Learning German in Berlin
German courses at the Goethe-Institut
Our institute in Berlin
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
- Common rooms
- Cultural and recreational program
The city of Berlin
Exciting BerlinEven if you explore life in Berlin on your own, you get to see and hear a lot. Famous highlights such as the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and Alexanderplatz with the television tower are just the beginning. The Museum Island with the Pergamon Altar, the Ishtar Gate of Babylon and the world-famous bust of Nefertiti, the Gendarmenmarkt with the French Cathedral or a visit to the Wall Museum, in Berlin you can spend days and weeks just with sightseeing.
Berlin's nightlife is legendary, from famous clubs to living room concerts, from classical music to the latest electronic dance music, from art galleries to authentic neighborhood pubs, everyone finds their idea of entertainment. A typical Berlin summer weekend includes a visit to the Wannsee or a river cruise on the Spree. A trip to nearby Potsdam to the famous palaces of the Prussian kings is another highlight for Berlin visitors.
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 itThe 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.