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

 

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.