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    Special Services, Computer Courses

    Lessons on Tour

    The Academy of Languages offers the intensive German as a Foreign Language courses both in Berlin and Heidelberg. At no extra charge, you can take your language course at either school. All you need to do is inform us when you register which course you wish to take at which school, and for how long. The language courses are designed to allow a change of study centre at any time.

    If you have already begun your course and then opt for our Lessons on Tour programme, it is possible to change schools after a notice period of two weeks and payment of a €100 fee (subject to availability of accommodation).

    Corporate Language Training

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    Since 2013, the F+U Academy of Languages Berlin has been delivering training to international diplomatic missions, federal agencies, global property and insurance companies, luxury-sector travel operators and innovative start-ups. Our Corporate Language Training offers bespoke language training for companies and organisations in over twenty languages, for example English, German, French, Italian, Spanish,

    Chinese and Russian. Thanks to their modular structure the training courses can be tailored to meet the individual needs of a sector or company department. The training can be held as group courses, individual lessons, day seminars or weekend workshops, either in-house or at our school.

    The Corporate Language Training programme offers the following specialisations:

    • Sector-specific terminology
    • Presentations and kick-off presentation speeches
    • Commercial correspondence, emails and reports
    • Telephone communication
    • Meetings and negotiations
    • Intercultural awareness and communication strategies
    • Grammar and specialist vocabulary

    Educational Leave in Berlin

    Registration fee (for the first course): €35.

    Course start: 07.01, 04.02, 04.03, 01.04, 06.05, 03.06, 01.07, 05.08, 02.09, 07.10, 04.11, 02.12.
    F+U is accredited under the Educational Leave laws in Baden-Wurttemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hessen; further accreditations on request.

    Course no. Language Course description TH / week Learners Course times (Mon – Fri) 1 week 2 weeks
    22 German as a foreign language

    Acquisition of the various language competences

    in homogenous learning groups;

    levels A1-C1

    30 4-15 09:00-14:30 € 235 € 470
    23 German as a foreign language

    Combination of group and individual

    lessons (IL); levels A1-C1

    40 (incl. 10 IL) 4-15 IL 09:00-16:15 € 525 € 1050

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    À la Carte Courses (Music, Sport, Art, Design)

     

    Parallel to our intensive courses, we arrange various special courses in sport, music, art and design in cooperation with sports clubs, companies, music schools and other local organisations.

    Selected courses: Football, handball, table tennis, tennis, basketball, field hockey, ice hockey, swimming and other sports; music lessons, art courses and floristry. Please note that the practice sessions are invoiced separately. The fee reflects the number of hours booked and in particular the type of activity. For sports lessons only a small fee is normally required, payable to the sports club.

    *Top-quality piano lessons at university level; lessons are invoiced by the hour.

    One-off placement fee: €250 (a successful placement cannot be guaranteed; if no placement is found, €150 of the fee will be refunded).

    Music Practice Rooms

    At no extra charge, we can arrange practice rooms for regular, independent practice at the piano or on other musical instruments. For a monthly flat rate of approx. €150 our learners can practice the piano or their own musical instruments at a partner music school, every day, around the clock (24/7).

    Practice at the concert grand piano is available by special arrangement only.

    Support with Official Matters (Registration with Authorities, Health Insurance, Bank and more)

    Learners requiring a visa are offered the following services on arrival: support in practically all bureaucratic matters, convenient registration or re-registration at the town hall, advice and appointment scheduling for opening or activating a bank account, help with arranging German health insurance, checking documents for the Berlin immigration authorities and general information on extending visas.

    Requirement: A language course of at least 12 weeks must be booked.

    Fee: €275 (individual services such as registration at the town hall, can also be booked separately for just €85).

    General University Advice

    At the school we offer a university advice service for our learners who upon completion of their course wish to begin a degree programme at a state university in Germany. The service includes orientation and help in the selection of suitable universities/subjects; the preliminary check of application documents; assistance with applications to up to three universities and the correction of a letter of motivation/CVs.

    Requirement: Evidence of the university admission qualification from the learner’s home country. Fee: €300.

    Special University Advice - hwtk

    Our language school is also the International Office of the state-accredited University of Applied Sciences - hwtk (Hochschule für Wirtschaft, Technik und Kultur - hwtk) in Berlin. The hwtk offers primarily business- focused bachelor and master’s degree programmes in German and in English. With ten specialisations in BA Business Administration - such as Hotel and Tourism Management or Marketing Communication and Public Relations – as well as three accessible modes of study (dual, full-time and distance learning), the hwtk offers students the highest level of planning flexibility.

