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German as a foreign language - Deutsch als Fremdsprache (DaF)

  • We offer daytime and evening classes (DaF-Kurse für alle) for all levels of the "Common European Framework of Reference for languages" (from Breakthrough A1 to Mastery C2). The classes offer 90 minutes of teaching twice a week, you can join a class at any time during the semester, sizes permitting. The fees are 60 € - 228 € for 4 months, reduced fees are possible.
  • We have regular test dates for telc and Goethe-Institut language tests on the levels of A1-C2 and we offer preparation courses.
  • For further information, a personal consultation, assessment for your individual language level or enrolment for our German language classes, please visit our centre, in person, during opening hours.
  • You can only enrol in person. It is possible to do an online placement test for level A1-B1. Please bring the test result with you.
  • We also offer intensive integration courses – which can be taken 4 to 5 times a week in the morning or afternoon - consisting of 16-25 lessons in all - according to the new German migration law. The fees are 390 € for 100 lessons (4-6 weeks), reduced fees are possible. The intensive courses start seven times a year. To enroll for an intensive course, please visit our office in Nord or in Harburg.
  • Our courses don´t fulfill the requirements in order to obtain a "Sprachvisum" (language visa) .

Our office at Schanzenstraße 77 (near U-/S-Bahn Sternschanze) has the following opening times:           

Mondays 15.00 - 18.00 Uhr                       
Wednesdays 10.00 - 13.00 Uhr  
Thursdays 15.00 - 18.00 Uhr  

Our office in Harburg, Eddelbüttelstr. 47a (near S-Bahn Harburg) has the following opening times:

Tuesdays 14.00 - 17.00 Uhr                     
Thursdays 10.00 - 13.00 Uhr

mail: daf@vhs-hamburg.de

We hope to see you soon.