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Basic, Independent, Proficient User Courses

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Advice and registration

No consultation is needed. You can register online.

Alternatively, our advisors remain at your disposal for enquiries from Monday to Thursday between 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm at (030) 90239-3388 or via E-Mail..

Your health and the health of our employees are always our top priority. Due to current regulations people without a scheduled appointment will not be allowed into the premises.

What are the basic, independent and proficient user courses?

The basic, independent and proficient user courses offer the possibility to learn the German language from a basic skill level up to its highest level. The courses are based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
The Volkshochschule Neukölln offers two different course formats:

  • Intensive courses – Monday to Friday, 5 teaching units (45 minutes) per day (mornings or afternoons).
  • Part-time courses – two to three evenings a week, 4 teaching units (6pm to 9.15pm).

Skill levels A1, A2 and B1 are each divided in two modules. Skill levels B2 and C1 are respectively divided in 3 modules.
In each module the German grammar and structure is repeated and deepened. The topics chosen in the content of each course, is independent from one another. In addition to the grammar the courses also focus on the acquisition of new vocabulary. From skill level B2 onward, the programme also includes textual productions and oral presentations.

The C2 course is part of a year-long course and prepares students for the “Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom” examination.

Specific requirements, as well as special offers can be found in the courses overview.


These courses will give you the opportunity to acquire, expand and confidently use your knowledge of the German language. They are also a great occasion for you to increase your chances on the labour market, or even prepare you for a university education in German.

Who can take part?

Anyone with the appropriate language level can attend the courses.
We recommend that you take an online placement test.

To placement tests by Cornelsen publishing house

To placement tests by Sprachtest.de

How can you enrol?

For the German basic, intermediate and proficient courses, you may register online.
To finalise your enrolment, a signed registration form with course number and SEPA direct debit mandate must be sent via post, fax (030 90239-53298), or E-Mail..

Taking the final tests

Participation in the final exam is not included in the course. Should you wish to register for a test, you can find the dates on our website. Examinations are centrally organised by the Prüfungszentrale der Berliner Volkshochschulen .
Participation in the final exam is subject to a fee.

Repeating a course

Participants can repeat the modules as often as they wish.


In order to achieve the goal of the course, proper course attendance is recommended (70% attendance).
Proper attendance can be certified in writing at the end of each module upon request.


The participants pay for the courses, no BAMF funding is possible.


Information on the textbooks to purchase will be given to you in class.

Reimbursement of inscription fee

Cancellations prior to one working day to course begin, are subject to a fee. No refund is possible once the course has started.
Details can be found in the Terms and Conditions.