Akademie Zeitgeist, IH Freiburg

The language school Akademie Zeitgeist offers a large range of language courses for German as foreign language, English, French and other languages of different intensity taught by experienced and engaged teachers. Besides you can pass official exams such as TELC or TestDaF. During the Covid-19 outbreak all these courses are also available online.

Individual consultation is a matter of course for us, and we attach great importance to a friendly and personal atmosphere. Through our many years of experience, we know how you can achieve your linguistic goals quickly and focused.


  • Arabic
  • Czech
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Specialist Courses

  • Cambridge, IELTS or other Exam Preparation Courses
  • Online Classes

The language school Akademie Zeitgeist was founded in Freiburg in 1999 (as Sprachschule Zum Ehrstein) and has enjoyed steady growth ever since. We offer all our face-to-face courses also in an online format with Intensive General German courses, Exam preparation, private lessons and evening classes. In addition, we are also offering Semi Intensive, University Preparation courses live and online through the Zoom platform.

Here is more information on the current timetable:

- University Prep course 9-12:15 Mo-Fri
- Evening Classes German & English 6:30-8:00pm, twice a week
- Semi Intensive German & English 4:30pm-6pm Mo-Fri
- IELTS Preparation Course 4:30-6:00pm Mo-Fri

Our school facility lies next to a picturesque city square and is only a few steps away from the world-famous Freiburg University and the historic City Centre.

On average, we offer language instruction every day to between 40-80 students from over 40 countries. With its 10 brightly-lit classrooms and 600 sq/m of space, our school offers ample room for language instruction. In addition we offer our students an internet café, a cozy common room and a roof-top terrace garden where they can relax.

Our courses are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages (CEFR) with levels ranging from A1 - C1. The number of students in our standard courses is limited to a maximum of 12 participants. Our language teachers are experienced with a broad knowledge of the language and the country and make use of a wide range of modern teaching methods. Our instruction emphasizes the communicative and practice-oriented aspects of the language and is geared to meet the demands of students who are highly motivated and have a desire to learn.
In our school we pay special attention to creating a friendly and personable atmosphere. We also offer many additional services to our students such as arranging for private accommodations, an interesting and varied leisure and cultural program, an airport pick-up service, medical insurance, internships in German companies and much more.


  • German

Specialist Courses

  • Summer Camps
  • Online Classes


  • Social Programme
  • Transfers
  • Welfare Support
  • For other services please see school website


  • Homestay
  • Student Residence
  • Hotel or Apartment

The City

Freiburg is a cosmopolitan city with a young population of about 200,000 people. The international atmosphere is due in part to its proximity to France and Switzerland and especially to its 25,000 students who study at the world-famous Freiburg university and other institutions of higher learning in the city. The medieval city center and Gothic cathedral (Münster) as well as many other attractions, such as the famous “little canals,” draw over three million visitors every year.

A number of local Firms working in the areas of bio- and medical-technology, multimedia and solar energy make this region especially attractive for professionals working in these different fields.
Freiburg offers any number of entertainment and leisure opportunities with its many museums, theaters, cinemas, and music concerts.
In addition, Freiburg offers nature-lovers many interesting destinations for excursions and sports enthusiasts many sports opportunities. Moreover, cities like Strassburg, Basel and Constance close by and easy to reach.
Freiburg places value on an ecologically conscious way of life. Freiburg is called The Green City; bicycles characterize the townscape, and solar panels can be seen on many rooftops.


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