New Beginner Semi-Intensive-Course (Evening): October 5
NEW: Beginner Semi-Intensive-Course (mornings)
Learn German with Bellingua Language School – in the classroom or via video link
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 courses: Students can come to the classroom in Zurich or they can join via video link.
(11.08.21) In order to attend our courses on-site, a valid Covid certificate is required (for students and the Bellingua staff), since we are teaching without masks and without safety distance.
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 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: A test is taken after each unit and students must achieve adequate test results in order to continue the course.
Our hybrid 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.
On request our students can take 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. However, as long as Bellingua is only allowed to give online classes due to the Corona situation, courses will only be provided with two or more participants booked. 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.
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 contracts allow flexibility and guarantee motivated course participants. The cancellation period is only one week.
Our language school
Lessons at Bellingua follow a fixed curriculum that focuses equally on all language skills – reading, writing, listening, speaking.
All teachers are German native speakers and have a degree in German Studies, Translation/Interpreting or DaF/DaZ (or are about to graduate).
Centrally located in Zurich
Bellingua 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.