Standard German Courses
Standard German Courses

German courses: Fast-paced learning and international student groups

In our German courses, we offer you courses on every level according to the "Common European Framework of Reference". You have the choice between intensive courses during the mornings, German for your studies, German in evening classes or German at the weekend.

Learn German safely and interactively from home in our newly developed online German courses!

Our intensive courses are held in the morning and are designed primarily for participants who are accustomed to learning and who learn quickly. At our institute, you will learn effectively and successfully within a short period of time.

The German courses for university studies prepare students to take such examinations as TestDaF, telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule, Studienkolleg or DSH. A mock exam is used in all these courses to intensively practice with respective examination format.

Our service packages make it possible to combine the intensive courses (language levels A1-C1) and the examination course with the guarantee of a spot to take the TestDaF, including individual advising. 

We recommend that company employees, students and doctoral candidates take advantage of our evening courses. These courses feature flexible learning concepts and individual learning support so that you can easily combine language school with your job in a way that suits you best.

In addition to German lessons, the ISK offers a varied cultural program with numerous excursions and events to give you an opportunity to discover the city and region of Hannover. The regular Meet & Greet focuses on communication in a relaxed atmosphere. The aim is for you to get to know the other language students better and to put your new language skills directly into actual practice.

German Language Courses: Prices

The prices of our ISK language courses vary depending on the level at which you want to learn and how many hours the German language course covers. More detailed information can be found on the respective course pages.

• Intensive Course A1: 610 EUR
• Intensive Course A2-C1: 810 EUR
• German for your Studies: starting from 360 EUR
• Evening Course: 530 EUR
• Service Package (Course + Examination): starting from 1980 EUR
• One-off registration fee: 40 EUR

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How can I register for the German language course?

First, you take an online placement test. This is required for every registration in order to assess your language level. After that, you can choose between personal advising on location in Hannover or online advising.

Personal advising and placement for your German language course

Every participant can take part in a counseling session and write a placement test free of charge, after doing an online placement test. If you have registered for a course directly from your home or any other country, you can take this placement test after you have arrived in Germany. This ensures that you are put into the course that corresponds to your current language level. In addition to regular skill assessment on the basis of final tests and examinations, individual talks with your trainer are the best indication of your learning progress. Your trainer will assess your language level and make recommendations as to how you should best continue your training at the ISK.

Online advising

Do you not yet live in Hannover and don’t want to wait until you can get an appointment here in Hannover? Then take advantage of our free online placement.

Do I have to take exams in my German language course?

We offer a wide range of German language examinations that you can take to prove language proficiency for your studies or your job.

There are internal ISK exams (A1-B2.2) for you to take in the last course week of our intensive language courses. All ISK examinations meet the criteria of the CEFR (Common European Framework). 

As a licensed test center, we offer a TestDaF six times a year and many telc language exams, such as telc Deutsch B2 and telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule.

How are the language levels defined according to CEFR?

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning. Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.