Welcome to Zentrum für deutsche Sprache und Kultur! At our language school, you can learn German alongside other students from all around the globe - one of the most difficult, but also most rewarding languages in the world. Whether you need it for your studies, your job or simply to get by in everyday life, we can help. With our courses you can learn and improve your reading, listening, speaking, writing and grammar skills in a lively and communicative environment and learning is particularly effective with small groups of 8 – 14 participants. We offer courses at all times of day for all levels between A1 to C2 – from beginners to skilled German speakers!

  • Direktanmeldung aus Frankfurt und dem  Ausland online oder im Büro möglich

  • Visumsanmeldungen vor Ort oder direkt aus dem Ausland schnell und unkompliziert

  • Unterkunftsangebot

  • Kulturprogramm/Sportangebot

  • Sonderkurse & Prüfungen (telc&TesDaf)

  • geprüfte Qualität

  • Klimaanlage & Luftfilter in allen Räumen

  • Cafeteria, Terrasse, Lounge &  Wasserspender --Nur 2 Min Fußweg von der S-Bahn Station Rödelheim Bahnhof.


News & Dates

Summer special valid until the end of this year!

Prices are rising as crazy, and everything is getting expensive - except for us! For our 40th anniversary you get a big discount on the course prices! Our cheap summer prices are valid until the end of this year.

Next course start:  08.08.2022







No lesson because of Corona? Not with us!


You can't come to class because of Corona? No problem! We simply put a webcam in your class and you can continue immediately. That way you won't miss anything if you can't come to class.*

* Please note that this is a non-binding offer as we only have a limited number of cameras. However, we can definitely make a commitment for the afternoon courses. The option to take part in lessons via camera only applies if you are unable to take part in lessons for at least 3 days at a time due to corona disease or a quarantine order. Please understand that this offer is not a fully-fledged hybrid course. Our teachers will still try to involve you as much as possible in the lessons. ​

You want to learn German comfortably from home? For online courses check Tandem-Frankfurt e.V.

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Deutsch Intensiv morning

20 units of 45 minutes/week

Monday-Friday / 9-12.30 / €395 for 4 weeks or 1110€ for 12 weeks

Intensive course from beginners' to advanced level. 5 days per week. In groups of 7-12 participants, you will practice all four language skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing) intensively and effectively.

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evening course mo+we

Evening course Mo+Wed / Tu+Th

4 units / 8 units of 45 minutes/week

Monday+Wednesday/ Tuesday+Thursday /
19.30-21 / €100 for 4 weeks or 280€ for 12 weeks
17.30-21 / €180 for 4 weeks or 500€ for 12 weeks

Perfect for studying German after work! Lessons take place twice a week in the evening for 90/180 minutes.

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Prüfungstraining  B2/C1/telcC1 HS

Exam preparation telc B1/B2/C1

8 units of 45 minutes/week or 12 units of 45 minutes/week

B1: Tuesday+Thursday 13.30-17.00 (€275) / B2: Tuesday+Thursday 9-12.30 (€300 4 weeks) / C1: Monday+Wednesday+Friday 9-12.30 (€350 4 weeks)

Four-week preparatory courses that prepare for the exams telc Deutsch B1, B2, or C1.

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2 units of 45 minutes/week

Wednesday | 19:30 - 21:00 Uhr / €60 for 4 weeks

A course that focuses on oral communication in German, focusing on practicing free conversation about various topics, reading news articles about current events and expanding and developing vocabulary, and much more.

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Deutsch Intensiv Kompakt afternoon

16 units of 45 minutes/week

Monday+Tuesday+Thursday+Friday / 13.30-17 / €310 for 4 weeks or 840€ for 12 weeks

Intensive course from beginners' to advanced level. 4 days per week in the classroom at school. On wednesdays, all participants will complete tasks at home in self-study. In groups of 7-12 participants, you will practice all four language skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing) intensively and effectively.

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Writing course (hybrid)

4 units of 45 minutes/week

Monday+Wednesday / 17.15-18.45 / €130 for 4 weeks

We use creative writing techniques, practice the description of diagrams, and learn how to write well structured discussions and convincing business letters. 5 students attend the course in the classroom while 5 more participants join the class online via video conference. The course is divided into two parts. Each part lasts 4 weeks and can also be booked individually.

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telcC1 HS Vorebreitungskurs

telc C1 Hochschule
preparatory course

20 units of 45 minutes/week

Monday-Friday / 13.30-17 / €460 for 4 weeks (examination excluded)

Four-week preparatory course for the telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule exam. This course can only be booked in combination with the booking of a C1 Hochschule exam.

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Deutsch Intensiv Kompakt evening

16 units of 45 minutes/week

Monday-Thursday / 17.30-21 / €310 for 4 weeks or 840€ for 12 weeks

Intensive course from beginners' to advanced level. 4 days per week in the classroom at school. On fridays, all participants will complete tasks at home in self-study. In groups of 7-12 participants, you will practice all four language skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing) intensively and effectively.

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Grammar course (hybrid)

2 units of 45 minutes/week

Wednesday / 13.30-15.00 / €60 for 4 weeks

Are you struggling with the german grammar? Then attend our grammar course in presence or online (www.tandem-frankfurt.de).

