Frequently asked questions

You ask - we answer

In our language courses, questions and answers are part of the method. Questions promote dialogue and, thus, foster your linguistic competence.
Your questions are also important before the lessons: This is how we figure out what you expect from a language course and which goals you have.

The most frequently asked questions at a glance

Sprachenzentrum Leipzig offers classes in many languages of your choice. For German or English as foreign languages, there is a wide range of group courses, private lessons, and online courses as well as corporate trainings. For all other foreign languages, we offer private lessons.
  • Sprachenzentrum Leipzig offers German courses for levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
    With us, you can take the TestDaF exam.
    In small groups of 4 - 12 participants, you will learn intensively, exclusively, and quickly:
  • In intensive courses: 20 lessons per week:
    Mondays - Fridays: 9:00 am - 12:15 pm or 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm
    Optional course repeats.
  • In flexible evening courses: 3 lessons once a week.
  • In TestDaF preparation courses.
  • In Business German courses.
  • In Medical German courses.
  • Private lessons are available at any time with flexible dates and custom-fit content.
  • You can join all courses online.
  • You can take a free trial lesson to test whether the course fits your needs.

All course materials correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Sprachenzentrum Leipzig is a licensed test center for TestDaF and TOEIC.
In addition, Sprachenzentrum Leipzig prepares students for a number of internationally recognized examinations:

  • Cambridge Certificates
  • European Language Certificates
  • DSH

Everyone who attends a course at Sprachenzentrum Leipzig receives an internationally recognized certificate of participation - in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Of course, we also prepare you for external language exams. We will advise you on possible exams, their prerequisites, requirements and dates.

Our courses are structured according to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Each course concludes with a certificate of participation as proof of the level completed.

You can attend your language courses at our school in Leipzig, at your company, at venues of your choice, or online.

Yes, they are. Our intensive German courses meet the requirements for a visa application.
The courses take place Mondays through Fridays on a full-time basis with 20 lessons of 45 minutes each per week.

Applying for a visa for language acquisition takes a lot of time:

  1. We will send you a contract for registration by e-mail. For the contract, we need your current physical address.
  2. You pay the fees for at least one course.
  3. We will send you a confirmation of payment by e-mail.
  4. With this payment confirmation and the contract, you can apply for a visa.
  5. If your visa is not issued in time, please inform us quickly: Up to 21 days before the start of the course, you can postpone the start date of your courses.
  6. If you do not get a visa, please inform us quickly: Up to 21 days before the course starts, we will refund the course fees paid less 10 % charges. (We ask for a copy of the visa refusal.)

According to our Terms and Conditions, you can only postpone or cancel courses before the course start date.
Please note that processing fees will be charged for refunds of course fees up to this deadline.
Course fees cannot be refunded after the course has started.

Our online courses are run as live online video-conferences with an experienced teacher. Just like in a real classroom, teachers and course participants meet in the virtual classroom. You need a good internet connection, a PC, laptop (or tablet) with camera, microphone or headset.
You can learn from home and protect yourself from infection.
You can talk to other participants, chat, work in groups, and additionally, benefit from digital resources.

Our German C1 med courses prepare students for the linguistic part of the specialist language examination in General Medicine (Fachsprachenprüfung Allgemeinmedizin) at the Saxonian Medical Association (Sächsische Landesärztekammer).
Nevertheless, you can benefit from taking the C1 med course, since basic grammatical and lexical structures are practiced, among other things, for conversations with patients, conversations among colleagues, for making diagnoses and for writing doctorsʼ letters or medical reports.

For more information on the specialist language examination in General Medicine (Fachsprachenprüfung Allgemeinmedizin), visit the website of the Saxonian Medical Association (Sächsische Landesärztekammer).

Our teachers are academically qualified and pedagogically trained. They regularly benefit from professional development in terms of teaching methods and didactics. Our Managing Director supervises them when preparing, giving, or evaluating courses.

Our teachers, who usually are native speakers of the language you would like to learn, convey an authentic use of the language. Thus, you will get first-hand country-specific cultural information, and you will learn about different perspectives and mentalities.

Our teachers speak fluent English and are proficient in other languages. In the case of special courses or special subject areas, as well as in the case of private lessons, we can employ teachers who can teach in the participantsʼ native language.

Our regular intensive German courses are taught monolingually in German. Thus, you will learn to communicate in German from the very beginning.
Special courses for participants with the same native language can be organized upon request.
All our teachers are fluent in English and other languages.

Which course format will suit you best, depends on various factors. Feel free to contact us. We will be happy to advise you in detail. Here are some hints:

Private lessons

  • You determine the start date, time and location, as well as the content and pace of the course.
  • Your individual current level of proficiency and your language goals set the framework of the course.
  • Teachers can fully adapt to your learning habits.
  • Thus, you can practice specific communicative situations in a targeted and time-effective manner, e.g. international business contacts, conferences, trade fairs, negotiations, or presentations.

Group course

  • You learn with, and from, others - regularly and cost-effectively.
  • A variety of communicative situations can be covered in class and practiced in simulations and role plays. Group trainings also give you a chance to catch your breath in class.
  • You will meet other people learning the same language.
  • You can choose between general language and business programs at different levels.

Intensive German courses start every month at levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1.
For English and German, we offer evening classes, duo courses, private lessons, and corporate trainings.
For other languages, we can organize special courses.
Please feel free to write us an e-mail or give us a ring. We will be happy to advise you.

If you have prior knowledge of the language in question, please take the free placement test on our website.
Our evening courses are flexible: Based on your language level, you can even join an ongoing course, book for 4 weeks at a time, and decide how often to extend your subscription.

First, you should take our placement test and tell us about your learning objectives and time constraints.
Based on this information, we will then advise you on the appropriate amount and frequency of lessons as well as the format of the course, and we will prepare a quote.

Without prior knowledge, you will need at least about 1,000 lessons to reach a near-native level. This also depends on your motivation and commitment, and on how fast you learn.
We recommend learning the language not only in our courses, but also at home and in everyday life, by reading books, newspapers, internet articles, by watching movies, videos, by listening to the radio, etc.

Test your language skills Free of charge


The test is free of charge for you. You do not enter into any obligation to book a course.
We wish you good luck and some exciting minutes!