Learning German

If you want to use your time in Germany to improve your German, a language course can be very helpful. Both the University and numerous language institutes in the city offer German courses at all levels. The language tandems at the language learning center of the Unversity or the online courses from Deutsche Welle and on the vhs learning portal are also popular.

Language courses in Bonn

An on-site language course with other learners is still the most popular and effective way of learning a language. In mutual exchange, you will get to know other learners from all over the world and you can right away test your language skills.

Language courses at the University of Bonn

The University of Bonn offers language courses during the semester for international students, doctoral candidates and researchers at various levels. The offer is diverse and tailored to the needs of the relevant target groups.

Language institutes in Bonn

There are a large number of language institutes in Bonn that also offer German courses at all levels. The quality of the language institutes varies. We would be glad to advise you in advance if you are unsure.

Learning German in a language tandem 

The language tandem is a form of autonomous, independent learning that allows you to expand your existing foreign language skills. You will work with a native speaker of your target language. The language learning center of the University will match you with an interested partner.

Learning German online

Depending on your individual possibilities and needs, an online language course can also be very profitable. Especially if you are less mobile and limited in time. Some online learning opportunities are also completely free in terms of timing, so that you remain very flexible.

Online courses offered by Deutsche Welle (DW)

With DW's free German courses, you can learn German the way you like it: via e-learning on the computer, with videos, audios and podcasts - or in the traditional way with worksheets to print out. Choose between German courses for beginners and advanced learners.

Online course on the vhs learning portal

The vhs learning portal is the free digital learning offer of the German Adult Education Association (DVV) for German as a second language, for literacy and basic education. The German courses are aimed at adults who want to learn German as a second language at levels A1, A2, B1 or B2. The courses systematically build up the learner's linguistic skills.


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