Learn German and change your day-to-day life for the better

Our experienced instructors will teach you German or help you to improve your existing language skills. Whether you're chatting to friends or dealing with life's many situations – or even looking for a job – having a good command of German makes everything easier. Book your place on our German for beginners course (proficiency levels A0-C1).

For success in language learning

  • Qualified and experienced instructors
  • More than 40 years' experience
  • Small groups for more efficient learning
  • One-to-one tuition available
  • Course materials included

Questions about the courses?

For all questions, suggestions and requests, please contact us by phone at 06131-4998582 24 hours a day. If you wish to make a callback or receive information via e-mail, you are welcome to send us a message using the contact form below. We will contact you immediately.

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Our location in Mainz

Our location

Our IQ location Mainz is located ner the main train station in the city center of Mainz in the Ludwigstraße 9, across from Karstadt. 


The nearest car parks are the car park Kronberger Hof and the car park Schillerplatz. Both of them are chargeable.

Our satisfied Customers say what they liked most

"I thought it would be more difficult, but the friendly instructors made learning German easy."
(Marek K., Mainz; German as a foreign language)

"It was fun working with such a friendly group of people."
(Olga M., Mainz; German B1 course)

What distinguishes us

The DSH certificate is an admission requirement for foreign students at many German universities.
The telc exam at IQ can be taken in many different languages.
WiDaF serves as a proof for German language skills in economic sectors.
Customer feedback with an average of 5,3 in 6 stars shows the good quality of courses at IQ.
DIN EN ISO 9001 is a sign for quality management.
IQ is an associate company of the Schülerhilfe.

Course levels (language levels)

We'll start you off with a language proficiency test. This will help us to assess your level of proficiency so that we can help you choose the right course.
Here is a summary of your skill level assessment: 




You have no previous knowledge of the foreign language and can neither speak nor write it. You start the course as a complete beginner.


You can share your point of view in conversations and discussions.


You can use simple language to make yourself understood, introduce yourself, ask and answer questions about your situation.


You have no trouble taking part in discussions about everyday topics and you can write simple texts.


You are able to take part in everyday conversations, such as providing information about yourself and your family, going shopping, work, your current situation, etc.


You understand long, complex texts in a wide variety of different styles, such as technical articles or instructions. You can express yourself fluently and precisely without having to think about it. You can explain complex matters in detail and give extended speeches.