In recent years more and more people have been arriving to the country with little or no German. And particularly in big cities like Berlin where most people speak English, getting by without the local language is definitely possible, and at times even quite easy.

However, being able to comprehend and communicate in German will open up many more doors for you, both professionally and personally. From being able to successfully complete your anmeldung process to getting the inside track on the latest cultural happenings in your area, having a grasp of the local lingo will help you to settle in no time.

Below you’ll find a list of top schools offering all kinds of German language classes, from short intensive programs to longer courses, at a variety of price points. So whether you already have “ein bisschen Deutsch” and you’re looking to brush up your skills or you’re starting from scratch, there’s something for you.

  • bbw Bildungswerk der Wirtschaft
  • Inlingua
  • Berlitz Sprachschule
  • BWS Germanlingua
  • Deutsche Akademie
  • Did deutsch-institut
  • FOKUS Language School
  • Goethe Institute
  • Linguarama
  • Sprachschule Aktiv
  • Tandem Language School
  • Hartnackschule Berlin
  • Sprachenatelier Berlin
  • Humboldt-Institut – Intensive German Courses