Sprachenatelier Berlin offers courses in German and 40 other languages but our institute is much more than a language school.
We founded Sprachenatelier Berlin in 2003 as both a school and a salon, as an institute where language learning is enhanced by a creative atmosphere, cultural events and intercultural exchange.
Our German courses make up the core of our language program. But we also offer courses in more than 40 other languages. A large room occupying half of one floor of the school is dedicated to art and cultural events. Located in Friedrichshain in the east part of the city, Sprachenatelier Berlin is housed in an early 20th century building designated as listed due to its Art Nouveau architectural style. The salon space features the original interior design and is the setting for regular art exhibitions, book readings and concerts.
Our cooperation partners include kulturprozess e.V. – Institute for Politics, Art and Culture, as well as over 50 universities on five continents.
Sprachenatelier offers participants registered for German courses assistance with finding accommodation in close proximity to the school, often in an apartment, a room in a shared apartment, a hotel or a hostel.
Please note that we can only offer our students assistance with their search for an accommodation if they are at least 18 years old.Prices for a room in a shared apartment vary between 300 to 400€ per month, depending on the size and furnishing of the room. Although we do our best to fulfill the accommodation requirements of all of our students, it is important for course participants to note that early registration improves the likelihood of finding the desired form of accommodation.
Hostels are the best accommodation for short durations (less than one month), as they are inexpensive, starting at 10€ per night. Sprachenatelier also can make arrangements for course participants to stay in a room in one of the student dormitories of the Berliner Studentenwerk. Staying with a host family in Berlin is a good option for younger students.
Hostels offer budget accommodation for backpackers and other individual travelers who seek a more communal environment and contact with other young people while valuing inexpensive prices over privacy or luxury. Hostels offer rooms with multiple beds, typically ranging from two beds (more expensive) up to 12 or more (less expensive).
Sprachenatelier cooperates with the following hostels, all of which are conveniently located near the school:
Odyssee Globetrotter Hostel I The Sunflower Hostel I U inn Berlin Hostel
Another form of accommodation for students who wish to have daily contact with other (especially German-speaking) people is to rent a room in a shared flat (Wohngemeinschaft - WG for short). Berlin WGs vary greatly in occupancy—from two to 20 housemates. Whether it's sharing breakfast, cooking, talking or partying, a room in a shared flat provides students with opportunities to socialize in German and is a good option for a long or short stay.
Berlin also has an array of city magazines and daily newspaper which list room and apartment rentals. The current monthly price for a room in a shared apartment ranges from 200 to 400 Euros.
List of Departments / Schools / Faculty / College
Department of German as a Foreign Language
Beginners German Language Course in Berlin
Our Beginners courses in German are especially important for Sprachenatelier, because we believe that the German language should be learned correctly and in a structured way right from the start, in order to enable you to achieve success in learning as soon as possible.
Intensive German courses in Berlin
This intensive German course covers speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, naturally including grammar and vocabulary.
Intensive language study is by far the best way to guarantee learning success, no matter what your level or language aptitude might be. Intensive learning is the optimal way to get you over the initial hurdles in your study of the language or to rapidly improve on the German you already know.
Evening German courses in Berlin
Evening German courses at Sprachenatelier Berlin are individually tailored to match the requirements of the student, whatever they might be. These can range from school to business or simply the desire to improve your communication skills.
The atmosphere of our evening classes is relaxed and ideally-suited to adult learners. Classes are small in size (no more than 12 students) and are ideal for learners who would like to improve their German but don't have the time to take courses during the day.
German Summer Courses in Berlin Germany
Summer is by far the best time to visit Berlin and learn German. The weather is warm but never hot (75-85 °F) and the sun doesn't set until 9:00 pm, making the city vibrant and lively, day and night!
We offer a variety of cultural and sightseeing activities alongside your German language course to ensure that you have a great experience while in Berlin. Included are the following: tours - either by bus, boat or bike; excursions to the Berlin Wall, the Wall Museum and the Stasi Museum; trips to the Reichstag (parliament building), the Brandenburg Gate and the Jewish Museum. Trips are also organized to cities of interest around Germany, including Dresden, Leipzig and Munich.
We even have a bike trip out to historical Potsdam, located just outside of Berlin. Barbecues and picnics in Berlin's famous parks as well as beach volleyball at our facilities are also part of our German summer course program, as are opportunities to get to know Berlin's nightlife by going to Berliner Kneipen“ (pubs) and clubs.
In the summer, Sprachenatelier also hosts music concerts, art exhibitions, book readings, a talent show and film screenings.
As an international student, the financing of your studies is most likely one of your main concerns. While the cost of attending a university in Germany is, compared to many other countries, relatively inexpensive, students should still expect to need at least 670 € a month to pay for their living expenses, including rent.
Some international students cover their expenses with their own personal savings or from the support of their parent(s) or relative(s). Others rely on funding from a scholarship granted by an organization in their home country or in Germany.
It is very difficult for international students to find scholarships once in Germany. We therefore encourage you to begin your search for scholarships early, while you are still in your home country. The international office of the university in your homeland, as well as the German embassy or consulate(s), may have information on scholarships for students specifically from your country or your field of study.
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