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Where can I learn German?

Even though you do not need to know German to attend our program, you might be interested in taking language classes. The options for doing so are manifold.

The university’s Language Center offers a host of courses throughout the year. The courses on offer during the semester cover Levels A1 to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). To take part in a language course, there are several conditions. You must be enrolled at Freie Universität Berlin. You must also take part in an onSET-Deutsch placement test. Following the test, you must then register for a course at the level you were assigned based on the placement test. If you would like to attend an intensive language course before the beginning of the semester, please check out the information under Preparatory German Language Programme.

If you are interested in a more personal way of studying, you might want to check out the Center’s offers for tandem language partnerships.

Apart from the university, there are many different language schools which offer German classes at different levels and conditions. Amongst them are Berlin’s branch of the Goethe-Institut, Germany’s respected cultural institute, as well as the state’s adult education centers, the so-called Volkshochschulen. You can find the latter in all parts of town; they offer an immense variety of classes on all kinds of topics.