German Courses Abroad
German language courses for students 16+ with Alpadia Language Schools
Our German courses for students 16+
As an official language in six European countries, German is the European Union's most widely spoken tongue. Our German courses will enable you to master this fascinating language.
Fantastic school locations – Berlin and Freiburg
Small class sizes – limited to a maximum fourteen students or eight for mini-groups
Teachers use recognised DaF (German as a Foreign Language) methods, as well as current affairs and media to provide engaging and dynamic classes
Pre-arrival online language placement test allows us to place you in the right level so you can make maximum progress
Choose your German course
We offer a wide range of German language courses in our year-round schools. Whatever kind of German language learning experience you're looking for, we have the ideal course for you.
Our adult language courses are taught using a dynamic and interactive learning style, encouraging you to actively participate in classroom discussions on diverse themes, group exercises, debates and role play activity. This methodology allows you plenty of opportunity to apply your newly acquired German communication skills, helping you build your confidence in the language. We offer various language course types adapted to varying requirements and different learning objectives. Starting from our minimum recommendation of 20 lessons per week, we also propose intensive, premium, exam preparation and private classes. Or you can combine different classes to create your own customised structure.
Tailor-made to meet your individual objectives. With your private teacher, you will work specifically on the skills you wish to develop and progress according to your needs, at your own pace. Specific topics covered include culture, business, finance and healthcare, preparing you for situations you may encounter in your field of activity
This German course offers a solid learning experience while allowing you plenty of free time to exercise your language skills during the school's extra-curricular activities around Berlin.
The minimum duration for A1* absolute beginners is two weeks.
Ideally suited for students who need results and fast! This German course structure provides you with a comprehensive approach to language learning with daily emphasis on written communication.
The minimum duration for A1* absolute beginners is two weeks.
Designed for students wishing to progress thoroughly in the language, this intensive and highly interactive German course provides you with a strong emphasis on oral communication skills. The minimum duration for A1* absolute beginners is two weeks.
Combi 5 & 10
Combi 5 & 10
If you want to combine a regular German course with private lessons, than this is the option to choose! With a solid foundation taught in groups, take advantage of the additional lessons alone with your teacher to concentrate on your specific level and linguistic requirements. The minimum duration for A1* absolute beginners is two weeks.
*Specific start dates for absolute beginners > A1.
Preparatory courses that provide you with an extensive and specific learning to master an official exam
Designed for students preparing for the German TELC, TestDaF exam. This preparatory course provides you with an extensive and specific learning experience to ensure examinations are mastered!
Work & Study
With our work internship, employment and volunteer programmes, you can take your language courses to a higher level and truly expand your professional development. Whether you are interested in sports, tourism, accounting or design, we have ties with local businesses and charities that can offer you exciting opportunities to expand both your career and personal development.
- Languages & work experience
Expand your professional development and CV
- Languages & internship
Experience a professional environment while expanding your knowledge
- Languages & volunteering
Develop your sense of community and active citizenship within a non-profit organisation
Our University Pathway programme is designed for international students interested in pursuing a degree in Europe. The programme will help you build your language skills, adjust to living and studying abroad, and give you a better chance of admission to your dream university.
Online Private Lessons
Learn German in private one-to-one lessons with an Alpadia teacher. Our skilled language teachers will guide you through the same syllabus that we follow in our schools from the comfort of your own home. You'll work on your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills in our fun interactive classes through a mixture of online learning materials, including quizzes, assignments and tests.
Our Career Pathway programme will provide you with expert guidance for a smooth transition into the German job market. You'll benefit from our experience and extensive network of partner companies.
Get in touch for a free consultation in your local language.
We have the perfect course to match your personal and professional goals.
At first, I wasn’t very excited at the prospect of taking a German language course abroad. I didn’t like the language. Once on site, I changed my mind radically and I was very happy to be there. My language skills improved quickly and significantly. I met people from all over the world and I learnt a lot from them. I went to Freiburg and then Berlin: the two towns are very different but they are both charming. Freiburg is peaceful and green, with excellent nightlife venues. Berlin is bursting with people, history, parties and discoveries. This trip was a very positive experience and I wish it wasn’t already over
Marion Parietti - Switzerland
Why choose a German course with Alpadia?
A German language course can open a variety of exciting new opportunities. Therefore, choosing the right German language course is paramount in ensuring that you get the most out of your study abroad experience.
Enter Alpadia’s German language course! With us, you’ll get to benefit from Swiss-quality education in the home of German: Germany! This immersive style of learning allows you to deepen your understanding of the language, as well as practice and utilize your new skills at all times – even when you’re not in class!
Language schools in Germany
What's more exciting than learning German? How about learning it right in Germany with Alpadia! Improving your language skills while surrounded by locals gives you a truly awesome learning experience.
At Alpadia, we've got a bunch of cool schools perfect for students 16 and up where you can learn German. Imagine learning German in Berlin, the buzzing capital of Germany, or having a blast while learning in Freiburg, a city on the edge of the amazing Black Forest.
German is an international language
As a European powerhouse, learning German offers fantastic opportunities for students to expand their horizons and increase their chances of success.
Learning German through a German language course can open a variety of professional and personal doors for you. Germany has a strong economy and an open job market that encourages international students to move over. Combine that with the low-cost of living and a vibrant culture, you can see why learning German is a great idea.