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German as a Foreign Language

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The VHS Neukölln offers courses in “German as a Second Language” from literacy to the “Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom” as well as weekend seminars. All our courses are based on the levels defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) and will subsequently prepare you for the following examinations: B1, known in Germany as “German test for immigrants” (Deutsch-Test für Zuwanderer, DTZ), B2, C1 and C2.

Advice and Registration

Advice and registration for the German and integration courses takes place:

Monday to Thursday: 9.30am to 4pm

You can make an appointment by phone. Our advisers remain at your disposal for any enquiries.

  • Tel.: (030) 90239 3388
  • E-Mail

Closed on school holidays.

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Integration Courses (according to § 43 of the Reference Act)

The integration course has been designed by the German government with the intention to successfully teach the German language and knowledge of Germany's legal system, culture and history to foreigners. More information

Teilnehmer*innen im Mütter- Elternkurs in der VHS Neukölln

Courses for parents and mothers

The mothers / parents German courses are designed to help mothers find their way around the German educational system. Additional topics in the courses are family, everyday life and leisure. More information


Courses for Refugees

These courses are aimed specifically at asylum seekers or persons in procession of a tolerated stay permit who have not yet been admitted to the integration courses of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). More information

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German for Professional Purposes

The vocational language courses, in accordance with section 45a of the Residence Act, are a language program for people from an immigrant background who want to improve their chances in the job market. More information

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Basic, Independent, Proficient User Courses

The basic, independent and proficient user courses are aimed at people who want to learn or improve German as a foreign language, from language level A1 to C2. More information

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Examination Preparation and Grammar Training

These courses are aimed at people who would like to improve their German skills or wish to prepare for an Examination. Those trainings are held in the form of block seminars held either on weekends or two days a week. More information


Tests for Naturalisation at the Volkshochschule Neukölln

If you pass the naturalisation test, you will receive a certificate with your result from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. A language test for naturalisation can be also required. More information