Grab one of the last seats!

German intensive course B1+/B2
Starting date 01/04/2020

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Grab one of the last seats!

German intensive course B1+/B2
Starting date 01/04/2020

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Bénédict Alumni

Inaam volunteers as a tutor and attended the C1 intensive course at the Bénédict School.

Bénédict Alumni

Inaam volunteers as a tutor and attended the C1 intensive course at the Bénédict School.

Welcome to Bénédict

We are one of the leading private language schools for German in the heart of Cologne.

Are you just starting to learn German or do you want to improve your language skills? Whatever your goal: We get you in shape for everyday life, university or the workplace.

For over 30 years we have been providing people of different backgrounds with the perfect introduction to the German language and culture. You will find us in the heart of Cologne. With our experienced teachers you learn in a comfortable atmosphere, together with others and with a strong connection to everyday life.

We are more than just a language school. More than 80 different nations meet here and learn from and with each other - an experience that unites us. See for yourself and get to know us. We are looking forward to meeting you!



German Courses

Our offer.

We offer you a selection of more than 70 German courses at almost any time of the day or evening. Our offer includes courses for beginners as well as for advanced learners. Our courses prepare you systematically for an apprenticeship, for a career or for starting university.

By the way: Many courses are subsidised by the state, so you only have to pay a portion of the rate or there may be no costs at all. Please give us a call and make an appointment for a consultation. In a personal meeting and with a free placement test, we will find out together how good your German already is and which course is best for you.

 

Our course levels

A1

»I can make simple statements and understand expressions about my everyday life!«

A2

»I can communicate with simple sentences in everyday life and at work!«

B1/B1+

»I understand information on familiar topics and speak the standard language!«

B2

»I can communicate spontaneously and extensively, even on more complex and specialised topics!«

C1

«I can speak almost as well as a German native speaker!»

Further course offers

Insider tip.

Each course bears the name of a German city - so you will always find the right group in our school.

Us

Who we are and what’s special about us.

Free placement test

We offer a free placement test, so we can find out together how good your German already is and which course is best for you.

Individual advice

We will be happy to advise you on our range of courses in a personal meeting - be it in German, English, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish. We'll find the right course for you - without any language barriers.

We apply for funding together

If you are entitled to financial support for your German course, we will submit the right application together with you, so that you only have to pay a part of the fee or no costs at all.

Personal contact

We are by your side from the registration to the successful completion of your course. Our consultants are at your disposal for all our courses.

We share our enthusiasm for language with you

Our experienced teachers are highly trained, teach according to the latest methods and are passionate about teaching the German language. This enthusiasm is passed on to the course participants and creates a motivating learning atmosphere.

Who we are.

Founded in 1987 in the heart of Cologne, the Bénédict School is now one of the largest private providers of language courses specialising in German as a foreign and second language. We offer more than 70 German courses at almost any time of the day or evening, including not only classes for beginners, but also courses that prepare you for your job or university. Together with her team, the founder and owner Renata B. Kraus built up the school with a lot of dedication. Today, more than 900 students successfully learn German at the Bénédict School. See for yourself and make an appointment for a consultation with us.

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Team

Our staff.

We offer you professional and personal advice - right from the start. From getting to know each other to the successful completion of your German course, we are by your side as your contact partner. Our international team answers all questions about our courses quickly and competently, discusses your learning goals and progress with you and provides the necessary support.

Our consultants have a university degree, a teaching qualification for German as a foreign language and many years of professional or teaching experience, including abroad. We provide information about our courses in German, English, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Please make an appointment, together we will find the right German course for you.

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Renata B. Kraus
Management, Head of School

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Dr. Rainer Kraus
Cost accounting, Controlling

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Guido Geschka
Pedagogical management, Exam coordination

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Vanessa Wendt
Coordination of daily operations

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Isabel Libânio
Management, Deputy Head of School

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Beate Arabin
Coordination of literacy courses

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Antonia Kiene
Project management for work-related courses

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Barbara Czarniecka
Billing

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Ulrike Grampp
Coordination of work-related courses

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Joanna Szczesna
Coordination of intensive courses

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Magdalena Michalak
Coordination of literacy courses

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Dr. Petra Bagnetti
Coordination of youth courses

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Krischan Fiedler
Coordination of evening courses

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JOBS
There's an empty chair here.

Gruppenkurse (A1 bis C1)


Als Dozentin oder Dozent für Integrations- und Berufssprachkurse verfügen Sie über eine Zulassung als Lehrkraft in Integrationskursen.

Einzel- und Firmentraining (A1 bis C1)


Als Dozentin oder Dozent für unsere Einzel- und Firmentrainings bringen Sie Lehrerfahrung im Bereich Deutsch als Fremdsprache mit.



Our team of teachers stands for quality and success.

More than 70 freelance teachers enrich our team. They are highly qualified: a university degree, e.g. in German philology, German as a foreign language, pedagogy or linguistics, native German language skills and many years of teaching experience are essential for us.

Our experienced teachers are trained in teaching methodology and teach according to the latest teaching methods. Rather than teacher-centred instruction, they rely on action-oriented teaching with a wide variety of media, from classic textbooks to interactive smartboards. This means that learning content is presented in a communicative, stimulating and intercultural way. Our team of teachers undergoes regular training to maintain our high standards. Experience the quality of our teaching for yourself and take part in a free trial lesson.

Take exams with Bénédict

My German on paper.

You need an officially recognised language certificate, be it for your application abroad, for naturalisation in Germany, for work or for starting university? Then you have come to the right place.

Since 2003 the Bénédict School has been a licensed test centre for language exams at all levels in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


We offer the following exam formats:


A1 to C1
telc German

You can choose between general language and work-oriented exams, which take place on two Saturdays a month. A personal registration is required.

 


Further information on the exam format:

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C1 University
telc German

Since 2017 we have been a competence centre for the telc C1 University examination.

A personal registration is required.

The next exam dates are: Saturday, 22/02/2020, 04/04/2020 and 06/06/2020 11.45 a.m.

 


Further information on the exam format:

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Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache
«TestDaF»

TestDaF is an exam that is recognised by all universities in Germany as a language test for the admission of foreign students.


Further information on the exam format and dates:

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Test «Leben in Deutschland»

You want to become a citizen and have to take the test Leben in Deutschland?

Bénédict holds monthly exams for which you can register in person without making an appointment. We also offer an orientation course to prepare you for the exam. In the orientation course you will learn the basics of politics, society, culture, law, and history in Germany.

Social commitment

The Bénédict School is more than just a language school. We support you with various social and interactive projects.

Contact

How to get to us.

You will find us in the city centre of Cologne, only a few hundred metres from the cathedral and the main railway station. The nearest underground station is located at Friesenplatz.


+49 (0)221 913932-0


info@benedict-koeln.de

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