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Overview Vocational college for foreign languages

State-recognised vocational college for foreign languages - full-time programmes in Heidelberg

Vocational training in foreign languages opens up diverse, stimulating and above all future proof career prospects. In addition to the foreign language qualification programme you are also offered training leading to to qualifications in commerce, IT and administration. These interdisciplinary qualifications are highly sought after in commerce, in national and international organisations and academic institutions, as well as in the service sector. The Multilingual Correspondence Clerk (Welthandelskorrespondent*in) programme deserves a special mention: students learn four languages within two years, and gain language skills at levels B1 to C1 or higher.
Registration fee: €100.
The examination fees and cost of course material are not included in the quoted course fees.
The following languages are state recognised: Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.
For all other languages we recommend the following examinations: IHK (Chamber of Trade and Commerce), TestDaF, telc C1 or C1 Hochschule, telc C2, DSH (German).
Start: 14.09.2020
Entry requirements: Intermediate secondary school certificate, German language skills at level C1 and English language skills at level B1 (language competence certificates should not be more than two years old).
Programme funding: Student-BaföG, student loan, child benefit, instalment payments

1) Payment by instalment is possible; information is available on request.
2) German as a foreign language: additional module; in-house examination.

Benefits and offers at a glance

  • Programme starting date: September
  • Compact course duration of 1 to 2 years (depending on the number of languages)
  • State recognised vocational qualifications: English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese and Russian
  • Combination of language + commercial training
  • Experienced, academically qualified, native-speaker teachers
  • Training finance: Student-BaföG, student loan, child benefit, instalment payments
  • For our international prospective students: special preparatory programme / foundation semester offering language and subject-focused preparation for the training programme + intensive courses in German and English
  • Open days
  • Recruitment days: First contact to potential employers
  • Optimum career prospects: approximately 90% of our students enter qualified employment
  • Internationality of the language school (12,000 language students from over 100 countries), free language tandems
  • Discounts on language courses and language tours
  • Internship: Free language course with international internship after successful completion of the course
  • Japanese Centre, Chinese Centre: Monthly themed evenings
  • Leisure programme: All year, several times a week we offer a diverse cultural and leisure programme
  • Recognised test centre for TOEFL®, TOEIC®, LCCI, telc, TestDaF, DSH, TestAS, onSET, ECDL
    (DELE exams through cooperation partner)
  • Accommodation for students: Over 500 rooms in halls of residence and apartments

Detailed information is available on request and can also be found in our Foreign Language Professions and Translator brochures.

Examination fees

IHK Karlsruhe exam: Foreign language correspodence clerk

€ 300

IHK Karlsruhe exam: Secretary exam

€ 300

IHK Karlsruhe exam: Foreign language secretary (up to 2 foreign languages)

€ 500

State-exam (each language)

€ 150

Foreign language correspondence clerk - European secretary - Multilingual correspondence clerk - Translator / Interpreter

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