German Courses for Juniors in Berlin


 Ages 16-17

Learn German @ Berlin Villa

Ages 16 - 17

The Berlin Villa has 40 beds and a big garden - ideal for a summer holiday with German courses, if you like it small, cozy and familial. The villa is like a safe island in the very center of bustling Berlin: it is located near Kurfuerstendamm, the most famous shopping street in the western city center. In the villa you live and learn German with students from all over the world, and together you will set out to explore Berlin. German courses take place in the morning, and every afternoon our guides show you the best of Berlin: We´ll go swimming at the Badeschiff, play minigolf at Mauerpark next to the Berlin Wall,  and of course we´ll do some sightseeing, too: Checkpoint Charlie, Reichstag, Potsdamer Platz ...

see photo reports by former students



in the western center of Berlin, near Kurfuerstendamm, a famous shopping street, with Metro Fehrbelliner Platz right around the corner


beautiful villa with tree-lined garden, several spacious classrooms, lounge, cafeteria

German course:

  • 20 lessons à 45 minutes/week with a max of 12 students per class
  • 4 levels: beginners, elementary, intermediate, advanced
  • international classes with students from Mexico, Poland, Spain, France, Bulgaria, Denmark, Russia, Norway, England, France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, the US any many other countries. Germans high school students on site as well


in the same branch, where you have your German lessons - in 3 or 4 bed rooms with shower/WC on the hall. Full board

Activities & Excursions:

  • 2 activities daily in international groups: sightseeing in Berlin, sports, socializing
  • 1 full-day excursion to places outside Berlin per week


Members of GLS staff live with you in the villa and take care of you.

Sample Week

This is what a week at the Berlin Villa may look like

Sundayarrival until 5 pm, introduction and language test, welcome evening
Monday4 German lessonswalking tour in Prenzlauer Berg, exploring the neighbourhoodbarbecue
Tuesday4 German lessonsshopping: second hand Berlin designer fashion

games evening

Wednesday4 German lessonsswimming in Lake Wannsee near Potsdambadminton
Thursday4 German lessonssightseeing and shopping in Mitte, Berlin´s new city centervideo night
Friday4 German lessonscycling tour along the former Berlin Walldisco
Saturdayfull-day excursion to Potsdam, Castle Sanssoucilquiz show
Sundaydeparture or visit at fleamarket on "Strasse des 17. Juni"yard party


Who else will be at GLS?

The villa has room for 40 students. Students come from up to 30 countries.

You can meet some of them online in our summer camps community: Check the MEMBERS to see if there are others from your country going to GLS.

When you enroll, you´ll get the GLS password, and then you can contact everybody. 



Dates & Prices

Berlin Villa (16 - 17)

BERLIN VILLA (16 - 17 years)25 JUN - 13 AUG 2017
2 weeks1620 €Arrival / departure: SUN
3 weeks2390 €
+ 1 week770 €



  • 20 German lessons/week
  • 2 activities/day on campus or in Berlin
  • 1 excursion/week to places outside Berlin, i.e. Potsdam, Sachsenhausen
  • on campus accommodation: 3-5 bedded rooms,  shower/WC on the hall
  • full board
  • entry fees for GLS activities
  • transfer from Berlin airports and stations on Sundays 8 am - 10 pm
  • Insurance (medical, luggage, liability)
  • 24 hour tutoring by GLS staff on campus

Not included

  • public transportation 2 - 4 weeks: ca. 60/80 EUR
  • extra day: 100 EUR
  • extra transfer out of schedule: 80 EUR one way