German for Adults

The Humboldt-Institut offers intensive German language courses for adults in Berlin-Mitte and Constance. Humboldt-Institut’s German courses are offered for all language levels from A1 to C2. This includes German courses for total beginners as well.
 
On this page you will find a list of all German courses with dates and prices.

 

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 are each 5 weeks long. 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”.

Details on the courses and their duration can be found on the overview page of our course system.

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 under the tab “Part time courses”.

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 there are also few triple rooms 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 also bookable without accommodation.

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

NEW Online German Courses:

You may find information on the new online German classes for adults on the overview page for online German courses.
 

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

895 €/week and 770 €/week (10+ weeks)

2021:
795 €/week (10+ weeks) and 920 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

August 16*, Juli 26*, September 27*, September 13*, Oktober 18*, Oktober 11, November 15, November 1*, März 15, März 1*, Juni 28, Juli 5*, Juli 19*, August 2, Juli 12*, Januar 5, Januar 26*, Januar 12*, Februar 9, Februar 23*, Dezember 6*, August 9*, August 23*, September 6


Starting dates:

April 18, April 25*, April 4*, August 1, August 15*, August 22*, August 8*, Dezember 19*, Dezember 26*, Dezember 5*, Februar 14*, 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 16*, Mai 23, Mai 9*, März 14, März 21*, März 28*, November 14, November 28*, Oktober 10, Oktober 17*, Oktober 31*, September 12*, September 26*, September 5

* no total beginners

plus 45 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 13 to August 21, 2021

Berlin-Mitte

Intensive course 30
age 18 and older

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

345 €/week and 305 €/week (10+ weeks)

2021:
310 €/week (10+ weeks) and 350 €/week

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

August 10*, Juli 27*, September 28*, September 14*, Oktober 19*, Oktober 12, November 2*, November 16, März 2*, März 16, Juni 29, Juli 6*, Juli 20*, August 17*, Juli 13*, Januar 6, Januar 27*, Januar 13*, Februar 24*, Februar 10, Dezember 7*, August 3, August 24*, September 7


Starting dates:

April 19, April 26*, April 5*, August 16*, August 2, August 23*, August 9*, Dezember 27*, Dezember 6* Dezember 10*, Februar 15*, Februar 29*, Februar 8, Januar 11*, Januar 25*, Januar 4, Juli 10*, Juli 19*, Juli 26*, Juli 5*, Juni 14*, Juni 21*, Juni 28, Juni 7*, Mai 10*, Mai 17*, Mai 24, März 15, März 22*, 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

The course will not take place in 2020.

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

April 18, April 25*, April 4*, August 1, August 15*, August 22*, August 8*, Dezember 5*, Februar 14*, 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 16*, Mai 23, Mai 9*, März 14, März 21*, März 28*, November 14, November 28*, Oktober 10, Oktober 17*, Oktober 31*, September 12*, September 26*, September 5

* no total beginners

plus 45 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 13 to August 21, 2021

Constance

Intensive course 30
age 18 and older

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

The course will not take place in 2020.

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

April 19, April 26*, April 5*, August 16*, August 2, August 23*, August 9*, Dezember 6*, Februar 15*, Februar 29*, Februar 8, Januar 11*, Januar 25*, Januar 4, Juli 10*, Juli 19*, Juli 26*, Juli 5*, Juni 14*, Juni 21*, Juni 28, Juni 7*, Mai 10*, Mai 17*, Mai 24, März 15, März 22*, 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

2.085 €/week

2021:
2.115 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

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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

2.355 €/week

2021:
2.420 €/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

2.895 €/week

2021:
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:
25 lessons/week

The course will not take place in 2020.

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

jede Woche

Constance

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

Starting dates: year-round
Duration:
30 lessons/week

The course will not take place in 2020.

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:


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

The course will not take place in 2020.

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:


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 (March 28 – April 3, 2021)
  • during summer (July 4 – August 28, 2021)
  • over Christmas (December 20, 2020 – January 9, 2021 and December 19, 2021 – January 1, 2022)

Important note: until further notice, the part-time course take place as online courses.

