Would you like to learn German or improve your German language skills? Would you like to be fit for life in Germany? With its German courses, the IBZ-Dortmund offers a goal-oriented learning and effective language training in German as a foreign language. With the help of qualitative and professional teaching staff, you will be well prepared for studying and living in Germany after our five levels (A1 to C1) courses.
-200 lessons per course
- 5 lessons - 45 minutes each daily / Monday to Friday
- Level: Elementary to advanced (corresponding to levels A1 to C1 of the Common European Framework of Languages)
- Final examination with certificate possible
- maximum of 22 participants per course
- Training of listening, speaking, reading and writing at university level
- Orientation to the requirements of Zertifikat Deutsch, TestDaF and the DSH format
Our language course is located in the city center Dortmund and straight next to Central Station. Dortmund is called as "The Heart of the Westphalia" and with around 600,000 inhabitants, it is the largest city in the Ruhr area and is the eighth largest city in Germany.
Dortmund is the economic, cultural and trade center of Westphalia. In addition, six universities, with around 40,000 students, play a great importance on technology and science. Dortmund is well known for its sportive flag, the football club Borussia Dortmund with its home playground Signal Iduna Park. Further attractions and landmarks of the city are the Dortmunder U, the Westenhellweg, the Reinoldikirche, the Westfalenhallen and the DFB-Fußballmuseum, opened in October 2015.
On request we can pick you up from airport or central station. This service is not free of charge. Costs are calculated according to the distance between the airport/central station to Dortmund Central Station. One of our colleagues will pick you up. In order to pick you up, we need your arrival date, flight number and airline at least seven days before your arrival. Our pick-up service costs for Düsseldorf 50,00 €, Cologne 85,00 €, Dortmund 20,00 €.
We can pick you up from the central station, as well. Picking up from the central station costs for Dortmund 0,00 €, Essen 30,00 €, Düsseldorf 50,00 €, Köln 80,00 €.
On request we can help you to find an apartment or a room. For this service, we charge a one-time service fee of 300,00 €. It is important that you inform us about 3 months before your arrival. The amount of the rent and deposit depends on the size, location and equipment (furnished / not) of the room or apartment. The deposit is usually fully refunded, if all the points of the rental agreement are met.
In Germany there is compulsory health insurance. Every language student must have a health insurance (HI). We are glad to help you to select a health insurance with a good price-performance ratio. This service is free of charge.
If the prerequisites (university entrance qualification) are met, with the confirmation of participation by IBZ Dortmund, our language students can receive the semester ticket of the TU Dortmund. The semester ticket is valid throughout NRW, but only for public transport.
We would be also happy to advise our participants on reduced-price public transport tickets (i.e. Youngticket) in the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR). In the Ruhr area you can reach almost any place by public transport, since the Ruhr area has the largest public passenger transport network in Germany.
If you are still abroad and you need to apply for a visa for Germany, we issue an invitation / certificate for submission to the German embassy as soon as the payment has been received to us. The documents can be sent to you electronically as PDF. If desired, we can also send the original documents per post. Costs for the shipment and delivery time vary depending on the delivery country.
Important! For shipping we need your full address and a valid phone number.
The prerequisites for the granting of a study or language course visa may vary from country to country. For this reason, we recommend that you carefully read the German Embassy's website before submitting your application.
Admission is the most important prerequisite for a study at a German university. When applying for a study or language course, it is quite helpful to have already an admission, at least an acknowledgment of receipt for the application for admission. You can submit the application both online and by post.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding approvals or applications. You can contact us by E-mail or telephone or simply visit us.
You can discuss topics such as organizational and technical questions about application procedures, enrollment, study planning, examination types, exchange of expertise, certification of your documents etc. with us.
This service is free of charge.