Learning German

Good German language skills will facilitate your integration. The government-funded integration courses are the central services offered to learn basic German.
 
Participation in the integration course is usually voluntary. In some cases, however, the immigration authorities or the Job Centre may require you to participate in such a course.
The choice of the language school is up to you.
The immigration counselling centres will help you in your search for a suitable course ( "First Steps").

Brief overview of language and integration course providers

(list not exhaustive)

Berlitz Deutschland GmbH

Language School

Friedrichring 37 , 79098 Freiburg
Beatrice Civettini
0761/ 27 30 74

Di 14 Uhr oder nach Absprache

Mo-Fr 8-18.30 Uhr

Services
  • Full-time and part-time integration courses of the  Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)
  • Joining courses according to skill level
  • Free and non-binding skill level assessment
Please bring:
  • Identity card or passport
  • Non-EU citizens:
    Confirmation from immigration authorities or  Jobcenter of eligibility or obligation to participate

Vocational Training Institute of the Archdiocese (Bildungswerk der Erzdiözese)

Language courses of the vocational training institute

Hildastraße 39 , 79102 Freiburg
Herr Eisenmann
0761/ 70 67 36

Mo, Do, 10-14 Uhr; Di, Mi 14-16 Uhr

Services:
  • German as foreign language from level A1 to C1,  integration courses from module 1 to 6
  • Admission to the integration course or documents to apply for admission

German Academy for Employees - DAA Freiburg (Deutsche Angestellten-Akademie - DAA)

Provider of further education, German and vocational training and further education courses, Training schools of the Deutsche Angestellten-Akademie Freiburg

Rieselfeldallee 31-49 , 79111 Freiburg
0761/ 4 53 77 73 und 4 79 79 73
Natalia Gallus
Dagmar Lüdke

Mo-Do 8-17 Uhr, Fr 8-16 Uhr

Services:
  • Job-related German courses (ESF-BAMF)
  • German lessons
  • in conjunction with job application coaching
  • Career counselling
  • Computer training
Please bring the following to your counselling
appointment and assessment:
  • Language course certificates
  • Notice of eligibility for benefits (Alg I, Alg II, AsylbLG) or registration as person seeking  employment (Afa)

Integration courses (Integrationskurse)

Rieselfeldallee 31 , 79111 Freiburg
0761/ 4 79 79 63 oder 2 07 22-0
Sabine Brunnabend
Anne Unger

telefonische Beratung und persönliche Termine nach Vereinbarung

Mo-Fr 13-15 Uhr

Services:
  • Integration course
  • Integration course for parents
  • telc German test for immigrants
    (DTZ) orientation course
  • LiD test
Please bring the following to your counselling
appointment and assessment:
  • Identity card/passport
  • Admission documents
  • Notice of eligibility for Alg II benefits or
    notice of eligibility for housing allowance or child benefits

iOR Language School / Language Academy (iOR Sprachschule/ Sprachakademie)

iOR Sprachschule, with offices in Freiburg and Lörrach, offers German and integration courses

Hans-Sachs-Gasse 9 , 79098 Freiburg
0761/ 8 81 70 00
Inga Heenemann
Ute Fehlmann

Mo-Fr 8-17 Uhr

Mo-Fr 8-17 Uhr

Services:
  • German courses A1-C1
  • Integration courses A1-B1
  • Telc and DTZ
  • Tests
  • Holiday programmes
  • Summer courses
  • Family courses
  • Courses for businesses
  • Internship language certificates
Please bring:
  • For a personal consultation, assessment and registration, please bring the following: your passport and admission documents

"Südwind" Freiburg e. V.

Provider of integration courses

Faulerstraße 8 , 79098 Freiburg
0761/59 03 61-14
Clarita Ohlenroth

Mo 14-15.30 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung

Mo 13.30-16; Di, Mi 8.45-12.45 Uhr

Services:
  • Integration courses for parents and women
  • Integration courses including literacy courses
Please bring:
  • Passport
  • Notice of obligation to take the integration course or eligibility for the course, if available

Freiburg Adult Education Center (Volkshochschule Freiburg)

Wide range of language, integration, vocational and general education courses

Fachbereich Migration und Bildung
Rotteckring 12 , 79098 Freiburg
0761/ 3 68 95-10

Mo-Do 10-12; Mo, Di, Do 15-17 Uhr

Mo-Do 9-18 Uhr; Fr 9-12.30 Uhr

Services
  • The courses are held in a central location and are easily reachable with public transport. The buildings have a lift and are generally wheelchair-accessible.
Please bring the following when registering for an integration course:
  • Copy of your passport
  • Residence permit
  • Notice of eligibility for ALG-II benefits / housing allowance
  • Notice of eligibility to take part in an integration course

