Best 20 German courses in Cologne

Here is a list of top 20 German language schools in Cologne ranked from affordable to high-end. I curated each school, the quality of their teaching based on student reviews, their websites and many other criteria to pick the top German-language schools and courses in Cologne.

German courses in Cologne - Cologne Cathedral
Cologne Cathedral is one of the renowned attractions in the city!

How this list is organized?

  • Schools are grouped by pricing – cheap (up to 300 Eur per month) or high-end (more than 300 per month).
  • Each school comes with its name, address, description, course types, prices, and a link to its website

Cheap German Courses in Cologne

Berlitz Language School Cologne
Address: Schildergasse 72-74, 50667 Köln, Germany
Description: In your Berlitz course, you’ll only speak and hear your target language. This immersive experience allows you to overcome any inhibitions about speaking and apply your new skills in everyday situations. Our classes are designed for adults who wish to learn how to communicate effectively in their chosen language.


  • Group and private language classes – prices available upon request

Business Languages ​​
Address: Germany OHG Richmodstraße 6, 50667 Köln, Germany
Description: Before the training, our trainers establish goals with you before the training starts. During this process, they focus on your industry, company, job, goals, and wishes as well as what level you want to achieve in your target language. In this way, the trainers develop a unique learning programme that is practical, and applicable to your business and personal situation.


  • General courses – from 140 Eur
  • Business courses – from 625 Eur

Speakeasy Sprachen+
Address: Richard-Strauss-Straße 3, 50931 Köln, Germany
Description: Our language school offers a variety of different courses that all have one aim: having fun while learning a new language! Our teachers are native speakers who love teaching their mother tongue with all its linguistic subtleties. We teach in small groups of six to eight people and it’s all taking place in our modern and stylish rooms.


  • General courses – from 115 Eur
  • Intensive courses – from 200 Eur
  • Visa courses – from 259 Eur

Inlingua Sprachschule Köln
Address: Herzogstraße 32, 50667 Köln, Germany
Description: You have moved to Germany and would like to learn German? Or you would like to study in Germany and prepare for it with a German course? Then you have come to the right place! At Inlingua Cologne you will receive intensive German training from experienced, native-speaking trainers.


  • Intensive day time classes – From 610 Eur
  • Regular Course – 220 Eur

Address: Lindenstraße 19, 50674 Köln, Germany
Description: Our institute was founded in 1986 and is located in a central and nevertheless beautiful and tranquil site in the heart of Cologne nearby the ‘Rudolfplatz’, in the vicinity of the Univerisity and parks.


  • Intensive German lessons – from 289 Eur per month

Activ Lernen
Address: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 24,50672 Köln, Germany
Description: Based in the centre of Cologne, Activ Lernen is a language school that has been providing language training successfully since 1998. Thousands of participants have already learned German and other languages with us through the years – in an environment where learning is fun and where your success is our goal.


  • general German Course – from 275 Eur per month

Address: Zülpicher Str. 58 c, 50674 Köln, Germany
Description: We are a team of teachers and linguistic experts. Our experience in working with groups in different countries has enabled us to develop a variety of skills needed when working with people around the globe. We are not there only to teach you. We are your support, your help, and your assistance.


  • German Intensive – 320 Eur
  • German Semi-intensive – 210 Eur

Studyon Institute for
Address: German Language Immermannstraße 19 2.Etage, 40210 Düsseldorf, Germany
Description: You want to learn German or develop your existing skills and abilities? Then you are exactly right with us. We are experienced educators and specialists in the field of teaching German as a foreign language.


  • Intensive Course – 780 Eur
  • Evening courses – 190 Eur

Hendrik Scheel
Address: Remigiusstraße 9a, 50937 Köln, Germany
Description: Most effective Teaching Method in Cologne: Learn German only in 4 months. Learn A1, A2, B1, B2


  • Intensive courses – from 325 Eur
  • Conversation course – from 212.5 Eur
  • Grammar courses – from 212.5 Eur

High-end German courses in Cologne

IH Cologne Insula – language school
Address: Vogelsanger Str. 61, 50823 Köln, Germany
Description: Our courses are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) that distinguishes between basic, independent and proficient user.


  • Standard Intensive Course A – 560 Eur
  • Standard Intensive Course B – 712 Eur

Tandem Cologne Language School
Address: Rolandstraße 57, 50677 Köln, Germany
Description: For more than 20 years TANDEM has been specialising in modern and successful language courses, as well as organizing language partnerships. You will find TANDEM in many interesting and attractive cities within Germany and worldwide – and of course also in Cologne!


  • Intensive German Course – 600 Eur
  • Summar Course – 680 Eur

Carl Duisberg Training
Address: Center Cologne Hansaring 49-51, 50670 Köln, Germany
Description: Our service range includes German language courses for international students at our training centers in Berlin, Cologne, Munich and Radolfzell, Business German courses, German examinations and our High School Year Program in Germany.


  • Standard German Course – 620 Eur

BWS Germanlingua
Address: Hohenzollernring 88, Köln, Germany
Description: BWS Germanlingua is committed to offering quality German language courses to foreigners in a pleasant environment that respects the values of each participant, with the aim of strengthening communication between different linguistic communities in the world.


  • Standard German Course – 710 Eur
  • Intensive German Course – 1040 Eur

Helen Doron English
Address: LC Cologne East Bergisch Gladbacher Str. 1103, 51069 Köln, Germany
Description: We offer small teaching groups, with no more than 10 students per class, and usually 4-8.


  • Intensive German Course – 560 Eur
  • Summar Course – 780 Eur

Rheinland Privatschule
Address: Andreaskloster 16, 50667 Köln, Germany
Description: Since 2000 Rheinland Privatschule offers specialized intensive courses for German as a foreign language. Different levels of A1, A2, B1, B2, and C1 are our guideline to organize a good education for you


  • Standard German Course – 450 Eur

DÜS Eckert Language School
Address: Immermannstraße 65C, 40210 Düsseldorf, Germany
Description: We are an approved supplementary school in Düsseldorf and are licensed to offer integration courses, fully compliant with applicable immigration laws, by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. We are also a telc-approved examination centre with a monthly test schedule.


  • Intensive day time classes – From 710 Eur
  • Regular Course – 320 Eur

Steinke-Institut GmbH
Address: Endenicher Str. 14, 53115 Bonn, Germany
Description: Steinke Institute is situated in the center of Bonn, 6 minutes by foot from the central station. We offer a wide range of intensive German courses. Whether you would like to prepare yourself for the access to a German university in a DSH or TestDaf course, or whether you want to learn German for professional reasons, there will always be a suitable course for you.


  • Intensive course – 790 Eur
  • Super intensive course – 690 Eur

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