Bellingua – unique among the German language schools in Zurich
Bellingua is a unique language school right in the heart of Zurich’s business district. Since its foundation in 2002, it has focussed on teaching German as a Foreign Language to fast-learning adults. We use hybrid teaching in our german courses: Students can come to the classroom in Zurich or they can join via video link.
The German language school Bellingua focuses its teaching on fast and motivated learners. 90% of our students have a university degree and 75% are between 25 and 40 years old.
83% have a university degree (40% Bachelor, 43% Master, PhD or higher)
75% of the students are between 25 and 40 years old (median: 30 years)
46% Europe, 16% Far East, 15% Latin America, 11% North America, 5% Middle East, 7% other regions
Small, homogenous groups
Classes in our German language school are held in small groups of 2 to 9 students. The maximum group size is guaranteed by contract. The average group size is 6.
Regular assessments guarantee homogeneous groups in our German language school: A test is taken after each unit and students must achieve adequate test results in order to continue the course.
Our hybrid german courses
Courses we offer
Bellingua is focussed on group courses for levels A1 to C1. We offer intensive courses (5 mornings per week) and semi-intensive courses (2 evenings or afternoons per week). In addition, we offer our students free video-conversation classes for levels A2, B1/B1+ and B2/C1.
For maximum flexibility, we offer private lessons.
Detailed placement test
All students with previous knowledge of the German language take a detailed placement test. This detailed and free placement test helps us assess your level so we can find the right level and course for you.
Courses are guaranteed to take place
Our courses will be provided even if only one person has signed up to attend. If there are three or fewer than three people in the course, the number of lessons per week will be reduced slightly, but not the content of the lessons.
Our uniqueness as a language school
Guarantee for Goethe exams
Thanks to competent teachers and a prescribed curriculum, we guarantee the passing of Goethe and telc certificate examinations.
No risk and money-back guarantee
New students can get to know Bellingua without risk. The students decide whether we meet their expectations of a professional German school and whether they wish to continue the course. In the intensive course, students can decide at the end of the first week and in the semi-intensive course students can decide at the end of the second week. If a student decides to stop the course, we will refund the entire course fee.
Flexible course length and flexible contracts
The student decides how long to book a course for. Our terminable contracts allow flexibility and guarantee motivated course participants. The cancellation period is only one week.
Lessons at Bellingua follow a fixed curriculum that focuses equally on all language skills – reading, writing, listening, speaking. Here is an overview of our German courses in Zurich.
All teachers at our German language school are native speakers and have a degree in German Studies, Translation/Interpreting or DaF/DaZ (or are about to graduate).
Just a 2-minute walk from our language school is the Gloggespiel childcare centre. Since 2010, children from the age of 4 months have been looked after here by experienced educators.
Childcare can be provided by appointment or spontaneously. Fixed care days are also possible. Further information is available here.
Centrally located in Zurich
Bellingua, the German language school, is centrally located on Löwenstrasse and Nüschelerstrasse, at the heart of Zurich’s business district, within walking distance of the main train station.