Language programme in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is Germany’s financial capital and without a doubt the most international city in the country. Known for its financial institutions, international fairs and modern sky scrappers on the banks of the river Main, Frankfurt is sometimes nicknamed “Manhattan”.

Having seen the birth of one of the greatest figures in German culture, J.W. Goethe, Frankfurt is also an intellectual and cultural city. The city is full of museums, theatres, galleries and concert halls. The city never really stops and offers visitors a very large range of activities day or night.

The surrounding areas also allow students to relax in the countryside and take part in outdoor activities away from the bustle of the city.

In summary, it is the ideal city for all those who would like to stay in a multicultural, dynamic and lively city.

Our partner school, DID Frankfurt, is located in the city centre 15 minutes from the busy district of Sachsenhausen and Hauptwache.

From 75 to 125 students of all nationalities attend the school, which was founded in 1989. All teachers are native and qualified in teaching German as a foreign language.

School facilities include:

  • 7 classrooms
  • A studyspace for group projects with a large selection of books and CD´s
  • A cybercafé with 5 computers (user fees)
  • A multimedia center with 10 computers
  • WiFi and cable connection
  • A cafetaria with a vending machine for drinks and snacks
  • Free parking lot outside

The school is accredited by EAQUALS (European Association for Quality Language Services), GfdS and is a TestDaf official examination centre.

German language courses: the basics

  • Lesson duration: 45 minutes
  • Number of students per class: average of 10-12 students, maximum 15
  • Schedule: courses will mostly be given in the morning but can also be scheduled in the afternoon in peak season
  • Placement test: first day of lessons
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • Regular progress tests
  • All teachers are qualified and experienced in teaching German as a foreign language

20 lessons per week

Minimum length: 1 week

You will have classes in the morning from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 10:30 and from 10:45 to 12:15, where you will develop the 4 basic skills: writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Language level: beginner to advanced

24 lessons per week

Minimum length: 1 week

You will have classes in the morning from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 10:30 and from 10:45 to 12:15 and on Tuesday and Thursday from 13:00 to 14:30. The course will address different themes: politics, culture and economics. You will learn how to communicate effectively and put your skills into practice.

Language level: beginner to advanced

28 lessons per week

You will have classes in the morning from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 10:30 and from 10:45 to 12:15 and on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 13:00 to 14:30. This course is ideal for quick improvements of your German knowledge, especially if you only have little time.

Language level: beginner to advanced

20 lessons a week

Course duration: 4 weeks

As an authorized centre for TestDaF exams, DID organize courses of 20 lessons a week to prepare students for the exams. You can find the starting dates of the course in the ‘Dates & Prices’ tab.

Language level: advanced (B2+ or C1)

This course will be given in blocks of 2 lessons in addition to the group courses (standard, semi-intensive or intensive). This individual course offers students the opportunity to follow a program completely adapted to their needs.

The school frequently organises social and cultural activities: 2 activities during the week and excursions on the weekend. The excursions are intended to show students historical monuments, as well as the most interesting sights of the city.

Some of the many activities may include:

  • Städel Museum
  • Wiesbaden casino
  • Full day excursions to Würzburg and Heidelberg, etc.

Single room, shared bathroom, breakfast or half board

Travel time to school: the families live max. 60 minutes from the school by public transport.

Laundry: Some families ask for a fee of some euros for using the washing machine.

Single room, shared bathroom, self-catering

This option gives you the change to live more independently and have direct contact with the German culture. You will share the apartment with students or inhabitants of the city.


  • Single room
  • Shared bathroom and toilets
  • Shared kitchen
  • No meals included
  • Travel time: maximum 45 minutes from the school by public transport
  • Bed linen provided (unless indicated otherwise)

Single room, private bathroom, breakfast included


  • Single room
  • Private bathroom and toilet
  • Breakfast included (buffet)
  • Travel time: +/- 15 minutes by public transport
  • Location: close to the train station Galluswarte, +/- 6 minutes from the city center by public transport

Facilities and services available:

  • TV and closet in every room
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry (for a fee)
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • WiFi (user fees)
  • Reception available 24/7
  • Computers available in the lobby of the hotel
  • Bike rental service (for a fee)

Possibility to stay in a shared room when participants travel together (price per person)

Please note: at certain times of the year, youth hostels may change their rates. Consult us to check that the price mentioned is available during the desired period of stay.


Arrivals: Sunday (from 3 pm in residence, between 12 pm and 8 pm in host family)

Departures: Saturday (before 10 am in residence, between 8 am and 12 pm in host family)

Arrival airports or stations:

  • Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) : around 20 minutes by train
  • Frankfurt central station

Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, please see Dates & Prices tab)

Please note: do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course (about 4 days after deposit payment).

Visa Information

Do you need a visa for this programme? For more information please consult our page Visa information.

Do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email if you require any additional information.

Dates & Prices 2021

Dates 2021

Start of the sessions: The majority of courses start every Monday, throughout the year, unless otherwise stated below. If Monday is a public holiday, the session starts on Tuesday.

Complete beginners must start on the following dates: 04/01, 01/02, 01/03, 06/04, 03/05, 07/06, 05/07, 02/08, 06/09, 04/10, 01/11

Public holidays and vacations (no courses will be given on these dates, nor will they be made up later; no compensation will be granted): 02/04, 05/04, 13/05, 24/05, 03/06, 18/12/2021 – 02/01/2022

Prices 2021

Tourist Tax: 14€/week for stays of less than 12 weeks

WPCS 42.0.3
Lessons and homestay or shared apartment, single room, no meals
Duration20 lessons24 lessons28 lessons
1 week 495 545 595
2 weeks 950 1.050 1.150
3 weeks 1.350 1.500 1.650
4 weeks 1.680 1.880 2.080
6 weeks 2.460 2.760 3.060
8 weeks 3.200 3.600 4.000
12 weeks 4.400 5.000 5.600
16 weeks 5.520 6.320 7.120
20 weeks 6.700 7.700 9.100
24 weeks 7.880 9.080 10.680
32 weeks 10.240 11.840 13.840
36 weeks 11.420 13.220 15.420
Additional week 295 345 395
Accommodation supplements (per week)
Host family, single room, breakfast 60
Host family, single room, half board 120
Youth hostel, single room, breakfast * 120
Peak season accommodation (27/06 - 21/08) 30
Homestay / Family - Christmas (19/12 - 03/01) 100
Educational material to be paid on site (per month)
Airport transfer - accommodation (per trip) 90

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Your chosen accommodation
  • All school taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to/from Frankfurt
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • All meals in shared flat
  • Local transportation
  • Activity fees (to be paid on site)
  • Course materials
  • Deposit, where applicable (€200, to be paid upon arrival)
  • Exam fees, where applicable