FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I sign up? What’s my level? Are books included in the course fee?

We tried to answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding our courses. We recommend reading the FAQ’s first before signing up for our courses. If you special questions or would like to receive further details, please feel free to drop us a line! Please write to: hello@transmitter-berlin.de

What is the scope of your courses?

INTENSIVE: MO-THU, 4x per week, 48 units / 4 weeks

EVENING: MO + WED or TUE + THU, 2x per week, 24 units / 6 weeks

Note: The evening course consists of two parts which you can book individually.

WEEKENDER: SAT, 1x per week, 36 units / 6 weeks

Can I get my money back if I have already registered and can’t come?

You can cancel your booking up to 21 days before the course start without a cancellation fee. Between 21 days and 10 days before the course start the cancellation fee is 50 € for intensive courses. After that, there is no refund.

What books do you work with?

We work with standard textbooks for German learning. You will receive a confirmation e-mail in the week before your course starts to let you know which book to purchase for your course. The textbook is not included in the course fee.

Can I get a “Study Preparation Visa” with your courses?

Please contact the embassy of your country for the current visa conditions. Our intensive courses cover 12 units of 45 minutes per week.

I’d like to study at a German university in the future. Do your courses prepare me for TELC or Test DaF exams?

Our courses are an ideal preparation for all general language tests and train all necessary skills and competences such as reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar. However, our courses are not special exam preparation courses.

What happens on public holidays?

Our courses do not take place on public holidays. In this case, the number of units per course is reduced. However, all contents foreseen for your course are being taught just like in every other course round. If there are two holidays in one course round, one of the two course days will be rescheduled to a date within the course round.

Do you provide accommodation?

No. We specialize in teaching German as a foreign language (DaF) and do not offer any other services.

How much does a course cost?

An intensive course costs 285 €. An evening course costs 185 € (for each course part). Our weekend course costs 250 €.

How can I register?

Just click on „Register” in the menu to find a suitable course and sign up online.

Do you accept a “Bildungsgutschein” from Jobcenter or Agentur für Arbeit?

Unfortunately, we do not accept “Bildungsgutscheine”. Our courses are private courses and are usually paid for by the students themselves or by their employer/scholarship.

Do I receive a certificate at the end?

Each student can receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course, provided that they have completed 80% of the course.

I am in Berlin on a freelancer/artist visa. Can I take courses with you?

Usually, that’s fine. However, to make sure that you are aware of the latest regulations, we recommend checking with the authorities responsible for your visa as the issuing of visas is very individual and regulations can change.

I have already studied German in the past. What level do I have?

We recommend taking a placement test before enrolling to make sure you are being placed in the right course. There are many reliable online tests on the internet – e. g. the online test of Volkshochschule.

Alternatively, we would be happy to talk to you in person, so that we can also assess your oral expression skills and can help you choose the right course.

I’m only here for 3 weeks. Can I book courses on a weekly basis or can I get a discount or book parts of a course?

Only on the condition that there are still vacancies. In this case, however, the decision can only be made one day before the course starts.

Courses are usually bookable as full courses only (4 or 6 weeks); in exceptional cases – if there are places available – it is also possible to book parts of a course. Unfortunately, there are no discounts for students or unemployed people.

I would like to speak to you personally.

Please send us an e-mail to make an appointment or come by during our office hours. We would be happy to help you and share more advice. Our email address is: hello@transmitter-berlin.de

If you have special questions or would like to receive further details, please feel free to drop us a line!
Please write to: hello@transmitter-berlin.de

We’d be happy to help you!

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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