LEARN GERMAN WITH
TRANSMITTER

TRANSMITTER is a young, creative language school in Berlin-Kreuzberg, specializing in teaching German as a foreign language.

Learn German in a familiar atmosphere with qualified and experienced teachers in small groups of 5 to 12 students.

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OUR
COURSES

Intensive Courses

Our intensive German courses are the perfect choice if you’re looking for daily classes and want to grasp the language as quickly as possible. We’d recommend signing up for an intensive course if you need a comprehensive and thorough class with a fast-paced plan.

MO – THU
4x per week
48 units / 4 weeks
(1 unit = 45 min.)
Price: 290 €

Evening Courses

Our German courses in the evening are ideal for those who work during the day or cannot attend classes every day due to work or family commitments. In this case, we’d recommend an extensive course with a more relaxed pace for long-term learning. The evening courses are divided into two parts per level, with each part covering 24 units over a duration of 6 weeks. For example, a level such as A2.1 can be completed in a total of 48 units (approximately 3 months).

MO & WED  or
TUE & THU

2x per week
24 units / 6 weeks
(1 unit = 45 min.)
Price: 185 €

Weekend Courses

Our weekend courses allow you to work during the week while providing you with a solid foundation of German knowledge. They also offer you the opportunity to enhance your language skills without the daily commitment of an intensive course. All weekend courses cover the same content as our intensive and evening courses. They take place over six or eight Saturdays from 10:00 to 15:30, with several coffee breaks in between.

SATURDAYS

1x per week
36 units / 6 weeks
(1 unit = 45 min.)
Price: 250 €

Conversation Classes

The conversation class aims at developing a sensitivity for the subtleties of the language, expanding your vocabulary and learning how to use the new words in real conversations.

The format of the conversation class is pretty flexible: You can join this class on a monthly basis, come back any time, take a break after a month.. whatever is most convenient for you.

FRIDAYS

1x per week
12 units / 6 weeks
(1 unit = 45 min.)
Price: 95 €

Individual Classes

If a regular class doesn’t suit your needs, we also offer individual solutions. In one-to-one classes, we can address your personal needs, answer specific questions, and focus on what’s important to you. At Transmitter, you’ll work with skilled and experienced teachers in a relaxed working atmosphere, either in person or online. The content of the classes will be tailored to your needs after an initial assessment. Our individual lessons are always booked in double lessons, with a regular session lasting 90 minutes (2 units). Click here for more details.

DIFFERENT PEOPLE, DIFFERENT NEEDS.

German courses for Companies

Whether you want to provide basic German courses to your new employees to help them get started in Berlin or need to enhance their German skills at a higher level, we can find the right tutor for you. All our tutors are certified German native speakers with teaching experience in various fields. We can help your employees acquire subject-specific language skills as well as German for everyday use. Company courses can take place on-site at your company’s office spaces or online. Click here for more details.

GROUP CLASSES OR INDIVIDUAL COURSES ONLINE

OUR
APPROACH

INTERACTION

Speaking the language is key!

Our lessons are characterised by a very playful yet focused approach, which will make it easier for you to immerse into the language. At TRANSMITTER, we do a lot of speaking activities and will always focus on communication.

VARIATION

Besides working with standard textbooks, we combine different teaching techniques which will help you understand the specific features and structures in a natural way.

From role plays to dialogues, from video clips to newspaper articles – we use different materials to encourage you to use the language in context.

IMMERSION

Of course, all of OUR TEACHERS are highly qualified native speakers with a special degree in teaching German as a foreign language. So, naturally, our German courses are held entirely in German to ensure a maximum exposure to the language.

PROFICIENCY

All of our courses are based on the standards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and prepare our students for independent language tests such as TELC, Test DaF, etc. This means that our courses impart all skills that should be acquired for the different levels of language proficiency –from listening comprehension to grammar and speaking.

LEVELS

Not sure about your German level? ↗ Test Online.

Please note that the test will place you slightly higher than your actual level.

The A1 level is divided into two sub-levels:

A
1.1
A
1.2

“I’m starting from scratch!“

The beginner’s course A1.1 introduces you to everyday expressions and very basic phrases in German. You will learn to introduce yourself, provide personal information, order food and drinks, ask for help, and ask for directions. You will also be able to interact in everyday situations as long as the other person speaks slowly and clearly and is willing to assist. In this course, we will focus on basic sentence structure in key phrases, learn new vocabulary for simple conversations, and practice listening comprehension. The A1 level is divided into two parts: A1.1 and A1.2.

Grammar focus:

  • introduction of the accusative and dative case
  • modal verbs
  • separable verbs
    forms and use of the present perfect

The A2 level is divided into two sub-levels:

A
2.1
A
2.2

“I have the basics but what’s next?”

The beginner’s course A2 aims at expanding your language skills acquired in A1. You will learn to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters encountered at work, in class, or during leisure activities. The course will help you handle common situations in everyday life and provide you with useful phrases and expressions related to areas of immediate relevance, such as shopping, employment, or registering at offices or banks. In this course, we will focus on communication in simple and routine tasks that require a direct exchange of information on familiar matters. The course is designed for beginners who have already studied the basics of the German language (A1). The A2 level consists of two parts: A2.1 and A2.2.

Grammar focus:

  • use and forms of the accusative and dative case
  • use of prepositions
  • declension of adjectives
  • the Konjunktiv II.