    The new BA International Management programme complements the profile of the university with an attractive range of courses in English, including an integrated period of study abroad, e.g. in new York.

    Our language school provides free assistance with all applications to the hwtk.

    Our language courses and exclusive F+U language certificate (special fee: €75) qualify students for admission to the hwtk.

    Further information at: international.support@hwtk.de

    Provisional Admission Service

    We offer university application support to learners who have booked an intensive course of at least twelve weeks at our school and who require provisional admission for their visa application. For the applications to up to two universities, we check the application documents, prepare the university applications, correct the letters of motivation/CVs and communicate with the universities.

    The processing time at the universities can take up to eight weeks; this should be taken into account in the application process.

    Admission requirement: Evidence of the university admission qualification in the learner’s home country.

    Fee: €450 plus any applicable processing fees charged by the respective university.

    (A successful application cannot be guaranteed. If the application is rejected by the university €200 of the administration fee will be refunded. The university’s processing fee is non-refundable.)

    Internship, Erasmus+

    Our unpaid internships are offered to young people (16+) keen to build on their intensive German course by playing an active role in our cultural programme and gaining an insight into the administration work at an international language school. Upon completion, a bilingual internship certificate (German/ English) is available. Where required, non-EU nationals must provide a work permit for the internship (e.g. a Working Holiday visa). All applicants are required to provide evidence that the internship either serves a vocational purpose (orientation internship) or is to be completed parallel to training or study; usually a copy of the enrolment certificate, the training contract or school contract is sufficient. Applications accompanied by a letter of motivation and a Europass CV should be submitted exclusively to languages.berlin@fuu.de.

    Processing fee: €200.

    Erasmus+ internships based in the school administration are also offered; please make sure your application is convincing and submitted as early as possible (limited availability). No processing fee.

    Cultural Programme

    Groups are accompanied by a member of school staff. Unless otherwise indicated, only travel and staff costs are included in the fee. Announcements about cultural events can be found in notices in the school and online at news.fuu-languages.berlin. The minimum number of participants is also indicated in each case.

    Examples Duration Fee
    Orientation tour of Berlin’s historical city centre Approx. 2 hours Free
    Regular F+U ‘Stammtisch’ gatherings Approx. 2 hours Free
    Cycling tours of Berlin’s most attractive districts Approx. 2 hours Free
    Sports activities1 Approx. 2-3 hours Free
    River trips on the Spree (including audio guide) Approx. 2-3 hours From € 16
    Museum visits2 Approx. 2-3 hours From € 2
    Cinema/open air cinema Approx. 2-3 hours From € 7
    Berlin Zoo / Tierpark Approx. 2-3 hours From € 15
    Excursions (half day)3 Approx. 5 hours From € 20
    Excursions (all day)4 Approx. 8 hours From € 30

     

    1Football tournaments, ice-skating, cycling tour, mini golf and more.

    2Pergamon Museum, Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum), Berlin Wall Museum, Topography of Terror Documentation Centre, Jewish Museum Berlin, Neues Museum (New Museum), Berlin Wall Memorial, German Museum of Technology, DDR (GDR) Museum, Neue Nationalgalerie (New National Gallery), Naturkundemuseum (Natural History Museum), Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial, Gemäldegalerie (Art Gallery), Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery), Berliner Unterwelten-Museum (subterranean museum) and more.

    3Potsdam, forest high ropes course, Sachsenhausen Memorial, Filmpark Babelsberg and more.

    4Spreewald, Hamburg, Leipzig, Dresden and more.

    Computer Courses (Microsoft Office, Webpage Design, Programming for Beginners )

    Registration fee (for the first course): €35 (group bookings of 3 or more people: €15 per person).

    Discounts (for large bookings) are only available for advance payment in full.

    One teaching hour (TH) = 45 minutes.

    Fee per TH 1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people
    1-3 trial lessons* € 33 € 35 € 40 € 45 € 48 € 50
    From 4 TH € 30 € 33 € 37 € 40 € 43 € 45

    *No registration fee.

    We will be pleased to provide an individual quotation for larger groups, special IT programs or programming language and English-language IT lessons.

    The lesson can also be offered in a wholly virtual format, wherever you are, via our modern Flow Studio (supplement: 15%). Customer technical requirements: device with front-facing camera, microphone and loudspeaker/audio (e.g. laptop, smart phone or tablet) and a stable internet connection.


     
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