Courses

German for adults

The Humboldt-Institut offers intensive German language courses for adults in Berlin-Mitte and Constance. The German courses of the Humboldt-Institut are offered for all language levels from A1 to C2.

Intensive German courses

The intensive German courses comprise 30 lessons of 45 minutes per week taught from Monday to Friday. The effective instruction covers all areas of language acquisition (reading, listening, speaking, writing and grammar). We attach importance to small classes with approximately 10 students taught by experienced teachers.

One-to-one intensive courses

Students in one-to-one courses can choose between 25, 30 or 40 lessons of 45 minutes per week. The course contents will be customized to the needs of each course participant and may comprise both general as well as specific topics such as Business German, for example.

Part-time German courses

At the Humboldt-Institut in Berlin, German courses are also offered as part-time courses. Evening classes comprise 6 lessons per week on Tuesday and Thursday. The German courses on Saturday comprise 4 lessons each weekend.

Levels

The following table gives you an overview of the course duration for each language level. The duration is based on an intensive course with 30 lessons per week.

Level   Duration
A1 Elementary 1
also for total beginners
  5 weeks
A2 Elementary 2   5 weeks
B1 Intermediate 1   5 weeks
B2.1 Intermediate 2.1   5 weeks
B2.2 Intermediate 2.2
leads to telc Deutsch B2
  5 weeks
C1.1 Advanced 1.1
leads to TestDaF
  5 weeks
C1.2 Advanced 1.2
leads to telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule
  5 weeks
C2.1 Advanced 2.1   5 weeks
C2.2 Advanced 2.1   5 weeks
Total   45 weeks

 

Online test

You may use our free online test to check your level of German.

German courses including accommodation

Our residential schools in Berlin and Constance provide accommodation in modern and comfortable twin and single rooms with en-suite bathrooms. In Berlin few triple rooms are available as well as accommodation with host families. All intensive courses can be booked including accommodation, full board, daily leisure program and weekly excursions. All courses are bookable without accommodation as well.

On this page you will find a list of all German courses with dates and fees. Please choose the German course which best suits your needs.

Our intensive German courses for adults comprise 30 lessons of 45 minutes per week. The courses can be booked for a duration of two weeks or longer. Please choose the course which best suits your needs.

Berlin-Mitte

Intensive course 30
age 18 and older

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

670 €/week (10+ weeks) and 795 €/week

2019:
705 €/week (10+ weeks) and 835 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Dezember 2*, Dezember 23*, Dezember 30*, Dezember 9*


Starting dates:

April 14*, April 21, April 28*, April 7*, August 11*, August 18*, August 25*, August 4, Dezember 1*, Dezember 22*, Dezember 29*, Dezember 8*, Februar 10, Februar 17*, Januar 20*, Januar 27*, Januar 6, Juli 14*, Juli 21*, Juli 28*, Juli 7*, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 30, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 26, März 17, März 3*, März 31*, November 17, November 3*, Oktober 13, Oktober 20*, September 15*, September 29*, September 8

* no total beginners

plus 40 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 9 to August 17, 2019

Berlin-Mitte

Intensive course 30
age 18 and older

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

260 €/week (10+ weeks) and 305 €/week

2019:
280 €/week (10+ weeks) and 320 €/week

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Dezember 2*, Dezember 23*, Dezember 30*, Dezember 9*


Starting dates:

April 14*, April 21, April 28*, April 7*, August 11*, August 18*, August 25*, August 4, Dezember 1*, Dezember 22*, Dezember 29*, Dezember 8*, Februar 10, Februar 17*, Januar 20*, Januar 27*, Januar 6, Juli 14*, Juli 21*, Juli 28*, Juli 7*, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 30, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 26, März 17, März 3*, März 31*, November 17, November 3*, Oktober 13, Oktober 20*, September 15*, September 29*, September 8

* no total beginners

Constance

Intensive course 30
age 18 and older

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

670 €/week (10+ weeks) and 795 €/week

2019:
705 €/week (10+ weeks) and 835 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Dezember 2*, Dezember 9*


Starting dates:

April 14*, April 21, April 28*, April 7*, August 11*, August 18*, August 25*, August 4, Dezember 1*, Dezember 8*, Februar 10, Februar 17*, Januar 20*, Januar 27*, Januar 6, Juli 14*, Juli 21*, Juli 28*, Juli 7*, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 30, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 26, März 17, März 3*, März 31*, November 17, November 3*, Oktober 13, Oktober 20*, September 15*, September 29*, September 8

