GLS - German Language School Berlin - Berlin
Make sure you take advantage of GLS's fantastic cultural program. It's the best way to put your newly learned language into practice, make new friends, and of course...discover Berlin!
GLS's slogan "where interesting people meet" is no empty promise... Every year more than 5000 students of all ages and backgrounds come to GLS Berlin to learn German, make friends and discover the amazing city of Berlin.
GLS, which stands for German Language School, is located in the cool Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin on Kastanienalle. The 7 buildings which make up the GLS Campus have been a school ever since 1867 when the first building was built and in 2005, GLS undertook a complete restoration and modernisation, converting the buildings into a state of the art language school with its own hotel and restaurant.
GLS offers all language levels from total beginner to advanced (A1.1 to C2) with new classes starting every Monday. Class sizes are kept small with a maximum class size of 12. This ensures that you get enough valuable teacher attention. Using the communicative approach, the only language spoken during class is German, with a focus on active speaking. GLS also offer Business German courses, along with exam preparation for the Goethe tests as well as Test DaF - visit their website for more information.
GLS is located on Kastanienalle in Berlin's coolest district, Prenzlauer Berg. On the doorstep are countless awesome cafes, bars, and shops ensuring you will never be bored during your free time.
GLS offer a range of different accommodation options including shared flats and guest families. One of the highlights though, is their studio apartments located right on campus across the gree courtyard garden. The apartments have all the facilities you need including kitchen, bathroom, wifi, TV and telefon, linen and towels. Visit the website of Hotel die Schule for more information.
In order to get the most out of your language course we recommend taking full advantage of GLS's great cultural program. They run a minimum of 3 activities per week including film nights, pub nights, museum visits, city tours and day trips to neighbouring towns like Potsdam, Leipzig and Dresden. These activities are a great way of putting your newly learned language into practice as well as visiting some interesting places! Every Friday, the activities for the following week are posted online here
Prices start at 570 € for a 4 week course comprising 20 lessons per week, with classes from Monday to Friday. If you are looking for something more you should choose their Intensive course where, in addition to the standard course, you will receive 10 hours per week in small groups of 3-6 students. This intensive option costs 1040 € for 4 weeks. See the tab above or GLS's Website for more pricing information. GLS also offer individual tuition with prices starting at 45 € per hour and getting cheaper the more hours you book.
GLS's facilities are the best we have seen of any language school in Berlin. They have a cafeteria selling decent priced meals with ample seating, both indoors and out, but if you are looking for something a little fancier, check out Restaurant die Schule, their on-campus restaurant. At the library and bookshop you can get everything from short stories to text books and grammar exercises, they even have a stationary section for those days when you forget your pen! Classrooms are generously sized, with large windows and heaps of natural light and nearly every classroom is equipped with a smart board - a state of the art piece of modern teaching technology.
GLS can also organise an internship program for you. If you are looking to work in Germany this is a great way to get some valuable experience as well as make contacts in your chosen field. See here for more details
To book a course visit their website or call them on the number above.