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Whether for professional or academic purposes, an intensive German course in Berlin is a brilliant way to learn German quickly. Designed to achieve the most effective learning experience, the intensive German courses at DAS Akademie feature superior teachers and an added focus on speaking. In fact, you will practice from day one in our intensive German language course.

DAS Akademie’s 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 TestDAF, Goethe-Zertifikat or Telc exams stand out by far. Their exceptional reviews are a clear testimony to the highest quality of language education at the best price.

Intensive German Course Details

For the best overview of our intensive German course details, please watch the short introduction below or refer to the table underneath:

Up to 20 lessons per week, 5 days per week, 4 lessons per day*

* The small group size plays a key role in our proven success. Not only will we open a new intensive German course in Berlin with only 3 participants, but also you will always complete one level in just 4 weeks. In a group of 4-5 participants, the classes run conveniently between 10:00 – 12:30. In a group of 6-10 participants, the classes take place between 10:00 – 13:15, allowing more active learning time per person.

What are the levels of the intensive German classes in Berlin?

Intensive German Language Course

Intensive German Language Course

Our 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). Therefore, each level comprises 2 sub-levels, each lasting 4 weeks. Once you start in a group, you can continue onto all subsequent levels without a break.

Our fun and effective approach from the very start of our courses will get you to where you want to be in no-time. On top of that, we often combine our courses with energising workshops, meet-ups and events to fully immerse the students on all levels of the intensive German classes into the German language and culture.

When does the next German Intensive course start?

Wondering the starting date of the next intensive German course in 2021? German intensive course in Berlin caters for every level of proficiency, from beginner to advanced. After taking our free placement test, we will be able to integrate you in the right course for you. You can continue these classes until your individual needs and goals are achieved. Mind that complete beginners might not be able to start straight away but must wait until a new beginners’ course starts. If you wish to see a calender, please visit our upcoming courses page, but remember not all courses are announced.

Beginners can start on the first Monday of every month. Unless you are a complete beginner, you can start anytime and attend a course for up to 40 weeks. The total course duration depends on your availability and your goals, because our free placement test will secure you the right place in the right group at any point in time. In fact, the more lessons you book, the less you pay. Please refer to the pricing list at the bottom of this page for the fees for each course length.

Can I start speaking German after 4 weeks in a course for beginners?

At the end of 4 weeks of A1 intensive German course for beginners, you will be able to:

  • use basic everyday phrases aimed towards 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

Learn German like a pro in the #1 intensive German course of Berlin

Are you looking for the best intensive German course in Germany? We certainly offer the most interactive & personalised course, adjusted to your learning needs. What’s more, the emphasis is on speaking! At DAS Akademie, you will learn German not only quickly, but also effectively. Thus, you can expect to be a pro in the German language quickly.

The German courses we offer in the mornings or in the evenings, intensive or semi-intensive, are led by lecturers of the highest calibre. Their goal is to get you integrated in German society in the most fun and laid-back group atmosphere. As a matter of fact, immersion in the German language is the best way to achieve your goal. Thus, taking an intensive German evening course at DAS Akademie will help you achieve your goals in no-time!

Complementary Events & Workshops

An intensive German language course is not complete without complementary social events. We have been teaching German as a foreign language for over 20 years. 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 first lesson onwards. Our team provides an open and inspiring learning environment where the students actively participate in the classes and enjoy the learning process. Moreover, we combine our programmes with complementary events, workshops and meet ups to immerse our students into the German language and culture.

Course Fee (Prices)

The price list for the intensive German language course below exclude the cost of the course book. An additional registration fee of 60€ applies to enrolments outside of Germany.


* 1 lesson is equal to 45 minutes

**In a group of 6 or more participants

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What is a German intensive course?

So what is an intensive course and what makes it successful? For those of us that need a little push, a German intensive course is the solution. Other types of courses are held for shorter class lengths or only held on a few days every week. Learning in high school or grade school is sporadic and inconsistent, which leads to our knowledge and mastery of the language to be the same. Taking an intensive German course in Berlin has proved to be significantly more beneficial. DAS Akademie is right in the centre of Berlin, and is only 10 minutes on foot to Alexanderplatz.

Duration of Intensive German Classes in Berlin

The duration of the intensive German classes depend on the course type. First and foremost, not all intensive courses are the same. Typically, intensive courses begin in the summer as younger students have a break and have the availability and free time to focus on the course. Intensive courses typically comprise of 20 lessons, which take between 2 and 4 weeks to complete. Intensive courses can range from 1-10 weeks per level. They can have different focuses. Some focus on grammar, conversation, or vocabulary, but it is often a combination of them all. The main key characteristic of an intensive course is namely that they teach you a lot in a minimal amount of time. They all include reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension. A few intensive courses include language immersion as a learning technique. For a more relaxed pace, check out our evening German course Berlin.

1 Year Intensive German Course in Germany

DAS Akademie offers the so called “1 year intensive German course in Germany” or “visa courses” from 1 week up to 40 weeks. These intensive classes run from Monday to Friday in the mornings. In line with the requirements of German Embassies worldwide, international students receive 20 lesson hours of language instruction per week. In this way, students can complete 1 sub-level in 4 weeks and move onto the next sub-level straight away. Interactive classes enhance language immersion and include a high degree of participation. In addition, students can opt for Intensive Plus, which includes more lessons through the addition of evening classes, or Intensive Special, which includes private instruction. Many courses are also cheaper the more weeks you book. Our school offers custom length programs as well, and some of the German intensive courses are organised by age.

Built for Success in Language Exams

Another key difference between intensive courses is exam preparation. Different schools offer distinct certificates and test preparation in their intensive German courses. Many courses are structured toward the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and prepare for the TestDaF or an international standard language certificate such as the Cambridge Certificate. Different schools specialise in their respective teaching method, for example the highly successful immersion method used at DAS Akademie. That being said, intensive courses are best for ambitious and motivated students. They require much more time and effort than other courses. But for a quicker and more successful language-learning experience, an intensive course is the best option. With an intensive course, becoming bi-, tri-, or multi-lingual is possible!