German Summer Courses Berlin-Teenager
ages 15-18 · A1-C1
Learn German and discover Berlin!
The cosmopolitan city of Berlin with more than 3.5 million inhabitants has a lot to offer to teenagers. Program students can enjoy the flair of the capital with a boat ride on the Spree River, a visit to the Berlin Zoo — home to the greatest variety of species of any zoo on earth — or by simply taking a leisurely stroll through the city.
The Brandenburg Gate, the remains of the Berlin Wall, and the world-famous Reichstag all serve as witnesses to Germany’s eventful history.
The fascinating blend of different cultures, the modern architecture and the great variety of outstanding cultural events all justify Berlin’s reputation as a metropolis of superlatives and guarantee an unforgettable summer for our students. Learn more about our German language summer program in Berlin!
German summer courses for teenagers in Berlin
During the course, our international students stay in the centrally located youth hostel near Berlin Central Station. The house is tucked away in a quiet side street – a green oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city. German classes also take place in the youth hostel from Monday to Friday. Different language levels (A1-C1) and starting dates are offered for beginners and advanced learners.
Despite its very central location the guest house is a very quiet place and perfect to spend a summer. All rooms are very bright and modern, and have en-suite bathrooms. Rooms are shared by three to four students.
We carefully choose the students who will share a room with each other. We take care to match roommates who have a comparable German language level and are of similar age, yet speak different native languages. This way we encourage them to speak and practice German with each other outside of the classroom. Boys and girls are housed separately.
Our students receive three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Laundry service is offered to all students free of charge once a week for their personal laundry. Sheets and linen will be provided and changed regularly. We ask you to bring your own towels for daily use.
German summer courses & fees
In Berlin the Humboldt-Institut offers German summer courses for teenagers. Every week, from Monday to Friday, 30 lessons are taught in small classes. The lessons and the learning content are specially adapted to the age group of teenagers. Through varied forms of learning and a high proportion of speaking, our teachers motivate all students to actively participate in the lessons.
The summer courses in Berlin are offered as a complete package including accommodation, full board, daily leisure activities and excursions.
What is included?
All courses include all lessons, course materials, housing accommodations, full board, 24-hour supervision, daily activity program, weekly excursions (including entrance fees), laundry service and a certificate.
What is my level of German? With our online placement test, you can determine your German level before the course. However, the online test does not replace the on-site placement test.
Good to know
All the famous sights of Berlin, such as the government district, the Reichstag (where the German Parliament is housed), the Brandenburg Gate (symbol of the reunification of the two Germanys) and the Spree River, but also the hidden treasures of the city, its boutiques, flea markets, museums, sidewalk cafes and typical Berlin boroughs, are located within easy reach of the guest house.
After a strenuous afternoon in town, our students can relax in the guest house’s common room. Internet access, a TV room, pool tables and table football are also available for our students’ use.
Every day we offer an attractive and varied activity program with sports, games or cultural events for the leisure time after class. Our staff will encourage and motivate students to participate in the activities. This leisure program is included in the tuition fees.
The following leisure activities are offered:Handicrafts, Beachvolleyball, Board games, Football, Museums, Visit of the Reichstag, Swimming, City tour
Every Saturday, our staff members organize and accompany full-day excursions to attractive destinations. Every Wednesday, our students will have half-day excursions to sights and interesting towns within the region. The excursions and the entrance fees are already included in the course fee. Some of our offers include:
We guarantee reliable around-the-clock supervision, both during the excursions as well as throughout the whole course. All students are expected to attend all classes, meals and scheduled activities and excursions.
German courses in Berlin for adults
In addition to the summer courses for teenagers, the Humboldt-Institut in Berlin-Mitte offers intensive courses for adults aged 18 and older all year round. The intensive German courses can be booked with accommodation as well. More information about our language school on our Berlin-Mitte page
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.
c/o Jugendgästehaus Hauptbahnhof
Lehrter Str. 68
Arrival by car
For students arriving by car, the course center is located at Seydlitzstraße 20.
We will pick up our students from the Berlin Hauptbahnhof railway station free of charge.
We can arrange a transfer service for a fee of EUR 60 from or to Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER).
An additional fee of EUR 35 applies for students who are booked as unaccompanied minor (UM) on their departure flight.
More PDF documents:
Boarding Schools brochure