* no total beginners

plus 40 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 9 to August 17, 2019

Constance

Intensive course 30
age 18 and older

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

260 €/week (10+ weeks) and 305 €/week

2019:
280 €/week (10+ weeks) and 320 €/week

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Dezember 2*, Dezember 9*


Starting dates:

April 14*, April 21, April 28*, April 7*, August 11*, August 18*, August 25*, August 4, Dezember 1*, Dezember 8*, Februar 10, Februar 17*, Januar 20*, Januar 27*, Januar 6, Juli 14*, Juli 21*, Juli 28*, Juli 7*, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 30, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 26, März 17, März 3*, März 31*, November 17, November 3*, Oktober 13, Oktober 20*, September 15*, September 29*, September 8

* no total beginners

 

One-to-one intensive courses are offered with 25, 30 or 40 lessons of 45 minutes per week and can be booked for a duration of one week or longer.

Berlin-Mitte

One-to-one intensive course 25
age 18 and older

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 1-52 weeks
25 lessons/week

1.770 €/week

2019:
1.895 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

Berlin-Mitte

One-to-one intensive course 30
age 18 and older

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 1-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

2.015 €/week

2019:
2.140 €/weeks

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

Berlin-Mitte

One-to-one intensive course 40
age 18 and older

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 1-52 weeks
40 lessons/week

2.505 €/week

2019:
2.630 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

Constance

One-to-one intensive course 25
age 18 and older

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 1-52 weeks
25 lessons/week

1.770 €/week

2019:
1.895 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

Constance

One-to-one intensive course 30
age 18 and older

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 1-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

2.015 €/week

2019:
2.140 €/weeks

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

Constance

One-to-one intensive course 40
age 18 and older

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 1-52 weeks
40 lessons/week

2.505 €/week

2019:
2.630 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

 

You live in Berlin and want to learn or improve your German, but lack the time for an intensive course? Then our part-time courses in small classes with approximately 10 students are ideal for you! They comprise between four and ten lessons of 45 minutes per week and take place in the evenings or on Saturdays.

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

Evening course: Tuesday and Thursday from 18:00 – 20:30
Saturday course: Saturday from 9:30 – 13:00

 

During summer (July 9 – August 18, 2018) and over Christmas (December 23, 2018 – January 5, 2019) part-time courses are paused. In part-time courses no lessons are held on all Berlin bank holidays.

Part-time courses can be booked for a duration of six weeks or longer. Students with previous knowledge of German may be offered weekly starting dates upon registration.

Berlin-Mitte

Saturday course
age 18 and older

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 6-52 weeks
4 lessons/week

40 €/week

2019:
44 €/week

Tuition: Saturday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

August 24, Januar 12

* no total beginners

Berlin-Mitte

Evening course
age 18 and older

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 6-52 weeks
6 lessons/week

60 €/week

2019:
66 €/week

Tuition: Thursday and Tuesday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

August 18, Februar 17*, Januar 6, Mai 12*, März 31, November 10, September 29*

* no total beginners

 

“Made in Germany” is a synonym for quality all over the world. A degree from a German university gives foreign students a clear edge over their competitors in the international job market. Compared to other countries Germany offers top quality and ideal research opportunities, and studying there is relatively inexpensive.

Invest in your future today: We at the Humboldt-Institut advise and assist the students of our German courses who wish to pursue higher education in Germany. According to your foreign educational qualifications and certificates, we check if you will be granted direct or indirect admission to a German institution of higher education.

Access to university in Germany

Indirect admission means that you will have to take a two-semester foundation course (Studienkolleg) and pass an assessment test before you can apply at a university. Before you can begin your studies at a German university, you have to prove that your German language skills are sufficient. For applications at the Studienkolleg an intermediate level – usually a completed B1 or B2 level – is required. If you are granted direct admission a C1 level is necessary and your proficiency has to be confirmed by a successfully passed TestDaF (4×4) or telc C1 Hochschule exam.

If you are eligible for direct or indirect university admission depends on your foreign educational qualifications and certificates. If you have questions regarding university admission and the required level of German, please send a message to info@humboldt-institut.org.

