Berlin-Mitte

age 18 and older · A1-C2

Learn German in a city of superlatives: With over 3.5 million residents, Berlin is Germany’s largest city and is the home of numerous prestigious universities, colleges, and research institutes. Berlin is also the country’s most important political, economic and cultural center. This makes Berlin the perfect location for students from all over the world to study German and learn more about Germany’s history, politics and arts at the Humboldt-Institut’s German language school.

Our German language school in Berlin

The Humboldt-Institut has been welcoming students to its German language school in Berlin since June 2014. The school offers modern classrooms, a language laboratory, a spacious common area and comfortable student rooms. A special highlight is the rooftop terrace with panoramic views of Berlin. The institute’s central location in Berlin-Mitte and excellent transit connections put a large number of sights within easy reach.

Accommodation

During their German course in Berlin our students may choose between two types of accommodation:

Student residence on campus
The students are housed in our residence in single, twin or on occassion triple rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. All rooms feature modern and comfortable furniture, TV and Wi-Fi internet access. Living on-campus offers many advantages: a short walk to class, ideal learning conditions and a family atmosphere.

With this 360° panoramic image you get a first impression of the rooms in Berlin.

Our all-inclusive course fees cover three meals a day as well as a selection of fresh fruit. Our kitchen staff offers a varied and healthy diet and cooks all meals fresh every day.

Bed linen and towels will be provided and changed regularly. For your personal laundry there is a coin washing machine and dryer available.

Host families
In their host families, students will stay in single or twin rooms. Students will have breakfast with their families and lunch at the school. All host families have been carefully selected and are well- known to us. The commute time between host family and school may take up to one hour.

Leisure time

Berlin is such an exciting city with such an amazing range of options that finding things to do during free afternoons and evenings is practically guaranteed for each and every course participant:

Berlin Dome

Brandenburg Gate

TV tower

Berlin Wall

Berlin features world-renowned museums, many concerts, theatrical productions, cultural events, movie theaters, bars, beer gardens and discos, as well as shopping opportunities. If you prefer some peace and quiet, you can also enjoy the many oases of tranquility in and around the city.

Leisure time activities

We offer our course students an interesting and varied leisure program that is already included in the course fee, except for entrance fees. We are also happy to help them plan and organize their own activities. Our leisure time coordinators are often students at Berlin universities who know the city and German university campus life well and can give many valuable suggestions and recommendations.

The following list are some examples of leisure time activities that are possible in Berlin:

  • Cinema/night clubs
  • Barbecue
  • Swimming/Tennis/Climbing
  • Basketball/Football
  • Bowling/Billiards
  • Galleries/Museums/Theatre/Concerts/Zoo

Entrance fees are not included in the course fee.

Weekly schedule

For more detailed information about the German lessons in the morning and afternoon, the leisure activities and excursions, we have put together an exemplary schedule for a week at the Humboldt-Institut in Berlin. Click on the following link to download the weekly schedule for Berlin-Mitte.

Excursions

Every Saturday we offer full-day excursions to interesting cities or sights that are included in the course fee, except for entrance fees. Possible destinations are:

Potsdam

Potsdam

Dresden

Dresden

Leipzig

Leipzig

Ostsee

Baltic Sea



„ I have learned a lot during this week and the lessons were always interesting and fun.
Marta, age 18

Location


Invalidenstraße 19
10115 Berlin
info@humboldt-institut.org
Tel. +49 30 8145 3761-0
 

German courses & fees

The Humboldt-Institut offers various options to study German in Berlin: intensive German courses with 30 lessons per week, part-time German courses with 5 or 6 lessons per week and one-to-one German courses with 25, 30 or 40 lessons per week. The German classes in Berlin are offered for all language levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.

All intensive courses are also available as a full-package including accommodation, full board and after-class activities. Further information on the courses can be found on the overview page German courses for adults.

