The VHS (Volkshochschule) Unterland is the biggest popular university in the Heilbronn area, including 33 regional offices (see http://www.vhs-unterland.de/Aussenstellen). We offer a variety of educational courses, at moderate prices. The programme booklet is published twice a year (January and September) including approximately 2.300 courses and events. You can also see it online (www.vhs-unterland.de).
The Volkshochschule (popular university) is a non-profit organisation that is
The Volkshochschule is a centre for learning, discussion, health and culture.
It is the local centre for further education and as such contributes to the planning of a future worth living.
The wide range of topics offered by Volkshochschulen can be divided into five main fields:
Being open and welcoming towards all people is essential to the identity of the VHS. Our courses are open to everybody who wants to develop their knowledge – regardless of age, sex, nationality, education, social status, business background, ideology or political orientation. The VHS Unterland is not only a place for learning but also a place for meeting. The VHS Unterland assists community building and the integration of all people into society.
We also offer migrants the possibility to teach as well as to learn, whereby their skills and experiences can be contributed to our society.
To make our culture more welcoming we also run courses about intercultural communication.
For refugees and asylum seekers
We offer government-financed German language programmes especially created for refugees and asylum seekers.
Furthermore, refugees and asylum seekers who want to participate in other than the above-mentioned courses are granted a reduction of 50%.
Non employed people
Children, pupils, students and certain other groups qualify for a discount of about 20%.
Unemployed people may also qualify for a discount on application.
Speaking foreign languages is considered an essential part of modern day living. It helps in achieving career goals as well as living independently. We offer foreign language courses to make cross-cultural communication and understanding easier. Our offer includes courses in the following languages:
For more details as well as an assessment please log on to Sprachen.
The language course system follows the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Speaking a language is the key to integration. Promoting integration is a core value of the Volkshochschule. The VHS Unterland offers various German courses from level A1 to B2, as well as government-financed German language courses for refugees and asylum seekers.
The B1 language exam, a precondition for citizenship, can be taken at the VHS Unterland. Information evenings about this are offered every 3-4 months.
Concerning the government-financed German language courses for refugees and asylum seekers, you will receive information in your shared accommodation.
For further information, please don't hesitate to contact us via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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