I want to learn German

German studies programme

Programmes available for juniors, teens, university students and adults. For beginners and advanced students (Levels A1-C2).

A1 to B1

Duration: up to 3 years with 3 hours per week.
For university students, adults and children over age 8. Children may not sit level B1 exams before the age of 12.


Duration: 1.5 years with 4 hours per week.
Only for university students and adults.


Duration: 9 months with 6 hours per week.
Only for university students and adults.


Duration: 6 months with at least 4 hours per week.
For teens.


- Gothe Institut Athen
- ÖSD / The Moraitis School in Athens (Austrian certificate)

Why should i learn german?

German has the most native speakers (76.9 million) in Europe and is the 2ndmost widely spoken language after English. It is very similar to and shares a sizeable part of its vocabulary with the English language.

It is an official language in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland.

Germany has the 3rd largest economy in the world and the largest in Europe. It is home to numerous companies of international scope, including Audi, Siemens, Volkswagen, Adidas, Lufthansa and others. The German capital of Berlin is considered the Silicon Valley of Europe, with many start-up companies and ground-breaking business activities. Germany is also the USA’s largest trade partner and the 5th largest trade partner globally. For anyone pursing a career in the business world, a knowledge of German is an important asset and a great advantage in job-seeking and professional development.

The German language is the 2nd most common language of science and 3rd in research. A knowledge of German can open the door to huge opportunities for university and post-graduate study for international students.

Through the German Academic Exchange Service, Germany offers a large number of scholarships for undergraduate and post-graduate studies at top-ranked German universities in a variety of fields. 

Study at many German universities is free, while some charge tuition of about €500 per semester. The level of German universities is quite high, as many of them are on the list of the top 100 universities in the world.

German has also made a significant contribution to the arts. About 80,000 new books are published in Germany each year, but only a small portion of them are translated. That means that only German speakers can access this sizeable body of knowledge.

Germany has the highest rate of outbound tourism in the world, which makes having a knowledge of German a necessity for those who want to work in the tourism sector.