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The German Language Courses in Dusseldorf Guide

By on June 30th, 2016

So you want to start learning German, but where do you start? Which German language courses are the right ones? This is a question I had been asking myself for more than a year until finally deciding to jump on in.

Everyone has their own opinions and learning methods, so by no means do I have the right to have a top 10 list of the best German language courses in Düsseldorf. However, I can definitely break them down for you so that you get a better idea of what might suit you best and what fits your price range.


Here’s the official list of German language courses in Düsseldorf


L.A.N.E.S. Germany Düsseldorf ($)

  • Location: Friedrichstadt, Düsseldorf
  • Cost: Starting at 379 Euros for 8 week intensive course + 80 Euro registration fee
  • Website: www.lanes-germany.com
  • L.A.N.E.S. offers TELC certification, private tutoring and crash courses in addition to their intensive courses

Sprach Forum ($)

  • Location: Bilk, Düsseldorf
  • Cost: Starting at 420 Euro for 4 week intensive course
  • Website: www.sprachforum.de
  • Sprach Forum offers 4 week intensive courses each month and accommodations if required

Limba Sprachen ($$)

  • Location: Unterbilk, Düsseldorf
  • Cost: Starting at 10 Classes x 60 minutes = 95 Euro
  • Website: www.limba-sprachen.de
  • Limba Sprachen also offers online materials, personal classes, skype classes and a new blog coming soon

Yasmin Germanlingolady Bolz ($$)

  • Location: Altstadt, Düsseldorf
  • Cost: Starting at 10 classes x 90 minutes = 169 Euro
  • Website: Germanlingolady
  • Contact Yasmin for more information at GermanLingoLady@web.de

Study on Düsseldorf ($$)

  • Location: Stadtmitte, Düsseldorf
  • Cost: Starting at 620 Euro for 5 lessons / day (each level)
  • Website: www.studyon.de
  • Study on offers DSH preparation and TestDaF preparation courses as well as intensive courses

The IIK Düsseldorf ($$)

  • Location: Unterbilk, Düsseldorf
  • Cost: Starting at 910 Euro for 2 month intensive course
  • Website: www.iik-duesseldorf.de
  • IIK offers extensive programs from 1 month – 10 months and 2 month summer premium courses

Berlitz Sprachschule ($$$)

  • Location: Carlstadt, Düsseldorf
  • Cost: Starting at 1,000 Euro for 4 week intensive course
  • Website: www.berlitz.de
  • Berlitz offers individual courses, courses for kids and teens and virtual learning opportunities

Inlingua Düsseldorf ($$$)

  • Location: Stadtmitte, Düsseldorf
  • Cost: Starting at 164 Euro for 20 hours
  • Website: www.inlingua-duesseldorf.de
  • Inlingua allows you to purchase classes per hour so you don’t have to commit to a long program

Sprachcaffe Düsseldorf ($$$)

  • Location: Flingern, Düsseldorf
  • Cost: Starting at 260 Euro for 1 week intensive course
  • Website: www.sprachcaffe-duesseldorf.de
  • Sprachcaffe offers workshops, study tours and last minute deals on upcoming courses

Goethe-Institut Düsseldorf ($$$$)

  • Location: Stadtmitte, Düsseldorf
  • Cost: Starting at 625 Euro for 2 week intesive course
  • Website: www.goethe.de/duesseldorf
  • Goethe offers accommodations if required, virtual tours and company courses for businesses

Volkshochschule Düsseldorf

  • Location: Stadtmitte, Düsseldorf
  • Cost: Prices not available online
  • Website: www.duesseldorf.de/vhs/
  • Volkshochschule is a city run language school, contact them for prices as the websites not easy to navigate

Linguarama Sprachschule Düsseldorf

  • Location: Stadtmitte, Düsseldorf
  • Cost: Prices not available online
  • Website: www.linguarama.com
  • Linguarama offers half day and full day intensive courses in Düsseldorf

Düseckert

  • Location: Stadtmitte, Düsseldorf & Heerdt, Düsseldorf
  • Cost: Prices not available online
  • Website: www.dues-eckert.de
  • Düseckert is a licensed provider certified by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, exemption forms are available

On the other side, if you’re working a full time job and finding it hard to get yourself back off the couch after work to learn the language, there’s always alternatives like learning online. Here are a few that I can personally recommend:

Rosetta Stone

  • Cost: Reg. $499 (but always on sale – right now $199) per year
  • Website: www.rosettastone.com
  • If you have determination and motivation, Rosetta Stone is a great intensive tool to use

Duolingo

  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: www.duolingo.com
  • Duolingo is kind of like a game, spend 5 minutes a day learning German and playing language games on an app

Lingoda‎

  • Cost: Starting at 99 Euro per month
  • Website: www.lingoda.com
  • Lingoda has basic, premium and pro versions including group classes, private classes and certifications
Please be advised that prices are always subject to change. I researched these prices in June 2016 for your convenience.

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Have you been to one of these German language courses before? What did you think? Let us know in the comments section below so that others can take your advice! Are there any other German language courses to add to the list? Let us know!


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    Peter Rettig

    July 1, 2016

    Hi Jenna:
    We are always interested in new sites that promote learning German.
    Und warum nicht in Düsseldorf? Unsere gamesforlanguage site hat auch zwei Deutschkurse: “Michael in Deutschland” und “Blüten in Berlin?”. Maybe we should place our German 3 travel-story in the Köln-Düsseldorf area.
    Peter

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      Jenna Davis

      July 4, 2016

      Hey there Peter,

      Great website! You should definitely get your German 3 travel-story in the Köln-Düsseldorf area. If you need any help, let me know and if you would like to work together on some promotion, we can do that too! >> hello@lifeinduesseldorf.com

      Cheers,

      Jenna

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    Jenna Davis

    July 4, 2016

    Here is a suggestion found on the Facebook page from Lauren Volk:

    “I did my german courses about 5-6 years ago. They are located behind the main station. If you drop by and pick up a book/catalogue all of their courses which they have on offer for that semester, the prices, the teacher, where the course will take place, how often the course takes place etc. are all noted in the catalogue. You do need to do a test in the beginning to be sorted into an appropriate class. As an AuPair back then, i couldn’t afford any of the private schools. This is where everyone went. I also met heaps of people which was much better to start a friend base, as I didn’t know anyone here before then.”

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