Language Courses

Language courses in Vienna are probably one of the best options to learn German quickly. If you struggle with languages, or have difficulty motivating yourself to do the work outside of class, language courses can be a great option. 

Classes are usually fairly small (around 5-15 people), and the teachers are usually native speakers trained in teaching German. This can be better than simply chatting to other Austrians, because your teacher can go through the grammar with you, and these lessons can be easily reinforced in Vienna, as you’re surrounded by the language all the time!


What do you need to know about language courses?

  • Usually there are 3 hours classes Monday to Friday, or several days a week, though this depends on the course
  • You can choose time (morning/day or evening hours)
  • You will learn German in small groups (5-15 people)
  • On average they cost from €250-€400 per month
  • You will receive high quality teaching, with lots of individual attention


Which course is right for me?

Language courses can vary a lot, from daily classes with accommodation for up to 3 months, to just a few hours a week. Here are a few options you might be interested in:



Address: Opernring 1/E, first floor

Price: €270

Duration: 4 weeks

Hours: Class times:  from 8:30am – 11:30am, 11:45am – 2:45pm, 3pm – 6pm or 6:15pm – 9:15pm

Entry requirements: All levels accepted, with a free, no-obligation placement test

Number of students per class: 5-12

Other information: 12 different levels, so everyone is sure to find a level that is right for them. All the teachers are qualified and experienced in teaching German as a second language.


ActiLingua Academy

Address: Various locations (see the website to find your nearest course)

Price: Range from €270 per week for tuition only, up to €1384 for 4 weeks of tuition plus accommodation. See their website for further details

Duration: 1-11 weeks

Hours: 25 per week, starting every Monday

Entry requirements: Must be over 16

Number of students per class: Average 8, max. 12

Other information: ActiLingua Academy offer both beginner and advanced options. They also offer accommodation options for the period of the language course.


DeutschZentrum Wien

Address: Capistrangasse 10, 1060 Wien

Price: €170 (€160 for students)

Duration: 4 weeks

Hours: 3 x 1.5 hour lessons per week (please see their website for more specific scheduling)

Entry requirements: All levels accepted. The course starts with an entrance exam to evaluate which level class would suit the learner best.

Number of students per class: Average 7

Other information: Deutschzentrum Wien also runs language cafes and group excursions, all in name of learning German!