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Learn German

Would you like to learn German or improve your German? The federal government supports the integration and qualification of immigrants with financially subsidized courses. In addition, the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion (TRK) offers you a wide range of opportunities to learn German. These include, for example,private language schools, tandem partners, adult education centers and the International Meeting Center (ibz) in Karlsruhe. Find out more here!

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Learn German before entering the country

Depending on your level of knowledge, it is best to start learning German before you enter the country. The Goethe Institutes, for example, offer high-quality German courses worldwide. There are numerous free language learning offers on the Internet, for example from Deutsche Welle. You will probably learn the most in Germany itself. Here you will have plenty of practice and be surrounded by the language in everyday life.

Learning German in the TRK

There are numerous language schools in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion that offer German courses at all levels and with various specializations. Very affordable courses are available at adult education centers throughout the region.

To make it easier for you to find a suitable language school, take a look at the list of language course providers at TRK that we have compiled for you at the bottom of this page.

There are also many other ways to improve your German. A great way to practise in Germany in contact with native speakers is to take advantage of offers such as language cafés or tandem partners.

Tip!

Look at your university or student union for notices or internet advertisements for reciprocal language exchanges where you can share your language skills with tandem partners and learn German in return.

Opportunities to learn German

Integration offices in the region

Advice on language and integration courses is offered by the respective integration offices in the region, such as the Office for Integration Karlsruhe or the language course coordination of the district integration office of the district of Karlsruhe.

Further information on integration courses and other language courses (also in other languages):

Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)

 

Integration courses

If you come from abroad, you have the opportunity to integrate linguistically and culturally in Germany through a subsidized integration course. The course ends with an examination corresponding to level B1. It consists of a 600-hour language course and a 60-hour orientation course on German legal, cultural and historical knowledge. With six levels and a fee of 2.29 euros per hour, the course is very affordable.

As a citizen of the European Union interested in an integration course to improve your German language skills, you have the opportunity to apply for participation at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). Please note that your participation depends on the availability of free course places, as EU citizens are not legally entitled to a place on these courses.

Is an integration course compulsory?

Integration courses are compulsory for certain groups of people. This applies to you if you:

  • receive benefits under the Second Book of the German Social Code (e.g. unemployment benefit II) and participation is provided for in an integration agreement or
  • are in particular need of integration and the foreigners authority has asked you to participate.

Immigrants are exempt from the obligation to participate:

  • who are undergoing vocational or other training in Germany,
  • who can provide evidence of participation in comparable educational programs in Germany,
  • whose participation is permanently impossible or unreasonable or
  • who already have a long-term residence permit from another EU Member State and have participated in integration measures there.

There is also no entitlement to participation in the following cases:

  • for children, adolescents and young adults who are starting school or continuing their schooling in Germany,
  • where there is a recognizably low need for integration or
  • if sufficient knowledge of the German language is available.

Registration and participation in integration courses

The responsible immigration authority will inform you whether you are entitled or obliged to take part in an integration course and will issue you with an official confirmation. With this confirmation, you can register for an integration course with a recognized course provider of your choice. You can also use this opportunity to apply for an exemption from the course fees.

There is a dense network of private and state providers offering integration courses at TRK . The website of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) offers you the opportunity to easily and conveniently find a course in your area.

Further information

Language schools in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion

BBS Baden-Badener
Sprachschule GmbH
Lange Str. 94
D - 76530 Baden-Baden, Innenstadt
Phone +49 (0) 7221 226 61
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VHS Baden-Baden e.V
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Jägerweg 10,

D - 76532 Baden-Baden

Visiting address:
Main entrance Breisgaustr. 19a,
D - 76532 Baden-Baden

Phone +49 (0) 7221 9965 360
Fax: +49 (0) 7221 9965 369
[email protected]
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Learning & Support Center (LFZ)

Schloßstraße 4 (2nd floor)
76646 Bruchsal
Phone +49 (0) 7251 98 40 04
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USS GmbH
Eisenbahnstr. 7
76646 Bruchsal
Phone +49 (0) 7251 98 95 70
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Working Group for Education and Training

Branches Bruchsal
Hildastraße 1
D - 76646 Bruchsal
Phone +49 (0) 7251 385 700
[email protected]

Ernst-Blickle-Str. 21-25
D - 76646 Bruchsal
Phone +49 (0) 7251 722340
[email protected]


VHS Bruchsal

Am Alten Schloss 2 (Bürgerzentrum)
D - 76646 Bruchsal
Tel. + 49 (0) 7251 793 036 or -321
Fax: +49 (0) 7251 793 60
[email protected]
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Working Group for Education and Training
Ettlingen branch
Goethestrasse 17
D - 76275 Ettlingen
Phone +49 (0) 7243 34468 0

VHS Ettlingen e.V.
Pforzheimer Straße 14a
D - 76275 Ettlingen
Phone +49 (0) 7243 101 224
[email protected]
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ProfeS-Gesellschaft für Bildung und Kommunikation GmbH
Rudolf-von-Habsburg-Str. 2
D - 76726 Germersheim
Phone +49 (0) 7274 949 93 0
To the website


Kreisvolkshochschule Germersheim
Ritter-von-Schmauß-Straße
D - 76726 Germersheim
Phone +49 (0) 7274 53319
[email protected]
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Aktiv Sprachschule
Kaiserstr. 160-162
76133 Karlsruhe, Innenstadt-West
Tel. +49 (0) 176 646 131 45

Working Group for Education and Training
Griesbachstr. 12
76185 Karlsruhe - Mühlburg
Tel. +49 (0) 721 850 29 0

Berlitz

Kaiserstraße 215
76133 Karlsruhe
Phone +49 (0) 721 266 25
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eduGLOBAL GmbH
Erbprinzenstraße 34
76133 Karlsruhe, Innenstadt-West
Phone +49 (0) 721 59 66 80 24
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Franck Sprachendienste
Inhouse-Trainings
Phone +49 (0) 172 404 65 48
To the website

IdE-Trainingsinstitut Runne

Karlstraße 49a
76133 Karlsruhe
Phone +49 (0) 721 464 620
To the website


inlingua language center
Kriegsstraße 154
76133 Karlsruhe, Innenstadt-West
Phone +49 (0) 721 20 39 77 57
To the website

 


Sprachakademie Karlsruhe
Waldstraße 41 - 43
76133 Karlsruhe
Phone +49 (0) 721 203 99 60
To the website


Language school Durlach
Amthausstraße 33
76227 Karlsruhe-Durlach
Phone +49 (0) 721 151 7123
[email protected]
To the website


SprachenStudio KAST
Hinterm Dorf 36
76199 Karlsruhe
Tel. +49 (0) 721 725-8127
To the website


VHS Karlsruhe e.V
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Kaiserallee 12e

76133 Karlsruhe
Tel. +49 (0) 721 98575 0
Fax: +49 (0) 72198575 75
[email protected]
To the website

VHS im Landkreis Karlsruhe e.V.

Ettlingerstraße 27
D - 76137 Karlsruhe
Phone +49 (0) 721 9211090
[email protected]
To the website

Working Group for Training and Further Education
Karlsruher Straße 11
D - 76437 Rastatt
Tel. +49 (0) 7222 405 70


Children's language club

Kehler Str. 8
D - 76437 Rastatt
Phone +49 (0) 7222 93 50 50
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VHS Landkreis Rastatt
VHS-Hauptgeschäftsstelle im Landratsamt
Am Schlossplatz 5
D - 76437 Rastatt
Tel. +49 (0) 7222 381 3500
Fax: +49 (0) 7222 381 3598
[email protected]
To the website

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