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Learn German in Heidelberg

Famed as a picturesque and historic university town, Heidelberg is a fabulous language course destination – with plenty of life, beautiful scenery, a vibrant student scene, buckets of culture, night life and yet it is also quite a compact city with good public transport, ensuring commuting is kept to a minimum.

With over 35 years of teaching experience the Heidelberg college offers a high quality study environment to suit ALL linguistic needs from beginner through to the advanced learner (across 6+ language levels on general language courses). There are an excellent range of German language courses on offer. Students can prepare for the “Test DaF” and a range of other German language exams.

CESA Plus Points:

  • The school meets a wide range of learning needs and is particularly good for exam preparation and long term courses
  • Fabulous city centre location
  • Excellent range of accommodation options on offer


The classes are friendly and it is easy to find the right class that is suited to your language level. The school also offers; weekly activities, trips to different cities, school parties and lunches, extra free grammar classes and culture talks. This gave me the opportunity to meet new students and make friends.

Overall I had a brilliant experience and my language skills improved hugely.

Beth – 22 wks   Read full review

  • School established: 1980
  • Course duration:
    Group tuition: 1-40 weeks +
    Private tuition: 1 week +
  • Minutes per lesson: 45
  • Minimum age: 16
    Average age: 21/22
  • No. of classrooms: 70 in main buildings
    (another 10 in summer)
  • Number of students:
    Quietest months: 450 per month
    Busiest months: 1200 per month
  • Exam preparation:
    TESTDaF/(others on request)

About the School

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The German language school,  established in 1980, is located on the Hauptstrasse in Heidelberg. A fabulous place to learn German, the Heidelberg school is situated on the 3rd floor of a large centrally located building with easy street access.  There are 70 classrooms in the main teaching building (with access to a further 10 for use during the summer months). The German language school in Heidelberg offers modern, clean and well appointed classrooms with ample computer access, a wide range of accommodation options to suit all tastes and provides a busy social programme throughout the year. All of Heidelberg is within easy reach, with a wealth of shops, cafes & culture nearby, and just a short walk from the Schloss and the River Neckar.

The excellent range of residence accommodation options offered by the German language school in Heidelberg are REALLY popular with German language students, so there is bound to be somewhere to suit you!

The German School offers a central location right next to Heidelberg’s old town.  As a place in which to learn, German Heidelberg is a unique city, small enough to become quickly familiar but busy enough to suit long term students. Students have free access to the internet and email at the college.

The German language school in Heidelberg caters for 450+ students per month and is at its busiest during the University summer holidays. The college also offers a wide range of foreign language courses to German nationals, making it possible to get to know German nationals through school contact. The staff are always on hand should you have any questions once on your course. The German school requires all their German teachers to have university degrees and extensive experience teaching the language and aim to maximise your opportunities to learn German in Heidelberg.