About our Schools

It was in 1984 when we started teaching German as a foreign language according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Since then thousands of students from all over the world joined our classes and many of them returned a second and sometimes a third time.
Our schools are in the very centre of the most attractive German cities: Munich, Berlin and Cologne. Thanks to our highly qualified teachers, the welcoming atmosphere and the modern teaching facilities we have earned a very good international reputation. In our classrooms, students from all over the world meet to learn German. Our teachers as well as the other members of our school office team are always available for advice. A student library and free internet access (even wireless) is at our students‘ disposal.
Our fully equipped kitchen is a popular hang-out during the breaks and enables an intensive exchange between students and teachers beyond lesson time. Here, extra-curricular activities for the evenings and weekends are planned and these often form the beginning of lasting friendships.

Our Philosophy

BWS Germanlingua is committed to offering quality German language courses to foreigners in a pleasant environment that respects the values of each participant, with the aim of strengthening communication between different linguistic communities in the world. We do not only focus on teaching the German language, but also the German culture and costumes. Our staff and teachers will do their utmost to integrate every student and will always be happy to help and give advice also beyond teaching hours to make Germany your home away from home!

Our Teachers

We believe that excellent teaching is the most essential asset to a successful school. Due to further training, our qualified and experienced teachers are well acquainted with the latest developments in the area of German as a foreign language. You will note that our instructors can be seen as highly motivated, very competent and knowledgeable friends who are teaching the class. As a result, the members of our staff are not only available to discuss matters of German language but are also happy to help you with advice on other subjects of life. A lot of times they even organize our extra-curricular activities.

Teaching Material and Resources

Our classrooms are equipped with the latest technology to support the students’ learning process. Projectors, tablets and personal computers in every classroom enhance the possibility for our lessons to be taught in an interactive and varied way.
All books and teaching materials are provided except dictionaries. Students receive books, a copybook and a pen, a verb wheel as well as all relevant photocopies.
There is a computer room with free internet access and also WLAN/Wi-Fi internet access in the entire school. Other learning materials (manuals, books, novels and DVDs) can be borrowed. A TV and CD-players are available as well.

Teaching Methods 

The basis of our courses is the modern usage of the German language. We focus on developing the understanding of both, the spoken and the written language as well as the ability to express oneself. The teaching follows a clear syllabus and is geared towards training grammar and sentence structures and expanding vocabulary. The variety of teaching methods guarantees optimum learning success. In individual, partner or group work, you will improve your reading and listening comprehension as well as written and oral expression. We believe that the most important aspect of learning a new language is oral communication and having fun. You can put this into practice not only in role playing, language learning games and discussions, but also during our arranged leisure activities.

Our Office Team

You will be in contact with our office team from the beginning of your first enquiry, up to your booking arrangements until your first day at school. They will be the ones to welcome you and assist you in any matter related to your stay in Germany until it is time to say goodbye on your last day of school when they hand out your language certificate to you. In our offices we do not only speak German but also English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian - just in case there is something you would prefer to discuss in a language more familiar to you.