We teach German on all levels all year round - ranging from beginners to advanced (levels as defined by the Common European Reference Framework: A = elementary, B = intermediate, C = advanced). No matter what level you are on right now, you can start your German course in our school in Berlin any Monday you like. A placement test - consisting of a written and an oral part on your first Monday - will make sure that you will be learning with others of a similar level.
- How good is your German right now? Test your German online!
How long does it take to learn German?
Check the table below to see how many weeks you'll need to get from one level to the next. Per level, about 160 - 180 lessons are needed.
|Assess your current level &|
test your German online!
you can take @ GLS (see below)
|A1||beginner||8 weeks||6 weeks|
|A2||elementary||8 weeks||6 weeks|
|B1||intermediate||8 weeks||6 weeks||telc B1|
|B2||upper intermediate||10 weeks*||6 weeks*||telc B2|
|C1||advanced||individual||6 weeks*||telc C1|
|C2||highly competent||individual||individual||telc C2|
The data in the table are approximate data. Depending on the speed of the group, it may take longer to complete the respective skill level. Quick learners have the opportunity to change groups (after consultation with the teacher).
An example: If you finished level A2 and want to do TestDaF, which is closing off level C1, you will need ca. 6 months, taking the standard course, or - if you want to invest less time - ca. 4 months taking the intensive course.