Freiburg language schools

Overview (list not exhaustive)

A-Z Deutsch Sprachkurse
Colombistr. 11
0761/ 2 46 99
www.a-zdeutsch-freiburg.de info@a-zdeutsch-freiburg.de
Berlitz Sprachschule
Friedrichring 37
0761/ 27 30 74
www.berlitz.de freiburg@berlitz.de
Bildungswerk der Erzdiözese, Abteilung SprachkurseHildastr. 390761/ 70 86 2-34 www.sprach-undcomputerkurse.de info@sprach-undcomputerkurse.de
DAA Freiburg
Rieselfeldalle 31
0761/ 2 07 22-0
www.daa-freiburg.de info.freiburg@daa.de
Deutsch in Freiburg
Lise-Meitnerstr. 12
0761/ 1 30 71 52
www.deutsch-in-freiburg.de info@deutsch-in-freiburg.de
Die Vokabel
Friedrichstr. 47 (Eckgebäude - Eingang von d. Hebelstr. aus)
07644 / 39 58 21 0
www.die-vokabel.de info@die-vokabel.de
Euer Sprachzentrum
Gerberau 28a
0761/ 3 86 58 76
www.esz-freiburg.de info@esz-freiburg.de
Europaschule Freiburg
Littenweilerstr. 2
0761/ 64 02 91
www.europaschulefreiburg.de info@europaschulefreiburg.de
Goethe-Institut Freiburg
Wilhelmstr. 17
0761/ 3 86 71-0
www.goethe.de Freiburg@goethe.de
inlingua Sprachschule Freiburg
Friedrichstr. 45
0761/ 2 16 88 70
www.inlingua-freiburg.de info@inlingua-freiburg.de
iOR Sprachschule
Hans-Sachs-Gasse 9
0761/ 88 17 00-0
www.ior-sprachschule.com info@ior-germany.de
ISD Internationales Sprachzentrum Dialogo
Habsburgerstr. 83
0761/ 61 05 06 0
www.isd-freiburg.de info@isd-freiburg.de
Kolping Bildungswerk
Bertholdstr. 55
0761 / 38 94 79-0
www.kolping-bildung.de bzfreiburg@kolping-bildung.de
Lernzentrum DIA-DES
Herrenstr. 45
0761/ 42 96 79 85
  info@dia-des.de
Sprachschule zum Ehrstein
Erbprinzenstr. 1
0761/ 4 00 28 51
www.ehrstein.de info@ehrstein.de
Südwind Freiburg e.V.
Faulerstr. 8
0761/ 59 03 61-14
www.suedwind-freiburg.de integrationskurse@suedwind-freiburg.de
Vatter Bildungszentrum Freiburg
Bertoldsstr. 54
0761/ 2 44 110
www.bildungszentrum.de freiburg@bildungszentrum.de
Volkshochschule Freiburg e.V.
Rotteckring 12
0761/ 36 89 5-10
www.vhs-freiburg.de info@vhs-freiburg.de
ZEBRA - Zentraler Bildungsraum
Rieselfeldallee 12
0761/ 1 50 42 40
www.zentraler-bildungsraum.de team@zentraler-bildungsraum.de

Freiburg providers of integration courses

Berlitz Sprachschule
Friedrichring 37
0761/ 27 30 74
www.berlitz.de freiburg@berlitz.de
Bildungswerk der Erzdiözese, Abteilung SprachkurseHildastr. 390761/ 70 86 2-34 www.sprach-undcomputerkurse.de info@sprach-undcomputerkurse.de
DAA Freiburg
Rieselfeldalle 31
0761/ 2 07 22-0
www.daa-freiburg.de info.freiburg@daa.de
Europaschule Freiburg
Littenweilerstr. 2
0761/ 64 02 91
www.europaschulefreiburg.de info@europaschulefreiburg.de
inlingua SprachschuleFreiburg
Friedrichstr. 45
0761 / 21 68 87 0
www.inlingua-freiburg.de info@inlingua-freiburg.de
iOR Sprachschule
Hans-Sachs-Gasse 9
0761/ 88 17 00-0
www.ior-sprachschule.com info@ior-germany.de
ISD Internationales Sprachenzentrum Dialogo
Habsburgerstr. 83
0761 / 61 05 06 0
www.isd-freiburg.de info@isd-freiburg.de
Kolping Bildungswerk
Bertholdstr. 55
0761 / 38 94 79-0
www.kolping-bildung.de bzfreiburg@kolping-bildung.de
Südwind Freiburg e.V.
Faulerstr. 8
0761/ 59 03 61-14
www.suedwind-freiburg.de integrationskurse@suedwind-freiburg.de
VHS Freiburg e.VRotteckring 120761/ 36 89 5-10 www.vhs-freiburg.de info@vhs-freiburg.de

Information for Refugees


Learning German


Good knowledge of German will make life easier in Germany. To learn German, various options are available to you. If you want to take a German course, you should first contact your Social Service Centre.

