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Intensive German Course in Berlin

The best intensive German course in Berlin if you want to to learn German quickly, no matter whether you want to work or study in Germany. Designed to ensure effortless success, our intensive German classes feature superior teachers and an added focus on speaking. Most importantly, at DAS Akademie, you can start your intensive German language course anytime.

 

  • Fast-paced learning
  • Small groups
  • Personal coaching
  • CEFR compatible

Intensive German Language Course Features

Course format

Duration:

1- 40 weeks (1 sub-level = 4 weeks, 1 level = 8 weeks)

Schedule:

5 days per week, Monday to Friday, between 10:00 and 13:15

Class Size:

6 – 12 participants

Language levels

Intensive German classes in Berlin are available on all German levels from beginner (A1) to advanced (C2). As a matter of fact, all intensive German courses follow the Common European Reference Framework (CEFR). Each level therefore comprises 2 sub-levels, each lasting 4 weeks. Once you start in a group, you can continue onto all subsequent levels without a break.

Fees (price)

*Currently abroad yet looking for an intensive German course in Germany? A 60€ registration fee applies to your online enrolment.
*For more pricing options, such as for shorter or longer term registrations, please refer to our course prices page.

Accommodation

Let us find you accommodation in Berlin so that you can focus on learning German.  During your intensive German course, you can stay with a host family or in a shared apartment with other students or professionals. Our team can be your eyes and ears in Berlin and search for a place on your behalf.

Course books

In order to give you the best learning experience,  we use the most innovative course books out there. Here are a few examples:

Schritte International Neu course and workbook

Audience: Adults and young people aged 16 and older
Levels: Beginner, elementary and intermediate (in six volumes)
Exam preparation: Start Deutsch 1 (A1), Start Deutsch 2 (A2), Zertifikat Deutsch (B1)

Aspekte Neu course and workbook

 

Audience: Adults and young people aged 16 and older
Levels: Upper-intermediate & advanced
Exam preparation: Goethe-Zertifikat B2, TELC Deutsch B2 und das Österreichische Sprachdiplom (ÖSD) B2

Getting started

This German intensive course in Berlin caters for every level of proficiency, from beginner to advanced. Unless you are a complete beginner, you can start anytime, because our free language assessment will secure you the right place in the right group. Complete beginners can start on the first Monday of every month. Once you start, you can continue your studies until you achieve your individual goals.

If you wish to see a calendar, please visit our upcoming courses page. However, it is always worth contacting us, because not all courses are published on the site.

Certificate

At the end of each sub-level, we award you with a certificate of attendance and completion in line with the CEFR. Nevertheless, you can also take a certificate exam after completing a level and expect outstanding results.

This #1 intensive German course is built for success in all major language exams. While other schools employ traditional teaching methods, we use the most effective immersion method to guarantee effortless success. In addition, the German intensive program includes activities geared towards general exam preparation.

Intensive German course in Berlin at a glance:

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#1 international intensive German classes in Berlin

Intensive German classes in Berlin are the right choice for international students who want to learn German in Germany. Accredited and widely regarded, our language school provides support in finding accommodation or applying for a language study visa. In addition, the achievements of our students in TestDAFGoethe-Zertifikat or Telc exams stand out by far. Their exceptional reviews are a clear testimony to the best intensive German course in Germany at the best price.

The main key characteristic of an intensive course is namely that they teach you a lot in a minimal amount of time. The best intensive language courses utilise immersion as a learning technique, just like we do. By taking our intensive German course in Berlin you can achieve extraordinary results in the shortest possible time. What’s best, is that you can start anytime.  If you are looking for a more relaxed pace, you can check out our evening German course in Berlin.

German intensive classes in Berlin

Intensive Class Schedule

Qualities of a successful language learning experience are regular practice, repetition and constant development. With this in mind, our intensive German classes in Berlin are held everyday of the week in the mornings. This schedule allows for a shortened cycle between German and exposes students to more material, which moulds them into well rounded speakers.

