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German Courses

The selection of German-language courses in the city of Bern is broad and diverse. To make it easier for you to find a course suited to your needs, the «Integration Competence Centre» has compiled an overview of organisations and institutions providing German-language instruction.

An overview of providers of German lessons and their programme in the City of Bern is available at: (German)

Advice relating to course offerings is available at the «Information Office for Foreigner Affairs». For more detailed information contact the organisation offering the German courses:

isa – Fachstelle Migration
Speichergasse 29
3011 Bern 
+41 31 310 12 70 (German)

Mother-and-child «MuKi» German Courses

The «City of Bern Schools Office» runs mother-and-child «MuKi» German courses for mothers and their three- to five-year-olds in some districts. The women can learn the basics of the German language and learn about living in Switzerland. The children can benefit from playing with others and take their first steps in German in a play environment. Detailed information on Muki German courses.

Effingerstrasse 21
3008 Bern
+41 31 321 64 60

Courses in First Language and Culture

Support for children who do not have German as a first language, to promote their skills in the language spoken at home. There are courses in about 25 languages, sponsored by various organisations. More information is provided by the «Canton Bern Department of Education».
Your mother tongue = The language of your heart

Erziehungsdirektion des Kantons Bern
Sulgeneckstrasse 70
3005 Bern
+41 31 633 84 51 (German, French)

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