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.
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.
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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.
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!
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
Timetable: from 10:00 to 13:15 In high season the classes can be in the afternoon from 14:00 to 17:15
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.
Class timetable: from 9:00 to 13:15 Start date: First Monday of every month
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.
20 lessons per week + 5 individual sessions Timetable of class is 9:00 to 13:15
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.
For students that have already mastered German, but need the official certificate
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).
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.
Availability: All year
Room Type: Single or double room (for students that travel together)
School distance: from 20 to 40 minutes by public transport
Deposit fee: No
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.
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
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.
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€
The capital of Germany has 3 airports
Tegel airport is located 18km from the centre of Berlin.
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.
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
Berlín es una ciudad increíble que merece la pena conocer!!!
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