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GLS Language School in Berlin

Address: Kastanienallee 82 Berlin, 10435
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description GLS Language School in Berlin

GLS Language School in Berlin is a prestigious language school for adults in the capital of Germany. The school has been operating in Berlin since 1983. Three times in past 10 years, GLS Berlin School has been recognized as the best language school in the country. Today, the educational institution is distinguished by high academic results, exceptional quality of educational services.

The German Language School is located in the center of the German capital. The school occupies a modern building in Prenzlauer Berg, a prestigious and fashionable area with developed infrastructure. In walking distance from the school there are many sights of Berlin. Convenient location allows you to combine the studying with exciting rest. During walks around the city, students can improve their language skills in an informal setting.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in GLS Language School in Berlin

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
23.06.2019 -18.08.2019
16-18
from 970 € / week

General German course (standard, intensive)

Brief information. A program designed for at least a week, focused on the rapid development of basic language skills.

About the course. The general German course is available in two versions.

Standard: 20 lessons per week, group lessons, individual consultations; 2 - 4-hour themed tours around Berlin, 1 visiting excursion (Dresden, Leipzig, Hamburg, Potsdam).

Intensive: 30 lessons per week, classes in standard groups (12 people) before lunch, and in mini-groups (6 people) in the afternoon.

In the classroom, the emphasis is on the development of conversational speech, communication skills. Vocabulary and grammar are studied mainly in the process of communication in a group and with teachers.

Students age: 16-20

Dates of the beginning: June 21 - August 23

Requirements for enrollment: German - from beginner.

The result of the training: confident knowledge in the basic language aspects, free communication in German in everyday life, competent management of personal correspondence

Class size: 12 people.

Duration of the lesson : 45 minutes.

The cost of the program includes: transfers from Berlin airport on Sundays (from 8 am to 10 pm), 20 German lessons per week (from 15-30 to 19-00), 2 activities per week, 1 excursion to Week, meals 2 times a day, accommodation (hotel / campus / family)

Price:

  • 2 weeks from 1450 euros (with accommodation in a 4-bed hostel or in a family of 1/2-bed room), 3 weeks - from 2140 euros, additional week - 690 euros
  • 2 weeks from 1610 euros (with accommodation in a 2-person hostel or on campus in 3-5-bed rooms), 3 weeks - from 2380 euros, additional week - 770 euros
Annual
18+
from 205 € / week

General German Course

Short information. A standard language program that allows you to acquire and improve general language skills, improve spoken German.

About the course. The program is available in two versions:

  • standard (20 lessons per week);
  • intensive (30 lessons per week, in the afternoon classes are held in mini-groups of 6 people).

The course includes academic studies in German, 1 additional lecture per week. The emphasis on lessons is made on the development of students' communication skills. Training takes place with complete immersion in the language environment. Lessons are conducted by two teachers, who change after the break.

Students Age: 18+

Start Dates: Every Monday.

Enrollment requirements: level of language - beginner.

Learning outcomes: confident general language skills, fluency in German at a level sufficient for communication in everyday situations.

Class size: up to 12 people.

Lesson duration: 45 minutes.

Cost:

  • 20 lessons Per week: 1 week - 195 euros, 2-4 weeks - 155 euros, 5 -7 weeks - 145 euros
  • 25 lessons per week: 1 week - 245 euros, 2-4 weeks - 195 euros, 5-7 weeks - 180 euros
  • 30 lessons per week: 1 week - 310 euros, 2 -4 weeks - 280 euros, 5-7 weeks - 265 euros
14.01.2019 -01.11.2019
18+
from 1 190 € / 4 week

Short information. Specialized course of intensive preparation for the passing of a language test for at least 4 weeks.

About the course. The program includes 30 lessons per week. 20 lessons are reserved for general language training. 10 lessons are held according to the program of preparation for the language test. Specialized lessons include getting to know the TestDaF methodology, doing exercises to develop the skills of analyzing printed text, listening to German, writing, speaking (literacy, fluency). The program also provides intensive work on expanding the vocabulary, conducting trainings for students to get the experience of oral communication in German on specific topics. During the training, test exams are conducted in compliance with the TestDaF format.

Students age: 18+

Start dates: from January to November.

Admission requirements: language level - B2-C1.

The result of the training: improvement of German to the level of mittelstufe or oberstufe.

Class size: up to 12 people.

Lesson duration: 45 minutes.

The cost: 1120 € for the 4-week program. In addition, the examination fee is paid: 200 euros, study materials - 20 euros.

Annual
18+
from 1 190 € / 4 week

GOETHE Exam (Goethe)

Short information. The preparation program for the GOETHE certificate for personal, academic, professional purposes.

About the course. The course with academic load of 30 lessons per week includes 2 blocks: general language and profile. The first provides intensive work on developing the basic skills of German. The profile block (10 lessons per week) serves to prepare for testing. Students get acquainted with the strategy of passing the GOETHE test, the peculiarities of assessing the level of knowledge, perform typical tasks (verbally and in writing). Also, training involves testing. This allows us to identify gaps in the knowledge of students and focus their attention on the study of specific linguistic aspects.

Students age: 18+

Start dates: year-round

Requirements for enrollment: language level - A1 - C2.