German preparation in Berlin and Constance

In our course centers in Berlin-Mitte and Constance, we help prospective students in a very short time to reach the required German level B1 / B2 (Studienkolleg) and C1 (University). By staying in our residences you live directly on campus in an international yet German-speaking environment and can focus completely on your German language course. Accommodations, full board and an activity program (except for entrance fees) are already included in the course fee. Consultation and support in the application for higher education in Germany are offered for an additional fee.

Many international students have successfully been prepared at the Humboldt-Institut for direct or indirect admission to the following universities and institutions of higher education: Charité Berlin, Technical University Dresden, Goethe University Frankfurt, University of Marburg, LMU Munich, TU Munich and many more.

Berlin-Mitte

Intensive course 30
age 18 and older

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

670 €/week (10+ weeks) and 795 €/week

2019:
705 €/week (10+ weeks) and 835 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Dezember 2*, Dezember 23*, Dezember 30*, Dezember 9*


Starting dates:

April 14*, April 21, April 28*, April 7*, August 11*, August 18*, August 25*, August 4, Dezember 1*, Dezember 22*, Dezember 29*, Dezember 8*, Februar 10, Februar 17*, Januar 20*, Januar 27*, Januar 6, Juli 14*, Juli 21*, Juli 28*, Juli 7*, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 30, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 26, März 17, März 3*, März 31*, November 17, November 3*, Oktober 13, Oktober 20*, September 15*, September 29*, September 8

* no total beginners

plus 40 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 9 to August 17, 2019

Berlin-Mitte

Intensive course 30
age 18 and older

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

260 €/week (10+ weeks) and 305 €/week

2019:
280 €/week (10+ weeks) and 320 €/week

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Dezember 2*, Dezember 23*, Dezember 30*, Dezember 9*


Starting dates:

April 14*, April 21, April 28*, April 7*, August 11*, August 18*, August 25*, August 4, Dezember 1*, Dezember 22*, Dezember 29*, Dezember 8*, Februar 10, Februar 17*, Januar 20*, Januar 27*, Januar 6, Juli 14*, Juli 21*, Juli 28*, Juli 7*, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 30, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 26, März 17, März 3*, März 31*, November 17, November 3*, Oktober 13, Oktober 20*, September 15*, September 29*, September 8

* no total beginners

Constance

Intensive course 30
age 18 and older

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

670 €/week (10+ weeks) and 795 €/week

2019:
705 €/week (10+ weeks) and 835 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Dezember 2*, Dezember 9*


Starting dates:

April 14*, April 21, April 28*, April 7*, August 11*, August 18*, August 25*, August 4, Dezember 1*, Dezember 8*, Februar 10, Februar 17*, Januar 20*, Januar 27*, Januar 6, Juli 14*, Juli 21*, Juli 28*, Juli 7*, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 30, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 26, März 17, März 3*, März 31*, November 17, November 3*, Oktober 13, Oktober 20*, September 15*, September 29*, September 8

* no total beginners

plus 40 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 9 to August 17, 2019

Constance

Intensive course 30
age 18 and older

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

260 €/week (10+ weeks) and 305 €/week

2019:
280 €/week (10+ weeks) and 320 €/week

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Dezember 2*, Dezember 9*


Starting dates:

April 14*, April 21, April 28*, April 7*, August 11*, August 18*, August 25*, August 4, Dezember 1*, Dezember 8*, Februar 10, Februar 17*, Januar 20*, Januar 27*, Januar 6, Juli 14*, Juli 21*, Juli 28*, Juli 7*, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 30, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 26, März 17, März 3*, März 31*, November 17, November 3*, Oktober 13, Oktober 20*, September 15*, September 29*, September 8

* no total beginners

 

German for executives

In Berlin the Humboldt-Institut offers highly intensive German courses for executives on a one-to-one basis. The highly intensive German courses for executives are geared to students who wish to learn German for professional reasons. As these individuals usually cannot be away from their job for an extended time, our one-to-one intensive courses with 30 or 40 lessons of 45 minutes per week are customized to the specific needs of the students.

By having an experienced teacher dedicated to just your German language needs, you can make the most of your language-learning time in Germany. The courses are offered in our center in Berlin-Mitte for all language levels (A1–C2) and can be booked on a weekly basis.

At the Humboldt-Institut international executives receive intensive German lessons and are housed in the school’s residence directly on campus. The unique combination of learning and leisure guarantees a swift language acquisition, as German is spoken not only in the classroom, but also during the meals, the leisure-time activities in the afternoons and evenings, as well as on the weekends.