Monday

10:00 – 11:00 Grammar in context
11:00 – 11:30 Vocabulary in action
11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 – 13:15 Interactive workshop

Tuesday

10:00 – 10:15 Dynamic warm up
10:15 – 11:30 Listen & speak
11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 – 13:15 Creative writing

Wednesday

10:00 – 10:45 Exploring German culture
10:45 – 11:30 Using idiomatic expressions
11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 – 13:15 Role plays & learning games

Thursday

10:00 – 10:15 Dynamic review
10:15 – 11:30 Core Grammar excercises
11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 – 13:15 Reading & presenting

Friday

10:00 – 11:30 Weekly review
11:30 – 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 – 13:15 Test your skills

* This is a sample intensive German course schedule for a group of 6 to 12 participants. Groups of 4 to 5 participants learn faster and finish at 12:30 daily. Since smaller groups can cover the same curriculum faster, the recognition of the course as a intensive course with 20 lessons per week does not change. For the detailed curriculum, visit our page for German language levels.

FAQs for the intensive German course

Intensive German courses in Berlin

What is an intensive German course?

First and foremost, not all intensive German courses are the same. While some of these courses aim at boosting existing skills in a short period, others build and develop skills gradually. If one must offer a common definition, then intensive German course means taking part in classes everyday. In other words, if you need to learn the language quickly, intensive classes are the solution.

German intensive courses generally comprise 80 lessons per sub-level, which take 4 weeks to complete. Quite understandably, the group size impacts the learning rate and groups smaller than 6 require less time. Some programs focus on grammar, conversation, or vocabulary specifically, but it is a combination of them all at DAS Akademie. We actively train your reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension.

Who is this program for - is there an age limit?

  • Anyone who wishes to learn German fast and easy
  • Anyone who wishes to speak the German Language
  • As a preparatory language course for work or study
  • For complete beginners or anyone with previous experience

The miminum age for attending adult classes is 16, while we do not have a maximum age limit. The average age in a group is 25. Quite naturally, we also offer classes exclusive to teenagers and adults.

What will I learn during my studies?

The intensive German course covers the following topics: Vocabulary, grammar (tenses, declination of articles, syntax etc.), idiomatic expressions, dialects, pronunciation and writing. Not only mastering the infamous Akkusativ, Dativ and Genitiv will be piece of cake through games, flashcards and quizzes. Most importantly, you will learn speaking real German – correctly, fluently and effortlessly.

Interactive classes will make you move around the room, delve into interesting themes and enact scenes from daily life. Kabarett, Kleinkunst or Treppenwitz – the possibilities are infinite. While doing so, you will master German history, politics and culture.  All in all, this intensive course is the right choice if you aim at communicating with finesse.

What is the intensive German class schedule?

Our intensive German class is held everday, Monday through Friday. Depending whether you are in a mini (4 to 5 participants) or maxi (6 to 10 participants) group, your timetable will be as follows:

  • mini  10:00-12:30 daily
  • maxi  10:00-13:15 daily

This is because smallest groups can cover the same curriculum in a shorter amount of time.

Regardless of the group type your intensive course will always fulfil the CEFR criteria and will be recognised by German embassies worldwide in the language study or study preparation visa application.

How long is one lesson unit?

Also known as a “lesson hour,” one intensive course lesson unit lasts 45 minutes.

How long does it take to learn German in an intensive course?

It will take you 4 weeks to complete one sub-level in an intensive German course. In order to speak German at an advanced level (C1), you will need 40 weeks which is about 10 months.

More than just a language school, we are a hub of excellence in German language education. After all, we take pride in making students speak by using the right structures from the very first lesson. We have been teaching German as a foreign language for over 20 years. Our team provides an open and inspiring learning environment where the students actively participate in the classes and enjoy the learning process. In short, we offer the best intensive German courses in Berlin at the best prices.

Can I book a "1 year intensive German course" in Germany?

The so called “1-year intensive German course in Germany” or “visa courses” run from 12 weeks up to 40 weeks. Here, international students receive 20 lesson hours of language instruction per week. In this way, students can complete one sub-level in 4 weeks and move onto the next sub-level straight away.

If a super intensive course is needed, students can opt either for intensive plus, which includes more lessons through the addition of evening classes, or intensive special, which includes private instruction. In addition, our school offers custom length programs to make up for the best intensive German course. For example, some of the intensive German classes in Berlin are organised by age, such as the German Summer School.

What skills will I gain after 1 month in a beginner's class?

At the end of 4 weeks of a beginners’ intensive German course, you will be able to:

  • use basic everyday phrases aimed at meeting specific needs such as ordering dinner and buying groceries
  • introduce yourself
  • ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know, things you do and what you have
  • interact with others in a simple way and understand simple sentences

To put it shortly, our aim is to make you start speaking from day one in our beginners’ intensive German language course. 

Some of our students book the intensive German course in Berlin for 1 week only, just to  get familiar with the basics of daily communication.

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