Heidelberg is a college town in Baden-Württemberg, situated on the river Neckar, in south-west Germany.

The city is known for its institutions of higher education. The most famous of those is Heidelberg University.

Furthermore, all around the year, there are multiple festivals and events that will carry you inside the atmosphere of the German city.

Where we are…

Located in the centre of the city, International House Heidelberg is based in the Villa Krehl in Heidelberg’s most beautiful residential area . The historic building, with its spacious garden, provides students with the perfect environment to live and learn. The classrooms and offices impress with their modern equipment and reveal a true campus feeling.


Course Description

General German Courses

German Standard Course 20

In this general language course, all aspects of learning German are successfully taught, and the four essential skills - speaking, listening, writing and reading - are trained.

German Intensive Course 25

Unlike the Standard Course 20, the Intensive Course includes an additional lesson in which participants repeat, practically apply and intensify what they have previously learned. This is typically achieved through dialogue models, discussion groups, role-playing and educational games.

German Combination Course 20 + 5

This intensive German course is ideal for students who want to benefit from both the interactive group lessons in the morning and individual private lessons.

German Intensive Course plus 30

This intensive course is ideal for students who want to learn as much German as possible in a short time.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are the most flexible and most intensive course option we provide for either professional or private purposes. It is recommended for all who want to make fast progress in achieving their personal learning goal. The length of the course can be adapted to the student’s personal needs.

In addition to the morning lessons, students interact in small groups in the afternoon, which allows them to express their own personal learning needs and to work on improving specific skills.

Special German Courses

Private Lessons: German for Business

This individualised course is adapted to the personal language requirements and scheduling needs of the student. Areas of specialty: business German, technology, tourism, media, arts and culture, medicine, scientific terminology.

  • Learn relevant terminology
  • Pronunciation training
  • Work with topically relevant materials
  • Learn various expression techniques

Group Programmes

Courses take place in small groups and are based on the specific needs of your business, such as strengthening, improving your language, professional development related content, basic skills for everyday communication, and trust in dealing with customers.

Participants will also be familiar with specialized topics related to their industry, in order to increase their confidence in the conversation.

German Online

Participants can improve their German with online courses, not depending on time

and location constraints. In addition to language skills, information about the country and culture are also taught. The online courses are offered at the following levels: Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced.

The online courses are offered solely as self-learning modules or with tutor support.

Corporate Courses

These courses are designed as one-to-one or small group instruction and are held on-site at the company or at the school, by appointment only. They include:

  • Placement test
  • Needs analysis and definition of course objectives
  • Educational materials based on training concept
  • Progress report

Private Lessons

Individual lessons are especially suited for people that want to quickly reach their personal goals. This course is offered at all language levels.

Testing and Preparatory Courses

TELC Language Tests

The TELC exams are uniformly organised according to rules set for implementation with all results recorded centrally. TELC certificates are recognised worldwide as proof of language proficiency.

TELC Preparatory Courses

Students are prepared through an intensive four-week exam training course. Mornings consist of standard language classes, while afternoons are spent practising authentic exam situations, where students receive individual attention and are assisted in their preparation.


The TestDaF is a language exam for those who want to study in Germany, or require proof of their German language skills for scientific projects and academic professions.

The TestDaF is recognised by all universities and colleges in Germany.

TestDaF Preparatory Course

This target-oriented language training prepares students thoroughly for the exam. Courses will familiarise participants with the test format and all sections of the exam. Pre-requisite: level B2 or C1.

Academic Preparation Programme for Study in Germany

The Academic Preparation Programme is directed at students who plan to study in Germany.

Junior Courses

In cooperation with other partner schools, action-packed summer camps in Berlin, Munich and Freiburg are offered. These camps are suitable for children and teenagers aged 7 to 17 who want to learn German in their summer holidays and meet young people from all over the world. All summer camps include lots of leisure activities to make sure that learning German is lots of fun.


Our accommodation is carefully selected.

You can choose from one of the following possibilities:

Host family

The host family can be a family with children, a single person with children, or simply a single. Our host families live within 30 minutes of the school on foot or by public transport;

Students Apartment

The state-of-the-art student residence is located in Heidelberg’s new Bahnstadt quarter. The modern apartments are fully furnished with a built-in kitchen and bathroom. The residence offers the opportunity to socialize with other students, but also offers privacy;

Other accommodation

Social Activities

A variety of cultural and social activities are offered as an ideal complement to the language courses. Students can practise and reinforce their new language skills as they get to know the local area and its residents.

The school offers: guided city tours, castle tours, visits to museums, company visits, Strolling Heidelberg’s famous old town and castle visit, concerts and theatre, wine tasting, brewery visits, German restaurants, bike tours, bowling, movies, dancing, excursions to towns like Bruchsal, Frankfurt, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Baden-Baden, Speyer, Schwetzingen or Worms, sports.


We have a lot of course and accommodation options, as you can imagine! To give you an idea of costs, here is a sample price for

  • a five week course: 940,00€
  • a one week course: 190,00€

Please contact us for more course options.