As the second most spoken language in Europe, German is the perfect introduction to learning a new language for kids of all ages. German is officially spoken in six European countries including Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland. German courses for children are not only highly beneficial for developing your child’s early cognitive skills, they can also open up many opportunities for them to study, live or work abroad in the future.

A boost for the brain

Research has found that children who learn a second language may be more creative, better at problem solving, faster learners, and find it easier to connect with different cultures.

Children also find it much easier than adults to learn a second (or third) language because the language center of their brain is still in development.

Our German for kids and teens program includes:

  • Learning based on our proven Berlitz Method
  • Highly trained and native-fluent language instructors specialized in working with kids and teens
  • Interaction and communication skills development
  • Age-appropriate activities and materials
  • Private classes

Learn German for kids and teens

Discover – German lessons for children aged four – seven years

Discover is an in-person language program. Through fun and engaging exercises and games your child will build a strong understanding of the German language.

Explore – German lessons for kids aged eight to 11 years

Explore is available online (as of the age of 8) and in-person. Throughout the course, your child will explore the German language and culture, building a valuable skill and expanding their understanding of the world.

Achieve – German lessons for teens aged 12 – 15 years

Achieve is available online and in-person. This course will take your teens on a deeper dive into the German language and will give them solid, useful and real-world language skills.

Lead – German lessons for teens aged 16+

Lead available online and in-person. Using the German language, the program will develop your teenagers’ leadership skills and cultural awareness, making them attractive job candidates.

Other language courses for children and teenagers

Find out more

Contact us today with your questions. We can work together to find the course that’s right for you – with no obligation on your part. Fill in the form and your Berlitz team will contact you shortly.


Questions you might wonder about our German courses for kids & teens

The minimum age for our online German courses is 8 years. If your child is younger, we offer German courses at our language schools in Switzerland from the age of 4.

Yes, because children are at different developmental levels, we adapt the content, materials and objectives of our German courses to best suit their needs.

With Berlitz Switzerland, children learn German while having fun. Our courses are based on the Berlitz Method, which includes activities and challenges that promote communication in German.