There are many different ways of learning or improving your German. There are also many different types of German courses.
Here you will find information on the following:
- Would you like to attend an integration course?
- Are you a mother and would like to learn German?
- Are you looking for a German course that you can pay for yourself?
- Do you need help finding a suitable course?
- Are you looking for a free German course? Or would you like to improve your everyday German?
Would you like to attend an integration course?
In some circumstances, you may be able to take part in an integration course. Integration courses consist of a language course and an orientation course and are financially supported by the state.Childcare is available in some integration courses.
All the information about integration courses can be found on the website of the BAMF (Federal Office for Migration and Refugees) in Arabic, German, English, French, Russian and Turkish:
You can search for free places yourself on the BAMF website. It's easy to do this. Just use the filter function. For example, you can enter the place where you are living or when you would like to start:
You can also read an information sheet on how to apply for an integration course. The information sheet contains further information in Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Dari, German, English, Farsi, French, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Croatian, Oromo, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Czech, Turkish, Hungarian and Vietnamese:
Are you a mother and would like to learn German?
"Mama learns German" are courses for beginners, with childcare. They are organised by the ASB Lehrerkooperative Frankfurt (Teachers' Cooperative):
Are you looking for a German course that you can pay for yourself?
There are also many private language schools in Frankfurt that offer German courses. You can choose any school you like. You can approach the language schools to ask about courses and prices.
Just search online for "Deutschkurs in Frankfurt" to find out more about the many schools offering these courses. You can also search for language schools in your neighbourhood.
Do you need help finding a suitable course?
If you are not sure which course would be the right one for you, you can get help from the Migrationsberatungstellen für Erwachsene (Migration Advice Centres for Adults) and the Jugendmigrationsdiensten (Youth Migration Services). Staff there can give you more advice about integration courses and learning German.
The migration advice and general social advisory service at the International Familienzentrum e. V. can help you in Bosnian, German, Croatian, Polish, Serbian and Turkish:
Are you looking for a free German course? Or would you like to improve your everyday German?
There are many services and language cafes that are run by volunteers. You can find the different services and cafes in your district on Frankfurt hilft:
The Teachers on the Road voluntary project runs German courses:
Women with refugee experience can learn German at Café Milena free of charge. You can take courses at all language levels, even if you cannot write or cannot write well. Childcare is also available:
Start with a friend finds language partners, so-called tandems, you can talk German with in everyday life:
You can learn German at the Malteser Deutsch Treff and do homework with the support of volunteers:
"Deutsch lernen in Frankfurt" brochure
The Amt für multikulturelle Angelegenheiten (AmkA or Office for Multicultural Affairs) provides simple explanations of important information for people learning German. The brochure provides information on language levels, language courses and tips on learning German in Frankfurt.
A PDF of the brochure can be downloaded here:
Information for professionals
Educational professionals, teachers, course leaders, volunteers and anyone else interested can find information on language, multilingualism and language education here:
Reading Tip: ArrivalNews
ArrivalNews is a newspaper in plain German. It is aimed at people who are new to Germany or who want to learn German.
ArrivalNews is available to read and take away free of charge at stadtRAUMfrankfurt. Just go along!
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