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Berlin Language Schools
GLS - Kastaninallee, 82, 10435, Prenzlauer Berg
Large and well established language school that caters for both Berlin residents and visiting students from oversees during the summer months. The facilities are excellent with it's own on-site restaurant and cafe. The teachers are very experienced and they provide a fun and exciting atmosphere in which to learn a new language.
Volkshochschule - various locations
Each official Berlin district has their own Volkshochschule, or VHS. They are publicly funded institutions that run the official Integrationskurs (integration course). Classes, though large, are generally multinational and present unique opportunities to meet classmates from all over the world. The spectrum of nationalities also makes it easier to stick with German during the breaks, which is a surprisingly effective way to improve quickly. The VHS probably offers the cheapest classes in town, at around €100 for 100 hours, and you get half back once you pass the relevant test. In terms of standard of teaching and value for money, the VHS is a great choice, with personable, patient and highly experienced staff.
Goethe Institut - Neue Schönhauser Strasse 20D, 10178 Berlin
Germany’s official worldwide cultural institution, this school is state-of-the-art, with prices to match. Employing highly qualified teachers, intensive consultation and support, and globally recognised examinations, the Goethe Institut is the place to go if you want fast, impressive results.
Babylonia - Cuvrystr. 23a (2. Hinterhof Aufgang A), 10997 Berlin
Founded in 1980 as a squat by an international collective, Babylonia today is on first impressions rather unorganised. Get past the somewhat shambolic registration process and you’ll be rewarded with an open learning process that focuses on individual experiences and interests. It’s an alternative environment, both physically and educationally, where you’ll meet great people and learn lots, not just about language.