Learn German in Germany – German courses & language schools
Would you like to learn German? There’s no better option than in Germany! Get to know culture, beautiful landscapes and traditions of good old Germany!
Find the best language schools in Germany for your german language course. Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Bremen, etc. German courses from 279 € per month.
We will give you some the most important information and tips which you need for a good start while moving to Germany. We have a hope that this will make your life and learniing in Germany easier!
Important information before and after you enter Germany
Information, recommendations, important addresses and everything you need to know before and after your arrival to Germany. Take a look at those links belowe:
Which German course suits me the best?
How do I find the right German language school in Germany?
There are countless language schools in Germany specializing in German language course. Then how can you recognize which language school optimally supports your goals? Please, pay attention to course selection and subdivision of learning levels according to The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). In addition, good language schools offer free services such as a free trial lesson, non-binding classification, parking facilities, central location, money back guarantee and qualified native speakers as lecturers and others. Here you will find a list of language schools in Germany.
Before you start German course
You should get to know if you need visa to come across the border and also read about proof of financing, blocked account and health insurance especially for Germany.
Apply for a visa for your course in Germany
If you need a visa, language school Aktiv is happy to help you apply for a visa for your stay in Germany. With our recognized German language courses you should get a visa witout any complications.
If your country has a visa requirement, you should apply for it at least 3 months before starting your German course, as the processing time can be very long. If you need a Schengen visa, it is important to know that it is only valid for 90 days and cannot be renewed in Germany. For more information regarding entry requirements and download of the appropriate forms, the website of the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany is at your disposal: www.auswaertiges-amt.de/visum
The following link gives you an example of how language schools can actively assist you in applying for a visa: https://www.sprachschule-aktiv-muenchen.de/visum-deutschland/
Compulsory health insurance in Germany
Does your health insurance cover also Germany? Ask your insurance company before you arrive! If not, you have different options. For example, Insurance Care Concept offers health insurance for € 26 per month. Remember: Health insurance is compulsory for people learning German in Germany.
Blocked account in Germany – important information
As a foreign student or as a participant in a German course in Germany, you must have the blocked account serving as proof of the financial source. This proof of finance is a basic requirement to get a visa or a residence permit from the German Embassy. Blocked account in Germany – All information can be found here!
Learn German and work at the same time- Am I allowed to do so?
If you would like to work during the German course, you should visit embassy in your country and ask whether you need a special permit for working in Germany. More interesting information regarding jobs for foreign students can be found here!
German courses with accommodation
If you choosed the language school Aktiv in one of the german cities, you will be supported in finding a suitable accommodation for you in student’s dorm, shared apartment or host family.
Participation and cancellation conditions for your German course
Read carefully the participation conditions of the language school that you are going to study. Take your time for the conditions of withdrawal, if you have to postpone your trip due to health reasons or delay of the visa issues. According to the terms and conditions, it could be that the language institute keeps part of the course costs as a processing fee. If you have paid for the whole year and the amount is around 6000 Euro, the fee can be up to 400 Euro.
Study in Germany
Do you want to study in Germany after your German course? Then you must take an exam which will proof your language abilities in german. Only if this exam is passed, you can start studying in the college or university. Find out here about “Studying in Germany“.
Helpful advice for a peaceful everyday life in Germany
Small obstacles can make everyday life very difficult. How time-consuming and annoying it could be, if the cell phone does not work properly, the health insurance does not take effect or you booked accidentally the wrong German course. We prepared a checklist with all needed information.
As a start, you can test your knowledge of politics, society and histories as well as cultural facts under the link https://deutsch.info/de/test/de. The questions of the quiz are based on the naturalization test. However, this is not an official exercise for pre-German citizens. But still you can see where you stand in knowledge about the country you want to live for a while.