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Learn German in Munich

Are you looking for a German course tailored to your needs?

Learn German at Europe's market leader for languages and communication: the SDI München offers high-quality language courses for its international guests at the Language & Intercultural Training Center. Whether you need German for your studies, career or everyday life – discover our wide range of courses. Or make an appointment for a consultation right away!

Would you like to learn German at the SDI and register for a German course? Then click here to register.

Benefits for you

  • Ideal learning success – through highly qualified German teachers

  • Recognised certificates – telc and TestDaF exams with excellent preparation

  • Free placement test – we will find the right course for you

  • Diverse cultural programme – discover the lively alpine metropolis that is Munich

  • Interesting regional and cultural studies lectures – improve your language skills by learning about Germany and its history

  • Diverse prospects – through further training or studies at the SDI München

International campus
Highly qualified teachers
Recognised certificates
Individual support
Ideal learning success

Learn German

Highly-qualified German teachers: We promote your individual learning success through modern and effective teaching methods. Reading, writing, speaking and listening – our friendly and competent teachers help students develop their German language skills with a wide range of activities.

German certificates: The SDI offers two language exams: telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule and TestDaF. Upon successful completion of either exam, you acquire access to higher education in Germany.

Targeted German learning: Through our free placement tests, we will establish your language level and you will be placed in the correct language course (levels A1 to C1). This way you can learn German at the level that is perfect for you.

Experience German

German immersion in Munich: You will be attending your language course in one of the most beautiful and popular cities in Germany. Our cultural programme will enable you to discover the many beautiful facets of the alpine metropolis that is Munich.

German in context: In addition to our regular language-focused course, you will learn important facts about Germany in our regional and cultural studies lectures and will be well-prepared for the Studienkolleg.

Experiment with German: You will attend lectures on synonymy and idiomatic expressions and will learn German with linguistically well thought-out elective courses.

Your German course at an international campus

Success through German skills – Prospects

Successfully completing your German course offers you many other opportunities. Following our motto “We make language your profession”, the SDI München offers various opportunities for further study.

Would you like to learn German at the SDI and register for a German course? Then click here to register.

Student testimonials

“We learn a lot of grammar and conversation. I love it!”
Aleksandra G. from Serbia

“The SDI prepares students well for the TestDaF exam.“
Ayumi H. from Japan

“The teachers are very competent and nice. I really love their sense of humour.”
Eleonora O. from Russia

“We learn German instead of speaking English.“
Mathieu B. from France

“The curriculum offers great variety. I was never bored.“
Jia X. from China

“I learned a lot at the SDI! I’ll continue studying here.”
Hila Y. from Israel


Telc certificates

The European Language Certificates telc belong to an internationally recognised system of European language examinations and are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), which applies to all European languages and is also used beyond Europe.

The German as a foreign language department of the SDI conducts all telc examinations under licence from telc gGmbH.

TestDaF certificates

The SDI is an examination centre recognised by the TestDaF-Institut language testing institute. The centralised TestDaF exam is offered six times a year.

Please note that for successful completion of TestDaF (level 4 or 5), attendance of a preparatory course is strongly recommended. Therefore, be sure to take a look at our preparatory courses for TestDaF.


Live next to the SDI München

In Munich, accommodation for students is notoriously scarce. With Campus SDI student apartments, we offer student accommodation directly on the SDI campus! The apartments are all ready to move in and equipped with the most important daily necessities.

Campus SDI offers a perfect living concept for students. Discover a new form of “student living” – student apartments that are different:

  • no shared student apartments
  • no time-consuming search for accommodation
  • not far away from university
  • no unnecessary compromises as in conventional student apartments!

Feel free to contact us for more information!

Your apartment

  • Stylish, high-quality furnished apartments with a bed, desk and built-in wardrobes

  • Bathroom with a shower in a timeless, stylish design

  • Kitchenette with all necessary appliances including a refrigerator, microwave, stainless steel sink, ceramic hob, crockery and cutlery

  • Multimedia connection available, enabling high-speed internet access of 50 Mbit (downstream)

  • WiFi router

  • Common areas

  • Self-service laundry


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