F+U Academy of Languages in Heidelberg is one of the largest language schools and test centers in Germany.
Over 10,000 language learners and exam candidates a year participate in our language courses and examinations. Every year, learners from over 100 countries take part in our German classes. Thanks to its internationality, our school offers a unique opportunity to get to know people and their various languages and cultures, and to practice freshly acquired language skills.
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.
The F+U Academy of Languages is a 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.
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)
Germanas a Foreign Language * Main course: Standard German * Premium Courses * Exam preparation DSH/TestDaF * Grammar * Conversation * Mini Group * International Prep School * Academic Year * Junior programme * Evening courses * Internship * Individual * Seminar for German teachers
German as Foreign Language plus Englisch Learn German and English in parallel in intensive courses, internationally recognised certificates / TestDaF, TOEFL®
* Academic Year * Standard/Business English * Exam preparation * Conversation * Business correspondence * Evening courses * Individual
TOEFL® TOEIC® LCCI TELC German as a Foreign Language
TestDaF TELC TestAS onDaF WiDaF
Other languages/ IT
WHAT ACCOMMODATION DO WE OFFER?
Year round, we offer our students tailor-made accommodation:
*in halls of residence *in apartments *in private accommodation / host families *in hotels/ guest houses (e.g. F+U Hotel Bayrischer Hof, 200 metres from the school). All F+U accommodation options
WHO ARE OUR STUDENTS?
In 2014 10,213 language learners and candidates from 110 countries took part in our language courses and language exams. 5,224 learners joined the German as a Foreign Language classes. The best represented countries were Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Tunisia, Japan.
The average age is around 22 years. The average class size (with maximum 15 participants) is 10.
F+U Academy of Languages is situated in the middle of Heidelberg's historic centre, and just a few metres from the river Neckar.
With 75 multimedia-equipped classrooms (up to 85 in summer), 3 Internet rooms with 55 PCs, free Internet access and Wi-Fi, F+U Academy of Languages offers everything to ensure that the language learning experience in Heidelberg is an exceptional one.
F+U Academy of Languages offers a diverse cultural activities programme, giving students the opportunity of getting to know the many facets of Heidelberg 's cultural life and the leisure activities available. Participation in many events is free, with the exception of charges for entrance fees, drinks or travel costs.
Fixed highlights in our programme include a weekly get-together, an orientation tour of Heidelberg at the beginning of the month, and day trips to nearby cities and places of interest, such as leisure parks, Frankfurt, Strasbourg, or the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart.
Other highlights are boat trips along the romantic Neckar valley, the walk up Philosopher's Path, picnics and barbecue parties.