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.
Choose your German course
In-person German classes
Perfect for social kids and teens, our in-person courses are suitable for children four years and older. Taught by Berlitz-certified native-level language instructors, the courses feature fun, stimulating age-appropriate content, topics, and activities.
These private in-person German classes are held at our Berlitz language centers.
Online German classes
Fun, educational and stimulating, our online courses are available for children as young as eight. Led by Berlitz-certified native-fluent language instructors, the courses teach through experiential learning and motivating challenges.
Our online courses are perfect for busy kids and teens who need to fit language around their lives.
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
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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.