Settle in well. Enjoy time together.

Start your integration course and get to know the German language and culture at the same time. As a recognized educational institution, we offer you integration courses organized through the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) in a number of German cities. Our courses make it easier for you to be part of daily life in Germany. Our program consists of a language course to build and improve your German skills, plus a foundation course looking at the country and culture of Germany.

Interested in an integration course?

Our course overview provides useful information to set the ball rolling for you. Simply select a Berlitz Center near you. You’ll then see a choice of possible courses, showing which ones are starting soon. Found the right course? Feel free to get in touch.

Take the next step: Placement test and registration

Been through the course overview and identified the right training for you? And do you have a certificate of eligibility (Berechtigungsschein) or written approval for a BAMF German course? Fill out our contact form and allow us to go through the details.

Course details

Our general integration courses include a German course and an orientation course:

Basic and advanced German courses: The basic course provides an understanding of the fundamentals of German and consists of 300 lessons. The advanced course offers more detailed insights into the German language and consists of another 300 lessons. The language training focuses on topics of daily life such as going shopping, leisure activities, and healthcare topics. The courses will help you improve your listening, writing, and speaking skills.

Orientation course: The orientation course takes place after completion of the German course and consists of 100 lessons. Topics include culture, politics, German society, and the legal system in Germany. These will help you better understand the country and its people.

Final certificate: After finishing the language course, a certificate test takes place. The orientation course concludes with the BAMF test on “Living in Germany.” If you do not pass the final test, you may have to repeat the course.

To participate in a Berlitz integration course, you will need written approval in the form of a Berechtigungsschein (certificate of eligibility). Application forms can be obtained from

  • The Foreigners’ Office (Ausländerbehörde)
  • The job center or welfare agency
  • The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)
  • The Federal Refugee Office (the Bundesvertriebenenamt for ethnic German resettlers)
  • Immigration advisers

If your certificate of eligibility (Berechtigungsschein) has an expiration date, contact Berlitz before that date. If you already know some German, a written Berlitz language test will be conducted before the course. This will help you select the right German course.

See the course overview for the regular course fees. Because we are a recognized provider of courses, written approval will entitle you to a subsidy of up to 100%. Fees depend on a number of factors. We will be happy to calculate the costs that will specifically apply to you.

For a selection of current course dates, see the course overview. If you’re unable to find a suitable course online, please contact a Berlitz Center directly in your area. We can help you identify when a suitable integration course is starting. During the consultation, we will also help you check whether you meet all the requirements for receiving financial support to take part in an integration course, and we will assist you with the registration process.

Berlitz integration courses are usually held on a full-time basis in a group from Monday to Friday. We can offer you an integration course in cities in all parts of Germany.

Our German instructors are approved to run BAMF integration courses and have additional teaching qualifications.

Special integration courses

At some of our Berlitz Centers, we also offer courses focusing on specific topics.

Advice and registration

Contact us today and ask us your questions – with no obligation on your part. An expert at Berlitz will get back to you as soon as possible.