Quality German Courses in Germany

The Humboldt-Institut offers high-quality German courses for kids, teenagers, adults and executives. An intensive German program at the Humboldt-Institut is the ideal solution for everyone who is looking to improve his or her German quickly and effectively.

Small classes, intensive lessons, effective teaching methods and qualified teachers facilitate a quicker learning success. Thanks to our immersion concept, all students are immersed in the German language from the very beginning. You can use your newly acquired knowledge also outside the classroom and thus quickly improve your German.

Whether you are looking for a course for a total beginner or an advanced learner, you want an intensive or a summer course, German for school, university or your job: The Humboldt-Institut has the perfect German course for you!

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Children and Teenagers

ages 9-13 and 14-18

Learning in pairs


ages 18 and older

Individual intensive courses for managers


in Berlin and Constance

Female student in classroom


all age groups

Students at their tablet

German + University

ages 18 and older

Benefits with Humboldt


German for all ages and levels


Packages with accommodation and activities


Start dates year-round


Immersion concept


Fast learning progress


Certified quality according to DIN EN 14804

Everything is as I hoped it would be. I think I spoke more German yesterday than I ever have in my life.
Cecilia (32)

German Courses and Summer Camps in Germany

At every course center we offer an attractive fully-inclusive package with German course, accommodation, full board and a variety of leisure activities.

This setting creates a family atmosphere that enhances students’ success and enthusiasm for the program’s community experience. Feel your skills improve as you make friends with your classmates from around the world. The varied social program is always fun and helps practicing German in a wide variety of real-life situations.

Learn German at one of our 12 course centers in Germany and Austria

The best way to learn a language is on location: Our German immersion programs are offered year-round in Berlin, Constance, Lindenberg and Bad Schussenried. All other course locations are German summer courses, mostly in July and August.

German summer programs for young learners are offered in big cities like Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Vienna as well as smaller cities such as Bad Dürkheim, Heessen Castle or Reimlingen, specifically suited for children.

At the Humboldt-Institut you will find the ideal setting for your German course in Germany.

Find the Best German Course for You

German courses are being offered at the Humboldt-Institut all year round for all language levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2) and all ages.

German courses for beginners: For total beginners with no prior knowledge, there are special start dates every five weeks. Students with previous knowledge can join existing courses almost every week.

You will find the exact dates and prices after clicking on the page of the respective course location. There you can also find out more about the facilities and location as well as the extensive leisure and cultural program.

Course Finder

Filter all courses by age group, month and/or course type.

The teachers are highly qualified and all very nice. There is always a good atmosphere in the building. Learning at Humboldt is fun and never boring!
Sindi (19)

Our German language school in Berlin


ages 18 and older

Einzelintensivkurse für Manager in Berlin


ages 27 and older

One-to-one intensive courses for executives


ages 27 and older

Der „Campus am See“ in Bad Schussenried von oben

Bad Schussenried

ages 10-13 & 14-17

Die Sprachschule in Konstanz von außen


ages 18 and older

Student residence and classrooms for the sumer course in Berlin.


ages 15-18

Welcome to the summer course in Cologne!


ages 15-18

Class at the summer course in Düsseldorf


ages 14-18

Unsere Schule in Lindenberg


ages 13-17

Circle of heads


ages 15-18

On a tour through the city


ages 15-18

The boarding school building in Bad Dürkheim

Bad Dürkheim

ages 11-14

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ages 9-13

What is Special About German Courses at the Humboldt-Institut?

The Humboldt-Institut has more than 45 years of experience in teaching German as a foreign language. This makes us one of the most experienced language schools for German courses. We attach great importance to ensuring that students in our courses learn German quickly and effectively.

Intensive German courses


The special feature of Humboldt’s German courses is their intensity, which – combined with the immersion program – enables our students to make rapid learning progress. Teenagers and adults have 30 lessons per week, children have 25 lessons of German per week.

Especially for students who are learning German in order to subsequently attend a boarding school, to study at university or to work in Germany, a fast learning progress is crucial.

Quality German courses


As a member of the FDSV, an association of leading German language travel operators and language schools, the Humboldt-Institut is committed to strict quality guidelines, based on the European language travel standard DIN EN 14804.

The Humboldt-Institut’s German programs and course locations have been tested according to detailed criteria and meet all the requirements and guidelines of the FDSV.

Become fluent in German!


Our experience has shown that small classes play an important role for successful learning. This is why our classes are small, with approximately 10 students each.
As a result, students have an above-average share of speaking time compared to conventional language courses.

Secondly, students are taught by highly motivated teachers holding university degrees. Interactive lessons allow the students to practice and consolidate the content through active application. A variety of teaching methods enrich the lessons, create a positive atmosphere and make learning fun.

German immersion with Humboldt


Learning in the classroom is essential to become fluent in German, but it’s not enough. During a language course in Germany, you will be able to practice the language throughout the day in a variety of real-life situations.
Our immersion concept, with on-campus accommodation, social activities and meals, creates ideal conditions for speaking as much German as possible in a natural way.

You will feel how your knowledge improves as you make new friends from all over the world in class and during leisure time!

Book your course now!

Book a course

For all questions concerning our course offerings or for booking a German language course, our staff will gladly assist you. We can be reached Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm CET. Send us an email to info@humboldt-institut.org, use our contact form or call us +49 7522 988 0.

We will be more than happy to advise you on learning German in Germany!

A great teacher, very understanding, dynamic, included everyone in the class and motivated us. This really made the course great. I feel like I learned a lot!
Eva (17)

News from our Language Schools

News and stories from our schools and students are regularly published on the Humboldt blog. Find the latest stories here:

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Award-winning German Courses

The Humboldt-Institut’s German courses regularly receive prizes and awards, for example the “German Language School” Star Award from StudyTravel Magazine or the UED Award from the Association of Turkish Educational Consultants in the categories “Best Summer School Germany” and “Language School Germany”.

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