There’s no better place to learn German than in Germany because, in addition to taking language lessons, you take part in the daily life of the locals and can experience German culture and customs firsthand.
If you would like to learn German in Germany, there are many possibilities we would like to introduce you to here. The option you choose depends on a few factors.
An important factor is your language level. Are you a complete beginner or do you already know some German? So when choosing your German course, be sure to pay attention to the level so that you find the course that suits you best. This is normally indicated using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: from A1 (beginner) to C2 (nearly native speaking skills).
Why do you want to come to Germany and learn German? Do you want to study in Germany? Are you looking for work in Germany? Are you already working, and would you like to learn German for your job? Language schools and universities also offer specialized courses for different professional qualifications.
There are many private language schools in Germany where you can learn German. Most of them are located in the major and larger cities. Classes usually take place in small groups with participants who share the same language level. You will often live with a German host family. This has the great advantage of allowing you to actively participate in everyday life and improve your German outside of language courses. Many language schools also offer a cultural and recreational program as well as day trips.
The Goethe Institute is the official cultural institute in Germany. With 159 institutes in 98 countries, the Goethe Institute promotes German language and culture worldwide. In Germany alone, you can take language courses at the Institute in 13 locations, including Berlin, Hamburg and Munich.
Many German universities offer so-called university summer courses during the summer break (usually in July/August). You can choose from many different courses. Some are general language courses, others prepare you for studies later on (for example, business German, technical German or medical German). Some courses also include an additional recreational program or accommodation in a dorm or host family. Here you can find more information about the summer course
If you come to Germany as a language school student, you must have health insurance. We have developed our Care College plan especially for this purpose. With Care College you are affordably and flexibly covered for your stay in Germany.
If you start studying in Germany after your language courses, we can also offer you private health insurance coverage for students through our Care Student plan as well as public health insurance coverage through DAK (Health Insurance Provider for German Employees).