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Our School Office, on the 1st floor of the main building in Motzstraße 5, is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00am to 7:00pm, Tuesday from 8:00 am to 5:30pm and Friday from 08.00am to 01.00pm.
At any time during office hours, you may register for a language course at one of our six counters. Those interested in registering for English or Spanish courses can use the express Counter No.6, those interested in taking German courses must pull a number at the machine in the adjacent room and wait until that number has been called before going to the designated counter. New courses at all levels commence at the beginning of a month; it is possible, however, to join a course during the month. In the case of the DaF (German as a Foreign Language) courses, we accept enrolments on the 1st, 11th and 21st of a month.

In order to find the correct course for you (should you already have previous knowledge of the language), we offer a Central Placement Test. For those interested in taking German courses, this test - known in German as the Zentraler Einstufungstest - takes place daily between 12:30pm and 13:30pm. For those interested in taking English courses, the test is administered on Monday (3:00pm), Wednesday and Thursday (4:00pm).

Our placement team will advise you competently and congenially, our office staff will then help you to book and organize the course you have chosen. The course fee for the current and the subsequent month must be paid upon registration, either in cash or by cheque; there is no registration fee. Further monthly payments are due, in advance, on the 3rd of each month. These payments may also made by bank transfer.
It is of course also possible to enrol by post or by e-mail.

The class size in our DaF courses is limited to 20 students, and in foreign language courses to between 6 and 12 students.

In particular cases, it is possible to have the fees for a language course reimbursed by the Arbeitsamt (Federal Employment Exchange), as part of a training measure aimed at reintegration into the labour market. This applies to all courses consisting of more than 20 class units per week.

Information on special courses (e.g. educational leave, express courses, workshops, prep courses for the language entrance exam at German universities, summer courses etc.) can be found on our web site (see Courses).

The office staff are also always on hand to offer advice, either personally or on the telephone.


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