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Language courses in Potsdam

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You want to learn German?

The Welcome Center at Telegrafenberg offers an online course for beginners starting on 3rd June.

Please check here for further details and pre-registration.

Language courses at scientific institutions

University of Potsdam - Center for Languages and Key Competencies (Zessko)

Am Neuen Palais 10, Building 19, Room 3.25

Contact: Christoph Lehker, Phone +49 331 977 18 33, lehkeruni-potsdamde

Zessko offers German courses for international scholars at various levels of instruction; courses begin each semester (April / October). If there is capacity and the instructor gives their consent, it is possible to join an ongoing course during the semester and for spouses to participate. Advanced learners must complete a placement test before enrolling in a course. In addition, we also offer e-learning modules as well as a supervised tandem learning program for mutual language acquisition.

You can find the University’s current program of German courses here.

University of Potsdam - ISCO

Intensiv language programs for international (exchange-) students and doctoral students. Courses offered in spring, summer and autumn.

GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam

Contact: Anke Lerch, Phone +49 331 288 1891, 

For employees of the GFZ, there are German language courses offered at irregular intervals for both beginners and advanced students. New courses are usually announced via the GFZ's mailing list and the courses take place at the Telegrafenberg. Your section will assume the costs. Please refer to Ms Lerch for further details.

Potsdam Science Park - Language School

Am Mühlenberg 11, 14476 Potsdam

Contact: Carolin Schneider, Phone +49 331 237 351 104

German and English language courses for beginners and advanced learners in small groups or individual classes taught online as well as offline.

Language schools

Volkshochschule Potsdam/ Bildungsforum

Am Kanal 47, 2nd floor, 14467 Potsdam

Contact: Anja Hendel, Phone +49 331 289 45 64, anja.hendelrathaus.potsdamde

Berlin-Brandenburgische Auslandsgesellschaft - BBAG Potsdam

Schulstr. 8b, 14482 Potsdam

Contact: Katja Kleefeld, Phone +49 331 740 00 978, kleefeldbbag-evde

h.i.w Sprachenstudio

Großbeerenstraße 65, 14482 Potsdam

Contact: Phone +49 331 280 51 32, infohiw-sprachenstudiode

Lernstudio Barbarossa 

Charlottenstr. 116, 14467 Potsdam

Contact: Phone: +49 331 27 32 42 04, infolernen-in-potsdamde

Sprachschule von Klitzing

Kleine Gasse 3, 14467 Potsdam

Contact: Martin von Klitzing, Phone +49 331 281 294 60, infosprachkurse-potsdamcom