The cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany promotes the German language and culture. To this end, the Goethe-Institut offers German courses at 157 locations in Germany and abroad. You can check whether there is a location near you on our world map ” Local contact person “.
Integration course providers
If you are already in Germany, you may or may need to attend one of the integration courses offered by over 1,300 local language schools and from Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) to be promoted. In these courses, you learn the German language and a lot about German culture, history, and the German legal system and receive practical everyday tips. The classes last at least 660 hours. Special integration courses can also include 960 hours. More information on the conditions of participation and costs can be found here.
Provider of job-related German courses:
The Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS) offers professional language courses. These are aimed at immigrants, EU citizens, and Germans with a migration background. The prerequisite for participation is a completed Integration course or language level B1. The professional language courses are intended to facilitate entry into the profession and everyday working life. In the introductory module, you acquire general German skills for the professional world, and in the special modules, you can deepen your professional vocabulary for your profession. The courses are also offered inexpensively and throughout Germany. You can find more information about the professional language courses on the BMAS website.
Adult education centers
The adult education centres available in most German cities offer other inexpensive alternatives for language courses in Germany. You can find locations near you and the courses on offer on the adult education centre website.
You can find courses from other public and private providers in Germany in the Association for German as a Foreign Language database.
Your children are also taken care of
There are German courses for all ages and the special interests and language skills of children and young people. These courses are essential – only if the little ones learn German right from the start will they settle in without any problems, quickly find new friends and feel at home in Germany. You can find more details here.