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Die 90.000ste Schülerin am Humboldt-Institut

Humboldt celebrates 90,000th student!7. June 2024

There are numerous anniversaries to celebrate at the Humboldt-Institut this year: The Lindenberg campus is celebrating its 20th anniversary and the Berlin-Mitte school has been offering German courses for […]
Katrin mit Erasmus+ in Konstanz

Learning German at Lake Constance – Erasmus+ makes teacher’s eyes shine4. June 2024

As part of an Erasmus+ study trip, German teacher Katrin Vaikmaa from Estonia spent a week as a guest student at the Humboldt-Institut in Constance. In the Humboldt Blog, […]
Garbage collection campaing in Lindenberg - Green Standard Schools

Lindenberg Students Engage in Sustainability Project18. March 2024

During each five-week course phase in Lindenberg, students embark on a dedicated project week, immersing themselves in a spectrum of activities centered around a predetermined theme. At the same […]
Annette Lind auf der Dachterrasse

Building Bridges in Europe – Politics in Residence at the Humboldt-Institut31. January 2024

Quite frequently we have the pleasure of welcoming politicians and staff from political institutions, such as the European Parliament or foreign embassies in Berlin, to our German courses at […]
Learn German with friends in Constance

New Video – German Courses at Lake Contance20. December 2023

This past summer, we took advantage of the beautiful weather and the many motivated students in Constance to shoot an amazing new video. We present our language school, the […]
Humboldt Advent Calendar 2023

Humboldt Advent Calendar 2023 – Win a German Course Every Week!28. November 2023

We are very happy to announce the Humboldt Advent Calendar’s eleventh season with a chance to win a two-week German course every week starting from December 1! How does […]
Keyvisual German Courses 2024

German Courses and German Summer Camps 202431. October 2023

The Humboldt-Institut provides a wide range of German courses for children, teenagers, and adults throughout the year 2024. At various locations all over Germany, students of different ages and […]
Early Bird Offer

Early Bird Offer 202411. October 2023

For all German courses in Bad Schussenried, Lindenberg, Berlin-Mitte and Constance that take place in 2024, the 2023 course fees apply for enrollments received until November 1, 2023. From […]

Star Award “German Language School” for the Humboldt-Institut28. September 2023

For the fifth time in a row, the Humboldt-Institut has won the StudyTravel Star Award in the category “German Language School”. The award is presented annually in London by […]
Two nuns learning German in Berlin

Pink Sisters: Two Nuns and Their German Course in Berlin12. September 2023

Our language school in Berlin hosted two very special students in July: Suzzette and Lorena. The two are nuns in the Holy Trinity Monastery in Bad Driburg in Western […]
Tania vor der Rheinbrücke in Konstanz

My Progress with Learning German – from A1 to B11. August 2023

Our student Tania from Colombia has been attending a German course at the Humboldt-Institut in Constance since February 2023. Here in the blog, she regularly tells us about her […]
Grecia in Dresden

My Adventure Learning German in Berlin16. May 2023

Our student Grecia tells us here about her first months in Berlin, during which she has already successfully completed A1 and A2 German courses and is currently attending a […]
Ivan

My University Studies in Germany – Ivan from Ukraine4. April 2023

Our former student Ivan has been studying biotechnology in Jena since 2021. In our blog, he describes his path to studying in Germany and what tips he has for […]
Tania in Tübingen

My German Course in Constance – Tania from Colombia8. March 2023

Our student Tania recently started her German course in Constance on level A1. In the Humboldt Blog, she writes about her experiences in Germany in general and at the […]
Students in class

Our German Courses and German Summer Camps in 20231. January 2023

The Humboldt-Institut provides a wide range of German courses for children, teenagers, and adults throughout the year 2023. At various locations all over Germany, students of different ages and […]
Auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt

A beautiful Advent week at the Humboldt-Institut in Constance🎄21. December 2022

Today is the last school day of the year for our students in Constance. We bid you farewell for the Christmas holidays and look forward to welcoming you back […]
Kartfahren in Konstanz

Leisure Activities in Constance9. December 2022

In Constance – and in all other course locations – the Humboldt-Institut offers its students a varied leisure and cultural program every week. Betty, one of our students from […]
Grammatik-Fanatiker Podcast

Grammatik-Fanatiker – The Humboldt Podcast24. November 2022

Tune in to the new Humboldt podcast! “Grammar Fanatics” is the title of a new podcast, created by our students in Berlin. They record an episode on different topics […]
Pelinsu Titelbild

My First German Course in Germany10. November 2022

Hello, I am Pelinsu, I am from Turkey, and I am 16 years old. I spent three weeks at the Humboldt-Institut Lindenberg this year and those three weeks were […]
Students in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin

Combination Course Berlin-Constance: Learn German in Two Cities21. September 2022

Our student Beatriz is currently experiencing the combined course “Berlin-Constance”. She first started her German course at the Humboldt-Institut in Berlin-Mitte, and meanwhile attends our residential language school in […]
Lars in our school in Berlin

Meet Our Students: Lars Backe (B2) from Norway7. July 2022

Can you briefly introduce yourself? My name is Lars Backe Madsen, I am a business journalist and author. I mainly write non-fiction, but am currently working on my second […]
Jad vor der Uni Leipzig

My Path to Studying Medicine in Germany7. June 2022

Our former student Jad is studying medicine at the University of Leipzig. In this interview, he tells us about his path to studying in Germany and reveals his secret […]

How to Get out of Your Comfort Zone and Learn German13. May 2022

Our student Jakob tells us about his political commitment, his musical talent and his experiences in Lindenberg. Jakob comes from China, currently attends the 12th grade at the Lindenberg […]

From Venezuela to Germany – My German Experience in Berlin26. April 2022

Taking a long-term language course abroad is a big decision to make. Will I enjoy the culture, the food, the people? What do I have to take into consideration […]
We explore the city together on the first day

German Courses for Children, Teenagers, and Adults in the Summer of 20221. March 2022

Update: Please check our new blog post for information on the German courses and summer courses 2023 After not being able to offer as many summer courses as usual […]

Meet Eleonora from Italy – Winner of the Advent Calendar24. January 2022

The Humboldt Advent Calendar 2021 was barely over when we welcomed the first winner to our language school in Berlin! Eleonora from Italy attended her two-week B1 German course […]

A Semester Abroad at a Language School – Part 212. January 2022

In the first part of the blog series “A Semester Abroad at a Language School”, we introduced you to the Colorado College from the USA, which completed a semester […]

A Semester Abroad at a Language School – Part 116. December 2021

It’s a first for the Colorado College! The college from the USA has been sending its students to Germany for stays abroad for years. After many years in a […]

Humboldt Advent Calendar 2021 – Win a German Course Every Week!29. November 2021

We are very happy to announce the Humboldt Advent Calendar’s tenth season with a chance to win a two-week German course every week! How does it work? Starting on […]

Getting to Know your Fellow Students on the Water21. October 2021

Every year, we students of the Humboldt Boarding School Lindenberg go on a get-to-know trip, which takes place on a weekend after the start of the school year. This […]

All You Need to Know About our German Courses in 202214. September 2021

Our website has been updated with the dates & fees for our 2022 German courses and summer courses. You find all the essential information either on our courses overview […]

A Special Reunion with Angelo from Italy3. September 2021

Many students at the Humboldt-Institut enjoyed their German course so much that they return to Germany for a second or third time. We already presented some of these students […]

The Demand for Learning German Grows Around the World27. July 2021

Over 100 million people in Europe speak German as their mother tongue. This makes it the most widely spoken language on this continent. German is an official language in […]

Reopening of our School in Bad Schussenried9. July 2021

Last Sunday, July 4, 2021 the time had finally come: After almost ten months, we were finally able to reopen the gates to our institute in Bad Schussenried and […]

German Summer Courses for Kids & Teens 202128. April 2021

Update: Please check the updated version of this article about our German summer courses 2023. Despite Corona, the Humboldt-Institut will once again offer numerous opportunities for children and teenagers […]

Closeness despite Distance – Our Boarding School in Lindenberg during the Pandemic9. April 2021

Going abroad mid-pandemic in order to learn a foreign language: Is that safe and is it even fun? We spoke to Polina (15 years old, Ukraine) and Liam (15 […]

New Website for the Humboldt Boarding School Lindenberg18. March 2021

Since 2011 the Humboldt Boarding School in Lindenberg has been offering students from all over the world a second home in Germany. Young students receive a well-founded education at […]

Humboldt Advent Calendar 2020 – Win a German Course Every Week!30. November 2020

We are very happy to announce the Humboldt Advent Calendar’s ninth season with a chance to win a two-week German language course every week! How does it work? Starting […]

Meet Isla from England – Winner of the Humboldt Advent Calendar27. October 2020

Our last winner, Isla, is from Bristol in the UK. During her gap year she had already attended an A2 and B1 level German course at the Humboldt-Institut in […]

New Program for German Courses 2021 Online!28. September 2020

Our website has been updated with the dates & fees for our 2021 German courses and summer courses for kids and teens in Germany and Austria. You find all […]