Berlin-Mitte Executives

One-to-one intensive course 30
age 27 and older

Starting dates: upon agreement
Duration: 1-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

2.240 €/week

2019:
2.595 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

frei wählbar


Starting dates:

frei wählbar

Berlin-Mitte Executives

One-to-one intensive course 40
age 27 and older

Starting dates: upon agreement
Duration: 1-52 weeks
40 lessons/week

2.780 €/week

2019:
3.230 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

frei wählbar


Starting dates:

frei wählbar

German for children and teenagers

The Humboldt-Institut offers intensive German language courses for children and teenagers in summer and year-round. Children is the term we use for our youngest students between ages 9 and 13. For the summer course in Wittgenstein Castle we welcome students from age 7, whose parents may also take German courses. Teenagers are our students between ages 14 and 18.

German lessons for kids and teens

The intensive German courses comprise either 25 lessons (children) and 30 lessons (teenagers) of 45 minutes per week. Classes run from Monday to Friday and cover the areas of listening and reading comprehension, writing skills, speaking skills and grammar. The lessons are especially structured and designed for younger and adolescent students. They are interactive and demanding, very effective and fun!

German summer courses

Our German courses for children and teenagers are offered year-round in Bad Schussenried and Lindenberg. Additional German summer courses are available from June to August in exciting cities like Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Munich or Vienna as well as in beautiful smaller towns all over Germany. Our students’ safety is always assured — regardless of the course center chosen — through our 24-hour staff supervision.

What is included

  • tuition with 25 or 30 lessons per week (depending on the age group)
  • small classes with approx. 10 students
  • placement test, course material & course certificate
  • accommodation & full board
  • daily leisure program
  • half-day excursion on Wednesdays and full-day excursion on Saturdays incl. entrance fees

Starting dates and language levels vary by course center. Please select the German course that most suits your needs.

In the course centers for children and teenagers we offer intensive German courses with 25 lessons (children) and 30 lessons (teenagers) of 45 minutes per week.

The lessons are especially structured and designed for younger and adolescent students. They are interactive and demanding, very effective, and fun!

 

Bad Schussenried

Intensive course 25
age 10-13

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2-52 weeks
25 lessons/week

760 €/week (10+ weeks) and 880 €/week

2019:
800 €/week (10+ weeks) and 925 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Dezember 2*, Dezember 23*, Dezember 30*, Dezember 9*


Starting dates:

April 14*, April 21, April 28*, April 7*, August 11*, August 18*, August 25*, August 4, Dezember 1*, Dezember 15*, Dezember 22*, Dezember 29*, Dezember 8*, Februar 10, Februar 17*, Januar 20*, Januar 27*, Januar 6, Juli 14*, Juli 21*, Juli 28*, Juli 7, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 30, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 26, März 17, März 3*, März 31*, November 17, November 3*, Oktober 20*, September 15*, September 29*, September 8

* no total beginners

plus 40 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 9 to August 17, 2019

Bad Schussenried

Intensive course 30
age 14-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

760 €/week (10+ weeks) and 880 €/week

2019:
800 €/week (10+ weeks) and 925 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Dezember 2*, Dezember 23*, Dezember 30*, Dezember 9*


Starting dates:

April 14*, April 21, April 28*, April 7*, August 11*, August 18*, August 25*, August 4, Dezember 1*, Dezember 15*, Dezember 22*, Dezember 29*, Dezember 8*, Februar 10, Februar 17*, Januar 20*, Januar 27*, Januar 6, Juli 14*, Juli 21*, Juli 28*, Juli 7, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 30, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 26, März 17, März 3*, März 31*, November 17, November 3*, Oktober 20*, September 15*, September 29*, September 8

* no total beginners

plus 40 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 9 to August 17, 2019

Lindenberg

Intensive course 30
age 13-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

760 €/week (10+ weeks) and 880 €/week

2019:
800 €/week (10+ weeks) and 925 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Dezember 2*, Dezember 23*, Dezember 30*, Dezember 9*


Starting dates:

April 14*, April 21, April 28*, April 7*, August 11*, August 18*, August 25*, August 4, Dezember 1*, Dezember 15*, Dezember 22*, Dezember 29*, Dezember 8*, Februar 10, Februar 17*, Januar 20*, Januar 27*, Januar 6, Juli 14*, Juli 21*, Juli 28*, Juli 7, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 30, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 26, März 17, März 3*, März 31*, November 17, November 3*, Oktober 20*, September 15*, September 29*, September 8