Intensive course 30

30 lessons/week
Duration: 2-52 weeks

795 €/week (10+ weeks) and 920 €/week

incl. accommodation and board

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

August 1, August 15*, August 22*, August 8*, Dezember 19*, Dezember 26*, Dezember 5*, November 14, November 28*, Oktober 10, Oktober 17*, Oktober 31*, September 12*, September 26*, September 5


Starting dates:

April 10*, April 17, April 24*, April 3*, August 14*, August 21*, August 7*, Dezember 18*, Dezember 25*, Dezember 4*, Februar 20*, Februar 27*, Februar 6, Januar 2, Januar 23*, Januar 9*, Juli 10*, Juli 17*, Juli 24*, Juli 3*, Juli 31, Juni 12*, Juni 19*, Juni 26, Juni 5*, Mai 22, Mai 29*, Mai 8*, März 13, März 20*, November 13, November 20*, Oktober 16*, Oktober 30*, Oktober 9, September 11*, September 25*, September 4

* not for total beginners

plus 45 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 12 to August 20, 2022

Intensive course 30

30 lessons/week
Duration: 2-52 weeks

310 €/week (10+ weeks) and 350 €/week

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

August 16*, August 2, August 23*, August 9*, Dezember 27*, Dezember 6*, November 1*, November 15, November 29*, Oktober 11, Oktober 18*, September 13*, September 27*, September 6


Starting dates:

April 11*, April 18, April 25*, April 4*, August 1, August 15*, August 22*, August 8*, Dezember 19*, Dezember 26*, Dezember 26*April 4*, Dezember 5*, Februar 21*, Februar 28*, Februar 7, Januar 10, Januar 24*, Januar 3, Juli 11*, Juli 18*, Juli 25*, Juli 4*, Juni 13*, Juni 20*, Juni 27, Juni 6*, Mai 23, Mai 30*, Mai 9*, März 14, März 21*, November 14, November 21*, Oktober 10, Oktober 17*, Oktober 31*, September 12*, September 26*, September 5

* not for total beginners

One-to-one intensive course 25

25 lessons/week
Duration: 1-52 weeks

2.115 €/week

incl. accommodation and board

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

One-to-one intensive course 30

30 lessons/week
Duration: 1-52 weeks

2.420 €/week

incl. accommodation and board

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

One-to-one intensive course 40

40 lessons/week
Duration: 1-52 weeks

3.030 €/week

incl. accommodation and board

Tuition: Monday – Friday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

Evening course

6 lessons/week
Duration: 12 - 52 weeks

72 €/week

Tuition: Thursday and Tuesday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

August 31, Dezember 14*, Dezember 7*, November 16*, November 2*, November 23, November 30*, November 9*, Oktober 12*, Oktober 19*, Oktober 26*, Oktober 5*, September 14*, September 21*, September 28*, September 7*


Starting dates:

April 19, April 26*, April 5*, August 30, Dezember 13*, Dezember 6*, Februar 1*, Februar 15*, Februar 22*, Februar 8*, Januar 18, Januar 25*, Juli 5*, Juni 14*, Juni 21*, Juni 28*, Juni 7*, Mai 10*, Mai 17*, Mai 24*, Mai 3*, Mai 31, März 1, März 15*, März 22*, März 29*, November 15*, November 22, November 29*, November 8*, Oktober 11, Oktober 18*, Oktober 25*, Oktober 4*, September 13*, September 20*, September 27*, September 6*

* not for total beginners

Saturday course

5 lessons/week
Duration: 12 - 52 weeks

60 €/week

Tuition: Saturday
Levels: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Dezember 11*, Dezember 18, Dezember 4*, November 13*, November 20*, November 27*, November 6*, Oktober 16*, Oktober 2*, Oktober 23*, Oktober 30*, Oktober 9*, September 11*, September 18*, September 25*, September 4


Starting dates:

Apri 23, April 2*, April 30*, April 9*, Dezember 10*, Dezember 17*, Dezember 3*, Februar 12*, Februar 19*, Februar 26*, Februar 5*, Januar 15*, Januar 22, Januar 29*, Juli 2*, Juli 9*, Juni 11*, Juni 18*, Juni 25*, Juni 4, Mai 14*, Mai 21*, Mai 28*, Mai 7*, März 12*, März 19*, März 26*, März 5, November 12*, November 19*, November 26, November 5*, Oktober 1*, Oktober 22*, Oktober 29*, Oktober 8*, Oktobre 15, September 10*, September 17*, September 24*, September 3

* not for total beginners

 

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What is included:

All German courses with accommodation include all lessons, course materials, housing, full board, daily activity program, weekly excursions (except entrance fees) and a certificate.

