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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

 

ASG Bildungsforum ($)

  • Location: Friedrichstraße 26, 40217 Düsseldorf
  • Cost: Starting at 390 Euro for 4-week intensive course
  • Website: www.asg-bildungsforum.de
  • ASG Bildungsforum also works with the foreigner department (BAMF), so if you are required to take an integrations course where the government pays 50% of your course fee, ASG is a good choice

 

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 are 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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    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

    • Reply

      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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    Fernanda

    October 6, 2017

    Hello, Jenna!

    In the end, which one did you choose? How’s your experience??

    • Reply

      Jenna Davis

      October 6, 2017

      Hi, Fernanda!

      I have experience with Sprach Forum and Limba Sprache and I have actually just registered for B level with ASG Bildungsforum.

      I enjoyed Sprach Forum, the teachers were great and I did intensive A level German there. I also like Limba Sprache because if you have a job and/or not enough time in the day to learn, Limba Sprache is cheap and they work around your schedule (most of them are in the evenings after work). They’re a family-run business so they are also very understanding to your needs. I’ve joined ASG to test it out because it’s only 390 Euro a month (which is one of the cheaper ones), so I’ll have to let you know how that goes later in the year. 😀 Hope this all helps!

      Best,

      Jenna

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