Stadt Bayreuth



For everyday life and your work in Bayreuth, good knowledge of German is very important. There are many possibilities for learning German.

Learning German in your home country

You can learn German before your arrival, in your home country. The Goethe-Institute, the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany, offers German courses on site in many countries.

Learning German in Bayreuth

High-quality language courses for all levels can be found at the adult education centers (vhs) of the City and Administrative District of Bayreuth.

At the vhs, it is possible also to take many internationally recognized examinations by renowned qualifying institutes (e.g. TELC, Goethe-Institute, Cambridge-University), right in your place of residence. Moreover, the vhs is the right place to go to for the tests that you will need to pass to gain citizenship (naturalization test and B1 German Certificate).

There are furthermore numerous providers of German courses to be found on the Internet. It pays to shop around.

Integration courses

If you would like to live in Germany, you should learn German. This is important if you are looking for work, if you need to fill in application forms, if you would like to support your children in school or if you would like to meet new people. Also, you should know certain things about Germany, for example, about its history, culture and its legal system. You will learn all this on the integration course. Each integration course consists of a language course and an orientation course. There are full-time and part-time courses available.

You can find important information about the course on the Internet pages of the FEDERAL OFFICE FOR MIGRATION AND REFUGEES.

Integration courses in Bayreuth:

German for professional purposes

A good level of spoken and written German is necessary to find work and for you to be successful in your career. This is why special courses are offered in which you can learn German for professional purposes.
The courses combine German lessons, professional qualifications and the option of finding out more about a trade or profession through work placements.

In addition to the courses funded by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, courses in German for professional purposes are offered by other providers. It is worth to check in on the internet.

German for children and juveniles

Kindergartens and schools offer many opportunities for children and young people to learn German.There are special language support programmes in German and sometimes in the relevant mother tongue for children and young people who have grown up speaking a language other than German.


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