Various German Courses


Integration courses

(660 lessons, one lesson = 45 minutes)

For refugees entitled to asylum or recognized as a refugee, participation in an integration course is usually mandatory.
For refugees without recognition, participation is voluntary, but not all groups of origin can participate in the courses. Only asylum seekers coming from Syria, Iraq, Iran and Eritrea who already have  asylum approval or proof of registration upon arrival may participate in the integration courses. Likewise, people who have been granted suspension of deportation according to Sect. 60a (2) sentence 3 of the German Residence Act or persons with a residence permit in accordance with Sect. 25 (5) of the Residence Act have the opportunity to take integration courses.
For these groups, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) issues qualification certificates which the persons must present to an integration course provider within 3 months to register for an integration course. The certificates are issued upon application for asylum or on request by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).



German courses of the State of Baden-Württemberg and the City of Freiburg

(300 lessons, one lesson = 45 minutes)

The courses are meant for persons who are likely to stay in Germany for longer periods and are (still) not entitled to an integration course (for example, people from Afghanistan).



Job-related German courses

(ESF-BAMF courses and other job-related German courses)

To register for a job-related language course, completion of an integration course and/or German skills at a minimum level of A1 is usually a prerequisite.



Other courses

(literacy courses for women, short-term projects promoting the German language)

These courses are usually meant for certain target groups and are limited to a fixed time period.



Below you will find:

Freiburg language schools that offer integration courses – complete overview

Berlitz Sprachschule
Friedrichring 37
0761/ 27 30 74
www.berlitz.de freiburg@berlitz.de
Bildungswerk der Erzdiözese, Abteilung SprachkurseHildastr. 390761/ 70 86 2-34 www.sprach-undcomputerkurse.de info@sprach-undcomputerkurse.de
DAA Freiburg
Rieselfeldalle 31
0761/ 2 07 22-0
www.daa-freiburg.de info.freiburg@daa.de
Europaschule Freiburg
Littenweilerstr. 2
0761/ 64 02 91
www.europaschulefreiburg.de info@europaschulefreiburg.de
inlingua SprachschuleFreiburg
Friedrichstr. 45
0761 / 21 68 87 0
www.inlingua-freiburg.de info@inlingua-freiburg.de
iOR Sprachschule
Hans-Sachs-Gasse 9
0761/ 88 17 00-0
www.ior-sprachschule.com info@ior-germany.de
ISD Internationales Sprachenzentrum Dialogo
Habsburgerstr. 83
0761 / 61 05 06 0
www.isd-freiburg.de info@isd-freiburg.de
Kolping Bildungswerk
Bertholdstr. 55
0761 / 38 94 79-0
www.kolping-bildung.de bzfreiburg@kolping-bildung.de
Südwind Freiburg e.V.
Faulerstr. 8
0761/ 59 03 61-14
www.suedwind-freiburg.de integrationskurse@suedwind-freiburg.de
VHS Freiburg e.VRotteckring 120761/ 36 89 5-10 www.vhs-freiburg.de info@vhs-freiburg.de

For more information (in German) on the integration course providers, including the times at which the integration courses take place, go to:

kursnet-finden.arbeitsagentur.de/kurs/


Other offers of German courses and language support:

German courses in the Rasthaus Freiburg

Free German courses for beginners and advanced students. Interested people can always drop in without an appointment.

Adlerstraße 12, 79098 Freiburg

Services:

  • German courses for beginners and advanced students
    Montag - Donnerstag 18.30 - 20.00 Uhr und
    Mittwoch und Freitag: 10.15 - 11.45 Uhr
  • For more information on literacy courses and courses for women including child care, go to:

Refugees learning German

Freiburg website for volunteers and refugees who want to practice German with each other


Offers of German courses from volunteers

In many refugee centres there are volunteers who like to help refugees learn German. Please contact your Social Service Centre if you want to make use of these services.


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Editorial Office and Contact

Amt für Migration und Integration
Abteilung 2 - Integration
Berliner Allee 1
79114 Freiburg
migration@stadt.freiburg.de
Fax: 0761 / 201-6493

Herr Arne Scholz
Tel. 0761/ 201- 6343arne.scholz@stadt.freiburg.de