German language school in Berlin, Germany
Our main goal is to combine language proficiency with cultural exchange. We are certain that learning a language should be based on effective communication and experiences acquisition. For this reason, we focus our teaching on the students themselves, offering classes in small groups and in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. We also do our best to help students get the most out of the city of Berlin and everything it has to offer. The TANDEM concept of teaching is based on the union between people. For this reason, we promote cultural exchange between our students and encourage diversity.
TANDEM Berlin aims to be more than a language school, it is your home.
Our school was founded in 1983 by a team of highly motivated teachers. Our teachers are great professionals and they’re all native speakers. The number of participants per class is very small, with a maximum of 11 students, allowing us to meet the immediate needs of our students. In addition, we offer great accommodation services and in summer we organize several cultural and free time activities for students who learn German.
We use the communicative method and we work to empower students with autonomy in learning. We are always searching for innovative ways to teach. We rely on TANDEM Language Exchanges for effective language learning and to help students make new friends. What our students like the most is the relaxed atmosphere and efficiency of our language learning process, thanks to a combination of very simple elements: quality, enthusiasm, and a touch of personality. We are also a Certified Examination Center and we provide exams of German as a Foreign Language on behalf of TELC (The European Language Certificates). These certificates are approved and recognized throughout Europe. There are exams for any level and each exam of TELC corresponds to the description of the levels of the CEFR reference frame.
Our school has grown during the years, and we have moved to new venues on different occasions. We are currently in the “Bötzowkiez”, a central district of Prenzlauer, near Alexanderplatz. It is a very well connected area with a beautiful park called the Friedrichshain, where you can relax between one class and the next. The city of Berlin is full of life and contrasts. We want our students to enjoy all the exciting elements that the city has to offer.
Come and learn German with us!
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Your accommodation in Berlin
We offer furnished rooms in private flats in Berlin, enabling you to book reasonably priced accommodation. This gives you a direct experience of Berlin life. All rooms offered to our students have been checked for suitability by the TANDEM staff. The accommodations offered are centrally located, with a maximum travel time of 35 minutes by public transport.
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Activities and Excursions
A varied cultural and recreational program supplements our courses in July and August. This includes tours of the city with museum visits, sporting events and trips out of Berlin into the beautiful surrounding countryside. We also offer parties to suit all tastes.
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Why study German in Berlin?
Berlin is a multicultural city, full of fun, surprises and history. You can spend a free day enjoying one or more of its many museums, discovering its outdoor artistic spaces, barhopping and trying the thousand and one German beers and then perhaps end the day in a world-renowned nightclub. This is the capital of Germany, and it is located in the north east of the country. Surprisingly, it is one of the less expensive cities amongst the major European capitals.
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City hopping with TANDEM International
We offer combined German courses in different locations. You can start your German course in TANDEM Berlin and continue in one of our partner schools in Bielefeld, Bremen, Cologne, Frankfurt, Göttingen, Hamburg and Munich.
Do not hesitate to contact us for more details about our discounts for combined courses!
Germany is a culture-rich country with an extensive history and a bright society. It has abundant traditions which attract millions of visitors to Oktoberfest in Munich, or Carnival in Cologne.
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