Learning outcomes: acquiring and consolidating knowledge, improving language skills, confirming the level of German proficiency for living in Germany, studying in a college, university or working in the country.

Class size: up to 12 people.

Lesson duration: 45 minutes.

Cost: 1120 € for the 4-week program. The examination fee is additionally paid: level B2 - 200 euros, C1 - 250 euros, C2 - 295 euros.

Accommodation and food

Students are offered accommodation in the residence and family. Opportunities of an available housing on a campus allow to place up 100 students. The residence has 50 studio apartments for 1-2 people. Each of them includes furnished rooms, bathroom, kitchen. Internet is available in the studios.

In the residence, students can also get conditions of increased comfort. Two-storey studios are rented for rent with a ceiling height of up to 5 meters.

In families, students are accommodated in single rooms with furniture and internet. Facilities, recreation areas are in the house in common use.

Available meals in the school: half board, breakfast only (in the family), self-service (in the apartment).

The cost of children's programs is included in the course price.

The cost of living for adult courses:

  • studio apartments on campus or off-campus, class "Standard", breakfast included, separate kitchen and bathroom, the cost depends on the duration of the course: single 432 euros per week. - 1 week of courses, 399 euros per week. - from 5 weeks of courses; Double rooms - 246 euros per week. - 1 week of courses, 224 euro per week. - from 5 weeks of courses;
  • studio apartments on campus or off campus, increased comfort, breakfast included, separate kitchen and bathroom, the cost depends on the duration of the course: single 492 euros per week. - 1 week of courses, 469 euro per week. - from 5 weeks of courses;
  • hotel accommodation, breakfast included - from 600 euros per week;
  • homestay, meals two times, shared bathroom and kitchen, studio apartment, the cost depends on the duration of the course: 318 euro per week. - 1 week of courses, 294 euro per week. - from 5 weeks of courses;
  • accommodation in a rented flat, without meals, shared bathroom and kitchen, studio apartment, the cost depends on the duration of the course: 234 euro per week. - 1 week of courses, 182 euros per week. - from 5 weeks of courses;
  • accommodation in a rented apartment, only breakfast, shared bathroom and kitchen, studio apartment, the cost depends on the duration of the course: 264 euro per week. - 1 week of courses, 224 euro per week. - from 5 weeks of courses.

Accommodation for more than 1 week is given a discount of 10-15%. In the summer an additional charge of 80 euros per week is added.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: Academic English, business English, English, French, General English, German, IELTS preparation, Intensive English, Intensive German, Intensive Spanish, Preparation for CELTA, Preparation for TOEFL, Preparation for TOEIC, Preparing for SAT, Spanish
Events list: B-B-Q, basketball, billiards, mini golf, restroom, volleyball

Events GLS Language School in Berlin

The German Language School offers an extensive extracurricular program. From 3 to 5 events are held per week. At weekends, students are offered on-site excursions and cognitive holidays in the capital of Germany. Interest in Berlin is represented by architectural complexes, numerous museums, galleries, entertainment centers. Also, students are offered lake walks, club holidays. Among the outbound excursion routes, the most popular are those that include visits to Leipzig, Hamburg, Dresden.

Daily routine

Lessons take place in the morning.

Advantages

  • GLS Berlin School has everything necessary to ensure the effectiveness of the learning process: qualified personnel, methodological and technical base.
  • The school offers programs that allow to practice German from the first lesson.
  • The program can be combined with bright and saturated leisure. Available directions: from excursion to shopping and club entertainment.
  • Programs are selected for students on an individual basis. Level of basic preparation are determined by testing.
  • Classes in the language school are held in small groups.
  • Lessons and thematic meetings are dynamic. 

Equipment GLS Language School in Berlin

The campus includes several buildings. The main school building is equipped with 40 classrooms, there is a computer center, a cafeteria, a bookshop, a restaurant. On the campus there is a picturesque garden of about 1 hectare. The school also has residences, an administrative building, an infrastructure for recreation and sports.

Term dates and fees

Additional fees:

  • public transport travelling 60-80 euros for 2-4 weeks
  • entrance fee 30 euros per week
  • additional school day 100 euros
  • non-scheduled transfer 80 euros one way
  • insurance 15 euros per week
  • visa services and fees
  • flight
  • enrollment services

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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GLS Language School in Berlin reviews

Teresa Ramirez
Hello, We live in Mexico City and I am looking for a boarding summer camp in Berlin for my daughters, they are 15 and 16 years old. I would like for the camp to do cultural excursions and go to tourists sights, also for them to learn German and perform sports. For 3 weeks in july.
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Consultant Smaps
Hello Teresa, you can consider the summer language camps of the GLS school in Berlin with accommodation in a residence. In particular, Berlin Westend (14-17 years old), Berlin Water Sports (13-17 years old). All programs include a German course, accommodation, meals, extracurricular activities and excursions.
Sadovskaya Diana, 13 years old, Summer Camp GLS Berlin

How did I choose the language school?

I went to Germany, because I need to improve my German proficiency. My girlfriend, who was already abroad, advised me to get acquainted with the information about summer courses in Germany on SMAPSE. The whole evening my parents and I were selecting a suitable option for us. Thank you! The choice is made: Summer Camp GLS Berlin. I'm going!

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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