You have only recently started living in Germany and want to get to know the country and its people better? Then the integration course is just right for you!

Structure of an integration course

  • Basic course, 300 lessons
  • Advanced course, 300 teaching units
  • Orientation course, 100 lessons

For the beginning of an integration course, a placement test to determine your previous knowledge is mandatory.

The integration course ends with the final test “German Test for Immigrants – DTZ” as well as the nationwide LID test for the orientation course (LID test corresponds to the naturalization test).  Upon successful passing, you will receive the state “Certificate Integration Course”.

By successfully taking the final test, you can prove the language skills required for naturalisation in Germany.

The costs for the integration course are uniformly regulated throughout Germany and amount to 2.20 euros per teaching unit with a subsidy from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), e.g. 1,540.00 euros for the German course with 700 teaching units. For self-payers, a lesson costs 4.40 euros. Participants who successfully pass the final examination can apply to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) for reimbursement of costs (50% of the total costs). Separate regulations apply to ethnic German repatriates and their relatives. An exemption from the costs is possible if proof is required.

Talk to us if you have any questions, we will be happy to advise you.

Information on the individual German courses can be found in our office or in our course directory as well as in our terms and conditions.

Offered integration courses

Evening courses for professionals (700 units)
Full-time courses (700 units)
German course for parents (1000 units)
Remedial courses (1000 units)
Fauenkurse (1000 UE)
Intensive Courses (500 units)
Youth courses (1000 units)
Weekend courses (700 units)

The German courses are funded by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).  Depending on the type of course, a German course consists of several modules.

Low-threshold German courses (A1)

Low-threshold German courses (A1) are aimed at foreign citizens with little or no knowledge of German language skills.

A measure lasts about 35 hours and is usually preceded by an integration course.

The IfB offers low-threshold German courses at all locations. The participation fee is a maximum of 1.00 euros per teaching unit. In the case of complete participation, 50% of the costs are refundable. An exemption from the costs is possible if proof is required.

Talk to us if you have any questions, we will be happy to advise you.

For more information, please contact our staff.

B2 – German courses (general and professional)

Our B2 courses are aimed at foreign citizens with a good knowledge of German.

On the basis of current topics, you will deepen your vocabulary and consolidate your language skills. The willingness to deal with complex texts is a prerequisite for participation in the B 2 German course. Course participants are cordially invited to submit their own topic suggestions.

B 2 – Courses are required by most companies for employment. The courses can be attended in general or according to DeuFöV. The vocational language courses according to DeuFöV are state-funded by the BAMF. They also graduate with a state exam. The examination takes place in our premises. The B 2 certificate is recognized worldwide.

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C1/C2 – German courses (general and professional)

You already have a B 2 language level in German and would like to continue learning or If you want to study in Germany, then German language skills at C level are required.

Understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts and also grasp implicit meanings, express oneself spontaneously and fluently, without having to search for words that are often clearly recognizable, use the language effectively and flexibly in social and professional life or in training and studies, express themselves clearly, structured and in detail on complex issues and use various means of linking texts appropriately, speaking in a short way in your native language is C-level.

The job-related C courses are funded by the BAMF. A cost exemption is also possible.

For more information , please contact our staff.

Language courses

In the future, you will work abroad and would like to learn the language of the country. Or you have customers whose language would be beneficial for you to communicate. You’ve come to the right place! The IfB organizes professional language courses for beginners and advanced students. The lessons usually take place in small groups, if necessary individual lessons are also possible. On request, we offer in-house training in companies.

We offer the following languages in different language levels A1-C2:

(Business) EnglishSpanish