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The German Language Courses in Düsseldorf 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.

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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

 

AWO Düsseldorf ($)

  • Location: Derendorf, Düsseldorf
  • Cost: Starting at 1 Euro per lesson (45 minutes)
  • Website: www.awo-duesseldorf.de
  • AWO offers the full integrations course including B2 courses, options for children are also available

 

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

 

GoAcademy! Sprachcaffe Düsseldorf ($$$)

  • Location: Flingern, Düsseldorf
  • Cost: Starting at 140 Euro per week for standard courses (20 hours/week) and 190 Euro per week for intensive courses (30 hours/week)* + 60 Euro registration fee for new students
  • 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:

 

BABBEL

  • Cost: Starting at 4,95 per month* (20-day money back guarantee)
  • Website: www.BABBEL.com
  • BABBEL is an easy online website and app that allows you to go through interactive games and courses

 

LinguaTV.com

  • Cost: Starting at 19,90 Euro per month*
  • Website: www.LinguaTV.com
  • LinguaTV is a great program that is quite easy to navigate and is hosted in online webinars

 

Rosetta Stone

  • Cost: Reg. $499 (but often on sale) 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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  1. Reply

    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

  2. Reply

    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

      • Reply

        Fernanda

        March 5, 2018

        Hi, Jenna!

        In the end, how did it go, did you like ASG?

        Regards! =)

        • Reply

          Jenna Davis

          March 5, 2018

          Hey there Fernanda!

          I’m just finishing up the “Leben in Deutschland” / Integration Course at the end of the month, but so far it’s been wonderful! If you get a letter from the Ausländerbehörde supporting you to learn the language, they will pay for half of the course fees which is wonderful!

          I can definitely recommend ASG! 😊

          Best of luck!

          – Jenna

          • Maryann

            August 7, 2018

            Hi Jenna,
            Does ASG also have evening courses? How did you get the letter for the integration course? Is it available in the weekends? I’m actually confused in the difference between integration course and language course.
            Thanks!

          • Jenna Davis

            August 8, 2018

            Hi there Maryann,

            At the moment, ASG doesn’t do evening courses. They specialize in intensive courses which means many of them run Monday – Thursday during the day.

            I received my letter for the integration course from the immigration office (Ausländerbehörde), I went in and asked for the support to take the course so I could find a job easier. I think many also receive this letter from the job center.

            The difference between an integrations course and a normal language course is simply that the integrations course is a mandatory course required to be completed in order to stay in the country (the Ausländerbehörde makes this a requirement for many newcomers who don’t know the language well). The integrations course contains one additional course “Leben in Deutschland” which is a course that focuses on the government, politics, and everyday life in Germany. An integrations course can be completed as an intensive course, or part-time after work/school. A standard German course can also be completed as an intensive course, or part-time, but is not a mandatory requirement, this is simply voluntary.

            I hope that makes a bit of sense! Let me know if I just made you even more confused haha, and I can try and explain it a bit better!

            All the best,

            Jenna

  4. Reply

    Aleesha

    July 18, 2018

    Hi,
    Just thought i can add up the prices for VHS because i am took courses from there. Their intesive courses are really helpful IF you are wiht the right teacher 🙂 They charge 310 for a 20 hours per week course and you get concessions if you are as tudents, have Düsseldorf card and other things. Michael and Lisa Prange are very good Teachers! Lisa Prange is a very hard working teacher. Hasmik Hakobjan is really bad and talks on her mobile during the class. Information desk is also rude and refuses to speak english but the quality control is very helpful and so is Dr. Czelia who heads the deutsch learning course.

    • Reply

      Jenna Davis

      July 22, 2018

      Hi there Aleesha!

      Thank you so much for this helpful information regarding prices and teachers. This is exactly the type of information that the community needs to know about from others firsthand experience. 😊✊

      All the best on your German courses!

      – Jenna

    • Reply

      Maryann

      August 10, 2018

      Hi Jenna,

      Thank you for explaining! I had read that the foreign office would suggest to attend the integration course when they send the resident permit. But my husband and I didn’t get any letter. So I was wondering why. Anyway, we have registered in Limba Sprachen and are excited to learn German.

      Thanks again.

      • Reply

        Jenna Davis

        August 13, 2018

        I never received anything in the mail either 🤷🏽‍♀️, but I was able to go back into the immigration office to ask for approval!

        Best of luck in the German classes! I’m sure you will enjoy it! 😊

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