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F+U Academy of Languages Heidelberg is situated at the historical centre of the university city, and just a few metres from the Neckar. The school building offers a fantastic view of the Old Town and the castle and into the Neckar valley.

Today, F+U Academy of Languages is one of the largest language schools in Germany. Every year, approximately 10,200 learners from approximately 120 countries participate in our language courses in Heidelberg. Thanks to its internationality, the school is a unique meeting point for other languages and cultures.

With 70 multimedia-equipped classrooms (up to 85 in summer), 3 Internet rooms with more than 50 computers, free internet access and WLAN, and a central location in Heidelberg, F+U Academy of Languages offers everything to ensure language learning is an exceptional experience.

Several halls of residence with 500 rooms, apartments, a school-owned hotel and several host families offer year-round accommodation to learners arriving from all over the world.

Specialising in German as a Foreign Language, 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.

As an international test centre, F+U Academy of Languages stands for exceptional quality in language teaching. Alongside the best-known assessments such as TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache), the language institute offers the following examinations: Zertifikat Deutsch, Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf, TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication), LCCI (London Chamber of Commerce and Industry) exams, TELC (The European Language Certificates), ECDL (the European Computer Driving Licence), TestAS (aptitude assessment for international applicants for higher education) and OnSET (online language assessment).

The intensive and evening courses are offered year-round and are attended by employees of international companies and research institutes such as SAP, Lufthansa, Heidelberger Druckmaschinen, Heidelberger Zement, Siemens, Daimler, NEC, Heipha, Brunel, BASF, EMBL, HITS, the DKFZ, Heidelberg University and many more businesses and scientific institutes.

Established in 2004, the Vocational College for Foreign Languages is of particular significance, offering the opportunity to study full time towards the following state-recognised qualifications: Fremdsprachenkorrespondent/in (Foreign Language Correspondence Clerk), Europasekretär/in (European Secretary), Welthandelskorrespondent/in (Multilingual Correspondence Clerk) and Translator. F+U Academy of Languages is one of very few education providers in the country to offer state-recognised vocational language training with Japanese. Recognised status has also been awarded for English, French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese.

F+U Academy of Languages offers a variety of internship programmes, including “Eurodyssée” and “Leonardo da Vinci”. These internship programmes give young people from approximately 40 European regions the chance to participate in a language course abroad in either another European country or in Heidelberg, followed by a commercial internship.

To complete its range of courses, the Academy of Languages also organises language tours.

Your reasons for choosing F+U Academy of Languages – the key criteria
  • Wide range of educational competence: the F+U group of companies runs a University of Applied Sciences for Business, Technology and Culture, an International University of Cooperative Education, secondary schools (Gymnasium and Realschule) and a number of academies specialising in commercial and vocational foreign language training.
  • Test centre for TOEFL®, TestDaF, TestAS, TOEIC®, LCCI, OnSET, ECDL as well as for other examinations and tests.
  • State-recognised vocational college for professional foreign languages (languages: English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese and Russian)
  • Memberships and partnerships: FaDaF (Fachschaft Deutsch als Fremdsprache); VDP (Federal Association of Private Schools in Germany); Eurohodip (European Hotel Diploma); DRV (German Travel Association); Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici; Olympiastützpunkt Rhein-Neckar e.V. (Olympic Training Centre); German Youth Hostel Association
  • Year-round guarantee of provision for all language courses
  • Large selection of rooms in our own student halls of residence, apartments, with host families and in F+U’s Hotel “Bayrischer Hof”.
  • International atmosphere (12,200 learners from 120 countries in 2015)
  • Central location in one of Germany’s most beautiful cities
  • Value for money

Committed to quality:
A certified quality management system (DIN EN ISO 9001:2008) continuously monitors our compliance with important quality standards.

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