Why beginners should learn German with Berlitz

With so many award-winning scholars from their home country, it may come as no surprise that Germany is prominent in the academic community. In fact, it ranks second as the most widely used language of science, and German universities have an excellent international reputation. Germany, as the largest economy within the European Union and the fourth largest in the world, is very well-positioned economically and is home to many international companies. Therefore, the ability to speak German is becoming increasingly attractive to many.

Beginners, in particular, who want to learn German from the start, will find the right language course to suit their needs with Berlitz. Over the past 140 years, Berlitz has helped millions of people around the world learn a new language and succeed in a global environment. Thanks to our many years of practice, we at Berlitz have optimized our course offerings to ensure that there is the perfect language course for everyone and that they meet the expectations and needs of our students.

What do you learn in our German for beginners course?

Our basic or beginner course consists of four proficiency levels. After completing each of these levels, you will be able to do the following:

Berlitz Level 1 | CEFR Level A 1

  • Communicate your name, address, and telephone number
  • Name numbers, letters, and colors with correct pronunciation
  • Give personal information to describe others and ask for it
  • Ask for the time and date and know the days of the week
  • Ask for directions and give instructions
  • Make phone calls to leave a brief message
  • Describe the weather and the seasons

Berlitz Level 2 | CEFR Level A 2.1

  • Describe travel plans and itineraries
  • Describe your work and responsibilities
  • Talk in detail about the weather and seasons
  • Talk about your vacation plans
  • Make a reservation at a hotel or restaurant
  • Describe different meals and explain what your favorite meal is like
  • Describe your home and neighborhood in detail

Berlitz Level 3 | CEFR Level A 2.2

  • Make plans and suggest places to meet
  • Describe vacation plans and leisure activities
  • Order and describe food in a restaurant
  • Talk about movies and buy event tickets
  • Talk about traffic and ask for directions
  • Ask about budgets and project specifications

Berlitz Level 4 | CEFR Level A 2.3

  • Participate in social activities and special events
  • Ask for and do favors and apologize
  • Describe personal abilities and work skills
  • Talk about finances
  • Talk about current news and events
  • Describe future plans

Further German language levels

Professional German

You will begin to be able to hold complex and sophisticated conversations and communicate effectively with various audiences on diverse familiar and new topics. You will be able to speak German confidently in most situations in a personal, academic, or professional setting.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Do I also receive feedback during the course?

You will receive regular feedback to make sure you are on the right track and to continuously optimize your learning process.

Can I take a language course together with a friend?

Yes, you can participate together in one of our on-site group courses or our semi-private German courses (maximum 2 people), for example.

What do I need to participate in one of the online German courses?

All you need to participate in our online courses is a laptop or tablet with internet access and a headset.

Learn 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. Your Berlitz team will contact you shortly.