TANDEM Bielefeld is all about intercultural exchange. Our team of highly qualified foreign language teachers are native speakers with a passion for education. They want you to have as much fun learning German as they have teaching it. At our school you will find a friendly, personal atmosphere focused on supporting students individually. People from all around the world have been coming to learn German with us for years and enjoying many new experiences in the process. We are continuously working on new teaching methods and offer you varied and motivational language lessons. We pride ourselves on the informal, relaxed atmosphere between the school directors, teachers and students, which will quickly make you feel at home with us.
We are located just five minutes on foot from the historic old town and main shopping arcades. Our school is in a converted historic factory building with large windows and bright rooms. In the courtyard, you’ll find a garden where you can enjoy the breaks between classes.
Our core learning objectives are all about encouraging you to speak and apply what you have learned to everyday life, as well as gaining sound grammar skills and building your vocab. TANDEM Bielefeld can prepare you for a wide range of official language certificates. Learning with us means building your language ability with proven methods while having fun at the same time.
Want to learn German at TANDEM Bielefeld but struggling to find a place to stay? We can help. We’re also happy to advise you if you want to apply for a language course visa. You can only apply for this visa if you have a place to stay, so make sure you search for accommodation in plenty of time. For short visits, you can reserve a room in a local hotel or hostel.
As well as the many activities in the city, you will find interesting days out in the local area, including a zoo, the Teutoburg Forest and the nearby cities of Detmold, Münster and Osnabrück. Bielefeld is also a great base for travelling to other German cities. Hamburg, Cologne and the capital Berlin are all just a 2-3 hour train journey away. Why not organise your activities with other course participants? You’ll quickly find friendly faces at TANDEM Bielefeld. We’re happy to help you plan your trip.
Phone: +49 (0)521 - 69263
Bielefeld, with its 343,000 inhabitants, is where city life and nature meet. In the centre, you’ll find a small but charming old town and a large pedestrianised shopping street and mall, perfect for a stroll or a spot of retail therapy. The Sparrenburg, a 13th century castle, stands on the Sparrenberg hill some 60 metres above the city and is part of Bielefeld’s distinctive skyline. There is also an idyllic lake – the Obersee – on the city’s edge. This a perfect place for walking and jogging, just like the nearby Teutoburg Forest and Bielefeld’s many parks. A city on the forest’s edge offers the luxury of clean, fresh air. Bielefeld is a peaceful and safe place to live. It is also a diverse university city of music festivals, dance shows, concerts, art exhibitions, flea markets and much more.