Part1: Conjugation, case, alternating prepositions, adjective declension
Part2: Sentence structure (negation), connectors, verbs with prepositions, pronominal adverbs
Part3: Relative clauses, passive, participles as adjectives, conditional II

The course has 3 parts. Each part lasts 4 weeks and can be taken separately.

Note: For this course you need the book: "Übungsgrammatik für die Grundstufe A2-B2" from Liebaug-Dartmann Verlag.

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2 units of 45 minutes/week

Tuesday+Thursday / 12.40-13.25

If you want to improve your pronunciation, this course is for you.
This course can be attended from A2.1.
Parts 1/2 can also be booked independently of each other.
The following topics will be covered:
-E/O/U sounds, [ch],[pf],[ts],[R], nasal sounds
-sentence melody
-Word stress

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* The prices of the courses are the same regardless of language level.


Course books are not included in the price. The course book for A1, A2 and B1 ‘Wolkenkratzer’ is also available online free-of-charge. For B2 and C1 the digital version from ‘Aspekte neu’ can be purchased online. The printed version of 'Aspekte neu' can be bought in a bookshop, and the printed version of both 'Wolkenkratzer' and 'Aspekte neu' can be bought at the school.

After registering, you will receive a registration confirmation and a payment request via e-mail. Please note that the registration is valid only after receipt of the course fee.


If you apply for a visa for a language course in Germany, you need a course with at least 20 hours per week (45 minutes each).


If you need health insurance for your stay in Germany, we recommend insurance from "Care Concept".

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In our A1, A2 and B1 courses we use our popular textbook Wolkenkratzer, which was awarded by the "Paritätisches Bildungswerk" and the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main with the Hessian main prize for good pedagogics. The book is also available as an online version completely free of charge. In the higher levels, we use Aspekte Neu (Klett Verlag) . The online license can be bought online in the BlinkShop at blinklearning. The printed copies of Wolkenkratzer and Aspekte Neu can be purchased at the language school.

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aspekte buch

General terms and conditions

for our language courses at ZDSK Zentrum für deutsche Sprache und Kultur gGmbH

  1. The course fee must be paid in advance.

  2. Registration is for a four-week period. All participants are generally offered the opportunity to continue the course in the next level up.

  3. Depending on the course type, each course for a certain level may begin with different lessons. Learning outcomes and the achievement of a certain level depend on individual circumstances and cannot be guaranteed.

  4. Courses are aimed at adults and require your regular participation and constructive collaboration. We reserve the right to exclude participants from the course if they behave disruptively or fail to participate as required.

  5. If you cancel your registration once the course has already started or decide not to participate for personal reasons (e.g. due to illness), we are unable to refund the course fee. If you cancel your registration up to four weeks before the course is due to start, we will charge a cancellation fee of € 30. Cancellation at a later date will incur a fee of 20% of the price for the full four weeks or a fee of € 30, whichever is higher.(For the time being, our special Corona rebooking and cancellation guarantee applies see above. Until then, we do not charge a cancellation fee.)

  6. If you have been granted a special visa to attend a German course, participation is mandatory. In most cases it is not possible to cancel.

  7. If you register for a two-week course, the course fee will be 60%, for a three-week course 80% of the fee for a four-week course.

  8. All information and prices are provided without guarantee. Courses and fees may be subject to change throughout the course of the year. Occasional lesson cancellations due to particular events will not be refunded.

  9. If we are forced to cancel a course, we will refund course fees that have already been paid. We shall not be held liable for any additional claims.

  10. Coronavirus/COVID-19: In the event that the school is required to close by the authorities, or if someone on the course tests positive for coronavirus, face-to-face teaching may be temporarily suspended, postponed or replaced by online teaching. We are unable to refund the course fee once the course has begun. In registering for the course, you confirm your agreement to our general terms and conditions and agree to adhere to our COVID safety and social distancing rules.

  11. GDPR: Your data will be used solely for course administration purposes and customer information and will not be passed on.

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"Die Schule ist sehr gut organisiert, die Lehrerin sind sehr nett und freundlich, so wie dem Service in Büro . Während die Unterrichts lernen wir viele deutsch grammatischen und lernen wir auch viele über Frankfurt ...Das ist wichtig für ein Ausländer und das finden ich besonders"


"Perfect atmosphere during the lessons and very cool teacher (Sodaba). Thank you!"


"Alles war super. Ich bin total zufrieden. Beide Lehrerinnen waren professionelle. Ich habe viel gelernt. "


"Die Lehrerin war so gut, interaktiv und hat uns immer auf den Kurs konzentriert. Ich genieße die Lektionen total. "


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Rödelheimer Bahnweg 31, 60489 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Office hours: Monday - Thursday 8.30 am - 7.15 pm; Friday 08.30 am - 17.15 pm

Tel. 069/777171

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Bank details

account holder: Tandem Frankfurt e.V.      IBAN: DE04 5502 0500 0007 6375 00      BIC: BFSWDE33MNZ

bank address: Bank für Sozialwirtschaft AG, Rheinstraße 4G, 55116 Mainz

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