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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!

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Private courses

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.

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Course Plus

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.

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Business Language

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.

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Course Plus (aged 7-17)

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.

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ZOP

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. 

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Blended Learning

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!

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General courses

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!

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Young Learners

Yes, young students tend to be sponge-like and therefore faster language learners. But do you know how to boost this ability? By making the learning process a real ADVENTURE! Dynamic lessons, new international friends and fun activities… the excitement never ends! Will it be an English and surf course? Or a French and horse riding program? Or how about Spanish and dancing? You decide! What’s more, you can also choose to learn more unusual languages such as Japanese or Korean!

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Course + Work experience

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!

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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

Why learn German?

German is a key player in the languages of business and commerce, but that’s not the only reason German is a great language to learn. It’s the most spoken language in the European Union with an estimated 100 million speakers, and is an official language in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Studying German abroad opens many doors, and in addition, German is an incredibly interesting language to learn! Despite its fame for technical grammar, German is also a playful language which allows learners to play with words, join ideas together, and really enjoy their student experience!

What are the advantages of learning German abroad?

German study abroad programmes are a great idea if you want to:  

  • experience full immersion and speak and hear German 24/7 
  • learn what it’s like to live in another culture 
  • explore the rich culture of Germany and other countries which speak the language 
  • boost your CV and improve your language profile 
  • communicate with people from across Europe
Where is the best place to do a German course abroad?

The great thing about German is that you have many options to choose from when it comes to selecting your ideal German study abroad programme. At ESL, we offer courses not just in Germany, but also in Switzerland and Austria too, meaning no matter what your goals are, you’ll be sure to find the perfect course to help you achieve them. From Berlin to Zurich, and Vienna to Munich, we have a wide range of courses to help you learn German abroad, and your very own travel consultant to help you tailor your journey every step of the way.

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. 

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