German courses for beginners

Courses A1 to B1

Whether you are a language beginner or already have some prior knowledge: In our A1 to B1 courses you will learn the German that you need in everyday life. Experienced teachers boost your language skills through practice-oriented examples. In a lively exchange with other course participants you bring your German up to a higher level step by step. We ensure your learning success with regular tests and feedback interviews!

Intensive courses

Course description.

Our fastest courses - to the B1 certificate in only six months!

If you want to live and work in Germany, you must have a good command of the German language. If you want to achieve this goal quickly and effectively, our intensive courses are the right choice for you. Here you learn full time. You should be able to concentrate fully on learning German during this time, so that you can complete your course successfully.

Next course A1: 12/10/2020

 

Course times


Monday to Friday

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Course duration


Intensive course

600 lessons from A1 to B1

Course price*


Per module (100 lessons) 395 €

For registration from abroad:

Per module (100 lessons) 495 €

*Funding options: With eligibility to attend the integration course: 195 € per module (1 module = 100 lessons; 1 lesson = 45 min.)

Cost exemption is possible on request under certain conditions. We will be happy to advise you.

Evening courses

Course description.

Busy during the day? Then come to our evening courses! We are one of the few language schools in Cologne that also offers evening German courses. Join an evening course that suits your language skills. This allows you to work during the day and continue your education in the evening - focused and in a friendly atmosphere.

Next course A1: 18/01/2021

Course times


Monday to Thursday
6:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Course duration


Evening course
600 lessons from A1 to B1

Course price*


Per module (100 lessons) 395 €
For registration from abroad:
Per module (100 lessons) 495 €

*Funding options: With eligibility to attend the integration course: 195 € per module (1 module = 100 lessons; 1 lesson = 45 min.)

Cost exemption is possible on request under certain conditions. We will be happy to advise you.

Youth courses

Course description.

We help young people up to the age of 26 achieve their language target B1 in nine months - including exciting excursions, application training and a two-week internship!

In addition to regular lessons at school, the programme includes class visits to public institutions such as libraries and museums, as well as education fairs. Not only will you get to know Cologne from a different perspective, but you will also make first contacts for your professional future!

Next course start: 26/10/2020

 

Course times


Monday to Friday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Course duration


Youth course (up to 26 years of age)

900 lessons from A1 to B1

Course price*


Per module (100 lessons) 395 €
For registration from abroad:
Per module (100 lessons) 495 €

*Funding options: With eligibility to attend the integration course: 195 € per module (1 module = 100 lessons; 1 lesson = 45 min.)

Cost exemption is possible on request under certain conditions. We will be happy to advise you.

Literacy courses

Course description.

Did you grow up with a different alphabet or are you inexperienced in foreign language learning? Then our literacy courses are just right for you! These special courses are characterised by a slower pace and individual support in small groups.

Insider tip: Do you have questions about work, housing or your residence status? The Bénédict School also supports you beyond learning German: The German Red Cross and the Youth Migration Service offer regular consultation hours at our school.

Course times


Monday to Friday

9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m. to 4:05 p.m.

2 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

4:05 p.m. to 6:35 p.m.

Monday to Thursday

6:35 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Course duration


Literacy course
1200 lessons from A1 to B1

Course price*


Per module (100 lessons) 395 €
For registration from abroad:
Per module (100 lessons) 495 €

*Funding options: With eligibility to attend the integration course: 195 € per module (1 module = 100 lessons; 1 lesson = 45 min.)

Cost exemption is possible on request under certain conditions. We will be happy to advise you.

German for professionals

Courses B1+ to C1

Work-related course B2 in the evening

Course description.

You want to get your German to a high level, but have limited time outside your job? Then you should attend one of our B2 evening courses. Our experienced teachers with business know-how will get you in shape for the workplace.

By the way: We are one of the few schools in Cologne that offer B2 courses in the evening.

Next course: 26/10/2020 - 30/03/2021

 

Course times


Monday to Wednesday
6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Course duration


180 lessons

Course price*


895 € plus 45 € teaching material

Special price for Bénédict Alumni:
795 € plus 45 € teaching material

*Funding options: A Bildungsscheck (education cheque) or a Bildungsprämie (education premium) may cover up to 500 € of the costs. We will be happy to advise you. Further information is available at: https://www.mags.nrw/bildungsscheck and https://www.bildungspraemie.info/

Pre-university intensive courses

Course description.

You want to study in Germany at a traditional university or university of applied sciences or achieve a higher level in German for professional reasons? Then our pre-university intensive courses are just right for you. As a competence centre telc C1 University and licensed test centre for TestDaF, we prepare you effectively for the university entrance exams.

Next course: 16/11/2020

 

Course times


Monday to Friday
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Course duration


Intensive course

600 lessons from B1+ until C1.2

Course price*


495 € for 100 lessons

 

Special price for Bénédict Alumni:
420 € for 100 lessons

 

Plus 46 € teaching material for each level

*Funding options: A Bildungsscheck (education cheque) or a Bildungsprämie (education premium) may cover up to 500 € of the costs. We will be happy to advise you. Further information is available at: https://www.mags.nrw/bildungsscheck and https://www.bildungspraemie.info/

Funding options

A Bildungsscheck (education cheque) or a Bildungsprämie (education premium) may cover up to 500 € of the costs. We will be happy to advise you. Further information is available at: https://www.mags.nrw/bildungsscheck and https://www.bildungspraemie.info/

German for the workplace

Work-related German language training (Berufsbezogene Deutschförderung, DeuFöV)

Course description.

You have already completed your integration course and would like to further improve your German language skills? You can participate in our work-related DeuFö courses with a BAMF, Jobcenter or Agentur für Arbeit eligibility certificate. We offer courses at levels B1, B2 and C1. The courses finish with an official telc examination.

Course times


Monday to Friday

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Course duration


Regular courses

400 lessons B1

400 lessons B2

500 lessons B2

400 lessons C1

Activation and placement voucher measures (Aktivierungs- und Vermittlungsgutschein - AbE measures)

Course description.

Are you looking for work and need help with your application? Or would you like to take your written language skills to a higher level? Then our activation and professional integration measures are just right for you. To participate, you need an activation and placement voucher (Aktivierungs- und Vermittlungsgutschein, AVGS) from the Job Centre or the Agentur für Arbeit.

Digital writing course for education and career with target level B2


Monday to Friday

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Career orientation and application training


Monday to Friday

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Company and individual training

Company training

We offer tailored language training for companies - flexible in terms of time, space and content. Whether in groups or individually, we get your employees in shape for negotiations, presentations, telephone calls, e-mails or small talk.



Insider tip.

Small and medium-sized enterprises with up to 250 employees can claim a grant of up to 500 € per participant with a Bildungsscheck (education cheque) or Prämiengutschein (premium voucher).

Individual training

A linguistic goal firmly in mind, but your diary seems to disagree? Then our individual training is just the thing for you. Don't let course dates and deadlines stress you out. Just arrange flexible training sessions with us.



Insider tip.

Our offer: 10 lessons for 520 € plus free trial lesson (1 lesson = 45 min).

Language travel

German plus internship

Learn first, then apply. This is the motto of our programme that has been tried and tested for many years: a one-week German course followed by a three-week internship. Benefit from our many contacts to companies from various sectors.



Insider tip.

Applications are open to anyone who is at least 18 years old and can provide proof of German language proficiency at level B1.

German for school groups

Rely on our decades of experience in working with schools all over the world. In addition to classes, we offer students a varied, fresh leisure programme with cultural and sporting activities.