best language school in Germany

GLS - Star School Germany

Fantastic Facilities

GLS is the only language school in Germany with a 16.000 sqm urban campus including 2 hotels and a swimming pool under monument protection. The facilities on campus are second to none in Europe: 60 bright classrooms, a restaurant serving modern German food, 50 apartments and 72 hotel rooms of premium standard. 

Established 1983

GLS is an independent school: Barbara Jaeschke, who founded it in 1983, is directing it till today.

Star School Germany

Star school Germany - GLS Berlin

GLS has received the Star School Germany award 5 times. The awards are bestowed every year in London, by Study Travel Magazine, and honor the best language schools worldwide, country by country.

More than 5000 students

More than 5000 students from up to 60 countries attend GLS courses every year. GLS can accommodate up to 600 students at the same time: more about ages & nationalities. All teachers have university degrees (meet some of them here).

GLS stands for ...

... German Language School. GLS operates the GLS Campus in Berlin for adult students as well as several summer camps for juniors in Berlin and München. GLS also organizes high school stays in Germany for junior students. 

Founder & Managing Director

GLS continues to be run by its original founder, Barbara Jaeschke, who established the school in 1983. In 2012 she was honored as Berlin Entrepreneur of the Year. More about Barbara Jaeschke


GLS organizes German language courses for companies and institutions like Rolls Royce, Fendi and Amnesty International.

GLS is member of:

GLS is the Berlin school with the IH International House World Organization. More about IH International House

IALC is an international association of quality language schools (more about IALC) and regularly inspects GLS. All GLS German courses are accredited by IALC.

Accredited are German courses for adults @ GLS campus Berlin

GLS is recognized by the Swedish National Board of Student Aid, i.e. Swedish students can apply for grants when studying at the GLS language school: more.

TestDaF testing center in Berlin

GLS is a test-center for TestDaF, the language certificate for university studies in Germany. More about TestDaF exams and prep courses @ GLS in Berlin. 

GLS offers EU-funded German courses for professionals working in educational institutions: more.

GLS is a Teacher Training Center

GLS is an IH-certified Teacher Training Center and prepares for the IH Certificate for Teaching German as a Foreign Language (IHC German).