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Learn German in Heidelberg: Language Courses

There are an excellent range of general German language courses on offer to meet both short and long term requirements and students can also prepare for the “Test DaF” and a range of other German language exams. The teachers offer a high quality study environment to suit ALL linguistic needs from beginner through to the advanced learner.

Academic Year Courses    Long term courses 25 or 40 wks

Levels offered Beginner to Low Intermediate
Minimum age 16
Course duration 25 or 40 weeks
Number of lessons 20  (or 30) group lessons
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class 15 students
  • 20 lessons = Timetable: 09:00 to 12.15 hrs
  • 30 lessons = Timetable: 09.00 to 12.15 & 13.00 to 14.30hrs
  • Average age: 18 yrs – 30 yrs of age

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Learning German in Heidelberg over 6 or 10 months enables both students and adults alike to gain in depth knowledge of the German language and ensures maximum progress. This challenging German language course is suitable for beginners to low intermediate students who wish to achieve proficiency in the language. It is ideal for those who wish to take the TestDaF or Telc exams.

The morning lessons cover core acquisition of the various language competences in different language learning groups (levels A1 to C2) and offers either standard German across all levels, or from B2 level, exam preparation classes.

Additionally the afternoon lessons allow students to deepen their knowledge (depending on their current language level) with additional skills based lessons; grammar classes and conversation classes (A1 to C2 ability) or exam preparation for the TestDaF, Telc or DSH (level B2+).

We know you will love the long term courses in Heidelberg – it’s such a fabulous place.  It offers a vibrant University town feel, very student orientated, but is also very attractive, with the river Necker rolling slowly past it (green lawns leading down the water’s edge and boats meandering past – lovely!).  The school is right in the heart of Heidelberg and attracts several thousand students each year to study German long term, looking to make maximum linguistic progress AND receive a certificate at the end of the course, so they can prove it!

Once you are in Heidelberg you will be able to absorb the sights and sounds of the language, out in the city, seeing the sights, talking to locals but nothing will beat the impact that structured classes with native speakers, trained to teach German as a foreign language in the school will have.  For 25 or 40 weeks, you will have to use ONLY German in the school.  Classes are offered Monday to Friday and are tailored so that they are right for your language level.  Students are always placed in groups according to their language level – so you won’t find yourself learning German with someone who is significantly better at the language than you.  The combination of modern teaching methods, professional teachers and sharing the experience with other language students from around the world makes the whole process fun, but more importantly effective!

Start dates 2021

  • Jan4 11 18 25
  • Feb1 8 15 22
  • Mar1 8 15 22 29
  • Apr5 12 19 26
  • May3 10 17 24 31
  • Jun7 14 21 28
  • Jul5 12 19 26
  • Aug2 9 16 23 30
  • Sep6 13 20 27
  • Oct4 11 18 25
  • Nov1 8 15 22 29
  • Dec6 13

Beginners start dates are underlined and in bold. Other levels can begin on any of the start dates shown. For a detailed quote, or to book a course, click on "Get a Quote".

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Languages for Life Courses    Long term courses 12 to 36 wks

Levels offered Beginner to High Intermediate
Minimum age 16
Course duration 12+ weeks
Number of lessons 20 group lessons
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class 15 students
  • Timetable: 09:00 and 12.15 hrs
  • Average age: 18 yrs – 30 yrs of age
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Learn German in Heidelberg on a long term German course ideal for Gap Year, post Uni or adult students looking to study German in depth over two or more months for maximum progress. This challenging German language course is suitable for all language abilities and is particularly popular with students looking to prepare for the Test DaF exam etc.

Start dates 2021

  • Jan4 11 18 25
  • Feb1 8 15 22
  • Mar1 8 15 22 29
  • Apr5 12 19 26
  • May3 10 17 24 31
  • Jun7 14 21 28
  • Jul5 12 19 26
  • Aug2 9 16 23 30
  • Sep6 13 20 27
  • Oct4 11 18 25
  • Nov1 8 15 22 29
  • Dec6 13

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Standard German Course    Short term courses 1+ wks 

Levels offered Beginner/Advanced
Minimum age 16
Course duration 1 week+
Number of lessons 20 group lessons
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class 15 students
  • Timetable: 09:00 and 12.15 hrs
  • Average age: 18 yrs – 30 yrs of age
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A short term German course aimed at those who want to learn German in Heidelberg and need to build on current skills or who want to learn German from scratch with an immersion course in Germany. We recommend students follow a programme for two weeks  or longer, for maximum linguistic progress (although one week courses are also offered). The combination of tuition by native speaking teachers with immersion in the country ensures good linguistic improvement. Structured lessons, the opportunity to share the course experience with other language students from around the world and exposure to daily life as led by German people, ensures that both your passive and active knowledge of the language will markedly improve.

Start dates 2021

  • Jan4 11 18 25
  • Feb1 8 15 22
  • Mar1 8 15 22 29
  • Apr5 12 19 26
  • May3 10 17 24 31
  • Jun7 14 21 28
  • Jul5 12 19 26
  • Aug2 9 16 23 30
  • Sep6 13 20 27
  • Oct4 11 18 25
  • Nov1 8 15 22 29
  • Dec6 13 27

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Intensive German Course    Short term courses 1+ wks 

Levels offered Beginner to Advanced
Minimum age 16
Course duration 1+ week
Number of lessons 20 group lessons
Additional element + 10 PM lessons
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class 15 students
  • Timetable: 09:00 and 12.15 hrs & 13.00 to 14.30 hrs
  • Average age: 18 yrs – 30 yrs of age
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A more intensive German language course which builds on the core Standard Course format with additional class workshops.  Ideal for those who want to learn German whilst making the most of the structured language lessons offered by the German school in Heidelberg, Germany.

