BWS Berlin, the sister school of BWS Germanlingua in Munich and an IALC member since 2004, is growing up fast. The German language school in the heart of Berlin saw its annual student weeks increase by 55% in 2005 and 44% in 2006.
Located in a period building in the former and now very fashionable East Berlin, BWS Germanlingua is a small and friendly language school with on-site apartments. Florian Meierhofer, BWS owner and director, attributes the Berlin school's success to several factors: “Our Berlin students feel very good during their stay and enjoy competent teaching in a motivating atmosphere,” he says. “The personal assistance from the school's staff is a special feature of the school, which has resulted in a rising number of returners.” As well as returning students, some of whom have been back three times since the school opened in 2004, students often extend their stay spontaneously.