Register for your course level and month:
Summer German Language Course
  • 4 weeks
  • 64 units á 45 minutes
  • ÖSD exam and prep course incl.
  • Social program included
  • students, academics, professionals and young adults

Learn German Language in Vienna

A 4-week Intensive Summer German Language Course in Vienna is the best option if you aim to improve your German level quickly and efficiently. INNES Institute Vienna is your first address in the city center of Vienna for highy-quality German language learning. Expect high academic standards, qualified and dedicated teachers, excellent methods and materials, as well as a pleasant and focused learning space. Together with other ambitious German learners from around the world, you will develop your German until you reach your targeted level.

Courses have approximately 12 participants (max. 16) who need to have good learning skills. This allows fast learning progress. One of the keys to our course is the group dynamic. Communicative activities help connect the participants and create real situations that need real-time language application. Our experience shows that a comfortable classroom atmosphere helps to make learning much more effective and enjoyable.

Content  I  Method  I  Course Material

A typical Summer German Language Course helps you to learn German in the following ways. 
- you develop all five skills, including listening, reading, speaking, writing and interacting
- you improve your communicative effectiveness
- you expand your vocabulary
- you study and train your grammar
- you turn into a fluent and confident communicator with local knowledge

At INNES, quality and professionality matter. We work exclusively with qualified and passionate teachers, first-class materials and dynamic and engaging methods so that you can learn German in a personalised way. All teachers are using communication-oriented and interactive methods that allow students to be constantly active and experiment with new language. Our teachers will create regular tests for you, in order to guarantee your learning progress. Because our students come from diverse international backgrounds, you not only learn German but you also improve your intercultural competence!

In your Intensive German Language Course you will learn German by using a course book and a variety of specially selected supplemental materials. For A1-B1 courses you work with the course book Menschen, and from B2 onwards with the course book Mittelpunkt. The course book costs EUR 26 and you can buy it in our office, all supplemental materials are free.

Which level is right for you?  I  Placement Test
Every month, we offer 9 Intensive German Language Course phases: A1/1,  A1/2, A2/1, A2/2, B1/1, B1/2, B2/1, B2/2, and C1. If you are not sure which course level is appropriate for you, simply complete this placement placement test. If you are still not sure, talk to us! Email us at [email protected], give us a call at +43 1 890 65 85, or stop by our institute.

You can register online, on the telephone or in person at our office. All our Intensive Summer German Language Courses at INNES are available to learners above the age of 16, the majority of our learners during Summer months is between 20 and 25.

Arte two or three weeks possible?
You can join this course for the first two or three weeks as well if more suitable for you.
2 weeks without ÖSD prep course and ÖSD examine: EUR 600
3 weeks without ÖSD prep course and ÖSD examine: EUR 800

Course Certificate  |  Confirmation of Participation  |  ECTS
The minimum requirements for the issuance of a course certificate are as following:

- minimum 80% attendance of the total course duration
- 60% of the total points of the progress tests

Upon successful completion of your Intensive German Language Course, you receive a course certificate (6 ECTS) on your last course day, as an internationally recognized proof of your German learning experience. In case of non-participation in the progress tests, ECTS points cannot be granted. Nevertheless participants who fulfil the minimum attendance of 80% can receive a confirmation of participation. The relevant Study Program Administration or university has the ultimate decision regarding recognition of our certificates.

Extra courses  I ÖSD Preparation Course
You want to systematically prepare for the ÖSD exam? Then our ÖSD exam preparation course might be just your thing! Every month, during 2 days (4 hours each day) you train everything that is needed to prepare you for the "ÖSD-way-of-thinking”. Equipped with all necessary test strategies and having run through various sample tests, you can arrive at your exam with a relaxed smile. By the way, you can also do your ÖSD exam directly at our institute. 

Ready to take the ÖSD exam?
Your  ÖSD exam is included in the course fee. After your preparation course you will take in the last week your ÖSD German language exam at INNES.  Available at A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1 level.

What is ÖSD, anyways?
ÖSD stands for: Österreich - Deutschland - Schweiz. ÖSD is a state-approved examination and assessment system for German as a Foreign Language / German as a Second Language. ÖSD German language exams focus mainly on communicative aspects which aim to assess foreign language competence in real-life situations. They correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The ÖSD is to Germany, Austria and in Switzerland what the TOEFL or IELTS is to the rest of the (English-speaking) world. Below, find a list of which doors the ÖSD German language exam opens for you:

In Austria: accepted as proof of sufficient language competence to apply for permanent residence (A1, family reunification), for fulfilling the Austrian Integration Agreement (A2 and B1) and for the granting of Austrian citizenship (B1).

Entry qualification for Austrian universities: C1 level is requested by most universities in Austria to matriculate if German language is not your native language.

Worldwide: accredited and recognized in most countries worldwide (e.g. state-approved recognition in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia)

Your ticket into the job market: Being able to offer your future employer a B2 or C1 ÖSD German language certificate definitely boosts your employability across all fields of work. 

Study Compass Austria
You intend to study in Vienna? We provide you with a comprehensive information kit about student life in Vienna, including guided tours through the Vienna University of Technology and the University of Vienna. We will inform you about the students life in Vienna, university and lecture organization, libraries, visa and work regulation, health insurance, bank account, accommodation, food, student disounts and important cultural aspects. Prepare yourself in the best way for your student experience in Vienna!

Social Program
Apart from developing your academic knowledge and skills at INNES Institute, we also want to you to explore Vienna’s’ multicultural and vibrant atmosphere. This is why we compiled this exciting selection of highlights of Vienna life for you. The entire Social Program is included By participating in the INNES Social program you will experience Vienna beyond the obvious. This is a great opportunity to create new friendships while discovering this beautiful, green and exciting city. Below we’ve listed several of our past social activities. Your summer program may include a few of these activities and a few new ones!

INNES is located in the very heart of Vienna, close to Karlsplatz, with accommodation and classes right next to many of the great social and cultural attractions which Vienna has to offer. WLAN is available at the INNES institute.

You can enjoy a fully-equipped room in one of the centrally-located and modern student residences by booking with our partner, the Oead Housing Office. You can reach INNES from any of their locations within 20-30 minutes or less by public transport. It is possible to move in during the weekend before and stay through the weekend after the end of your program until Saturday or Sunday noon.
Every room has Internet access. Bed linen is provided with the room and the kitchen is fully equipped. You only need to bring a towel. For our participants we have arranged special conditions with the Housing Office in the student hostels in Sechshauser Straße or Molkereistraße:

  •  1 week single / double room [6 nights]: EUR 293/203 p/p
  •  2 weeks single / double room [13 nights]: EUR 396/306 p/p
  •  3 weeks single / double room [20 nights]: EUR 464/374 p/p
  •  4 weeks single / double room [27 nights]: EUR 497/417 p/p

For the above arrangements, no extra cleaning fee or administrative costs will apply. If you are applying outside of these months, the Housing Office will make you an offer depending upon available places. Please consider that EUR 35 are going to be charged by Housing Office in advance to make the offering. After accepting the offering you will need to pay EUR 200 (this offer is valid only in July, August and January, February, instead of regular EUR 1000 deposit) room deposit to the Housing Office as well, which is going to be transferred back after the end of your stay.

Please be aware that this is a request and NOT a reservation and that the above conditions are only available for a limited number of rooms. The reservation has to be arranged with the Housing Office directly. If you tick the box “Yes, I am interested in a room” during your registration process, then the Housing office will contact you directly.