GLS
GLS
GLS
GLS

GLS Berlin

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German Language School (GLS) Berlin was first opened in 1983 and has been offering an excellent quality of German language education since, growing to be one of the largest and best-known schools in Germany. The school’s high quality of education has been recognized as the school received Study Travel Magazine’s Star School award for the best language school in Germany five times. 

The GLS school campus is located in the trendy neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg. It is impressive, spanning over 16,000 square meters including the school classroom buildings,  library, restaurant, a hotel and apartments where students can conveniently stay on campus. The buildings are historically important but have been fully renovated with modern interiors. Between the buildings are grassy lawns, tall trees and outdoor terraces which provide a touch of greenery and the opportunity to relax outside of the classroom. The school's own hotel building also features a beautiful swimming pool from the 1900s in a cathedral-like building which has been fully restored and can be used by students.

The teaching methodology at GLS is focused on professional high-quality education, with two teachers leading each class so that the students become accustomed to different speaking styles and voices. Students are encouraged to speak as much as possible so that their mistakes can be corrected early on. All teachers at GLS are native German speakers and hold a university degree and several years experience in teaching German as a foreign language. Students can also take their TestDaF exam here as the school is a registered testing center. 

In addition to their effective teaching methodology, the school encourages the use of German outside of the classroom. The school organizes a program of seminars, visits to sites of interest in Berlin and excursions to other cities in Germany. Many of these are accessible as a part of the course fee or at a reduced price for GLS students. Additionally, excursions are organized for public holidays when classes are not held and each week the school organizes a dinner in its restaurant for students to participate in and meet their classmates. With over 250 onsite staff at GLS, the team is always willing to ensure that their students have the best possible German language experience. 


School Facts

School sizebig
Classrooms66
High seasonJune - August
Snacks

Snacks

Cafeteria

Cafeteria

Kitchen/microwave

Kitchen/microwave

Student lounge

Student lounge

Library

Library

Computers

Computers

Multimedia

Multimedia

Wifi

Wifi

Disabled access

Disabled access

Garden/terrace

Garden/terrace

Study area

Study area

Student Nationalities

Switzerland

21%

Spain

17%

Italy

7%

Russian Federation

7%

Brazil

6%

France

6%

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

6%

United States of America

5%

Sweden

4%

Worldwide

21%

Age Distribution

Location

German Language School, Kastanienallee 82, Berlin 10435, Germany

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Courses

More information about different types of courses.
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: June - August 2017 | June - August 2018
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • 5 workshops over two afternoons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: June - August 2017 | June - August 2018
  • 30 standard lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 8
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: June - August 2017 | June - August 2018
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • 10 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12 / 1
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: June - August 2017 | June - August 2018
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • 20 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12 / 1
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: June - August 2017 | June - August 2018
  • 20 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: June - August 2017 | June - August 2018
  • 30 standard private lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C2
  • Students per course: 1
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: June - August 2017 | June - August 2018
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • 10 TestDaF exam preparation lessons per week
  • The course duration is 4 weeks and the exam can be taken in week 5 following completion of the course
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B2 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: June - August 2017 | June - August 2018
  • Starting dates: 2017-08-21 | 2017-10-16
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • 10 Goethe exam preparation lessons per week
  • The course duration is 4 weeks and the exam can be taken in week 5 following completion of the course
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B2 - B2
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: June - August 2017 | June - August 2018
  • Starting dates: 2017-08-21 | 2017-09-18 | 2017-10-16 | 2017-11-13 | 2018-01-22 | 2018-02-19 | 2018-03-19 | 2018-04-16 | 2018-05-14 | 2018-06-25 | 2018-07-23 | 2018-08-27 | 2018-09-24 | 2018-10-22 | 2018-11-19
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • 10 Goethe exam preparation lessons per week
  • The course duration is 4 weeks and the exam can be taken in week 5 following completion of the course
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: C1 - C1
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: June - August 2017 | June - August 2018
  • Starting dates: 2017-08-21 | 2017-09-18 | 2017-10-16 | 2017-11-13 | 2018-01-22 | 2018-03-19 | 2018-05-14 | 2018-07-23 | 2018-09-24 | 2018-11-19
  • 20 standard lessons per weekek
  • 10 Goethe exam preparation lessons per week
  • The course duration is 4 weeks and the exam can be taken in week 5 following completion of the course
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: C2 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: June - August 2017 | June - August 2018
  • Starting dates: 2017-09-18 | 2017-10-16 | 2017-11-13 | 2018-05-14 | 2018-11-19
  • 18 telc exam preparation lessons per week
  • The course duration is two weeks and the exam can be taken on the Friday of week two
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A2 - A2
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: June - August 2017 | June - August 2018
  • Starting dates: 2017-10-16 | 2017-11-20 | 2018-01-15 | 2018-02-19 | 2018-04-16 | 2018-06-18 | 2018-07-16 | 2018-08-20 | 2018-09-17 | 2018-10-15 | 2018-11-19
  • 18 telc exam preparation lessons per week
  • The course duration is two weeks and the exam can be taken on the Friday of week two
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B1 - B1
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: June - August 2017 | June - August 2018
  • Starting dates: 2017-10-02 | 2017-11-06 | 2017-12-04 | 2018-02-05 | 2018-03-05 | 2018-04-03 | 2018-05-07 | 2018-06-04 | 2018-07-02 | 2018-08-06 | 2018-09-03 | 2018-10-01 | 2018-11-05 | 2018-12-03
  • 18 telc exam preparation lessons per week
  • The course duration is two weeks and the exam can be taken on the Friday of week two
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: B2 - B2
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: June - August 2017 | June - August 2018
  • Starting dates: 2017-10-16 | 2017-11-20 | 2018-01-15 | 2018-02-19 | 2018-04-16 | 2018-06-18 | 2018-07-16 | 2018-08-20 | 2018-09-17 | 2018-10-15 | 2018-11-19
  • 18 telc exam preparation lessons per week
  • The course duration is two weeks and the exam can be taken on the Friday of week two
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: C1 - C1
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: June - August 2017 | June - August 2018
  • Starting dates: 2017-10-02 | 2017-11-06 | 2017-12-04 | 2018-02-05 | 2018-03-05 | 2018-04-03 | 2018-05-07 | 2018-06-04 | 2018-07-02 | 2018-08-06 | 2018-09-03 | 2018-10-01 | 2018-11-05 | 2018-12-03
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • 10 private business German lessons per week
  • Classes focus on professional communication via phone, email, in meetings and negotiation and presentation skills
  • Students can request specialized classes for their area of interest including law, engineering, architecture, journalism among others
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12 / 1
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: June - August 2017 | June - August 2018
  • 20 standard group lessons per week
  • 20 private business German lessons per week
  • Classes focus on professional communication via phone, email, in meetings and negotiation and presentation skills
  • Students can request specialized classes for their area of interest including law, engineering, architecture, journalism etc
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: complete beginner - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12 / 1
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: June - August 2017 | June - August 2018
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C1
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 30
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • High season: June - August 2017 | June - August 2018
  • 20 standard lessons per week for the first weeks
  • Unpaid internship for the following 6 to 12 weeks
  • An internship can be in the following areas: architecture, arts and culture, business and administration, IT, graphic design, law, marketing and public relations, NGO work, ecology, social work, politics, tourism or event management
  • One 90 minute coaching session prior to commencement of internship
  • Students need to have completed secondary education and achieve a minimum B1 level prior to commencement of the internship
  • Please select the weeks based on the number of weeks of Group Course lessons, the internship will be additional to this
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.
  • 20 standard lessons per week
  • Review of student's academic documents and plan outlining student's personal pathway (prior to arrival)
  • Individual counselling to help student select their field of study and university
  • Support preparing 4 university applications to German universities
  • Fields available (Bachelor degree only): biotechnology, business administration, business information systems, E-commerce, engineering, IT, laser and optotechnologies, mechatronics, optoelectronics, optometry and social work
  • Please select the weeks based on the number of weeks of Group Course lessons you would like to take, the university study will be additional to this
  • Does not include cost of exams which students may be required to take to prove their level of German language
  • The duration of the course will depend on the student's level of German language and the level required
  • Class length in minutes: 45
  • Monday - Friday
  • Language Level: A1 - C2
  • Students per course: max. 12
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Material: Study material is included in the course price.

