Language Courses

Courses offerd by the Volkshochschule Köln ("adult education centre of Cologne")

Detailed information about the courses:

  • "German as a foreign language"
  • "Integration Courses"
German as a foreign language
Integration courses
Helpful websites to learn German

German courses and language guides in the internet

Before attending a language course you can take some first steps to learning German online. There are some free courses available in the internet for this purpose.

Web language courses - Deutsche Welle
I want to learn German
Classification test – test your knowledge of German
The German language – first steps
Practise German free of charge

School

All children and adolescents with a foreign nationality are subject to German compulsory education.

Further information concerning compulsory education as well as contact persons

On the websites of the local integration centre you will find information about schools in the following languages:

Albanian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, English, French, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Persian, Romani, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish.

Some information is additionally translated into the following languages:

Arabic, Bosnian, Kurdish, Polish, Romanian, Russian.

Local Integration Centre - School

Study

Study in Germany

You would like to study in Germany? Great! Here you find many useful information about studying and living in Germany.

Study in Germany

Information on study for refugees - German Rectors' Conference

Here you will find information about university admission, study-preparation and financial support below.

Study for refugees

Digital education and information resources for refugees

  • Guide to and preparation for studying at higher education institutions (HEIs)
  • Specialist online courses/online studies
  • Learning and teaching German
  • Dictionaries and translation
  • News and guide for everyday life
Digital education and information resources for refugees

Studying in Cologne

Please note that the following link lead to websites in German!

Information on studying in Cologne

Further information

sprachraum - get involved and learn together

The sprachraum is a meeting place for intercultural exchange and learning for people from diverse backgrounds.

sprachraum - get involved and learn together

Please note that the following links lead to websites in German!

Basic education in German for adults
Municipal Library intercultural
Children all over the world
Inclusive schooling
Zentrum für Mehrsprachigkeit und Integration Köln ("Centre for Multilingualism and integration in Cologne")