The B1 level is divided into two sub-levels:

B
1.1
B
1.2

“Let me dive deeper”

The intermediate B1 course is designed to deepen your language skills. In this course, you will learn to understand the main messages of clearly formulated sentences in general language situations at work, in class, or during leisure time. The course helps you react appropriately in everyday situations and successfully navigate tasks such as ordering food and drinks or planning travel. The course is meant for learners who already have a basic vocabulary in German and builds up on their previous knowledge of the language. The B1 level consists of two parts: B1.1 and B1.2.

Grammar focus:

  • use and forms of the passive voice
  • past tense
    conjunctions
  • word order in main phrases
  • subordinate clauses

The B2 level is divided into two sub-levels:

B
2.1
B
2.2

“I want to become more fluent”

B2 is the right class for you if you’d like to expand your language skills. The course helps students understand the main statements of complex facts in everyday situations, as well as abstract explanations. In this course you will consolidate your grammatical knowledge, systematically develop abstract vocabulary, and acquire new language skills to interact fluently and easily with native speakers. The focus is on understanding more complex texts on familiar topics and improving spontaneous oral expression, including idiomatic idiosyncrasies of the language. The B2 level consists of parts B2.1 and B2.2.

Grammar focus:

  • Nominalstil vs. Verbalstil
  • word composition
  • conjunctions
  • Partizipialkonstruktionen
  • word order

The C1 level is divided into two sub-levels:

C
1.1
C
1.2

“I want to refine my skills and speak German with ease”

The C1 level consists of two parts: C1.1 and C1.2. The C1 level focuses on competent language use. In this course, students will learn to grasp a wide range of demanding, longer texts, as well as their implicit meanings. Authentic literary texts, for example, are used in the course. In addition to textual comprehension, the focus is on the student’s oral production. Participants learn to express themselves spontaneously and fluently, use structured and detailed language to discuss complex issues, and employ various means of connecting texts. They also develop the ability to use German effectively and flexibly in different social or professional contexts.

Grammar focus:

  • forms of the passive voice
  • expansion of prepositions
  • modal particles
  • verbalisation and nominalisation

What our students say about us:

”I have done three courses with Transmitter and I couldn’t be happier. The combination of classes with a lot of group conversations (and fun games), create the right atmosphere to learn German in enjoyable and interesting way. Their teachers are friendly and always happy to help. I recommend this school to all my friends. - Bianca A. (2023)”

”Truly the best language school, with smart and caring instructors. I've taken a diverse array of classes: online and in-person, beginner and middle-advanced, with five different teachers. With TRANSMITTER I'm always excited to go to school. I am so thankful to them for helping me improve my German. Will always enthusiastically recommend. - Dana M. (2023)”

”I took a 4 weeks intensive German class with Transmitter and loved it! My fellow classmates were really nice and eager to learn, Vu our teacher is great, very patient and friendly. The class really helped me improve my skills and feel more confident in speaking so I decided to extend for another 4 weeks. I’d highly recommend this school as the price and quality are really good! - Anais C. (2023)”

”Best language school in town. Katja is a great teacher and will help you with any question you may have. The school atmosphere is very nice, lots of great encounters there. I 100% recommend :) - Penélope de M. (2023)”

”This is a great and welcoming place to study! Small classes allow a more personalized experience and the teachers are so kind and invested. This school was recommended by an expat friend of mine who recently moved to Berlin and I will continue to pass along the recommendation! I plan to take as many courses as I can here, they're wonderful. - Taylor U. (2023)”

”A really lovey place to learn German. The teachers are truly amazing, the classes are super nice, cosy and modern. I have made lots of new friends along the way too which is amazing. I’ve recommended this place to so many people, it’s such a wonderful school and I’m so happy to be part of the class. Learning German has always been absolutely awful for me, (...) until I joined this school. I look forward to the class every morning. Thank you so much! 🙏🏼🥹 - Sorcha H. (2023)”

”Absolutely the best course in Berlin. I’ve tried some before, but they are all extremely boring, only following the book and not really interested in trying anything new to help with the learning process. Transmitter cares about making thorough reviews of the content, every class there’s a bit of a review of what we have learned. This is extremely important to help fixating the content. Besides, it’s always very dynamic and you don’t get tired of the subject. There are games and activities developed specially for every content. Another great thing is that every teacher there is incredibly good. - Manoela (2023)”

”I have done two courses at Transmitter now and I have always found the teachers to be encouraging and enthusiastic and thorough. You will also meet some great people when you attend a class at Transmitter. I can't recommend this school highly enough! - Alan M. (2023) ”

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Themed workshop at Transmitter

We are very excited to host a special course in collaboration with our teacher Laura. In this format participants can discuss texts and other material related to „Memory discourses in a post migrant German society“.

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Here’s a little learning tip for your next subway ride or the waiting room in the Bürgeramt. Instead of checking the newest click bait or Instagram story of a famous kitty, let’s invest a little screen time in learning German vocabulary with free Flashcard apps. We tried out some free apps and here’s our recommendation for you.

 

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Best walk in town

Last Friday a lovely group of people set off with Katja for our stroll around Bergmannkiez. The weather was perfect for a our explorers and ice cream was definitely a must on that day.

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Coming up: NEW A2 conversation class

At Transmitter we just cannot get enough of hearing you talk! So we thought it unfair to limit this joy to B level students and are offering an A2 conversation class. This class will offer plenty of options to put your German skills to use.

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