Do you have any questions? Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions and the corresponding pages containing the information you are looking for on our website. If you still want to find out more, please don’t hesitate to call us or use our contact form.

Starting from July 1, 2020, the BAMF will be offering us more flexibility to continue with the integration and job-related language courses. We are working at full speed to organize the course models that come into question for the ISK. Our main concern is to ensure that those participants who have not yet received virtual instruction can once again learn in the classroom. In addition, the participants who had almost completed their courses will be given the possibility of finishing those courses. Participants will be notified soon regarding the dates for the start of the courses and the exams. The safety of our participants and teachers comes first; that’s why we want to make sure that the hygiene and distance rules are strictly observed in the ISK.

Teaching our intensive courses as face-to-face courses at ISK is now possible!

In the past few weeks, we have worked intensively on a concept so that we can offer face-to-face courses under the legal hygiene and distance rules. From Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020, the intensive courses can take place at the ISK.

Please follow the hygiene and distance rules:

Before the start of the class, during the break and after the end of the class, you must wear mouth and nose protection at the ISK. Please note that you have to bring it by yourself.

Please wash and disinfect your hands regularly.

You must always keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other people.

If you do not want to come to the ISK for health reasons or if you are not in Hanover, you can continue to attend the course online.

We wish you much success in learning and are happy to answer your questions (office@isk-hannover.de).

In the Trägerrundschreiben 14/20 and the Trägerrundschreiben Berufssprachkurse 09/20 (29/06/2020) the BAMF describes the new framework for the re-start of the Integration and job-related courses.

The "Trägerrundschreiben 12/20" circular issued by the responsible bodies concerns the step-by-step plan for the resumption of classroom courses for the integration courses and provides information on how to conduct the DTZ (Annex 3) and LiD (Annex 4) examinations.

The "Trägerrundschreiben 07/20" circular refers to the resumption of classroom courses for the job-related language courses.

In the “Trägerrundschreiben Berufssprachkurse 11/20” info circular, the BAMF provides information on the SodEG law, which came into effect on March 28, 2020 (Sozialdienstleister-Einsatzgesetz – SodEG) and which concerns the granting of subsidies for integration and job-related language course providers.

In the “Trägerrundschreiben Berufssprachkurse 05/20” info circular, the BAMF describes the ways teaching in existing job-related language courses can be continued in the virtual classroom and how online tutorials can be offered for existing integration courses.

The ISK has been offering lessons in the virtual classroom since April 6, 2020.

The BAMF updates the FAQs concerning the effects of the Corona pandemic on integration and job-related language courses on a regular basis. Click here to download this information.

The BAMF would like to call your attention to the free online language lessons.

The Institut für Sprachen und Kommunikation is easy to reach using public transportation. Our main offices at Lützowstraße 7 and our seminar rooms at Escherstraße 22, Langen Laube 3 and Stiftstraße 10 are located directly downtown in the city of Hannover.

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Our office in the main building at Lützowstr. 7 is open from Monday – Friday from 9 am – 13.00 pm and from Monday – Thursday from 3 – 6 pm. Our Office at Lange Laube 3 is open from Monday – Friday from 8 am – 1 pm and from Monday – Thursday from 3 – 4 pm.

You can register for courses on our website on the internet or directly in our office in Hannover. We cannot guarantee you a course until you have taken our online placement test, arranged a personal appointment (at the ISK or via Skype), show up on time for the start of the course and have paid the course fee in full.


You can make an appointment for a placement test and an advising session personally in Hannover or via Skype. You have to register before you can take the online test and register for courses. Once you have registered successfully, we will send you a password, which you can use to log on for the placement test and course registration.

Placement test

We will evaluate your test and give you a course recommendation. Once you have this course recommendation in writing, you can arrange for an advising session in person or make an appointment for advising via Skype.

