Learn German abroad
One language, 95 million speakers, and the gateway to one of the most powerful economies in the modern world. German is fast growing in popularity across Europe among language learners, and the reasons why are obvious! German is the language of innovation, the language of business, and a key driver in the EU today. At ESL, we have the experience to help you create your ideal German course abroad, and thousands of students have already trusted us to help them take their language skills to the next level.
Available German courses abroad
We’re proud to partner with first-class language schools offering a wide range of courses. Whatever your age, goals and level, we have a course for you!
For some people, a traditional language school may not be the best option for learning a language. We have a solution that offers personalised tuition in a unique setting: immersion language courses in the teacher’s home. This service matches learners with an experienced language teacher in the country of their choice. The result? A personalised learning experience that delivers the fastest possible language progress.
Our Plus courses offer the opportunity to balance language classes with the regular practice of a sport or a specific activity included in the programme. Thanks to our cultural extras, including cooking, music, dance, filmmaking, sustainable development and yoga, among others, you can combine language learning with an authentic cultural experience.
Speaking a foreign language – or several – will advance your professional career in more ways than one. Aside from providing you with an added value that will make your CV stand out to employers, you will maximise your job-seeking possibilities by being able to work in different countries and through different languages.
Course Plus (aged 8-17)
Our Plus courses offer the opportunity to balance language classes with the regular practice of a sport or a specific activity included in the program. Thanks to our cultural extras, including cooking, music, dance, filmmaking, sustainable development and yoga, among others, you can combine language learning with an authentic cultural experience.
The ZOP is a very advanced level exam that requires mastery of all aspects of the German language. The ZOP corresponds to level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
The Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP) certificate recognises specific knowledge of German. This advanced level exam requires candidates to understand difficult texts and to be able to express themselves fluently and elegantly in both written and spoken German.
More and more students are finding in blended learning the perfect approach towards their language learning. The reason is simple: doing an online course is a fantastic way to warm up before your departure so you’re extra prepared for the experience. Likewise, choosing to do an online course after your on-site studies will guarantee you keep up all of your newly-acquired skills!
It’s a fact: there’s no more efficient way to learn a language than using it and being exposed to it in different contexts every day over a length of time. This is precisely what our general courses offer you – the opportunity to receive outstanding language lessons as well as endless opportunities to put your new skills into practice. And that’s how you cement knowledge!
Every summer, young learners face a decision: Will they study in preparation for school, or will they go on a holiday and enjoy their freedom? Through our summer language courses, they can do both!
During a summer camp with ESL, students will travel to one of our gorgeous locations to learn a language of their choice in a safe and stimulating environment, full of other young learners from around the world.
Students will spend their mornings learning their language through immersive daily lessons and their afternoons and weekends making friends, playing sports, and exploring their surroundings on fun, supervised excursions.
This is your chance to turn your language course into a language holiday!
Work & Study
These programmes combine a general language course with an internship, a paid job or a volunteering programme. Putting your language skills to the test in a real-world situation is priceless, and you’ll be amazed at how much your fluency improves as a result!
Private language courses
For some people, a language course in a group may not be the best option for learning a language. We have a solution that offers personalised tuition in a unique setting: immersion language courses in a one-on-one environment. This course type matches learners with an experienced language teacher in the country of their choice. The result? A personalised learning experience that delivers the fastest possible language progress.
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Frequently asked questions about studying German abroad
How to evaluate your German level?
If you wish to know your German level before enroling in a language course abroad, you can take our free online German test. You will receive an immediate assessment of your German level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The final result will give you an idea of the areas where you are strongest and those where you should work on. Furthermore, it can be used to choose the right level for your German language course.