Get started with our German learning program for beginners

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

Berlitz offers German for beginners lessons for everyone

In these courses, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the German language and interact with other German learners at the same level. Our language trainers place great emphasis on helping you learn in a positive environment, so that you can develop and improve your skills every day.

Frequently asked questions

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

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

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