German intensive course (full time)

Out of all our courses, the German intensive course is the ideal choice for those who would like to learn German as quickly as possible. It can also be combined well with our Lunchtime Conversation Classes for even more intensive speaking practice.

German intensive course
Target audience

Fast-learning and motivated adults worldwide who want to join a German intensive course

Student profile
Education: 83% with university level (40% Bachelor, 43% Master, PhD or higher)
Age: 75% of participants are between 25 and 40 years old (median: 30 years)
Origin: 46% Europe, 16% Far East, 15% Latin America, 11% North America, 5% Middle East, 7% other

Group size

1 to 9 students

Days and times

Monday to Friday, 08.30 to 11.40

Lessons per week
20 lessons of 40 minutes

If there are less than 4 students registered, our courses go into semi-private mode. The reduced times are listed in the terms and conditions. Lesson content and prices remain unchanged.

Course starts

After taking the assessment test, people with an existing knowledge of German can begin a suitable course every week, depending on places being available in the class.

Course starts for beginners with no prior knowledge of German

Next course start morning Weekdays
22. April 2024 Monday to Friday

All other course start dates can be found on our course start page.

Additional effort
5 to 10 hours per week
(1 to 2 hours per course day for preparation and homework)
Course length

You can choose any course length. A language level (A1, A2, B1, B1+, B2, C1) takes in average 10 weeks to complete in an intensive course.

Our intensive courses are geared towards course lengths of 4 or more weeks and don’t work well for shorter stays, as in e.g. a summer school.

Course location
Zurich or via video link (depending on your preference)
Notice period
1 week to the end of a calendar week
Goethe certificate, course confirmation
Goethe or telc certificate examinations (B1, B2, C1) can be taken after completion of the corresponding level without further preparation. We guarantee that you will pass the examination.

The Bellingua course confirmation will be issued automatically after completing the course.

Money back guarantee
Valid during the first week of the course.

If the student decides to cancel the course at the end of the first week, the course fees will be fully refunded.

Price & additional costs for the German intensive course

Course fee
CHF 320 per week (CHF 16 per lesson).

Approx. CHF 45 per 10 weeks intensive course. Books can be purchased from us or simply via this link.

Other costs
There are no additional costs.

Goethe Certificates
Taking a certificate exam is voluntary, the fees vary depending on the certificate.

Personal consultation about our German intensive course

Before you register for a German course, there is a free consultation meeting (in German or English) in order to find out more about your individual needs and goals. Our customer advisors are available during our opening hours – in person at our school office, by phone or via video call. Just drop in or give us a call (++41 44 250 20 00). For a video call please set up an appointment.


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