Berlin Photo: Goethe-Institut, David Höpfner

Learning German in Berlin

The world meets in the heart of Berlin.

Cosmopolitanism, culture, diversity: learn German in the heart of Berlin – and immerse yourself in the capital’s vibrant lifestyle!  If you want to experience the legendary hustle and bustle of Berlin alongside a German course, you can book a language course there right now. #goetheberlin

German courses at the Goethe-Institut

Our institute in Berlin

Goethe-Institut Berlin Photo: Goethe-Institut/Andreas Lange
Break room Photo: Goethe-Institut
Media resource center Photo: Goethe-Institut

Goethe-Institut Berlin is situated in the Berlin Mitte district, near Hackesche Höfe, the thriving cluster of courtyards bordered by offices, apartments, galleries, workshops, cafés and shopping, intermeshing the worlds of work, the arts, living, culture, dining and entertainment. The Weinmeisterstrasse underground train station is right outside the door of the institute, and the Hackescher Markt S-Bahn station is a four-minute walk.

Facilities and services

  • 16 well-equipped classrooms
  • Media resource center
  • WLAN
  • Common rooms
  • Accommodation
  • Cultural and recreational program

Exciting Berlin

  • Berlin Photo: iStock Getty Images Plus
  • Reichstag dome Photo: Berlin Tourismus
  • French Cathedral at Gendarmenmarkt Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Brandenburger Tor Photo: Berlin Tourismus
  • Oberbaumbruecke and TV tower Photo: Berlin Tourismus
  • Konzerthaus Berlin at the Gendarmenmarkt square Photo: Berlin Tourismus
  • Main train station Photo: Berlin Tourismus
  • Television tower with viewing café Photo: Berlin Tourismus
  • Bode Museum by night Photo: Berlin Tourismus
  • Hackesche Höfe Photo: Berlin Tourismus
  • Sanssouci Palace Photo: Berlin Tourismus
  • Potsdamer Platz by night Photo: Berlin Tourismus
Berlin, which regained its status as Germany's undivided capital in 1991, ranks among Europe's most-visited cities alongside London, Paris and Rome. The city's resurgence into a new era is physically documented by the many buildings designed by renowned international architects. More than 80 percent of the companies in Berlin are active in the services sector. Knowledge-based and high-tech industries are creating bright prospects for the future. Numerous media companies and publishing houses of national importance have located their headquarters here. Some 135,000 students are pursuing degrees at a total of 31 colleges and universities in Berlin. One-fifth of the city's economic output is generated by the creative and cultural sector – more than in any other German city.
Ann, 33 course participant from the US Photo: Goethe-Institut Frankfurt

I used to find learning German really difficult and I tried lots of different things. But on the language course at the Goethe-Institut, I suddenly started making rapid progress.

Ann, 33 course participant from the US

Learn German the way you need it

The Goethe-Institut in Berlin offers a German course for every taste and every need. If you want to learn German quickly and in a focused way, you can book an intensive course of 160 lessons. This course will take about six weeks and will result in a significant improvement of your German language skills. If you can’t take that much time for your language course, in half the time you can still take a big step forward in your mastery of the German language in an intensive course with 80 lessons.

We offer evening classes if you want to take a German course alongside your job. If you have very specific requirements such as technical language or further training in companies, we can work out a course concept for you that amounts to "German on demand". We can also make you an offer for individual lessons or small groups on request. Before starting, the participants of the German courses have to pass a placement test to assess their current German language competence. We offer six different levels: Levels A1 and A2 are for beginners in German, B1 and B2 build on this knowledge, C1 and C2 are the highest possible courses, crowned with the Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom.

If required, we can arrange accommodation for our course participants, either with host families or in a hotel. In addition to the lessons, we also offer an extensive recreational and cultural program where our students can practice their language skills. 

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