Intensive course (full time)

Intensive courses are the ideal choice for those who would like to learn German as quickly as possible. They can also be combined well with our free video-conversation classes for even more intensive speaking practice.

Student Intensive Course

Target audience

Fast-learning and motivated adults worldwide

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

2 to 9 students

Days and times

Monday to Friday, 06.30 to 09.40 your time (Atlantic/Azores)
Corresponds to 08.30 to 11.40 CET (Zurich)

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.

Additional effort

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

Course length

1 to 60 weeks (your choice)

Course location

Zurich or via video link (depending on your preference)

(06.12.21) In order to attend our courses on-site, a valid Covid certificate (G2, vaccination or recovery) is required (for students and the Bellingua staff), since we are teaching without masks and without safety distance.

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




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The weekly price is determined on the basis of the total number of course weeks booked. For example, a course of 10 weeks costs CHF 3’350 (CHF 335 per week). A later booking of another 10 weeks costs CHF 2’950 (CHF 295 per week), as a total of 20 weeks of course have now been booked.

In case of cancellation (processing fee CHF 20.-) the weekly price will be recalculated based on the effective course length. This also applies to desired course interruptions of any kind, such as holidays.

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.