Service & Info

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.

Counselling, placement test and registration

Before starting your language course we would like to invite you to our placement test dates. A placement test is absolutely necessary before registration. Registration via the Internet is not possible.

We currently offer free placement dates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to register for a German course. Anyone who is interested and who is already entitled to attend German courses can come to these dates.

Participation in the placement test is only possible after prior registration with vhs.Böblingen-Sindelfingen. Due to the current distance rules due to the coronavirus, a maximum of 15 people are admitted per date.

Please register in advance by telephone on 07031 6400-0 or by e-mail at info@vhs-aktuell.de. Please bring the registration confirmation for the classification with you. Unfortunately, we are unable to serve interested persons who come without an appointment.

In the buildings of the vhs. it is compulsory to wear a mouth-nose cover. Please also keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres to all persons in the building.

Many thanks!

Dates and Times for Counselling and Registration:

Dates and Times for Counselling and Registration (prior registration required):

You can register for the following dates:

Böblingen, vhs. im Höfle, Pestalozzistraße 4

Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.

Sindelfingen, vhs. im Gustav-Heinemann-Haus (GHH), Böblinger Straße 8

Thursdays, 4:00 p.m.

You can join a course at any time as long as there are free places in the courses. At present, due to the current distance rules, a maximum of 15 people can take part in a course due to the coronavirus.

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 € 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€.

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

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

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

If you receive unemployment benefit II, social assistance etc. you can apply for exemption from the costs.

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: Mainly three times 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

  • A2/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/DE/Willkommen/DeutschLernen/Integrationskurse/Abschlusspruefung/SkalierteSprachpruefung/skaliertesprachpruefung-node.html

  • Telc German A2-certificate

The Telc German A2 tests general German language skills at basic level. The exam is the final exam of the job-related German courses A2.

Click the link to find out more about the A2-certificate: https://www.telc.net/pruefungsteilnehmende/sprachpruefungen/pruefungen/detail/telc-deutsch-a2.html

  • Telc German B1-certificate

The Telc German B1 tests general German language skills at a slightly advanced level. The exam is the final exam of the job-related German courses B1.

Click the link to find out more about the B1-certificate: https://www.telc.net/pruefungsteilnehmende/sprachpruefungen/pruefungen/detail/zertifikat-deutsch-telc-deutsch-b1.html

  • Telc German B2-certificate

The Telc German B2 tests general German language skills at an advanced level. The exam is the final exam of the job-related German courses B2.

Click the link to find out more about the B2-certificate: https://www.telc.net/pruefungsteilnehmende/sprachpruefungen/pruefungen/detail/telc-deutsch-b2.html

  • Telc German C1-certificate

The Telc German C1 tests general German language skills at a highly advanced level. The exam is the final exam of the job-related German courses C1.

Click the link to find out more about the B1-certificate: https://www.telc.net/pruefungsteilnehmende/sprachpruefungen/pruefungen/detail/telc-deutsch-c1.html

Please contact the language department for further information:

Dr. Michael Hoffmann
Head of Department

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

Thi My Trang Nguyen
Assistant vhs.languages
phone: 07031 6400-72
mail: mytrang.nguyen@vhs-aktuell.de



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