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Learn a Foreign Language


Building Bridges

The Institute for Foreign Languages (IFS) plays a key role in the internationalisation of Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (HKA). We offer courses in many different languages for students and staff. 

CEFR Courses
Certificates can be obtained for various levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) in English, German as a Foreign Language, Spanish and French. The courses have 4 credit points.

The German Academic Exchange (DAAD) English Language Certificate is also available for students applying for a semester abroad.

SiP Courses
In the Language and Intercultural Practice programme (SiP) we offer introductory courses in various languages: Arabic 1+2, Chinese 1+2, Japanese 1+2, Russian 1+2, Italian 1+2, Portuguese 1+2, Korean and Germany Today - an introduction to life in Germany for exchange students. Students can register for the courses as a compulsory subject or as an elective subject for 2 credit points. 

Secretary's office

Tel.: +49 (0)721 925-2900
Tel.: +49 (0)721 925-2973
Fax: +49 (0)721 925-2971
ifsspam prevention@h-ka.de

Office hours:
Monday-Friday 9am-12pm
Tuesday & Thursday 1pm-2pm

Building F, Room 306
Moltkestraße 30
76133 Karlsruhe

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IFS - Intensive courses winter semester 2022/23

Important dates and deadlines

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DSH registration deadlines summer semester 2022

Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang

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The IFS - An overview

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Join our team as a freelancer

Are you a foreign language teacher? Are you interested in a freelance contract at the IFS?

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FAQ and Downloads

Languages Course Registration Certificates DSH