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. This includes German courses for total beginners as well.

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. This way students can improve their level of German quickly.

The intensive courses can be booked for a duration of 2 weeks or longer. For long-term courses from 10 weeks, we offer particularly favorable course fees. The German courses in levels A1, A2 and B1 each include 5 weeks. The German courses in levels B2, C1 and C2 each comprise 10 weeks.

Select the appropriate course according to your needs at the bottom of this page under the tab “Intensive Courses”.

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. One-to-one intensive courses can be for a course duration of one week or longer.

Part-time German courses

At the Humboldt-Institut in Berlin, German courses are also offered as part-time courses. Evening German classes comprise 6 lessons per week on Tuesday and Thursday. The German classes on Saturday comprise 5 lessons each weekend. Part-time courses are especially suited for students who wish to learn German while working full-time. The two part-time courses are offered for levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. Details about the lesson times and starting dates for the evening and Saturday German courses can be found below on this page under the tab “Part time courses”.

German levels from A1 to C2

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. One lesson equals 45 minutes.

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

 

Test your German online

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

German  courses + university in Germany

“Made in Germany” is considered as a seal of quality all over the world. For international students, studying in Germany offers many advantages at a comparatively low cost. The Humboldt-Institut offers a counseling and application service for the participants of our German courses who would like to study in Germany.

Further information about this offer, the university entrance in Germany and the preparatory German courses in Berlin and Constance can be found when scrolling down on this page under the tab “German + University”.

German courses with accommodation

Our residential language 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.

Here you find details about our German intensive courses for adults, such as starting dates, prices and levels offered. Click on the arrow symbol “˅” to display the starting dates. The German courses in Berlin and Constance are offered with or without accommodation. The packages are marked with the label “incl. accommodation and full board”. For long-term courses from 10 weeks, we offer reduced course fees. 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

705 €/week (10+ weeks) and 835 €/week

2020:
770 €/week (10+ weeks) and 895 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

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


Starting dates:

April 12*, April 19, April 5*, August 16*, August 2, August 23*, August 9*, Dezember 20*, Dezember 27*, Dezember 6*, Februar 23*, Februar 9, Januar 12*, Januar 26*, Januar 5, Juli 12*, Juli 19*, Juli 26*, Juli 5*, Juni 14*, Juni 21*, Juni 28, Juni 7*, Mai 10*, Mai 24, Mai 3*, Mai 31*, März 1*, März 15, März 29*, November 1*, November 15, November 29*, Oktober 11, Oktober 18*, September 13*, September 27*, September 6

* no total beginners

plus 45 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 7 to August 15, 2020

Berlin-Mitte

Intensive course 30
age 18 and older

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

280 €/week (10+ weeks) and 320 €/week

2020:
305 €/week (10+ weeks) and 345 €/week

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

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


Starting dates:

April 12*, April 19, April 5*, August 16*, August 2, August 23*, August 9*, Dezember 20*, Dezember 27*, Dezember 6*, Februar 23*, Februar 9, Januar 12*, Januar 26*, Januar 5, Juli 12*, Juli 19*, Juli 26*, Juli 5*, Juni 14*, Juni 21*, Juni 28, Juni 7*, Mai 10*, Mai 24, Mai 3*, Mai 31*, März 1*, März 15, März 29*, November 1*, November 15, November 29*, Oktober 11, Oktober 18*, September 13*, September 27*, September 6

* no total beginners

Constance

Intensive course 30
age 18 and older

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

705 €/week (10+ weeks) and 835 €/week

2020:
770 €/week (10+ weeks) and 895 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

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


Starting dates:

April 12*, April 19, April 5*, August 16*, August 2, August 23*, August 9*, Dezember 6*, Februar 23*, Februar 9, Januar 12*, Januar 26*, Januar 5, Juli 12*, Juli 19*, Juli 26*, Juli 5*, Juni 14*, Juni 21*, Juni 28, Juni 7*, Mai 10*, Mai 24, Mai 3*, Mai 31*, März 1*, März 15, März 29*, November 1*, November 15, November 29*, Oktober 11, Oktober 18*, September 13*, September 27*, September 6

* no total beginners

plus 45 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 7 to August 15, 2020

Constance

Intensive course 30
age 18 and older

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

280 €/week (10+ weeks) and 320 €/week

2020:
305 €/week (10+ weeks) and 345 €/week

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

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


Starting dates:

April 12*, April 19, April 5*, August 16*, August 2, August 23*, August 9*, Dezember 6*, Februar 23*, Februar 9, Januar 12*, Januar 26*, Januar 5, Juli 12*, Juli 19*, Juli 26*, Juli 5*, Juni 14*, Juni 21*, Juni 28, Juni 7*, Mai 10*, Mai 24, Mai 3*, Mai 31*, März 1*, März 15, März 29*, November 1*, November 15, November 29*, Oktober 11, Oktober 18*, September 13*, September 27*, September 6

* no total beginners

 

Write us a message with your desired dates and we will make you a personal offer.

Berlin-Mitte

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

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

1.895 €/week

2020:
2.085 €/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

2.140 €/week

2020:
2.355 €/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

2.630 €/week

2020:
2.895 €/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 25
age 18 and older

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

1.895 €/week

2020:
2.085 €/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

2.140 €/week

2020:
2.355 €/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

2.630 €/week

2020:
2.895 €/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 German courses in small classes with on average 10 students are ideal for you! They comprise between five and six lessons of 45 minutes per week and take place in the evenings or on Saturdays.

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. The minimum booking is one module.

