In the capital city of Berlin, F+U specialises in professional and continuing further education, as well as in commercial retraining and qualifications. The successful dual model bachelor degree programmes at the International University of Cooperative Education (Internationale Berufsakademie - IBA) and the latest distance, full-time and dual master’s programmes at the University of Applied Sciences for Business, Technology and Culture (Hochschule für Wirtschaft, Technik und Kultur - HWTK) offer young people established, practical and internationally orientated educational opportunities that will also gradually become open to international students. Since 2013, the F+U Academy Of Languages Berlin has complemented this wide range of courses with academically demanding language and computer courses of an international calibre, and thereby continues a tradition first begun in 1980 in the romantic Neckar city of Heaidelberg. The parent of all F+U language schools, the Academy Of Languages Heidelberg teaches around 9,500 learners from over 100 countries every year and is one of the largest and most successful language schools in Germany. Additional schools in Tenerife, Darmstadt and Chemnitz have extended the scope of the courses offered, also geographically. All of our language learners in Berlin – whether international students seeking to improve their German in readiness for higher education or to prepare for the Feststellungsprüfung with the help of our International Prep School, or local people aiming to improve their foreign language skills, for example in Business English or TOEFL preparation – can profit from this innovative network of teaching experience and educational competence.
The children's language school Berlin was founded in 2001 and is a market leader in the field of early language acquisition in Berlin. It is primarily children aged 3 to 12 that learn at our school. We are presently represented in over 140 institutions. Our mobile play-instructors come to kindergartens and elementary schools where they play with the children in their familiar surroundings using their respective mother tongue. We offer children's courses in English, Spanish, French and German. An increasing number of primary schools take advantage of our offer as a supplement to their school lessons. We would also gladly prepare your children for attendance at an English-speaking Elementary- and Europa-School or meet any other individual requests you might have. In our centrally located premises at Bundesplatz we can offer you a wide choice of courses on weekdays, in the afternoons or on Saturday mornings. The rooms have been especially arranged to meet the needs of children. It is possible to enter a course in progress at any time. Further locations are situated all over Berlin. In addition to our choice of courses we also offer Daycamps for children aged 4 to 12. For the little ones this is fun pure and an unforgettable experience as well as a good investment in their future. From the time of its birth every child has acquired the natural abilities to learn a language. They can imitate the sounds they hear, then understand words and later form sentences before finally mastering the language fully. These skills can also be tapped for a second or third language which then penetrates, like the mother tongue, via another section of the brain into much deeper layers than an additional language learnt in later years. There is a good early language learning possibility which has proved its worth in Canada for the past thirty years. In this so-called immersion method children are thrown into a language bath where they first splash around and then start swimming with pleasure. A language is learnt by moving around in that language, by living in it. It has been scientifically proven that different areas of the brain are activated when small children and adults are learning. When children learn languages, the same part of the brain is involved as when they learn their mother tongue. However, according to the principle of Total Physical Response it is considerably easier for them to learn a further language in conjunction with the perception of all senses. In the children's language school we avoid artificial communication as in conventional language lessons. Language is taught without any classical textbooks. Children play in whatever language they are learning. Our children enter a new language world playfully and effortlessly and without being overtaxed learn a foreign language with all their senses seemingly quite involuntarily.
Berlin International is part of a growing international network of university campuses, offering a cutting edge international study experience and an ideal preparation for careers in an increasingly globalized work environment. Located in the heart of Berlin, we offer a challenging, innovative, and practice-oriented education which is open to all on equal terms. Not least because of our qualified academic and administrative staff, we do offer individual care and attention to all of our students. A central part of all study programs is the training of general skills such as presentation skills and self-organization as well as business plan development and the creation of design concepts.
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Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Berlin that is right for you. There are English courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.
General English courses are for adults who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in English. Most general English courses are for adults age 16 and up. 2 - 48 week courses available. Most courses average 30 classes per week.