Many students have taken language classes at home before traveling to Germany, which saves them time to study. However, if you were unable to take classes at home, you can still learn German in Germany.
Learning German in Germany
Your level of German language skills will determine your success at university as an international student. In other words, when you attend classes and participate in discussions, you will need to know what is being said and how to react and express your opinions freely.
Therefore, as an international student, you will need to have a high level of fluency in German.
While there are many different ways to learn a foreign language, learning German can be a daunting task. However, learning German can be difficult for someone who has no prior knowledge. That’s why language courses are a quick but effective way to develop your German skills to meet academic requirements.
Choosing the right course
We advise you not to rush into choosing your course, as many options are now available. To find the right course for you, you need to define your needs and the type, of course, you are looking for. For example, you may prefer courses that you can schedule according to your preferences. Or you may prefer individual classes rather than a group course.
Language schools in Germany offer an endless number of options for students. You can take your courses online if you wish and at any time. However, we advise you to check if the fees are within your budget. Because of the features offered, the fees will normally be higher.
Now that you’ve determined which course is right for you, it’s time to fill out an application form. Normally, you can apply online through the school’s website. The form will ask you for personal information as well as the type of course you prefer and whether you are willing to participate.
You can indicate your preferences for the following:
- The location of the course.
- The type of course (group or individual).
- The time of the course.
- Skill level (if your university requires a certain language level, you should choose a course that will allow you to reach that level).
Fees for German Language Schools
Fees depend on the course. For example, if you choose to take your German course at the university’s language center, you will not have to pay a fee. Private language schools in Germany, however, have different fees.
These fees depend on the school, the type of course, and your personal preferences. Of course, any additional preferences or features you may need could result in a higher cost. For example, if you need a private tutor to work with you when you can, you will probably have to pay a higher fee.
How long does it take to complete a German course?
German courses normally take between 4 and 8 weeks to complete. However, the time it takes will depend largely on your instructor and the level of language you need to achieve. Of course, if you already have a basic knowledge of German and are a quick learner, you can finish faster.
Learning German while in Germany will give you the opportunity to make friends and learn at the same time. In fact, you will make new friends and have unforgettable experiences at the same time.