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FU Academy of Languages Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany

Learn German and other languages in beautiful Heidelberg!

The F+U Academy of Languages in Heidelberg is one of the largest language schools and test centers for foreign languages in Germany.

Over 10,000 language learners and exam candidates a year participate in the language courses and examinations. Every year, learners come from over 100 countries to take part in the German courses. Thanks to its internationality, the school offers a unique opportunity to get to know people and their various languages and cultures, and to practice freshly acquired language skills.

The F+U language school is situated in the middle of the university’s historic centre, and just a few metres from the river Neckar. With 70 multimedia-equipped classrooms (up to 85 in summer), 3 Internet rooms with 50 PCs, free Internet access and Wi-Fi, the Academy of Languages offers everything to ensure that the language learning experience in Heidelberg is an exceptional one.

Several halls of residence with around 400 rooms, apartments, a school-owned hotel and several host families offer year-round accommodation to learners from all over the world.

Specialising in German as a foreign language, the F+U Academy of Languages is one of the world leaders in the provision of German courses, whether in the form of intensive lessons in the mornings and afternoons, or extra-occupational evening courses.

The F+U Academy of Languages is recognized test centre for TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache), TELC (The European Language Certificates, including Zertifikat Deutsch and Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf), TestAS (aptitude assessment for international applicants for higher education), WiDaF (Test Deutsch in der Wirtschaft) and OnDaF (online German language assessment) – among other language examinations like TOEFL® and TOEIC® for English.

The Academy of Languages rounds off its range of courses with the organization of language tours and the International Prep School (preparation for the university entrance qualification – externe Feststellungsprüfung)


Main course German TOP CHOICE
From 16 years old 10 students per class 1 lesson — 45 minutes
Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels
25 December—5 January

Standard German, DSH, TestDaF, telc C1 Hochschule

Levels A1 to C2

From B2: Examination preparation or standard German

20 lessons per week, Monday - Friday 09:00 - 12:15

4-15 learners per group

€ 35 registration fee

Learning material not included (€ 35 per level)

Free services: placement test, progress test, internet access, certificate of participation, student ID, organisation of language tandems, cultural programme and more.


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Halls of residence category III

15 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 18
No meals

2-7 km from the school. Kitchen and bathroom shared with other learners.

Female-only option available.

Several further categories available (depending on the furnishings of the room and communal areas, as well as on the attractiveness of the respective district)

Host family

15 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 6
Breakfast only/no meals

Host family accommodation in 2-30 minutes distance to school by public transport, including half board (breakfast and dinner) with the family. Single and double rooms available. Early check-in and late check-out are possible and subject to a small charge.

Only breakfast or room only options available.

Campus residence

5 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 18
No meals

Located close to the train station, the campus residence provides apartments with 1 or 2 rooms, shower, WC, kitchenette.


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Hauptstraße 1
Average age: 22
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  • Israel — 4%
  • United States — 3%
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