vhs from a to z (English version)

Adress

Städtische vhs Friedrichshafen, Charlottenstr.12/2, 88045 Friedrichshafen 
07541 203 3434, Fax (07541) 203 3435
E-Mail: info(at)vhs-fn.de

Bank Details

Name of bank: Sparkasse Bodensee
BIC-Code: SOLADES1KNZ
IBAN-number: DE88 6905 0001 0020 1050 94
or 

Name of bank: Volksbank Friedrichshafen
BIC-Code: GENODES1VFN
IBAN-number: DE87 6519 0110 0101 1000 00 

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Cancellation

Cancellation without fee: With weekend-seminars and seminars up to 3 days of lessons, cancellation must be made in writing at least 7 days before the course begins.
By all other courses cancellation can be made before courses begin with the exception of weekend and seminars.
All other courses can only be cancelled after the first lesson. The vhs must be informed directly after the first lesson. A cancellation fee of 5.- € must be paid.

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Certificate of participation

At the end of all business courses all participants receive a certificate of participation. Certificates for all other courses may be requested at the service office. There is a fee of 3 € for a certificate of participation.

German for professionals - many opportunities

The vhs Friedrichshafen offer a wide range of courses for foreign professionals in German as a foreign language.
The courses are conducted in the morning or evening classes and are of different levels of intensity. The courses range from German for daily usage to German for the profession. 
Furthermore, we also carry out language training upon request for individuals or small groups. The teaching time, scope of course and content are made according to your requirements.
Our lecturers are trained in methodology and didactics of modern foreign language teaching. The lessons are communicative, diverse, application-based and for general usage. Through the constant use of words and structures you can reach a communicative competence that makes it easy to live and work in a new country. With progressive course visits, your vocabulary is expanded, your grammar is deepened, diction refined and your spoken language becomes more fluent.
The vhs in Friedrichshafen offers about 100 courses in German as a Foreign Language / German as a second language from A1-C2 level.
To help you to search for the right course, we recommend the following:
• attend one of the two evaluation appointments either in January/February and September, both in the vhs Friedrichshafen, Charlottenstr. 12/2
• or call to arrange an individual appointment, T: 07541 203 3434 or 
info(at)vhs fn.de.

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How to pay courses fee yourself

Course participants paying for themselves are requested to make a bank transfer of the full course amount within 3 days after the course begins. The course number and participant’s name must be filled in on the bank statement.

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Integration Courses

Can I attend an integration course without a permission slip?
Yes, in principle, anyone can take part in this course. The course fee including permission slip     is 1.20 EUR /per lesson, without a permission slip, the cost is 3.00 EUR /per lesson.
How long is an integration course?
An integration course consists of 6 modules of 100 units and lasts about 2 semesters.
What skills are needed?
No language skills are required. If you already have language skills, your language level is determined in a placement test.
Can I take an exam?
At the end of the 6th Module, a telc DTZ B1 language test is carried out. During the course you will be prepared for this exam.
What instruction materials are needed?
During the course, the book “Schritte Plus” volume 1-6 is used.  These books can be purchased in any bookstore in Friedrichshafen.
Can I take part in the course which has already begun?
An introduction to the integration course is possible at any time, provided that there are still places available on the course. A prior consultation with our faculty manager Ulrike Schäfer is essential.

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Invoices for company registration

Employers, who register their employee will receive an invoice just in case they don not use direct debit. On registration, please give address of employee and employer.
The employee gets a confirmation of participation (certificate of the training) when the training has finished.

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Online assessment

Which language course is the right one for you? Make an online assessment test for the languages Italian, French, Spanish and English from the comfort of your home. These are classifying tests, which are offered free of charge, according to the teaching we use in the classroom. Carry out the test and at the end you will get an evaluation and a recommendation which course level suits you. If you have any further questions or if you can not find the right course in the program, please call (07541 203 3434) and arrange an appointment for your personal consultation.
For the English language, besides the option of the online classification test, there is also the possibility to participate in an advisory evening at the vhs Friedrichshafen. For a fee of 2.- € the placement test can be made on the spot. After the test, you can be personally advised by our lecturers and receive a recommendation for a suitable course.

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Payment

You can pay via
* direct debit
* bank transfer
* cash payment at the account department, Schanzstr. 5, 88045 Friedrichshafen.
 
No invoices are sent to our course participants. The vhs issues receipt of payment free of charge upon request.
 
Course participants paying for themselves are requested to make a bank transfer of the full course amount within 3 days after the course begins. The course number and participant’s name must be filled in on the bank statement.
 
Bank details account department Friedrichshafen:
Name of bank: Sparkasse Bodensee
BIC-Code: SOLADES1KNZ
IBAN-number: DE88 6905 0001 0020 1050 94
 
Employers, who register their employee will receive an invoice just in case they don not use direct debit. On registration, please give address of employee and employer.

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Price reductions

Pupils, students, disabled, pensioners, senior citizens, unemployed, welfare recipients get 15 % price reduction. The reduction must be approved when doing the registration
The price for trainings for pupils, children and senior citizens are already reduced.

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Public holidays

  •  „Fastnacht“ Carnival holiday
  • Easter holiday
  • May Day
  • Ascension
  • Whitsuntide
  • “Seehasen”Monday
  • German reunification day
  • Autumn holidays
  • Christmas Holidays

Public holidays

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Registration

You can register

  • via Internet Programm: Indications regarding the online registration. Also courses marked with “plenty of free places” can be completely booked. This is due to personal and written registration. In this case the vhs will inform you. When the course registration is made online, then a direct debit is necessary.
    The data is transmitted in a secret code.
  • via E-Mail: info(at)vhs-fn.de
  • personally in the service office:
    mornings: Monday till Friday from 8 to 12 a.m.
    afternoons: Monday and Wednesday: from 2 to 4 p.m.
    Thursday: 3 to 6 p.m.
  • in writing to the address:
    vhs FN, Charlottenstr.12/2
    88045 Friedrichshafen
  • per Fax (07541) 203 3435 
  • per telephone (07541) 2033434. This is only for permanent participants who allow direct debit.
    Telephone registration is not confirmed in writing.
     

Registration is not confirmed in writing. The vhs will inform you if a course has changed, is overbooked or has been cancelled.

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Receipt of payment

 The vhs issues receipt of payment free of charge upon request

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Städtische vhs Friedrichshafen

Charlottenstr. 12/2
88045 Friedrichshafen

07541 203 3434
07541 203 3435
info@vhs-fn.de

Öffnungszeiten Servicebüro

Montag bis Freitag:
8:00 bis 12:00 Uhr

Montag und Mittwoch:
14:00 bis 16:00 Uhr
Donnerstag: 14:00 bis 18:00 Uhr