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German as a Foreign Language

The vhs.Böblingen-Sindelfingen is an accredited course provider of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. In our Department of German we offer courses for immigrants and foreign nationals wishing to learn German. The primary goal of these courses is to aid integration through a better command of the language. The courses are for anyone willing to learn German, regardless of age, nationality or previous knowledge. If you are intending to take up residence in Germany we recommend our integrations courses. But if you are only planning a temporary stopover in Germany and would like to acquire some knowledge of the language then we offer you varied possibilities.

Integration course

Check out these videos on our German courses.

Consultation and registration

Before starting your German course we request you to come along for counselling. We offer free consultation every Wednesday and Thursday. Our teachers will help you to find an appropriate course suited to your skills and needs. You cannot register for German courses via the internet. It is possible to join a German course at any time during the semester if there are vacancies in the course.

Dates and Times for Counselling and Registration:

Wednesdays, 11:30 am
Böblingen, vhs im Höfle, Pestalozzistraße 4

Thursdays, 4:00 pm
Sindelfingen, vhs im Gustav-Heinemann-Haus (GHH), Böblinger Straße 8

Last Counselling and Registration before the Christmas holidays:

Thursday, December 14, 2017 in Sindelfingen.

First Counselling and Registration after the Christmas holidays:

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in Böblingen.

Pricing and structure:
A German course consists of 100 lessons à 45 minutes. Each course will be led by two experienced and qualified instructors. As of February 1st 2017, the price for each German course will be 290,00 € plus 5 € for material if you are not eligible for an integration course .

Here you can see the costs depending from your registration time:

If you registered for an integrations course before 30/06/2012, you will only have to pay 100€ plus 5€ for material.

If you registered for an integrations course before 01/01/2016, you will only have to pay 120€ plus 5€ for material.

If you registered for an integrations course before 01/07/2016, you will have to pay 155€ plus 5€ for material.

If you registered after 01/07/2016, you will have to pay 195€ plus 5€ for material.

If you receive unemployment benefit II, social assistance etc. you can apply for exemption from the costs and only pay 5€ for material.

Our range of courses includes:
Intensive courses in the morning (Mondays - Fridays 8:00 – 12:00 am) in Böblingen and Sindelfingen. These courses generally start each month and each course with 100 teaching units lasts around 4 weeks.

Intensive courses in the afternoon (Mondays – Fridays 1:00 – 5:00 pm)

Evening courses: Once or twice a week between 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm.

Examination and Certificates:

  • Naturalisation Test

By passing the naturalisation test you can prove that you have the knowledge of the legal and social system and living conditions in Germany that you need to be naturalised in Germany. Please register at last 4 weeks prior to the examination date.

Click the link to find out more about the federal naturalisation test: http://www.bamf.de/EN/Einbuergerung/WasEinbuergerungstest/waseinbuergerungstest-node.html

  • A1 certificate

The Goethe-certificate A1 can be used by spouses as proof of the German language skills that are required for them to be reunified with their partners in Germany. Please contact our customer service at 07031-64000 for registration.

Click the link to find out more about the A1 certificate: https://www.goethe.de/en/spr/kup/prf/prf/sd1.html

  • B1-examination / German test for immigrants (DTZ)

The DTZ consists of a written and an oral examination and will conclude your integration course. After the test, you will receive a certificate that certifies your overall language skills at skill level B1 or A2. Please register at last 4 weeks prior to the examination date.

Click the link to find out more about the German test for immigrants: http://www.bamf.de/EN/Willkommen/DeutschLernen/Integrationskurse/Abschlusspruefung/SkalierteSprachpruefung/skaliertesprachpruefung-node.html

  • B2-certificate

Certificates issued by the Goethe-Institut are recognized throughout the world. The Goethe-Zertifikat B2 is recognized in many countries as an initial requirement for studying German. Please register at last 4 weeks prior to the examination date.

Click the link to find out more about the B2-certificate: https://www.goethe.de/en/spr/kup/prf/prf/gb2.html

  • C1-certificate

The Goethe-Zertifikat C1 calls for very advanced language skills. At many German universities and further-education institutions, foreign applicants with a Goethe-Zertifikat C1 are exempted from the language entrance test.

Click the link to find out more about the C1-certificate: https://www.goethe.de/en/spr/kup/prf/prf/gc1.html

Please contact the language department for further information:

Dr. Michael Friedrich
Head of Department

phone: 07031 6400-46
mail: michael.friedrich@vhs-aktuell.de

Thi My Trang Nguyen
Assistant vhs.languages
phone: 07031 6400-63
mail: mytrang.nguyen@vhs-aktuell.de



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