All Courses without accommodation and part-time courses include all lessons, books and a certificate.

 

Part-time German courses

In addition to our intensive German courses, we also offer part-time German courses. No matter if you wish to study German in the evening* or on Saturdays*: we have the right course for you! Part-time courses consist of 2 modules per level (A1, A2, B1) and 4 modules per level (B2, C1, C2). One module equals 12 weeks of course.

You are welcome to have your German language level tested at our institute before your course starts. Please call to make an appointment for the test. Alternatively, you can test your German skills by taking our online test. Please note: the online test is only a rough guideline; it does not replace the placement test in the school.

Learners with previous German knowledge may begin a course on a weekly basis upon previous agreement and depending on the placement test results.

Here you find the schedules for our part-time German courses:

Type of German course Day and time
Evening German course Tuesday and Thursday from 18:00 – 20:30
Saturday German course Saturday from 9:30 – 14:00

In part-time courses no lessons are held:

  • on all Berlin bank holidays
  • during summer (July 4 – August 28, 2021)
  • over Christmas (December 19, 2021 – January 1, 2022)
  • over Easter (April 10 – April 16, 2022)
  • during summer (July 10 – August 27, 2022)
  • over Christmas (December 18, 2022 – January 7, 2023)

*For students requiring visas: no visa will be granted for courses involving fewer than 18 lessons per week.

Important notice: until the end of 2021, the part-time course take place as online courses.

 

Bildungsurlaub + German courses in Berlin

Bildungsurlaub (educational leave) is a special form of vacation that serves vocational or political education. The German courses of the Humboldt-Institut in Berlin are recognized as an educational offer within the meaning of the Berlin Education Leave Act. Please contact us if you would like to book a German course as part of your Bildungsurlaub. You will receive all necessary documents from us for submission to your employer. Please calculate with a processing time of about 10 weeks.

 

Berlin and Constance: two cities – one course

With the combination of courses in Berlin and Constance our learners have the opportunity to experience two uniquely distinct regions of Germany within a short amount of time.

On the one hand Germany’s capital, with more than 3.5 million inhabitants is the largest and most vibrant city in the country with a large variety of sights and cultural offers. Constance, on the other hand, is an unhurried and laid-back city of 85,000 inhabitants and is rated as having the highest quality of life in Germany due to its gorgeous location on the shores of Lake Constance and its proximity to Switzerland and the Alps.

A bus transfer between the cities (Constance–Berlin or Berlin–Constance) is included in the course fee when booking two consecutive courses of a minimum of five weeks in each of the two cities.

Mix of nationalities

Every year we welcome students from many different countries and from all continents. This balanced mix ensures an international atmosphere in our house in Berlin. Last year the distribution was as follows:

7%

9%

12%

6%

5%

4%

59%

Year-round

there were participants from 81 nations in our courses.

13%

9%

6%

5%

5%

5%

57%

In the summer

there were participants from 55 nations in our courses.

 

Related blog posts

In this non-exhaustive list you find relevant posts from the Humboldt blog about our language school in Berlin and of course our students there. We hope you enjoy reading!

 

Video

Discover the two language schools for adults in Berlin and Constance in this video. Enjoy watching!

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Arrival and departure

Our day of arrival is the Sunday before the course starts and the departure day is the Saturday after the end of the course.

Many (German) cities offer a direct train or bus connection to Berlin. The airports in Berlin are served from many different airlines nationally and internationally.

Arriving by your own car?

The Humboldt-Institut Berlin-Mitte is located in the central district and has an underground garage where students may park for a fee. Public street parking is also available nearby.

Railway station

The school is located directly next to the S-Bahn (suburban train) station Nordbahnhof. The next U-Bahn (subway, metro) station Naturkundemuseum (natural history museum) is about 500 meters away. By tram, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof (central train station) can be reached within seven minutes.

Airport transfer

If students wish to be picked up from the airport, we can arrange an airport transfer service for a fee from and to Berlin Brandenburg airport (BER).

Airport Berlin Brandenburg (BER)

50 EUR
(per person and way)

If you have more questions:

For further information and answers please see our FAQ.
For your personal offer please contact us.