Integration courses in Berlin and Mainz

It's very important for foreign citizens to integrate with German society quickly – and when it comes to communicating with locals or feeling at home in German culture and society, as integration course is a great way to prepare for life in Germany. In this course, you'll learn the basics of the German language and find out useful information about everyday life in Germany.

Become part of German society

Our IQ integration course in Berlin and Mainz smoothes the way towards becoming part of German society. It combines a language course with an orientation course about life in Germany. Besides basic language skills, you'll also learn about your rights and obligations, the German legal system and German culture.

We also cover important topics such as work and jobs, training and further education, shopping and consumption, health and hygiene, childcare and parenting, leisure and social contacts, media and media usage, as well as housing and accommodation. Our integration course in Berlin will also teach you how to write letters and emails in German and apply for a job.

Find out about our integration courses, the government funding available and the integration course provider today! Just fill in the form opposite or give us a call.

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General integration course – German as a foreign language

  • Requirement: official permission or obligation to attend a German integration course
  • Free or subject to a small co-payment, depending on the type of permission
  • Assessment tests can be arranged at any time prior to the beginning of the course
  • Basic and follow-on language course in German as a foreign language, plus Life in Germany orientation course; full- or part-time


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Integration course plus literacy skills – German as a foreign

In addition to the content covered by the integration course, this full-time course also aims to teach participants to read and write.

IQ locations for Integration courses

IQ Berlin-Pankow
Ms Hübner
Breite Straße 8
13187 Berlin-Pankow
Phone: 030-34 40 95 95

IQ Berlin-Spandau
Ms Müller
Moritzstraße 24
13597 Berlin-Spandau
Phone: 030-20 17 96 55

IQ Berlin-Tempelhof
Ms Sturm
Tempelhofer Damm 226
12099 Berlin-Tempelhof
Phone: 030-34 40 95 96


IQ Mainz-City
Ms Lotz, Ms Krause
Ludwigsstraße 9
55116 Mainz
Phone: 06131-46 49 88 1

The benefits at a glance

Integration courses at IQ - All benefits at a glance
  • Learn German effectively
  • Qualified and experienced instructors
  • Free places available
  • Locations in Berlin and Mainz

This is what distinguishes us

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Language certificates

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.
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Integration courses – the first step towards becoming part of German society

For asylum seekers wanting to live in Germany, it's very important to learn the basics of the German language as quickly as possible. A basic knowledge of German is a must, especially when it comes to communicating with locals in everyday life, making social contacts or looking for a job. 

Our integration course topics help you adjust to life in a foreign country

We attach great importance to teaching integration course participants about Germany's core values – things like religious freedom, tolerance and equality. 

German integration course plus literacy skills

In addition, we offer an integration course that also teaches literacy skills. As a result, people who are not familiar with the Latin alphabet can learn to read and write during their integration course too. The duration of the integration course depends on the type of course participants choose. The course can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Because this is a B1 integration course, participants who complete it will be qualified to take the corresponding telc exam.

Integration course modules and costs

Our integration course is recognised by Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) and is subsidised. The regular integration course is free of charge under certain conditions; otherwise only very low costs apply. Further information on the integration course and the eligibility certificate (Berechtigungsschein) is available from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).

The integration course certificate: your first step towards citizenship

A useful tip: an integration course certificate also makes it easier to gain citizenship, because anyone who can prove their successful participation in an integration course can apply for citizenship after just seven years of legal residence in Germany. Get in touch for personal advice on the funding available, the requirements for taking part in an IQ integration course and registration at the IQ locations in Berlin and Mainz. Why wait? Contact us today and take the first step towards becoming part of German society. An integration course is a great way to get your life in Germany off to a smooth start. We look forward to meeting you!