Learning a new language also means discovering a new world. We at the ZDSK Zentrum für deutsche Sprache und Kultur / TANDEM Frankfurt are here to accompany you on this adventure. Learn German naturally with our unique teaching style in a friendly and lively atmosphere. We are always on the lookout for new teaching methods and welcome course participants from the most diverse of cultures. Our goals: high-quality teaching and cultural exchange.
Our school is located in a quiet district close to the city centre. It is easily reached by S-Bahn, U-Bahn, bus or bike and on foot. Every year, we welcome thousands of students from a wide variety of countries and cultures around the world. Our course participants live in Frankfurt or travel in from the surrounding area. Many live and work in the city and use our German courses to prepare for official exams or university admission tests for a career or degree in Germany. We offer German courses at all levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Our team have years of experience and know how to teach the language with clarity and infectious enthusiasm. We also organise an exciting culture and sports programme. Before your study trip, we can help you apply for your visa and find accommodation. We look after every course participant individually, are responsive to your needs and are happy to provide advice. We are always on hand during your stay to answer your individual questions.
We offer you extensive help in finding your perfect place to stay. Want to use your German outside school and dive into the German culture and lifestyle? By living with one of our selected German hosts (breakfast or half-board available), you can get to know what life in Frankfurt is like for the locals. Another option is to share an apartment with fellow students. If you prefer a hotel or youth hostel, contact us for recommendations.
Learning German also means getting to know a new country. Our weekly cultural programme includes a wide range of activities and sports. How about an afternoon climbing or a relaxed barbecue on our terrace? The choice is yours. Make sure to visit Frankfurt’s main attractions: the “new old town”, the Imperial Cathedral, Römerberg, Paulskirche, Museumsufer and Goethe House are just some of the highlights. Frankfurt is also a great base for day trips elsewhere in Germany.
The metropolis on the Main is home to a vast exhibition ground and one of Europe’s major financial and business centres. It is Germany’s fifth largest city. With Europe’s third largest airport, Frankfurt is extremely well connected to the rest of the continent and beyond. The world’s most important book fair and and many other major fairs take place here. International companies offer exciting job opportunities in the Frankfurt area, while a huge choice of degree courses is available at Goethe University Frankfurt and other educational institutions. The city is a fascinating blend of old and new, tradition and modernity, high culture and street festivals. Historic buildings and skyscrapers create an unmistakeable skyline. Cosy pubs and international restaurants cater to every taste. Art exhibitions and concerts by famous musicians and young artists are a winning combination. Evenings will leave you spoilt for choice: are you in the mood for a theatre play, the opera or letting your hair down at a nightclub? On a warm summer’s evening, nothing can beat a relaxed barbecue on the banks of the Main. We have renowned museums such as the MMK (modern art), the Städel and the Museum for Communication. If you’re here in May, don’t miss the famous Night of the Museums. Frankfurt is the perfect starting point to explore Germany. In this youthful city, you will meet many international students from Goethe University, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, and Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. And if the city life gets too hectic for you, you can escape to the countryside in just 15 minutes.