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.

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 – 12:30 pm and from Monday – Thursday from 3 – 6 pm. Our office is closed on Friday afternoons and at the weekend.

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 a placement test, 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 online directly on our website. 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.

Placement test

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. 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.

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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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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.

Each new course participant pays a one-time registration fee of € 30 at the time of course registration.

Price overview

You pay the rest of the course fees on the first day of the course, at the latest. If you like, you can also pay your course fees in monthly installments.

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.

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.

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 before the course begins or on the first day of the course.

There are many different language examinations and language certificates available in Germany. Let us advise you on which course, which examination and which language certificate is right for you. We offer you individual advising, tips on preparing for the examination and all the information you need to achieve your own personal goals.

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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. 

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All ISK examinations can also be taken on individually arranged dates. Please take our online placement test first. Then arrange for an appointment in the ISK. We will be happy to advise you as to what course, what examination and what language certificate is right for you. An examination date can be arranged with us flexibly.

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.

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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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