Here you find the schedules for our part-time 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

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

In part-time courses no lessons are held:

  • on all Berlin bank holidays
  • over Easter (5. April – 11. April 2020)
  • during summer (28. June – 29. August 2020)
  • over Christmas Weihnachten (December 22, 2019 – January 11, 2020 and December 20, 2020 – January, 9 2021)

Berlin-Mitte

Evening course
age 18 and older

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 12 - 52 weeks
6 lessons/week

66 €/week

2020:
69 €/week

Tuition: Thursday and Tuesday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

August 20, Dezember 10*, Dezember 17*, Dezember 3*, November 12, November 12*, November 19*, November 26*, November 5*, Oktober 1*, Oktober 15*, Oktober 22*, Oktober 29*, Oktober 8*, September 10*, September 24*


Starting dates:

April 14*, April 21*, April 28*, Dezember 1*, Dezember 15*, Dezember 8*, Februar 11*, Februar 18*, Februar 25*, Februar 4*, Januar 14*, Januar 21*, Januar 28*, Januar 7, Juni 16*, Juni 2*, Juni 23*, Juni 9*, Mai 12*, Mai 19*, Mai 26*, Mai 5*, März 10*, März 17*, März 24*, März 3*, März 31, März 31*, November 10*, November 17*, November 24, November 24*, November 3*, Oktober 13*, Oktober 20*, Oktober 27*, Oktober 6*, September 1, September 1*, September 15*, September 22*, September 29*, September 8*

* no total beginners

Berlin-Mitte

Saturday course
age 18 and older

Starting dates: year-round
Duration: 12 - 52 weeks
5 lessons/week

55 €/week

2020:
58 €/week

Tuition: Saturday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

August 24, November 30*, September 21*, Oktober 5*, Oktober 26*, Oktober 19*, Oktober 12*, November 9*, November 23*, Dezember 14*, November 2*, November 16*, November 16, Januar 12, Dezember 7*, Dezember 21*, September 7*


Starting dates:

April 18*, April 25*, April 4, April 4*, Dezember 12*, Dezember 19*, Dezember 5*, Februar 1*, Februar 15*, Februar 22*, Februar 29*, Februar 8*, Januar 11, Januar 11*, Januar 18*, Januar 25*, Juni 13*, Juni 20*, Juni 27*, Juni 6*, Mai 16*, Mai 2*, Mai 23*, Mai 30*, Mai 9*, März 14*, März 21*, März 28*, März 7*, November 14*, November 21*, November 28, November 28*, November 7*, Oktober 10*, Oktober 17*, Oktober 24*, Oktober 31*, September 12*, September 19*, September 26*, September 5, September 5*

* 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

705 €/week (10+ weeks) and 835 €/week

2020:
770 €/week (10+ weeks) and 895 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

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


Starting dates:

April 12*, April 19, April 5*, August 16*, August 2, August 23*, August 9*, Dezember 20*, Dezember 27*, Dezember 6*, Februar 23*, Februar 9, Januar 12*, Januar 26*, Januar 5, Juli 12*, Juli 19*, Juli 26*, Juli 5*, Juni 14*, Juni 21*, Juni 28, Juni 7*, Mai 10*, Mai 24, Mai 3*, Mai 31*, März 1*, März 15, März 29*, November 1*, November 15, November 29*, Oktober 11, Oktober 18*, September 13*, September 27*, September 6

* no total beginners

plus 45 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 7 to August 15, 2020

Berlin-Mitte

Intensive course 30
age 18 and older

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

280 €/week (10+ weeks) and 320 €/week

2020:
305 €/week (10+ weeks) and 345 €/week

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

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


Starting dates:

April 12*, April 19, April 5*, August 16*, August 2, August 23*, August 9*, Dezember 20*, Dezember 27*, Dezember 6*, Februar 23*, Februar 9, Januar 12*, Januar 26*, Januar 5, Juli 12*, Juli 19*, Juli 26*, Juli 5*, Juni 14*, Juni 21*, Juni 28, Juni 7*, Mai 10*, Mai 24, Mai 3*, Mai 31*, März 1*, März 15, März 29*, November 1*, November 15, November 29*, Oktober 11, Oktober 18*, September 13*, September 27*, September 6

* no total beginners

Constance

Intensive course 30
age 18 and older

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

705 €/week (10+ weeks) and 835 €/week

2020:
770 €/week (10+ weeks) and 895 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

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


Starting dates:

April 12*, April 19, April 5*, August 16*, August 2, August 23*, August 9*, Dezember 6*, Februar 23*, Februar 9, Januar 12*, Januar 26*, Januar 5, Juli 12*, Juli 19*, Juli 26*, Juli 5*, Juni 14*, Juni 21*, Juni 28, Juni 7*, Mai 10*, Mai 24, Mai 3*, Mai 31*, März 1*, März 15, März 29*, November 1*, November 15, November 29*, Oktober 11, Oktober 18*, September 13*, September 27*, September 6

* no total beginners

plus 45 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 7 to August 15, 2020

Constance

Intensive course 30
age 18 and older

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

280 €/week (10+ weeks) and 320 €/week

2020:
305 €/week (10+ weeks) and 345 €/week

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

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


Starting dates:

April 12*, April 19, April 5*, August 16*, August 2, August 23*, August 9*, Dezember 6*, Februar 23*, Februar 9, Januar 12*, Januar 26*, Januar 5, Juli 12*, Juli 19*, Juli 26*, Juli 5*, Juni 14*, Juni 21*, Juni 28, Juni 7*, Mai 10*, Mai 24, Mai 3*, Mai 31*, März 1*, März 15, März 29*, November 1*, November 15, November 29*, Oktober 11, Oktober 18*, September 13*, September 27*, September 6

* no total beginners

 

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.