Frequently asked Questions (FAQ)

Questions regarding Courses

How can I register for a course?
You have 3 options to sign up for our courses:

  1. Direct online registration
    Our course offer
  2. Personal registration on site
    (Mondays to Fridays 08:00 – 18:30, Saturdays 10:00 – 16:00)
  3. You can also sign up by e-mail.
    Just send us your contact details to and course request and we will answer you within 24 hours.
Is a registration fee required for your courses?
Yes, a registration fee of 29,00 € has to be paid by each student once.
How long do our German courses last?
Intensive courses last 8 weeks from Monday to Friday with 5 classes a day and 200 lessons. One lesson (1 lesson) = 45 minutes.
Courses in the morning: 8.15 – 12.25 o’clock
Courses in the afternoon: 13.00 – 17.15 o’clock

Evening courses last 13 weeks from Monday to Friday with 3 classes a day and 200 lessons. One lesson (1 lesson) = 45 minutes.
Courses in the evening: 17.30 – 20.00 o’clock

Additional courses last 4 weeks from Monday to Friday with 3 lessons once a week and include 24 lessons. One lesson (1 lesson) = 45 minutes.
Additional Courses: 17.30 – 20.00 o’clock

DSH / TestDaF / telc preparation courses last 4 weeks from Monday to Friday, each with 3 lessons a day, and cover 60 lessons. One lesson (1 lesson) = 45 minutes.
DSH / TestDaF / telc – Preparation Courses: 17.30 – 20.00 o’clock

What are hybrid courses?

Our language school offers on-site & online courses, which we call hybrid courses. Some course participants sit in the classroom and take part in the lessons on-site, while the others have the opportunity to follow the lessons online. The classrooms are equipped with all the necessary technical devices, so the classes can be held smoothly.

Which course do I need?
If no current language certificate is available (not more than 2 years old), we require participation in our entrance examination. This will classify your German language proficiency according to the GER (Common European Framework of Reference) system and help you to find the right and optimal course for you.

Please note that we only accept language certificates from German language schools and from Goethe Institutes worldwide.

You do not need an admission test for our additional courses.

What is an entrance test, how and when can I participate?
The placement tests are carried out both on-site and online. In the case of an online assessment, we will send you an access link to the assessment test. A working camera, microphone and headphones are required to take an on-line placement test.

In admission test for all levels (intensive courses A2 – C1, DAH / TesDaF + telc – preparation courses) consists of 3 parts:

  • Written tasks to assess your vocabulary and knowledge of grammatical structures;
  • A short text with questions & tasks;
  • A short interview to assess your oral skills and your listening skills

Participation in the admission test costs € 10.00 and the duration is about 2 hours. The results along with our personal recommendations will be emailed to you the next day.

The admission test takes place every 1. and 3. Saturday of the month. Registration for the entrance test is required. Send us a short e-mail or a message via our contact form with your full name as well as your desired entrance test date (day + time).

Please be at least 10 minutes before the entrance test in the school and bring your valid ID.

What do I need an entrance test for?
A proper grading of your level is directly related to your language progress. Not taking the entrance test leads to a wrong assessment of your current knowledge of German, failure of the course and repeating it later.

We at LangIsland School ensure the quality of the lessons and appreciate your time and therefore require an entrance test for all students without proof of language skills.

Can I just take the final exam without enrolling in a full course?

Yes, you can only register for an internal final exam without enrolling in a full course. However, we highly recommend to attend an intensive course first and take the final exam only after the course has ended. The fee for an internal final exam is: Course level A1 – A2: 99,00 €, course level B1: 129,00 €, course level B2 – C1: 149,00 €.

Where can I find prices and dates for next courses?
All prices and the next dates can be found under “Courses“.
How can I pay the course fees?
You can send a bank transfer to the following bank account:

Recipient: LangIsland School
Bank: Sparkasse Dortmund
IBAN: DE95 4405 0199 0001 1176 02
Purpose: First and last name, date of birth, course and course dates

In addition, you can pay the course fee in cash at our school or a transfer via PayPal to the following address:

In case of PayPal or credit card payment, processing fees may apply. These are to be paid by the course participant.

Is the course fee covered by the job center?

Our language school is a private institution. In this respect, the course participants are private payers and they need to pay for the course fee themselves.

Visa matters

How do I get a registration confirmation for the German Embassy?
If you would like to attend a German course at LangIsland School and need a visa, you will receive a corresponding confirmation of registration from the German Embassy. The prerequisite for this is the course registration and a full payment of the course fee.

Our bank connection:

Recipient: LangIsland School GbR
Bank: Sparkasse Dortmund
IBAN: DE95 4405 0199 0001 1176 02
Purpose: First and last name, date of birth, course and course dates

After receipt of the complete transfer we will send you a registration confirmation and a receipt for the German Embassy.

How many courses do I have to book for the visa?
This question will be answered by your local German embassy.
I did not receive a visa, but the fees have already been paid. Do i get the money back?
In the case of a visa cancellation, send us a copy of the original rejection notice from the German embassy as a PDF file and your bank details to and we will refund the full course fee less a processing fee of € 100.00 (for applicants from abroad).

The refund will be made within 14 days after the confirmation of the received documents.

Didn’t find your question?

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Your LangIsland team