Our German Courses Are Back!23. June 2020

We’re back: our residential schools in Bad Schussenried and Lindenberg are already open, German courses in Berlin-Mitte resume on June 29th and the summer courses in Munich will start […]

5 Weeks of Sustainability – Plogging in Lindenberg7. March 2020

Students of the Humboldt-Institut in Lindenberg spent a total of five weeks thinking about how they could protect the environment as part of a sustainability project. For example, they […]

German for Teenagers and Young Adults – Summer Courses 20202. March 2020

This year the Humboldt-Institut once again offers numerous opportunities for teenagers and young adults from all over the world who want to learn German in Germany. At various locations […]

German for Children – Summer Courses 202018. February 2020

This year, the Humboldt-Institut again offers numerous opportunities for children and teenagers from all over the world who want to learn German. At different locations throughout Germany and in […]

All Good Things Come in Threes – Triplets Learn German30. January 2020

Hello, can you introduce yourself briefly? We are Barbara, Leonardo and Lorenzo and we are triplets. We were all born on the same day in May 2005 in Sao […]

From Zero German to B2 in 6 Months – Isabela from Brazil16. January 2020

Today we talk with Isabela, who has been attending the Lindenberg Gymnasium since September and previously learned German at the Humboldt-Institut in Lindenberg. Hello Isabela, can you please briefly […]

Know your Limit – Young Students and Smartphones5. January 2020

As part of the leisure program, students at the Humboldt-Institut can choose activities from the fields of sport, creativity and culture every day. In addition to practicing and improving […]

FDSV Accreditation and UED Award for the Humboldt-Institut11. December 2019

At the end of 2019, the Humboldt-Institut is very pleased to announce a new association membership and winning the UED award: Humboldt joins FDSV Since November 2, 2019, the […]

Humboldt Advent Calendar 2019 – Win a German Course Every Week!29. November 2019

We are very happy to announce the Humboldt Advent Calendar’s eight season with a chance to win a two-week German language course every week! How does it work? Starting […]

Meet Audrey from Canada – Winner of the Humboldt Advent Calendar19. November 2019

Audrey from Canada heard of the Humboldt Advent Calendar from a friend on Facebook. Shortly later, she won the first prize, a two-week German course in Constance. It was […]

Humboldt-Institut Wins Star Award German Language School18. October 2019

For the second time in a row, the Humboldt-Institut has won the Star Award in the category German language school. The prize is awarded by StudyTravel Magazine, a specialist […]

New Program for German Courses 2020 Online!2. October 2019

Our website has been updated with the dates & fees for our 2020 German courses and summer courses for kids and teens in Germany and Austria. You find all […]

Abitur 2019 in Lindenberg19. August 2019

Six students of the Lindenberg boarding school have successfully passed their Abitur (German high school graduation certificate) at the Lindenberg Gymnasium. Alexey, Athena, Kseniia, Megan, Yiran and Zhaorui have […]

From Learning German to Brewing Beer in Germany25. July 2019

Sol from Korea, a former student at Humboldt-Institut Constance, starts his apprenticeship as a brewer in Germany this August. In this short interview he tells us more about his […]

Daria from Ukraine – Winner of the Humboldt Advent Calendar8. July 2019

Daria from Ukraine won a two-week German course during the latest issue of the Humboldt Advent Calendar. She decided to take a B1 German course in Berlin. For two […]

Berlin celebrates Humboldt’s anniversary year 201924. June 2019

This year marks the 250th anniversary of Alexander von Humboldt. Many institutions in Berlin commemorate this extraordinary scholar with expositions and various events. Alexander von Humboldt was born in […]

Returning students to Humboldt – Anastasia (A2) from Latvia7. June 2019

Among the many students at the schools of the Humboldt-Institut, a certain number are returning students who study with Humboldt for the second or even third time. Anastasia from […]

New Website: Boarding Schools in Germany15. May 2019

You have probably already heard of our popular „Going to School in Germany“ program. In addition to the printed brochure, the Humboldt-Institut is now happy to announce the launch […]

Returning students to Humboldt – Isabella (B2) from Brazil24. April 2019

Among the many students at the schools of the Humboldt-Institut, a certain number are returning students who study with Humboldt for the second or even third time. Isabella from […]

Humboldt-Institut in Lindenberg Celebrates 15th Anniversary9. April 2019

At the Humboldt-Institut the series of anniversaries does not stop. Last year, the 70,000th student arrived for a German course, and this year the Lindenberg site celebrates its 15th […]

Humboldt Students Engage with their Neighbours in Constance21. March 2019

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, students of the Humboldt-Institut Constance organized an international buffet by and for women together with the community center Allmannsdorf. The community […]