PM workshops offered:

  • Grammar classes (A1 to C2)
  • Conversation classes (from A1)
  • TESTDaF preparation (from A2)

Start dates 2021

  • Jan4 11 18 25
  • Feb1 8 15 22
  • Mar1 8 15 22 29
  • Apr5 12 19 26
  • May3 10 17 24 31
  • Jun7 14 21 28
  • Jul5 12 19 26
  • Aug2 9 16 23 30
  • Sep6 13 20 27
  • Oct4 11 18 25
  • Nov1 8 15 22 29
  • Dec6 13 27

Beginners start dates are underlined and in bold. Other levels can begin on any of the start dates shown. For a detailed quote, or to book a course, click on "Get a Quote".

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German Mini Group Course    Short term courses 1 wk+

Levels offered All levels
Minimum age 16
Course duration 1+ weeks
Number of lessons 20 group lessons
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Students per group class 4-6 students
  • Timetable:09:00 and 12.15 hrs
  • Average age: 25 yrs – 45 yrs of age

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Enjoy the benefit of an intensive, mini group course over one or more weeks.  A productive and challenging programme, ensuring maximum progress over a few weeks (or months) of German study. This German course is very popular with those looking to revise prior to academic exams or refresh language skills for business reasons.

Start dates 2021

  • Jan4 11 18 25
  • Feb1 8 15 22
  • Mar1 8 15 22 29
  • Apr5 12 19 26
  • May3 10 17 24 31
  • Jun7 14 21 28
  • Jul5 12 19 26
  • Aug2 9 16 23 30
  • Sep6 13 20 27
  • Oct4 11 18 25
  • Nov1 8 15 22 29
  • Dec6 13 27

Beginners start dates are underlined and in bold. Other levels can begin on any of the start dates shown. For a detailed quote, or to book a course, click on "Get a Quote".

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TestDaF Exam Preparation    Short term courses 4+ wks

Exam Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache
Exam dates 6 x a year
Levels offered Intermediate B2+
Minimum age 18
Course duration 4 weeks tuition minimum
Number of lessons 20 group lessons
Additional element + 10 exam prep workshops
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class 15 students
  • Timetable: 09:00 and 12.15 hrs & 13.00 to 14.30 hrs
  • Average age: 18 yrs – 30 yrs of age

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A tailored German course for those who want to prepare for the TestDaF exam and need to build on current skills on a course in Germany, with the added advantage that the German language school in Heidelberg is a major TestDaF exam centre (the exam can be sat on site). A popular German language course, best followed for a period of four weeks or longer for maximum impact (although shorter courses can be arranged on request). Students can also book long term courses prior to preparing for the exam, such as the Academic Year Course/ 30 lessons per week. The long term course solutions are ideal for Beginners or those with low level German ability looking to gain proficiency in the language.

Start dates 2021

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TELC Exam Preparation    Short term courses 4+ wks

Levels offered Intermediate+
Minimum age 18
Course duration 4 weeks tuition minimum
Exam dates 12 times a year
Number of lessons 20 group lessons
Additional element 10 exam preparation lessons
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class 15 students
  • Timetable: 09:00 and 12.15 hrs & 13.00 to 14.30 hrs
  • Average age: 18 yrs – 30 yrs of age
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A tailored German course for those who want to prepare for the Telc exam and need to build on current skills on a course in Germany, with the added advantage that the German language school in Heidelberg is a Telc exam centre (the exam can be sat on site). We recommend you follow a course of four weeks or longer for maximum impact (although shorter courses can be arranged on request). Students can also book long term courses prior to preparing for the exam.

The German Rectors’ Conference and the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany have officially recognized the telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule exam as proof of linguistic aptitude for university applicants.
A new framework regulating German language exams for higher education in Germany exempts foreign prospective students from providing evidence of linguistic aptitude if they can present a certificate of a successfully completed telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule exam. The new framework, effective February 2016, is legally binding on all German higher-education institutions.
The telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule exam can be considered equivalent to the TestDaF and DSH exams. However the language school staff recommend all foreign prospective students discuss which language exams are accepted by the higher-education institution they wish to apply for, before taking any language exam.
The school has been a licensed telc test centre for many years. The telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule exam can be taken every month. Additional test dates can be offered upon request.

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Private Tuition Courses   1 wk +

Levels offered Beginner to Advanced
Minimum age 18
Course duration 1+ weeks
Number of lessons 10+ private lessons
Lesson duration 45 minutes
Maximum per class 01 students
  • Timetable:Varies according to intensity, duration and teacher availability
  • Average age: 18 yrs – 30 yrs of age
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An ideal language course for students with specific academic, personal or business goals for whom time is short, and progress in language learning is a priority.

Start dates 2021

  • Jan4 11 18 25
  • Feb1 8 15 22
  • Mar1 8 15 22 29
  • Apr5 12 19 26
  • May3 10 17 24 31
  • Jun7 14 21 28
  • Jul5 12 19 26
  • Aug2 9 16 23 30
  • Sep6 13 20 27
  • Oct4 11 18 25
  • Nov1 8 15 22 29
  • Dec6 13 27

Beginners start dates are underlined and in bold. Other levels can begin on any of the start dates shown. For a detailed quote, or to book a course, click on "Get a Quote".

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