You will get a suggestion for an appointment from our office via mail. Once you have confirmed this appointment and give us your Skype address, we will call you via Skype at the time agreed upon for the appointment. If you have arranged an appointment at the ISK, it will be directly at the ISK. The advising session takes 15-20 minutes.
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To enter Germany from any EU or EFTA country, all you need is a valid ID card. If you are coming from a different country, you will need a visa. You can apply for a visa at a German representative office in your country. For more information, please contact a German Consulate.

To apply for the visa, you need a certificate stating the reason for your entry and how long you will stay. We will issue you a certificate for the entire duration of the language course that you have registered for. Should you have any other questions on entering Germany or your stay here, we are happy to help you in any way we can.

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Each new course participant pays a one-time registration fee of € 40 at the time of course registration.

Price overview

You have to pay € 250.00 in advance for each course that you register for. The rest of the fee must then be paid by the time the course starts  at the latest. Any bank fees will be charged to your account.As soon as we have received payment, we will get in touch with you to send you confirmation and to suggest an appointment for a placement test. You pay the rest of the course fees on the first day of the course, at the latest.

Payment in 2 installments is an option. Please arrangefor this form of payment with us. 50% of the course fees are due at the timethe course begins; the other 50% are due four weeks before the end of thecourse at the latest.

It is possible to get an invoice if you ask for one.

If you would like to change your start date (e.g. delayed visa and travel to Germany), the first change costs € 25.00. After that, a fee of € 50.00 will be charged.

In case of a course cancellation, we will charge € 125.00 with 4 weeks’ notice and € 250.00 with 2 weeks’ notice. No refund is possible for later cancellations. Cancellations will be accepted in writing only. Full course fees will be charged if you do not show up at all. If a course doesn’t take place, all deposits and fees will be refunded.

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We use different textbooks and teaching materials for the different language levels and the different courses. We will let you know which textbooks you will be working with in your course when you have registered.

All the textbooks can be purchased in our office at Lützowstr. 7 and Lange Laube 3 before the course begins or on the first day of the course.

The ISK carries out all the German examinations in the intensive courses given at levels A1 to C1 of the generally binding competence levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The examinations always take place during the last week of the course. Intensive preparation for the examination and a mock exam prior to the actual exam are part of the course program. The examination fees are included in the course prices. 

We are licensed test center for telc and WiDaf, which can be booked without a german course. You can register to take the TestDaF directly with us at the ISK, if you register for one of our examination courses. You can write all the exams directly at the ISK.
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In cooperation with our partner, English Romance, we can help you to find what you’re looking for. Starting from a minimum of 2 weeks, we can offer you single rooms in accommodation shared with other language students or high-quality separate apartments. Please book your room or apartment at least 4 weeks before you plan to arrive in Hannover. You can find a list of our current prices on our website. If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact our office.

If you do not yet have medical insurance coverage for your stay in Germany, we will be happy to advise you and refer you to Care Concept, our insurance partner. Care Concept offers health insurance especially for language learners and students. You can buy insurance policies lasting from one month to up to four years. If you have any questions regarding medical insurance, please contact our office directly.

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Our service packages for the university give you the opportunity of combining our intensive courses from levels A1-C1 and an examination course with a guaranteed seat for the TestDaF or telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule examination (German for University). General advising for your studies and more additional services are included. Depending on your language level, you can book individual packages with a duration of 20 – 52 weeks with 380 – 1020 lessons. All additional services are optional. We are happy to advise you and please feel free to visit our website for more information.
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We often offer our participants free Meet & Greets, where they can get to know their classmates and students from other courses – a great way to socialize and practice German! After the courses we offer a colorful, widely varied cultural program with different tours in Hannover and to the northern part of Germany. Find more information about our cultural program here:

Cultural Program

How can I register for a Meet & Greet or Cultural Program?

You can register on our website _ or directly in our Office, Lützowstraße 7, in Hannover.

How much is it?

Many of our offers, like summer festivals, our sports festival, our large-scale Christmas party and Meet & Greets are free of charge. For other tours we may take a fee, that differs according to the price of our guided tours, the length of the trip and the location.