Returning students to Humboldt – Alexandru (B1) from Romania18. March 2019

Among the many students at the schools of the Humboldt-Institut, a certain number are returning students who study with Humboldt for the second or even third time. Alexandru from […]

Returning students to Humboldt – Costanza (B2) from the US4. March 2019

Among the many students at the schools of the Humboldt-Institut, a certain number are returning students who study with Humboldt for the second or even third time. Costanza from […]

Meet Sara from Italy – Winner of the Humboldt Advent Calendar20. February 2019

Sara from Italy heard of the Humboldt Advent Calendar by chance on Facebook. Shortly later, she won the first prize, a two-week German course in Berlin. It is Sara’s […]

University Studies in Germany for International Students13. February 2019

Germany is becoming an increasingly popular destination for university students from around the globe. “Made in Germany” is a synonym for quality and Germany offers top quality education and […]

Returning students to Humboldt – Mariia (B2) from Ukraine7. January 2019

Among the many students at the schools of the Humboldt-Institut, a certain number are returning students who study with Humboldt for the second or even third time. Mariia from […]

Creative Christmas Projects in Bad Schussenried14. December 2018

In the last weeks of the year many projects at the Humboldt-Institut in Bad Schussenried are revolving around Christmas. Creative activities on offer were for instance crafting Christmas tree […]

Humboldt Advent Calendar 2018 – Win a German Course Every Week!30. November 2018

We are very happy to announce the Humboldt Advent Calendar’s seventh season with a chance to win a two-week German language course every week! How does it work? Starting […]

Returning students to Humboldt – Way Hinn (B2) from Malaysia23. November 2018

Among the many students at the schools of the Humboldt-Institut, a certain number are returning students who study with Humboldt for the second or even third time. Way Hinn […]

Humboldt-Institut receives ST Star Award German Language School17. October 2018

The Humboldt-Institut has been voted “ST Star German Language School 2018” by educational agents and counselors from around the world. The Humboldt-Institut is very happy to receive the 2018 […]

A Visit to Boarding Schools in Germany17. October 2018

Recently the Humboldt-Institut invited educational agents and consultants from various countries to a Familiarization Trip to get to know more about secondary education in Germany. The trip included visits […]

Returning students to Humboldt – Varya (B2) from Russia27. September 2018

Among the many students at the schools of the Humboldt-Institut, a certain number are returning students who study with Humboldt for the second or even third time. Varya from […]

Returning Students at the Humboldt-Institut in Berlin17. September 2018

Among the many students at the schools of the Humboldt-Institut, a certain number are returning students who study with Humboldt for the second or even third time. This is […]

German Summer Courses Seen by Students, Part 330. August 2018

Often students at the Humboldt-Institut create amazing videos about their experiences during their German courses in Germany. As summer is almost over, this is the time to review the […]

Humboldt-Institut Celebrates 70,000 Students13. August 2018

One highlight follows another at German language school Humboldt-Institut. Last year the school celebrated its 40th anniversary and this year welcomes its student number 70,000! Victoria from Switzerland arrived […]

Outdoor Education at Humboldt Boarding Home in Lindenberg24. July 2018

Right on time before the end of the 2017/2018 school year, we are happy to present you the best bits from the Outdoor Education program. All seasons and activities […]

Abitur for Eight Students of the Humboldt Boarding School10. July 2018

A total of eight happy graduates of the Humboldt boarding school in Lindenberg received their Abitur (German high school graduation certificate) in the past week. Three of them – […]

Welcome to Germany!22. June 2018

The first weekend of July is traditionally the weekend with the highest number of student arrivals. This year we are happy to welcome more than 700 students who will […]
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New Languages Available: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Japanese and more…25. April 2018

In addition to the 6 languages our website is already translated in, we are happy to announce the launch of landing pages in 8 additional languages. Those pages give […]

Why I learn German – Interview with Derin from Istanbul17. April 2018

Derin is taking German courses at the Humboldt-Institut in Lindenberg since September. She tells us about her motivation to learn German, her goals and of course her time in […]

German Summer Courses Seen by Students 2/229. March 2018

Often students at the Humboldt-Institut create amazing videos about their experiences in Germany. As summer is approaching quickly, this is the time to review the best videos from summer […]

German Summer Courses Seen by Students 1/221. March 2018

Often students at the Humboldt-Institut create amazing videos about their experiences in Germany. As summer is approaching quickly, this is the time to review the best videos from the […]

Humboldt-Institut voted for Best Language School Germany 201715. March 2018

Each year UED, the Turkish association of education consultants, asks its members to vote for the best language schools worldwide. German is one of the most popular foreign languages […]