work on the international newspaper in the school
  • Saturday excursion
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Accommodation

Family accommodation in Berlin

If you want to live in a German speaking environment, we reccommend that you choose to stay with a family, which is available with breakfast or half board (breakfast and dinner). Our host families have been carefully chosen and could be married couples or not, with or without children or single people of all ages. All of the families live in residential neighbourhoods, very well connected with the school through public transport. 

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Availability: All year

Room Type: Single or double room (for students that travel together)

School distance: from 20 to 40 minutes by public transport

Check-in: Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

Deposit fee: No

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels it has Towels
  • Breakfast it has Breakfast
  • Half Board it has Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Shared house with natives in Berlin

If you are looking for more independence, we offer the possibility of reserving a bedroom in a shared house with natives that live and work in Berlin. The bedrooms can be found in private flats. The apartments have a bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and living room. The large majority of people that share a flat with young people are under 35. However, there are also families with adults that rent out their free bedrooms. You will be able to come in and leave when you like, cook and have access to all common areas in the apartment. Living with natives offers the extraordinary opportunity of total immersion in the German culture. 

  • Internet: Depending on the apartment
  • Number of people that share the kitchen: 3-7

 


Ubicación de los apartamentos - MAPA

 

You are two friends and want to travel together?

If you are two friends and want to share an apartment, you have to reserve a double bedroom. You can´t have two single bedrooms in the same apartment. More than two students of the same nationality can not stay in the same apartment. 

Availability: All year

Room Type: single or double room (only for those travelling together)

School distance: From 10 minute walk to 30 minutes by public transort

Check-in: Sunday from 8:00

Check-out: Saturday before 10:00

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service it has Cleaning service
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Residence in Berlin

Our residences are situated near Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platzen in the centre of Berlin, just 30 minutes by public transport from the school.

Each apartment is made up of 2 single bedrooms and a double room fitted with a bed, wardrobe, a work space and a TV. The kitchen, laundry and bathroom are shared. The wifi is free.

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Availability: All year

Room Type: Double or single room

School distance: 30 minutes by public transport

Check-in: Sunday after 15:00

Check-out: Saturday before 10:00

Deposit fee: 200€

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service it has Cleaning service
  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels it has Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

How to get there

How to get to Berlin

The capital of Germany has 3 airports

From Tegel airport to the city:

Tegel airport is located 18km from the centre of Berlin.

  • Bus: There are many bus lines that connect the airport with the city:
  • Jet Express Bus TXL leaves every 15 minutes from 05:28 to 23:08 and goes to Alexanderplatz.
  • Expressbus X9 leaves every 10 minutes from 04:52 to 22:58 and goes to Bahnhof Zoo station (journey 20 minutes approx.)
  • Bus 109 goes to Bahnhof Zoo from 04:54 to 22:54
  • Bus 128 leaves every 10 minutes from 05:02 to 23:52 and goes to the metro station Osloer Straße.

From Schönefeld airport to the city

The Schönefeld airport is located 8km from the centre of Berlin

Bus: The Schönefeld shuttle bus costs around 3€, and goes from Schönefeld to U-Bahnhof Rudow, and then to KaDeWe and Potsdamer Platz.

Train: The airport is less than 30 minutes from the centre by train. The trains RE4 and RE5 AirportExpress leave every half an hour. All of the trains stop at the airport station “Flughafen Berlin-Schönefeld”. A free bus connection goes from the station to the airport terminal every 10 minutes. 

From Tempelhof airport to the city

Tempelhof airport is located 6km from the centre of Berlin. 

Metro: You will be able to catch the metro lines U6, U7, U1, U15 and trains S41, S42, S46 and S47



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