Berlin-Mitte

Evening course
age 18 and older

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

69 €/week

2021:
72 €/week

Tuition: Thursday and Tuesday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Dezember 15*, Dezember 8*, November 17*, November 24


Starting dates:

April 13, April 20*, April 27*, April 6*, August 31,, Dezember 14*, Dezember 7*, Februar 16*, Februar 2*, Februar 23*, Februar 9*, Januar 19,, Januar 26*, Juli 29*, Juni 1*, Juni 15*, Juni 22*, Juni 8*, Mai 11*, Mai 18*, Mai 25*, Mai 4*, März 16*, März 2*, März 23*, März 9*, 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*

* no total beginners

Berlin-Mitte

Saturday course
age 18 and older

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

58 €/week

2021:
60 €/week

Tuition: Saturday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

Dezember 12*, Dezember 19*, Dezember 5*, November 14*, November 21*, November 28


Starting dates:

April 10*, April 17, April 24*, Dezember 11*, Dezember 18, Dezember 4*, Februar 13*, Februar 20*, Februar 27*, Februar 6*, Januar 23, Januar 30*, Juli 3*, Juni 12*, Juni 19*, Juni 26*, Juni 5*, Mai 15*, Mai 22*, Mai 29*, Mai 8*, März 13*, März 20*, März 27*, März 6*, 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

* 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 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: At the Humboldt-Institut we advise and assist students 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 higher education institution.

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

At our course centers in Berlin-Mitte and Constance, we help prospective students to reach the required German level B1 / B2 (Studienkolleg) and C1 (University) in the shortest possible time. 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 (excluding 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

895 €/week and 770 €/week (10+ weeks)

2021:
795 €/week (10+ weeks) and 920 €/week

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

August 16*, Juli 26*, September 27*, September 13*, Oktober 18*, Oktober 11, November 15, November 1*, März 15, März 1*, Juni 28, Juli 5*, Juli 19*, August 2, Juli 12*, Januar 5, Januar 26*, Januar 12*, Februar 9, Februar 23*, Dezember 6*, August 9*, August 23*, September 6


Starting dates:

April 18, April 25*, April 4*, August 1, August 15*, August 22*, August 8*, Dezember 19*, Dezember 26*, Dezember 5*, Februar 14*, 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 16*, Mai 23, Mai 9*, März 14, März 21*, März 28*, November 14, November 28*, Oktober 10, Oktober 17*, Oktober 31*, September 12*, September 26*, September 5

* no total beginners

plus 45 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 13 to August 21, 2021

Berlin-Mitte

Intensive course 30
age 18 and older

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

345 €/week and 305 €/week (10+ weeks)

2021:
310 €/week (10+ weeks) and 350 €/week

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:

August 10*, Juli 27*, September 28*, September 14*, Oktober 19*, Oktober 12, November 2*, November 16, März 2*, März 16, Juni 29, Juli 6*, Juli 20*, August 17*, Juli 13*, Januar 6, Januar 27*, Januar 13*, Februar 24*, Februar 10, Dezember 7*, August 3, August 24*, September 7


Starting dates:

April 19, April 26*, April 5*, August 16*, August 2, August 23*, August 9*, Dezember 27*, Dezember 6* Dezember 10*, Februar 15*, Februar 29*, Februar 8, Januar 11*, Januar 25*, Januar 4, Juli 10*, Juli 19*, Juli 26*, Juli 5*, Juni 14*, Juni 21*, Juni 28, Juni 7*, Mai 10*, Mai 17*, Mai 24, März 15, März 22*, 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

The course will not take place in 2020.

incl. accommodation and full board

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

April 18, April 25*, April 4*, August 1, August 15*, August 22*, August 8*, Dezember 5*, Februar 14*, 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 16*, Mai 23, Mai 9*, März 14, März 21*, März 28*, November 14, November 28*, Oktober 10, Oktober 17*, Oktober 31*, September 12*, September 26*, September 5

* no total beginners

plus 45 EUR/week seasonal surcharge from June 13 to August 21, 2021

Constance

Intensive course 30
age 18 and older

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

The course will not take place in 2020.

Tuition: Monday – Friday

Level: A1 - C2

Starting dates:


Starting dates:

April 19, April 26*, April 5*, August 16*, August 2, August 23*, August 9*, Dezember 6*, Februar 15*, Februar 29*, Februar 8, Januar 11*, Januar 25*, Januar 4, Juli 10*, Juli 19*, Juli 26*, Juli 5*, Juni 14*, Juni 21*, Juni 28, Juni 7*, Mai 10*, Mai 17*, Mai 24, März 15, März 22*, 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.