German Summer School for teenagers in Berlin


 Ages 16-19

German for Teenagers @ Berlin College

Ages 16 - 19

At the Berlin College you´ll learn German in the very center of Berlin. The college has a 9.000 m² campus on trendy Kastanienallee - with fancy clubs, cafes and designer shops just down the street. The street is nicknamed casting ally, because there are so many films and fashion shootings here. Every day we´ll show you a different part of Berlin - you´ll get to see all the highlights: Museumsinsel, Badeschiff, the Berlin Wall ... . The German courses start in the afternoon, we do Berlin sightseeing in the morning, and at night we take you out in Berlin: we go clubbing, play minigolf or hang out in Mauerpark.

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absolutely central, in hyper trendy Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg, inmidst cafes, galleries, fashion stores. Walking distance to many Berlin highlights like Museum Island, Brandenburger Tor, New Reichstag, Hackescher Markt


9.000 sqm campus with 40 classrooms and student residence on site, lounge, restaurant, cafe, garden, volleyball and basketball court, pool table, barbecue

German course:

  • 20 lessons à 45 minutes/week with a max of 12 students per class - lessons in the afternoon 3.30 pm - 7 pm
  • 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.

Activities & Excursions:

  • 2 activities daily in international groups: sightseeing in Berlin, sports, socializing (one activity in the morning, one after class in the evening)
  • 1 full-day excursion to places outside Berlin per week, e.g. Potsdam, Dresden, Lake Zeuthen


GLS guides accompany you and are happy to assist you, but there is no 24 hour care: this program is for mature students

Accommodation (incl. half board):

Option I: Student residence, either on campus or within walking distance to the GLS campus.

Option II: Host family. Single or double room, half board (breakfast at the homestay, dinner on the GLS campus). Commuting time 30 to 50 minutes 

Sample Week

Sample week

This is what a week at the Berlin Summer College may look like:

Sundayarrival until 5 pm, introduction and language test, welcome evening
Mondaywalking tour in Prenzlauer Berg, exploring the neighbourhood4 German lessonsbarbecue
Tuesdayshopping: second hand Berlin designer fashion4 German lessonsclubbing
Wednesdayswimming in Lake Wannsee near Potsdam4 German lessonsbadminton
Thursdaysightseeing and shopping in Mitte, Berlin´s new city center4 German lessonsvideo night
Fridaycycling tour along the former Berlin Wall4 German lessonsdisco
Saturdayfull-day excursion to Potsdam, Castle Sanssoucilpub tour
Sundaydeparture or visit at fleamarket on "Strasse des 17. Juni"yard party


Who is coming?

The college has room for 200 students. Students come from up to 60 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 College (16 - 19)

BERLIN COLLEGE (16 - 19 years) 25 JUN - 20 AUG 2017
Accommodation options*:A & BC & DArrival / departure: SUN
2 weeks1630 €1470 €
3 weeks2410 €2170 €
+ 1 week780 €700 €


* A, B, C, D:

  • A = 3 - 5 bed room on campus
  • B = 2 bed room in a hostel near by (Hotel4Youth - distance on a Google map)
  • C = 3 - 5 bed room bed room in hostel near by (Meininger  - distance on a map)
  • D. Single or double room in a host family, travel time 30 - 50 minutes



  • transfer from Berlin airports and stations on Sundays 8 am - 10 pm
  • 20 German lessons/week, from 3.30 - 7 pm
  • 2 activities/day in Berlin
  • 1 excursion/week to places outside Berlin, i.e. Potsdam
  • accommodation incl. half board (breakfast and dinner - lunch is available at the GLS cafeteria)
  • insurance (medical, liability,luggage)

Not included

  • public transportation 2 to 4 weeks: ca. 60/80 EUR
  • entry fees: ca. 30 EUR/week
  • extra day: 100 EUR
  • extra transfer out of schedule: 80 EUR one way