We recommend that you learn German during your stay in Berlin. The Dahlem Research School offers German language courses at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels for postgraduate students, especially focusing on international PhD candidates. Please contact the Coordination Office at the BTS to register.
Additionally, the Language Center (Sprachenzentrum) at Freie Universität Berlin offers German language courses for lower-intermediate and advanced learners. Candidates can also study German and other languages independently at the Centre for Independent Language Learning. For information about registration please contact the Language Center.
As a student of one of the Berlin universities you are also eligible to participate in the language courses (German classes as well as many other languages) offered by the “Sprach- und Kulturbörse” of the Technische Universität Berlin. You can find more information here.