Accommodation

More information about different types of accommodation
  • Bedding incl.
  • Towels incl.
  • Only students with different native languages will be housed together (when possible)
  • Only one student per host family: usually possible
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 10-35 minutes
  • High season: June - August 2017
  • Bedding incl.
  • Towels incl.
  • Only students with different native languages will be housed together (when possible)
  • Only one student per host family: usually possible
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 30-55 minutes
  • High season: June - August 2017
  • Bedding incl.
  • Towels incl.
  • Only available for two people travelling together
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 10-35 minutes
  • High season: June - August 2017
  • Bedding incl.
  • Towels incl.
  • Only available for two people travelling together
  • Travel Time (by public transport): 30-55 minutes
  • High season: June - August 2017
  • On campus
  • Bedding incl.
  • Towels incl.
  • Kitchenette
  • Wifi
  • Cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities on site (coin operated)
  • Breakfast provided at GLS cafeteria
  • You will be asked to pay a deposit of 100 EUR when you arrive. Your deposit will be reimbursed at the end of your stay as long as you have taken appropriate care of the apartment.
  • Final cleaning: 30 EUR
  • Travel Time (on foot): 1 minutes
  • High season: June - August 2017
  • On campus
  • Bedding incl.
  • Towels incl.
  • Kitchenette
  • Wifi
  • Cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities on site (coin operated)
  • Breakfast provided at GLS cafeteria
  • You will be asked to pay a deposit of 100 EUR when you arrive. Your deposit will be reimbursed at the end of your stay as long as you have taken appropriate care of the apartment.
  • Final cleaning: 30 EUR
  • Travel Time (on foot): 1 minutes
  • High season: June - August 2017
  • On campus
  • Bedding incl.
  • Towels incl.
  • Kitchenette
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Cleaning service
  • Swimming pool
  • Breakfast in school's Die Schule restaurant
  • Travel Time (on foot): 1 minutes
  • High season: June - August 2017
  • On campus
  • Bedding incl.
  • Towels incl.
  • Kitchenette
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Cleaning service
  • Swimming pool
  • Breakfast in school's Die Schule restaurant
  • Only available for two people travelling together
  • Travel Time (on foot): 1 minutes
  • High season: June - August 2017

Transfer

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Transfer

Airport: Berlin-Tegel (TXL)
Direction: One Way
Operating Hours: 24h
Price: 60 EUR
Airport: Berlin-Schönefeld (SXF)
Direction: One Way
Operating Hours: 24h
Price: 60 EUR
Train station: Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Direction: One Way
Operating Hours: 24h
Price: 60 EUR

Closure Dates

Public holidays and school closure dates - contact us for more information.
2017-10-31 | 2017-12-25 - 2017-12-26 | 2018-01-01 | 2018-03-30 | 2018-04-02 | 2018-05-01 | 2018-05-10 | 2018-05-21 | 2018-10-03 | 2018-12-24 - 2018-12-26 | 2018-12-31 - 2019-01-01

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