* no total beginners

plus 40 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 9 to August 17, 2019

Schmallenberg

Intensive course 30
age 14-18

Starting dates: August, July, and June
Duration: 2-8 weeks
30 lessons/week

920 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - B2

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

August 4*, Juli 14*, Juli 21*, Juli 28*, Juli 7*, Juni 23*, Juni 30

* no total beginners

Freiburg

Intensive course 30
age 14-18

Starting dates: July
Duration: 2 weeks
30 lessons/week

1.880 € (2 weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - B1

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

Juli 21*

* no total beginners

Kempten

Intensive course 30
age 14-18

Starting dates: July
Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
30 lessons/week

1.980 € (2 weeks) and 3.960 € (4 weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - B2

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

Juli 14*, Juni 30

* no total beginners

Meersburg

Intensive course 25
age 15-18

Starting dates: August, July, and June
Duration: 3 or 6 weeks
25 lessons/week

from 730 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - B2

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

Juli 14*, Juni 23

* no total beginners

Munich

Intensive course 30
age 15-18

Starting dates: August and July
Duration: 3 or 6 weeks
30 lessons/week

2.715 € (3 weeks) and 5.430 € (6 weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C1

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

Juli 28*, Juli 7

* no total beginners

Berlin-Teenager

Intensive course 30
age 15-18

Starting dates: August and July
Duration: 3 or 6 weeks
30 lessons/week

3.030 € (3 weeks) and 6.060 € (6 weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C1

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

Juli 21*, Juni 30

* no total beginners

Cologne

Intensive Course 30
age 15-18

Starting dates: August and July
Duration: 2 or 4 or 6 weeks
30 lessons/week

2.020 € (2 weeks), 4.040 € (4 weeks), and 6.060 € (6 weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - B2

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

Juli 14*, Juli 28*, Juni 30

* no total beginners

Düsseldorf

Intensive course 30
age 14-18

Starting dates: July
Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
30 lessons/week

1.880 € (2 weeks) and 3.760 € (4 weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - B2

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

Juli 14*, Juni 30

* no total beginners

Vienna

Intensive course 30
age 15-18

Starting dates: July
Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
30 lessons/week

1.940 € (2 weeks) and 3.880 € (4 weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - B2

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

Juli 14*, Juni 30

* no total beginners

Bad Dürkheim

Intensive course 25
age 11-14

Starting dates: July
Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
25 lessons/week

1.850 € (2 weeks) and 3.700 € (4 weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - B1

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

Juli 14*, Juni 30

* no total beginners

Berlin-Lehnin

Intensive course 25
age 9-13

Starting dates: July
Duration: 3 weeks
25 lessons/week

2.865 € (3 weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - B1

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

Juni 30

Reimlingen

Intensive Course 25
age 9-13

Starting dates: July
Duration: 2 or 4 weeks
25 lessons/week

1.810 € (2 weeks) and 3.620 € (4 weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - B1

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

Juli 14*, Juni 30

* no total beginners

We offer students the opportunity to intensify their German language knowledge by taking highly intensive one-to-one lessons. They can choose to take 25, 30 or 40 lessons of 45 minutes per week.

The teacher will focus on the individual needs of the student and will customize lessons according to his or her needs. Taking one-to-one lessons can help students who wish to attain a specific goal in a minimum amount of time or who wish to fill a knowledge gap for participating in a specific language level class.

Bad Schussenried

One-to-one intensive course 25
age 10-13 and age 14-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 1-52 weeks
25 lessons/week

1.770 €/week

2019:
1.895 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

Bad Schussenried

One-to-one intensive course 30
age 10-13 and age 14-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 1-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

2.015 €/week

2019:
2.140 €/weeks

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

Bad Schussenried

One-to-one intensive course 40
age 10-13 and age 14-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 1-52 weeks
40 lessons/week

2.505 €/week

2019:
2.630 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

Lindenberg

One-to-one intensive course 25
age 13-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 1-52 weeks
25 lessons/week

1.770 €/week

2019:
1.895 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

Lindenberg

One-to-one intensive course 30
age 13-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 1-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

2.015 €/week

2019:
2.140 €/weeks

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

Lindenberg

One-to-one intensive course 40
age 13-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 1-52 weeks
40 lessons/week

2.505 €/week

2019:
2.630 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

jede Woche


Starting dates:

jede Woche

Our “Secondary Education in Germany” program is geared towards highly motivated students ages 10 to 17, and offers them the chance to attend a boarding school in Germany. There the students will study to pass the Abitur, which is the required diploma for university admission in Germany.

