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Learn German in Vienna

Learn the language in the one of the countries of its origin - with people who speak it daily. This way, you can try out your newly acquired linguistic knowledge on the spot, and learn from your mistakes as you go along. It's more fun - and also more efficient.

abc Educational Center

To begin with, the abc Educational Center only offered student courses in Latin and Ancient Greek. Nowadays, the institute also offers courses in "living" languages - German, English and Italian. Small groups and personal advice enable successful learning. Beginner and advanced courses are available to choose from, which can be attended as intensive training program or evening courses.

Ability Languages

The teachers – all exclusively native speakers – have a university degree and take account of individual needs. Non-typical teaching methods such as play-acting are used to learn how to use the language actively. Courses that deal with the specialist terminology of individual professions are intended to help with everyday working life. After completing a free placement test, you will be assigned to a suitable learning group.

Actilingua Academy

Year-round courses for adults and students aged 16 and over, summer courses for students aged 12-19. Accommodation in the school’s own facilities, family accommodations and student dormitories. Courses include “German & Music”, German for careers and University primers.
Brochures in German, English, Italian, Spanish and French

Alpha Sprachinstitut Austria

Year-round intensive courses in the heart of Vienna, one-to-one courses, exam preparation, cultural and specialist programs including “German & Music”, “German for Teachers”, accommodation with families and in halls of residence. Examination center for the Austrian German Diploma (ÖSD).
Brochures in German and English.

Alpha Sprachinstitut Austria

Schwarzenbergplatz 16, 1010 Wien

Alingua Concordis

The family-run language school focuses on small groups and individual training. Each course, from beginner to Premium can be booked as group or individual tuition. Once a week a voluntary test is offered in order to obtain a performance review. All teachers are native speakers of German and have a lot of experience of teaching German as a foreign language.

Beckley Institute

Year-round German courses for adults and children, training for corporate employees, computer training, business skills.

The Sprachenstudio Wien

The Sprachenstudio Wien offers courses for beginners, as well as for people who want to perfect their German. Lively dialogs support learning the language. The qualified trainers have many years of experience in language training and teaching. The institute is an official testing center – examination dates are offered for obtaining the ÖSD (Austrian Language Diploma) and ÖIF (Austrian Integration Fund) certificate.

Deutsch Akademie

Year-round German courses, intensive courses, advanced course with support for home assignments, conversation courses, conversation club. Courses in combination with accommodation in halls of residence and with host families. Intensive courses with Vienna cultural program.


Beginners and more advanced learners alike are guaranteed to find a course suited to them after a discussion clarifiying their level of ability. The Deutschinstitut offers the chance to learn German or deepen any knowledge you may already have. German courses correspond to the stages of the European Language Portfolio (basic levels A1/A2, middle levels B1/B2)


The Deutschothek offers intensive, evening and conversational courses as well as courses in business German, grammar and perfecting the language. The institute prefers small group sizes with a maximum of 10 participants in order to address individual needs as ideally as possible. Consultations can be held in English, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Slovakian, Dutch or Hungarian. If you would like to attend a course, but don't live in Vienna, the language school can organize accommodation for you (host family or student hostel). Free cultural programs are offered so that you can get to know Vienna better.

eloquent Language Institute

The language school's motto is "We bring people together" - the focus is on living language. A personal chat is followed by a language assessment; learning achievements are also documented. Individual training is offered in addition to courses for groups and companies. The learned language skills can be used in a language café. In order to find the right course and study level, an online grading test can be completed in advance. The club of eloquent offers a wealth of benefits.

German Courses at Internationales Kulturinstitut, Vienna (IKI)

The IKI Language School was founded in 1981 and specialized in German as a foreign language. Programs are offered in conjunction with international institutions. German is taught in groups of up to 15 participants, in accordance with the scheme set out by the Council of Europe. The aim is to gain a strong command of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The lessons focus on communication. You can also take exams for the Austrian Language Diploma (Österreichische Sprachdiplom - ÖSD) at the IKI. The conducting of integration courses is certified by the Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF). The teachers are all native German speakers and come from an academic background (studying languages or teacher training).

German courses at the University of Vienna

Courses of varying intensity, at various times of day with international participants on the University Campus in the center of Vienna, orientation to the levels of the "Common European Reference Framework for Languages", examination center for the Austrian Language Diploma (ÖSD) and the Certificate of German (ZD); course certificate of level B2/2 replaces the supplemental examination in German at the University of Vienna and a number of other universities. Brochures in German, English, Italian, Spanish and French

INNES Institute Vienna

INNES offers intensive, semester, and specialized language courses for international students, academics, and professionals. All teachers have a linguistic or education background in teaching German as a foreign language. In addition to challenging students in a professional environment, teachers are also adept at supporting students' individual learning needs. INNES Institute Vienna is a certified ÖSD examination center (Austrian Language Diploma) and ÖSD examinations are held on a regular basis.

Learning Events

Customized language learning weeks for school classes and student groups, German camps for young people, teachers’ courses, corporate courses, private lessons for young people and adults.
Brochures in Croatian, Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Russian, and Spanish


The Learn Quick language school offers German courses using the "German direct method". This has been shown to achieve rapid learning success. The teaching method is based on rapid question-answer interaction between trainer and (all!) participants - who answer in coherent sentences after just one hour. The course is divided into 8 levels ranging from basic to perfection. Students can join the program at any time.

LOQUI Language and Education Institute

Learning a new language does not have to be a "boring" or "dry" affair. The experience language courses of LOQUI combine learning with pleasant aspects. The motto here is: live rather than learn a language! The institute also offers group courses and one-to-one training in a wide range of languages. The trainers have a university background and constantly develop themselves in the areas of gender and diversity. A special service is offered to families. Free childcare can be provided during the course by staff with educational qualifications. Being with others is an important aspect of the language school's mission statement - so courses are designed for students of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

Brochures in German, English, Italian, Czech and Hungarian.

Ostarrichi Sprachzentrum

Crash courses at the Ostarrichi Sprachzentrum will help you to spontaneously brush up on your German skills. After a free and detailed classification of your ability, you may begin with the course. The crash courses start each Monday (including during vacations), as a group or individual course. If you would prefer intensive training, there is a long-term language course which can be completed upon request with certified assessments. If you require childcare, let us know when booking.

Sprachenzentrum Meridian

German courses for young people and adults, intensive courses, private lessons, summer courses, examination center and preparatory courses for the Austrian German Diploma (ÖSD), ÖSD exams every month. Brochures in English, German, and Russian

Contact for Schools in Vienna / Schools Exchange Programs

Tel. (+43 1) 525 25


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