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The F+U enterprise is certified by the German TÜV (DIN EN ISO 9001:2000).
The vocational training courses of Academy of Languages (Foreign language correspondent and Europa Secretary) are state-approved.
The language school F+U is recognised by CSN Sweden (Swedish National Board of Student Aid).
Officially recognised educational leave for the German, English, Spanish and Italian language courses.
The F+U language courses are certified by Certqua (Society of German Economy for the promotion and certification of quality assurance system in the professional education).
F+U Academy of Languages is the only schoon in Germany that has been authorized to conduct the „Eurodyssée“ internship programme.
The language school F+U is authorized to administer language exams required in order to get the German citizenship.
F+U is member of the Organisation for German as a Foreign Language (fadaf) and of the Association of German Private Schools (VDP).
F+U Academy of Languages Heidelberg is recognised test centre for these language exams: TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language TOEIC - Test of English for International Communication LCCI - London Chamber of Commerce and Industry TELC - The European Language Certificates TestDaF - Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache DSH - Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (on behalf of the Studienkolleg of the University of Mittweida) TestAS - Test for Academic Studies onDaF - Online Test Deutsch ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)
Language School description
The F+U language school is situated by Bismarckplatz, in the middle of the vibrant centre of the university city and just a few metres from the Neckar. The school building offers a fantastic view over the Old Town, castle and into the Neckar valley.
In its specialist area of 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 in complementary evening courses.
As a test centre for TestDaF and TOEFL, the Academy of Languages stands for a particular quality in the teaching of languages.
Besides TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache), the following exams can be taken in the Academy of Languages test centre: 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) for the languages German, English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish and more), ECDL (the European Computer Driving Licence), TestAS (certification to demonstrate foreign applicants’ suitability for study) and OnDaF – to name but a few.
Of particular significance is the Vocational School for Foreign Languages, established in 2004, where it is possible to study towards the state recognised qualifications of Fremdsprachenkorrespondent/in (Foreign Language Correspondent Clerk), Europasekretär/in (European Secretary) and Translator.
Since 2006, the Academy of Languages has also offered intensive courses in Chinese and Japanese and Russian, and in these languages too, it is possible to qualify as a Fremdsprachenkorrespondent/in. For Russian, we cooperate with the University of Heidelberg.
The F+U Academy of Languages carries out the “Eurodyssée” and “Leonardo da Vinci” internship programmes. Through these programmes, young people from approximately 40 European regions can attend a language course in another European country or in Heidelberg, followed by an internship at a company in the region.
The Academy of Languages complements its range of services with the organisation of language tours in every continent.
School facilities description
With 30 multimedia-equipped classrooms (up to 60 in summer), 3 Internet rooms with 50 computers, wireless connection, a small library and, without doubt, thanks to its central location in Heidelberg, the Academy of Languages fulfils all the criteria for transforming language lessons into a special experience. Due to its international character, the school is a unique venue for encountering other cultures.
Language Course type
Au pair program
Courses for Academic purposes
Courses for Business/Executives
Courses for Specific purposes
Courses Plus (sport, culture etc.)
Examination preparation courses
General and Intensive courses
High school preparation courses
Language immersion at teacher's home
One to one courses
Summer or camp programs
Teacher training programs
University Foundation/Access courses
Vacation courses for adults
Vacation courses for young learners
Work experience programs
Language courses description and prices
Intensive 20 in the morning: From € 90 / week
Exam preparation course for TestDaF and DSH: From € 90 / week
Intensive course 30 plus module I, II or III: From € 120 / week
Module I - conversation: From € 60 / week
Module II - Business: From € 60 / week
Module III - Exam preparation: From € 60 / week
Module IV - Grammar for beginners: From € 60 / week
Mini group 20: From € 180 / week
Mini group 30: From € 270 / week
Intensive 20 in the afternoon: € 85 / week
German for German teachers in a mini group: € 350 / week
Evening courses: From € 50 / month
Individual training: From € 19 / teaching hour
Junior courses: Complete programme with course, accommodation, meals and activities € 575 / week
German and internship: € 100/200 (internship placement fee)
Intensive 15: From € 90 / week
Intensive course 30 plus module I, II, III or IV: From € 190 / week
Module I - conversation: From € 90 / week
Module II - Business: From € 90 / week
Module III - TOEFL-preparation: From € 90 / week
Mini group 15: From € 190 / week
Mini group 10: From € 90 / week
Evening courses: From € 90 / month
Individual training: From € 18 / teaching hour
Certificates & exams preparation
F+U Academy of Languages Heidelberg is recognised test centre for these language exams:
* For English
TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language
TOEIC - Test of English for International Communication
LCCI - London Chamber of Commerce and Industry
TELC - The European Language Certificates (Certificate in English / for Business u. a.)
* For German as a Foreign Language
TestDaF - Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache
DSH - Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (on behalf of the Studienkolleg of the University of Mittweida)
TELC - The European Language Certificates (Zertifikat Deutsch / Deutsch für den Beruf u. a.)
TestAS - Test for Academic Studies
onDaF - Online Test Deutsch
* Other languages and IT
TELC (The European Language Certificates: Ten European languages)
ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)
Student nationalities, average age & average number per class
Every year, approximately 5,000 students from about 100 countries participate in our language courses in Heidelberg. The first five most represented nationalities: Spain 8%, Russia 8%, Japan 7,3 %, Italy 6%, Turkey 4,6%.
The average age is around 22 years.
The average number per class in the regular groups (with maximum 12 participants) is 8.
Five times a week – in July and August daily – F+U offers a varied cultural and leisure programme. Participation in the individual activities is free of charge. (Exceptions: admission, travel, meals and drinks). Examples: Welcome party in F+U’s party cellar, situated in a listed building in the Heidelberg Old Town, visits to concerts, theatre performances, cinema, city tour of Heidelberg, sports activities, boat trip on the Neckar, historical pubs in Heidelberg, brewery trips, visit to international companies, half or all day excursions to Schwetzingen, Speyer, Worms, Ladenburg, Weinheim, Frankfurt, Holiday Park
At teacher's home
Courses without accomodation
Facilities for disabled students
Some host families. The school has obstacle-free access for wheelchair users. A disabled WC is available.
Airport / Station transfer
o Airport Frankfurt / Main:one way € 80; return € 140
o Airport Frankfurt-Hahn: one way € 160; return: € 295
o Airport Stuttgart: one way: € 150; return: € 290
o Central station Heidelberg: one way: € 40; return: € 70
o Bus station Mannheim: one way: € 60; return: € 110
We help our students to get their documents together and send them an invitation letter for the Embassy together with documents about the school.
F+U ACADEMY OF LANGUAGES HEIDELBERG
Darmstädter Hof Centrum, 3th floor Postcode : 69117 City : Heidelberg Country : Germany