In order to be admitted to a German boarding school, international students must demonstrate generally above-average academic performance, as well as sufficient knowledge of the German language. This is why our students are asked first of all to attend an intensive German language course with 30 lessons of 45 minutes in Bad Schussenried or Lindenberg.

In both schools we offer our students ideal conditions to feel at ease and get used to a life in Germany. Through lessons in small classes they learn the German language quickly and thoroughly. Outside of the classroom the students will receive optimal support and will become acquainted with living in a boarding school community.

Having successfully completed the German language course, students are then transferred to one of 40 boarding school in Germany and integrated into a class according to their age and performance level. The Humboldt-Institut cooperates with highly respected boarding schools throughout Germany and will gladly help students to find the school that is right for them. Depending on their prior skill level, students will need from two to eight months to reach the required level of German (at least completion of Humboldt level B2).

The Humboldt-Institut divides its courses into six levels based on the Common European Framework for Languages.

This graphic shows you the sequence and the levels of the German courses at the Humboldt-Institut. The durations are indicated for an intensive course 30 with 30 lessons per week.

Level A1 (5 weeks), Level A2 (5 weeks), Level B1 (5 weeks), Level B2.1 (5 weeks), Level B2.2 (5 weeks), School Transition Course (5 weeks), Level C1.1 (5 weeks), Level C1.2 (5 weeks)

 

Additional offer

Following the regular German language course, we offer our students a five-week school transition course. After this preparatory course they may switch to a German boarding school.

Partner schools

Details about our partner schools as well as a thorough overview regarding our program “Secondary Education in Germany” are available in our brochure “Boarding Schools in Germany”. Please feel free to contact us – we will be happy to help you select the right school for you.

Course centers offering this programme

Lindenberg

Intensive course 30
age 13-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

760 €/week (10+ weeks) and 880 €/week

2019:
800 €/week (10+ weeks) and 925 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Dezember 2*, Dezember 23*, Dezember 30*, Dezember 9*


Starting dates:

April 14*, April 21, April 28*, April 7*, August 11*, August 18*, August 25*, August 4, Dezember 1*, Dezember 15*, Dezember 22*, Dezember 29*, Dezember 8*, Februar 10, Februar 17*, Januar 20*, Januar 27*, Januar 6, Juli 14*, Juli 21*, Juli 28*, Juli 7, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 30, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 26, März 17, März 3*, März 31*, November 17, November 3*, Oktober 20*, September 15*, September 29*, September 8

* no total beginners

plus 40 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 9 to August 17, 2019

Bad Schussenried

Intensive course 25
age 10-13

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2-52 weeks
25 lessons/week

760 €/week (10+ weeks) and 880 €/week

2019:
800 €/week (10+ weeks) and 925 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Dezember 2*, Dezember 23*, Dezember 30*, Dezember 9*


Starting dates:

April 14*, April 21, April 28*, April 7*, August 11*, August 18*, August 25*, August 4, Dezember 1*, Dezember 15*, Dezember 22*, Dezember 29*, Dezember 8*, Februar 10, Februar 17*, Januar 20*, Januar 27*, Januar 6, Juli 14*, Juli 21*, Juli 28*, Juli 7, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 30, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 26, März 17, März 3*, März 31*, November 17, November 3*, Oktober 20*, September 15*, September 29*, September 8

* no total beginners

plus 40 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 9 to August 17, 2019

Bad Schussenried

Intensive course 30
age 14-17

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 2-52 weeks
30 lessons/week

760 €/week (10+ weeks) and 880 €/week

2019:
800 €/week (10+ weeks) and 925 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Dezember 2*, Dezember 23*, Dezember 30*, Dezember 9*


Starting dates:

April 14*, April 21, April 28*, April 7*, August 11*, August 18*, August 25*, August 4, Dezember 1*, Dezember 15*, Dezember 22*, Dezember 29*, Dezember 8*, Februar 10, Februar 17*, Januar 20*, Januar 27*, Januar 6, Juli 14*, Juli 21*, Juli 28*, Juli 7, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 30, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 26, März 17, März 3*, März 31*, November 17, November 3*, Oktober 20*, September 15*, September 29*, September 8

* no total beginners

plus 40 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 9 to August 17, 2019

 

After successfully completing the Humboldt level B2, our students will be able to continue their secondary education in Germany. There they can complete their high school completion diploma or Abitur, which is the prerequisite for admission to a German university. To ease the transition between our German course and German school attendance, the Humboldt-Institut offers a special school transition course aimed at teaching the terminology and methodology in the most important subject areas taught in school.

