We help expats and new arrivals get settled in Germany, and provide top-notch German classes in Berlin

German Classes in Berlin

Small Groups - Great Teachers - Quick Progress

Get Settled in Germany

Cut through the paperwork with your personal coach

Services for Startups

Get your team registered, housed and ready for work

Learn German effectively

Learn German in a small group in one of our two central Berlin schools - or in your company. Start speaking right away and progress quickly - without paying a fortune.

My husband and I took the complete beginner German class with Expath (2 weekends, 6 hours/day). It was exactly the sort of boot camp we needed to get started with our language learning. Our teacher was fantastic - I'd highly recommend this class to anyone looking to get started with speaking German.

Audrey Scott - Uncornered Market

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New: Our weekly "pay-as-you-go" courses

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Join a full-length German course

Take One-to-One Lessons

Settle in Germany without stress

Cut through the bureaucracy and get individualized help with your relocation to Germany. Our friendly team of coaches is standing by to help you.

I had heard about Expath before coming to Berlin and made an appointment for my first day here. They provided me with all the information I needed to register at the Bürgeramt, find work as an English teacher, open a bank account, and everything else I needed to do! It's now almost 2 years later, and I've gone back to Expath for German classes, and for more bureaucratic advice on getting my visa renewed next month.

Daniela P. - Berlin

Find a Flat in Germany

Register Your Address

Find an English-Speaking Job

Apply for a Visa or Work Permit

Visit us in Neukölln or Mitte

Stop on by and have a look around, Mondays through Thursdays between 10am-5pm

I have been to a lot of language schools in Berlin this year but Expath is by far my favorite! All the teachers are so nice and patient with me. Everyone bonds really well and no one makes you feel dumb when you struggle practicing Deutsch. I would highly recommend it!

- SnapSquad Admin

Thanks to Expath, I was approved for my visa application! I could not have done it without them - there are just things not explained on the visa websites. I can't thank [them] enough for their expert coaching, and [their] translation services during my appointment. Very friendly with very reasonable rates. I'm deeply grateful and indebted to them.

Karin C. - Berlin

Can't wait to get started?

If you want as much info as possible right this minute, check out our informative streaming online seminars right now.

  • Getting Started & Finding A Flat
  • Childcare in Berlin
  • Freelancing in Germany
  • Getting your Freelance Work Permit
  • Getting Your Freelance Artist visa
  • Finding a Job in Germany
  • How german grammar works

Freelancing in Germany (2019 Update!)

1. Overview of workshop topics

2. (Self-)employment, freelance, or Gewerbe

3. Business types - sole proprietorship vs. company

4. Getting a tax number and creating invoices

5. Income tax - who pays what, when?

6. VAT - who pays what, when?

7. Health insurance - the public and private systems

8. The social insurance system & Künstlersozialkasse

9. Other  insurances - liability, renter's, and more

10. Creating a budget & calculating your rates

11. Protecting against 'Scheinselbständigkeit' 

12. Making a contract, dealing with non-payers

13. Special points about company name & website

14. Special points about email marketing

Downloadable Resource:

(PDF) Freelancing Checklist and Resources


Complete access to this workshop for 90 days

19.99 EUR

Complete access to all workshops for 90 days

119.94 EUR 39.99 EUR

Complete access to all workshops for 180 days 

239.88 EUR 49.99 EUR

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