Language Courses in Germany

Are you looking for a language school for au pairs in Germany? Find out more about a language course in Germany!


Information at a Glance

  • Every au pair has to have to opportunity to take language courses.
  • Normally, the au pair pays for the courses.
  • The prices for language courses vary depending on the school, and are similar to the prices in other European countries.
  • There are many language schools in Germany.


Au Pair Language Schools in Germany

deutschland aupairDo you want to take German classes during your au pair stay in Germany? No problem!


Just take German classes at a language school, and it will help you to improve considerably your pronounciation and your grammar!


As an au pair in Germany, you will have the unique opportunity to get to know the everyday life of a German family while learning a new language at the same time.


Every au pair has to have enough free time to take language classes. That means that your host family has to arrange your work schedule in such a way that you will have enough time off to go to a language school.


Advantages of a Language School

  • perfecting a foreign language
  • meeting other people, possibly other au pairs
  • receiving a language certificate which can improve your career opportunities
  • learning how to be disciplined


There are many language schools or institutes in Germany that offer a variety of courses.


Choosing a Language School in Germany

What should you keep in mind?

  • location of the school
  • reputation of the school
  • course type
  • course length
  • course quality
  • teaching methods
  • price
  • discounts


What Is the Best Language School for You?

1. Goethe-Institut - The Goethe Institut is the most well known German cultural institute worldwide. It doesn't only promote German language but also German culture.


2. State Schools – State schools are run by the German government and offer cheap language courses.


3. Adult Education Centers (Volkshochschulen) - The Volkshochschulen are local educational institutions that offer many different types of courses, among them language classes. You can find a Volkshochschule in almost every bigger city in Germany, and the courses offered there are usually very cheap. However, you won't find private language courses. Also, the class sizes are usually very big and not organized by language skills. Therefore, you can find many students of any level in the same course. Another disadvantage is that the teachers are not professionally trained language teachers.  


4. Private Language Schools – The private language schools are more flexible and focus more on each student's individual needs. On the other hand, these courses are very expensive.


Language Levels in Germany

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is the basis for evaluating your language level in Europe. There are 6 levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. A1 stands for beginner while C2 corresponds to the level of a native speaker.


Language Schools in Popular Cities in Germany

sprachschule aupairBerlin

  • Die Neue Schule - offers a variety of language courses. The au pairs receive a 20% discount on presentation of the au pair contract.
  • Die deutSCHule - 188€ for 4 weeks intensive course German as a foreign language (DaF), TestDaF-test centre, beginners and advanced, start any time! Special price for au pair: 12 Weeks € 480 (instead of € 515).
  • Humboldt-Institut
  • DAAD
  • GLS Campus Berlin
  • Did Deutsch-Institut


  • Sprachschule Aktiv - Learn German in Munich
  • Did Deutsch-Institut


  • Did Deutsch-Institut


  • Did Deutsch-Institut


  • Collegium Palatinum



Do you know other language schools that are missing from this list? Contact us and tell us about your experience!



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