Would you like to polish up mouldy language skills? Or learn a new, maybe “exotic” language? No problem, your Volkshochschule will make it possible. A new language – a new world. Already a few sentences of another language can open the hearts of the locals and make your holiday an unforgettable experience.
Choose from 14 languages, from Chinese to Turkish. For special language courses (Business English, Business Spanish…) and made-to-measure courses for your company, we are the right place. We are looking forward to advising you.
You want to start right away? Please find online entry-level tests for French, Italian and Spanish A1 / Spanish A2 / Spanisch B1. You are also welcome to contact us about a personal entry-level test. The VHS team is looking forward to hearing from you: 06202 – 20 95-31.
Language certificates at the VHS School of Languages
Volkshochschulen offer internationally acknowledged language exams for beginners and advanced students: Exams of the University of Cambridge, Instituto Cervantes, Institut français, Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Paris, Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Goethe Institute and Swedex Certificates of the Folkuniversitetet Göteborg. Many certificates are acknowledged worldwide and valid up to a lifetime. They meet modern standards and are strong arguments in every CV. Exams are often offered throughout the year. In most mentioned languages and some others certificates of the telc GmbH can be obtained, e.g. Portuguese, Russian, Czech and Turkish.
Our Volkshochschule offers preparatory courses in several languages. You are welcome to contact us: 06202 – 2095-31. Topical information is available at www.vhs-sprachenschule.de, section „Sprachprüfungen“.
The VHS School of Languages offers a free information and counseling service. Experienced instructors can help you to choose the appropriate course for you. During our information nights at the beginning of each semester you can learn which course meets your aims and wishes best. With a short written entry-level test you can evaluate your knowledge of a language, and afterwards you get an individual consultation by an instructor. Participation in the written tests is voluntary and not binding.
Tariff of the VHS School of Languages
For our standard language courses we have developed a transparent system of charges. A standard language course is available for a fixed price of 85,- EUR. A small group of 5 to 7 learners gets 24 lessons for this price (1 lesson = 45 minutes), a group of 8 to 16 learners even 30 lessons. Small groups can increase the number of course days within the semester at extra charge.
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
The course system of the VHS School of Languages at the Volkshochschule, district of Schwetzingen (registered association), is orientated towards the recommendations of the CEFR.
The CEFR is a European six-level model describing the linguistic skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing on each level (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2). The levels are internationally comparable.
For you as a language-course participant there are many advantages:
- You can easily classify your learning progress. There are detailed descriptions for each level about what you can do if you actively participate in the courses on a regular basis.
- In many languages, you can complete the levels by taking an internationally recognized exam.
- Your language skills acquired in CEFR -based courses are internationally valid and comparable.