German courses Zurich: Learn German with Bellingua Language School
Bellingua is a unique language school located in the center of Zurich, just a 5 minutes’ walk from the main train station. For 20 years, we have been offering a wide range of German courses specifically designed for fast-learning adults. With our current teaching methods, tradition meets modernity. Choose the German course that suits you best from the course options below, and we look forward to seeing you soon for your first lesson, either in person or remotely.
Which of the many German courses is the right one?
Of course, we offer various courses at different levels to meet the different needs and proficiency levels of our customers. Our course models include intensive courses with 20 lessons per week, private lessons, and semi-intensive courses at various times of the day. All of our German courses are based on the “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages”, which allows for a classification into the proficiency levels A1, A2, B1, B1+, B2, C1, and C2 for beginners and advanced learners. You are free to choose the course model that suits you best. To determine your current language level, we offer a free placement test at the beginning. We can best answer any remaining questions in a free consultation session at the beginning.
Choice of Course Model
The structure, pace, and schedule of our courses are designed to meet the needs of our students. Please review our course offerings here in advance.
Non-binding Consultation Session
Approximately 30 minutes. In-person, by phone, or via video conference. Simply drop by during our business hours, call us (+41 44 250 20 00), or schedule an appointment.
Free Placement Test
For those with prior knowledge of German, an on-site or remote 60-90 minute placement test will be conducted. The results and our recommendation will be discussed 1-2 days after the evaluation.
Afterwards, you will receive an offer. Upon signing, a deposit is due which will be deducted from the course fee and refunded in case of a course cancellation during the money-back guarantee period.
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.
Days and times: Monday to Friday, 08.30 to 11.40
Lessons per week: 20 lessons of 40 minutes
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Price: CHF 310.– per week.
The hybrid semi-intensive courses are particularly flexible for everyday life and allow the students more time for revision between classes. We offer these two options:
Days and times: Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu
Afternoon course (8 lessons per week, 13.30 to 16.40)
Evening course (6 lessons per week, 18.00 to 20.10)
Lessons per week: 6 or 8 lessons of 40 minutes
Course starts afternoon:
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Price: CHF 150.– per week.
Our private lessons are designed for people who are looking for the greatest possible flexibility.
We offer private lessons for individuals or groups of up to 3 people.
Days and times: From Monday to Friday. Lesson times are freely selectable.
Course materials: Mostly digital, personal device (laptop or tablet) is mandatory
Price: CHF 108.– per 45 minutes (individual lessons). CHF 20.– for each additional person.
A 5% discount is automatically granted if at least 7 lessons of 45 minutes (a total of 315 minutes) of private lessons are taken in a calender month.
Registration: Before you register, there is a free consultation meeting (in German or English) in order to find out more about your individual needs and goals.
On-site in Zurich or online
All our courses are taught as hybrid classes: Students can come to the classroom in Zurich or they can join via video link.
Three cameras simultaneously record the room atmosphere, the teacher and the teaching material. Thus course participants connected via video feel like being on site.
All you need is an internet-enabled device (preferably a laptop with a webcam) and one of the most popular browsers.
Our courses are perfectly suited for everybody who wants a “normal” class but needs the option to attend from afar.
What our customers say about German courses Zurich
You can find more customer feedbacks on our references page.
Why Bellingua is the right choice for you
Thanks to competent teachers and a prescribed curriculum we guarantee the passing of Goethe and telc certificate examinations.
90% of our students have a university degree. Our courses are correspondingly demanding. The maximum class size is 9 people.
Decide day by day if you want to attend the class in zurich or join online. Our course contracts can be cancelled and the course length is flexible.
Schedule an appointment for a video call
Before you register, 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.
Free Placement Tests
Our free placement tests help us determine the ideal starting point for each student. The beginners’ levels consist of A1, A2, and B1. This is followed by the intermediate level B1+, in which the material learned in the basic level is reviewed, consolidated, and applied. The advanced levels are formed by the B2 and C1 levels.
Customers who already have previous knowledge are assessed orally before the course begins and have the opportunity to take a free placement test. The test lasts between 60 and 90 minutes depending on the level and is corrected and evaluated by selected teachers. The results discussion usually takes place 1 to 2 days later and also includes our course recommendation. For maximum flexibility, we offer the possibility to take the placement test either on-site or comfortably from home online.
Free Lunchtime Conversation Classes
As a free offer for our course participants, we offer a conversation class at lunchtime. Our goal is to improve the oral expression of our course participants and to apply the knowledge learned in the course. The given topics allow for consolidation of vocabulary as well as training of different forms of conversation.
Further information on the dates and scope of the conversation class can be found here.
Regular unit tests
Our courses consist of several units, depending on the level, each of which is completed with a test. The test results, along with the oral assessments, provide a valuable assessment of the progress of our course participants. This ensures homogeneity within our courses and enables the best possible advice and support.
Further information about our unit tests can be found here.