About us

An international language institute in Bremen – the ideal location

Europe Day, 5 May 1997: The Aristoteles Institute opens in Bremen. Back then, the founding concept was to foster international communication from many different perspectives, such as language, regional studies and culture. To this day, this concept has proven to be a great success. The Aristoteles Institute is now one of Bremen’s top establishments for language education in German, English, Greek and Spanish. Its good name attracts students from all over the world to the Hanseatic City of Bremen.

Quality comes first. The Aristoteles Institute is a licensed TestDaF centre (Test of German as a foreign language) as well as a telc-language test centre for every language level from A1 to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). We accompany our students at all these levels up to any level test or the TestDaF itself. Afterwards, students are welcome to attend special-purpose courses in the fields of technology, law, medicine, economics and the humanities.

On 1 January 2005, a new Immigration Act providing integration measures for immigrants was passed in Germany. Our integration courses form the basis of such integration measures. The Aristoteles Institute is licensed by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) to give integration courses to immigrants of German origin from eastern European States, to foreigners who have been living in Germany for some time, to citizens of the European Union and to other immigrants – leading to the German Test for Immigrants (DTZ).

At the Aristoteles Institute, the students are in the best hands because our motto is: The enjoyment of learning leads to success!


Aristoteles Institut has been a successful provider of courses on colloquial German as a Foreign Language for over 20 years. Today, the focus of our work is on integration courses, on the courses on German for Professional Purposes that build upon them through our main client, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF - Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge), on the practical language support of various projects with our regional and international partners, and on the application of telc and TestDaf certification exams. We understand the special importance of language as the key to the job market, to personal advancement and to successful integration. The great majority of our courses, therefore, have a professional language focus, and our client has given us the task of preparing course participants for the job market as best as possible. In addition, international exchange is a matter close to our hearts, which is why we aim to intensify our existing partnerships, especially in South America.
The focus of our work is always the individual.

Therefore, we accompany our customers from the first contact, from professional advice to language level placement, course selection, course participation and, finally, the preparation for and implementation of a certification exam. Our highly qualified, experienced and reliable instructors enable us to offer all these various services continuously and from a single source. In this way, we can respond to the needs of our clients in the best way possible as well as adjust our course offerings at short notice, as needed. 
When creating our course portfolio, we observe and take current developments in the labor market into account, take part in network meetings and BAMF roundtables, and exchange ideas with Job Centers and the German Employment Agency (Agentur für Arbeit).
Taking on the challenges of a changing market, we offer alternatives to traditional, face-to-face teaching, such as online and hybrid courses.


Thanos Pantidis

 is the managing director of the Aristoteles Institute. He studied Law and Economics in Thessaloniki and is a licensed examiner for all levels. 

“Identification and enthusiasm are my motivation.”

Anna Weigle-Pantidis

is the organizational and educational head of the Aristoteles Institute. She studied German, Philosophy, and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Hamburg. She is licensed to carry out examinations at all telc levels, including the evaluation of German C1, B2/C1 as well as a licensed examiner and grader for TestDaF. She spends her free time with baroque art, Rembetiko and Bossa Nova. 

“My motto is: Leading an organization is like sailing. We can do nothing against the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”

Bremen – the ideal location

Here you can graduate from an innovative university, enjoy well-priced housing opportunitiers and celebrate your sucesses in a comfortable atmosphere.

The Free Hanseatic Ciy of Bremen with its tradition of commerce is now a modern and international city.

It advocates progress and individuality. The citizens are proud of their city of many cultures. It is the ideal place for learning German as a Foreign Laguage in a dialect-free way.

The public University of Bremen, the Jacobs University of Bremen, as well as the aviation industry and the harbour form the open gate to the north of Germany.