The school transition course is organized into subject area modules: the natural sciences (mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry) and the humanities (history, politics, geography, religion). Art and music are covered as well. In addition to acquiring important technical vocabulary, students also learn how to summarize texts, work with sources, perform research and give presentations. Role-playing simulation games and project work also teach students how to work in groups.

The school transition course can only be booked after successfully passing the Humboldt level B2.

 

Bad Schussenried

School transition course
age 13-17

Starting dates: August
Duration: 5 weeks
30 lessons/week

760 €/week (10+ weeks)

2019:
800 €/week (10+ weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: B2

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

August 4*

Lindenberg

School transition course
age 13-17

Starting dates: August
Duration: 5 weeks
30 lessons/week

760 €/week (10+ weeks)

2019:
800 €/week (10+ weeks)

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: B2

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

August 4*

 

Exams

A good working knowledge of German is often not enough. Sometimes a university or an employer wants proof of these skills. This is why the Humboldt-Institut offers several official, internationally recognized exams, among them the TestDaF, TestAS and telc Deutsch A1 to C1 Hochschule.

The TestDaF exams can be taken in our course centers in Berlin-Mitte and Constance, the TestAS in Berlin-Mitte.

The telc exams are offered in Berlin-Mitte, Constance and Bad Schussenried. The Berlin-Mitte and Constance schools are both certified as competence centers for the telc Hochschule exam.

The registration deadline for telc exams is 23 days before the exam date. Later registrations will only be accepted upon agreement and for an additional fee of EUR 14,-.

Die telc GmbH (The European Language Certificates) is an internationally recognized testing company. The telc language certificates are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, making them internationally comparable and thus improving students’ educational and professional opportunities.

Through these general language exams, students can prove how well they master the German language in daily situations, such as trips, leisure activities or at work.

The exams consist of an individual written exam, as well as of an oral exam conducted with another student or in groups. To help you get an idea what kind of language knowledge corresponds to the various telc exams please see the following overview:

 

Exam Recommended previous knowledge
telc A1
telc A1 Junior
100 – 150 lessons
telc A2
telc A2 Schule
250 – 300 lessons
telc B1
telc B1 Schule
450 – 500 lessons
telc B2 750 – 900 lessons
telc C1
telc C1 Hochschule
1050 – 1200 lessons

The telc Deutsch A1 Junior exam is geared towards our youngest learners ages 10 to 13. The test — with its child-friendly format — does not take long to complete, uses simple, easy-to-understand tasks and pictures, and is tailored especially to the cognitive abilities of young students.

The telc Deutsch A2 Schule and telc Deutsch B1 Schule exams are German language tests especially designed for younger learners. The Schule exams are equivalent to the more general telc exams, yet cover subjects applicable to the knowledge and lives of young students ages 10 to 17, such as their leisure time, friends, school, experiences abroad, etc. A telc exam allows young people to demonstrate not only their German language skills, but also their commitment, interest and determination.

The telc Deutsch B1 exam is suited for students with a basic knowledge of German. This exam is a recognized proof of sufficient knowledge of German for naturalization in Germany.

The telc Deutsch B2 exam tests general German language skills at an advanced level.

Both tests can be used to verify German language knowledge in work or professional settings.

The telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule demonstrates that a candidate has sufficient German skill for admission to a German university. The advantages of this exam over the DSH are:

  • The certificate is recognized by all universities and technical or applied sciences colleges in Germany.
  • The test can be repeated any number of times.
  • The clear structure of the test into reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written and oral expression allows for targeted preparation.
  • The certificate has unlimited validity.
  • It is a standardized, centrally created and centrally corrected examination, which guarantees students a fair exam.

The telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule also provides important evidence of language ability for anyone who wants to do research in Germany or wants to document language skills at an advanced level.

Students with no prior knowledge of German can reach the required language level in approximately eight months at the Humboldt-Institut.

For the telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule you may enroll directly through the Humboldt-Institut.

The TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache = Test of German as a foreign language) serves as proof of sufficient German language skills for people who wish to study at a German university.
As standardized exam for meeting university language requirements, the TestDaF exam is equivalent to the DSH exam (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang). The advantages of the TestDaF over the DSH are:

  • The certificate is recognized by all universities and technical or applied sciences colleges in Germany.
  • The test can be repeated any number of times.
  • The clear structure of the test into reading comprehension, listening comprehension, written and oral expression allows for targeted preparation.
  • The certificate has unlimited validity.
  • It is a standardized, centrally created and centrally corrected examination, which guarantees students a fair exam.

In addition, the TestDaF is respected proof of language skills for all those who wish to do scientific research work in Germany or wish to document their German language knowledge.

Students with no prior knowledge of German can reach the required language level in approximately eight months at the Humboldt-Institut.

Due to high demand the spaces for these exams are booked out early, so students should enroll at the beginning of the enrollment period to take them. Please find the dates and enrollment form at TestDaF.

TestAS is a central standardized scholastic aptitude test for foreign university students.

The TestAS (Test für Ausländische Studierende, Test for Academic Studies) consists of an online language test, a core test and four subject-specific test modules: a humanities, cultural studies and social sciences module; a mathematics, computer science and natural sciences module; an engineering module; and an economics module.

TestAS results enable applicants from non-EU countries to realistically assess their chances of successfully completing their studies at a German university.

The TestAS is offered in our course center in Berlin-Mitte and can only be booked via the TestAS website.

A good working knowledge of German is often not enough. Sometimes a university or an employer wants proof of these skills. This is why the Humboldt-Institut offers several official, internationally recognized exams, among them the TestDaF, TestAS and telc Deutsch A1 to C1. The TestDaF exams can be taken in our course centers in Berlin-Mitte and Constance, the TestAS in Berlin-Mitte. The telc exams are offered in Berlin-Mitte, Constance and Bad Schussenried.

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German courses for groups

Are you looking for German courses for a group or school class? Our schools in Bad Schussenried (ages 10-17), Lindenberg (ages 13-17), Constance and Berlin-Mitte (both ages 14+) may just offer exactly what you are looking for. Those four schools will accept groups year-round. Additional course centers are open in summer. For reservations outside the high season we offer very favorable conditions for group bookings (also known as mini-stays) of 10 students or more. Please find more details below:

What is included

  • tuition with 25 or 30 lessons per week (depending on the age group)
  • small classes with approx. 15 students
  • placement test, course material & course certificate
  • accommodation & full board
  • daily leisure program
  • half-day excursion on Wednesdays and full-day excursion on Saturdays incl. entrance fees
  • free airport or train station pick up and drop off
  • one group leader free of charge, additional group leaders for further 15 students each

Accommodation

Groups are accommodated at our institutes which combine classrooms, leisure facilities and student rooms at one site. Group leaders are accommodated in single rooms. All rooms are equipped with en-suite bathroom.

In Lindenberg accommodation in host families is available at select dates and upon request.

German lessons

In general, classes run from Monday to Friday and cover the areas of listening and reading comprehension, writing skills, speaking skills and grammar. In addition, our teachers are happy to include specific topics such as exam preparation. On request we also offer individual dates for the telc examination of different levels (A1 – C1) to groups.

Leisure program

Extracurricular activities allow our students to practice what they have learned in the classroom. Every day after class, as well as on the weekends students get to choose activities from our versatile leisure program, including sports, arts and crafts, and cultural experiences. This boosts their motivation, promotes tolerance and ensures fun in learning the German language. Furthermore, half-day excursions take place every Wednesday and a full-day excursion every Saturday.

As a special highlight we also offer skiing and snowboarding courses for a surcharge at our course location in Lindenberg during winter.

Arrival and departure

Groups with a course duration of one week arrive on Sunday and depart on Sunday. Groups with a course duration of two weeks and more arrive on Sunday and depart on Saturday.

Your personal offer

We are happy to send you a detailed offer for a mini-stay in Germany. Should you be interested in staying at one of our summer course locations or have an inquiry in regards to special funded programs (e.g. PON programs from Italy), please let us know and we will provide you with an adequate offer.

Your contact

For all questions concerning our course offerings or for booking a German course our staff at the booking office will gladly assist you

Humboldt-Institut e.V.
Phone +49 7522 9880
info@humboldt-institut.org

We can be reached Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm CET.