If you want to live and work in Germany, you should be able to speak German. In our courses you will learn everything you need to know about Germany, its people, history, culture and legal system. An integration course consists of 700 lessons in total of 45 minutes each. It is split up into a language course (600 hours) and an orientation course (100 hours). The communication language in integration courses is exclusively German.
The language course includes 3 basic courses - A1.1 | A1.2 | A2.1 - and 3 advanced courses - A2.2 | B1.1 | B1.2 - with 100 lessons each. After completing the language course, the "German test for immigrants A2/B1" exam can be taken. If you pass the exam, a corresponding certificate will be issued by the exam company telc. Information on the language levels can be found below.
The orientation course lasts 100 hours and covers topics such as politics, history and cultural diversity in Germany and prepares the course participants for the "Life in Germany" exam.
Below you can see our course formats:
Language courses in the morning
- Intensive course - 5x per week - 5 lessons daily - A course segment lasts 4 weeks - The entire language course takes about 6 months - Time: 8.30am - 12.30pm - Face-to-face classes
Language courses in the afternoon
- Intensive course - 5x per week - 5 lessons daily - A course segment lasts 4 weeks - The entire language course takes about 6 months - Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m - Face-to-face classes
Language courses in the evening
- 3x per week - 4 lessons daily - A course segment lasts about 8 weeks - The entire language course takes about 13 months - Time: 6.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. - Face-to-face classes
- 5x per week - 4 lessons per day - The course takes about 6 weeks - Time: 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m. - Online courses
If you would like to take part in a language course in our school and pay for it privately, it is sufficient to bring an identification document with you to the registration date. The price list can be found below.
If you are partially or completely exempt from costs by an authority, we need confirmation of your entitlement to free participation in an integration course in addition to the ID document for registration. Such a confirmation can be issued by various authorities, such as the Federal Office of Administration, the Job Center or the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees ("BAMF"; application 630.007r; keep in mind, that, as for now (July 2022) , due to high demand processing can currently take up to 8 weeks).
Price list & bank details
Price list & bank details
- Self-payers - €460.00 per module - Participants with partial cost exemption - €229.00 per module - Participants with complete cost exemption - EUR 0.00 per module
- German test for immigrants A2/B1 (Deutschtest für Zuwanderer "DTZ")- 160,00 € - Test "Living in Germany" - 0,00 € (Only for participants of our orientation courses!)
Postbank Saarbrücken Account owner: Olga Tabatschnikow IBAN DE28 1001 0010 0929 8881 23 BIC PBNKDEFF
If you are entitled to reimbursement of travel expenses, you will receive a flat-rate travel allowance for each course day. The travel expenses will only be paid after the end of each module. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees determines these costs individually for each participant. It is usually based on the distance from your place of residence to the course location.
Please note: There is no entitlement if you are a self-payer or live within a 3 km walk of the course location. In addition, participants only receive their travel expenses if they are present or absent with an excuse. For the days on which participants are absent without excuse, they will not be paid a travel allowance.
⚠️ Exception for the period from 06/01/2022 to 08/31/2022 ⚠️
Due to the "9 € ticket" currently on offer, the flat-rate travel fee is 9 €/month for this period of time.
Since January 1st, 2018, it is no longer necessary to present receipts or tickets.
In the CEFR system, students' knowledge and skills are divided into three broad categories, which are in turn divided into six levels. The following information is taken directly from the European Framework of Reference website:
The basic levels are:
A: Elementary language usage
B: Independent language use
C: Competent use of language
These are further subdivided into a total of 6 levels:
A1 - Beginner
Can understand and use familiar, everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce himself and others and ask other people questions about themselves - e.g. where they live, what kind of people they know or what kind of things they have - and can answer questions of this kind. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person speaks slowly and clearly and is willing to help.
A2 – Basic knowledge
Can understand sentences and commonly used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, work, local area). Can interact in simple, routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can use simple means to describe own background and education, immediate surroundings and matters relating to immediate needs.
B1 - Advanced use of the language
Can understand the main points of clear, standard language on familiar matters relating to work, school, leisure time etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise when traveling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on a familiar topic and of a personal interest. Can report on experiences and events, dreams, hopes and goals and give brief reasons or explanations for plans and views.
B2 - Independent language use
Can understand the main ideas of complex texts on concrete and abstract topics; also understands technical discussions in his own special field. Can communicate so spontaneously and fluently that a normal conversation with native speakers is easily possible without great effort on either side. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects, explaining a point of view on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
C1 – Expert language skills
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, including implicit meaning. Can express him/herself spontaneously and fluently without often having to search for words clearly. Can use the language effectively and flexibly in social and professional life or in training and studies. Can produce text on complex subjects in a clear, structured and detailed manner, using various means of textual linking appropriately.
C2 – Nearly native language skills
Can understand with ease practically everything he/she reads or hears. Can summarize information from a variety of sources, reproducing reasons and explanations in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, identifying finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
If you need a visa for your language course in Germany,
- please first contact the German embassy or consulate to find out about visa regulations. You can find more information at www.auswaertiges-amt.de.
- please register for your language course ahead of time, as it can take up to three months to process your visa application.
- if you have registered for one of our courses, you will receive an invoice with our bank details and the payment date for the course fee by e-mail or mail (depending on your preference)
- after that please transfer the course fee to us.
- after receiving the course fee, we will immediately send you the confirmation of registration and the confirmation of payment.
ATTENTION: The invoice alone is not sufficient for a visa. For a visa application you need a confirmation of registration and a confirmation of payment. We can only issue you with both once we have received the course fee.
If you do not get a visa, please send us a written cancellation and a copy of the refusal letter from the embassy/consulate, which must be received by us at least 2 weeks before the course starts. Only then can we reimburse you for the course fees (minus bank fees and a processing fee of EUR 40).