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Language Courses

Although our programme is taught entirely in English and no knowledge of German is required, many of our prospective and current students are interested in language classes. There are many possibilities to take German language classes at Freie Universität as well as other institutions throughout Berlin.

The Language Center of Freie Universität Berlin offers an array of courses during semester breaks and during lecture periods. These courses are only designed for people with basic German skills and may be subject to a fee depending on the time and organization of the course. For those interested in more personalized modes of language studies, the Center of Independent Language Learning of Freie Universität offers tandem language partnerships.

Throughout Berlin, there is a variety of schools offering language classes on different terms and conditions. The Berlin branch of the Goethe-Institut, Germany’s respected cultural institute, for example offers German courses of varying lengths and intensities.

Another alternative are the language courses offered by the adult education centers, the so-called Volkshochschulen. They can be found in all parts of town and are very popular due to the variety and affordability of their curricula.