Information in English

If your German is not yet good enough to take a course from our main programme, don’t worry – we can help you!

VHS speaks English

©VHS FfmWe offer around 30 courses and events each semester in English – for those who are learning English and those who speak English better than German!

Courses include… dance, theatre, walking tours, creative writing, exercise, opera, film, book clubs, film clubs, art, debating, cookery, and lots more…

For detailed information on course content and schedule click here

Learn German with the VHS!

We offer German courses to suit all learners.
At the VHS you can learn German at your level and at a time to suit you - in the mornings, afternoons or evenings on 2, 3, 4 or 5 days per week.

And you can improve specific skills with courses and workshops in:

  • Speaking
  • WritingVocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Pronunciation
  • Exam preparation
  • Business Skills eg. telephoning, correspondence, presentations
  • Integration (for German naturalisation)


  • Basic Level (A1 to B1): 100 teaching hours, € 390
  • Intermediate Level (B1+ to C1): 100 – 120 teaching hours, € 310 – € 320
  • Advanced (C1+ to C2): 100 teaching hours, € 320 - € 340 


Before registering please attend one of our free advisory sessions to take a placement test and find out which courses are suitable for you.

Please bring with you: your passport and, if applicable, your certificate of eligibility (Berechtigungsschein) and confirmation that you are entitled to unemployment benefit.

Our testing and advisory service is open:

  • at the VHS, Sonnemannstraße 13, 60314 Frankfurt a.M.
    Mon + Weds 13.00 - 17.00
    Tues + Thurs 10.00 - 12.00
  • at VHS-Zentrum West (BiKuZ), Michael-Stumpf-Straße 2, 65929 Frankfurt a.M./Höchst
    Mon 13.00 - 17.00
    Weds 09.00 - 12.00

You can download our German Course Flyer HERE

What is the VHS?

The Volkshochschule Frankfurt am Main is the biggest provider of courses for adults in the Rhein-Main area. As a municipal college, partially subsidised by the City of Frankfurt, we provide courses in many subject areas such as creative skills, health, sport, languages, computing, business & social skills, leisure and self -development.

Volkshochschule Frankfurt am MainOur courses range from those that help you develop a hobby (eg. painting, sculpture, pottery, cookery, photography, drama …) to those that help promote fitness and good health (eg. running, exercising, dance, yoga, massage…) to those that can help you in your career (eg. languages, computing, office training, business & management skills …). While many courses are of course held in German, we also offer a wide range of courses and events in English (VHS speaks English).

Whatever your age, if you want to get that dream job, secure a place at university, or just want to do something for pleasure, then its time to take a closer look at our Volkshochschule programme. Why not learn a new skill or take up a new interest and at the same time meet a new group of friends?

Our courses run during the day, in the evenings and at weekends. We continually enrol students of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds on our courses which are held at centres throughout Frankfurt. With over 3,000 courses from Accountancy to Zen to pick from there's bound to be something for just about everyone.

You can download our English language flyer Frankfurt Adult Education Centre HERE


General Information
Hotline, Tel. +49 (0)69 212-71501

German courses
Christiane Seeger, Tel. +49 (0)69 212-38386
Barbara Sommer, Tel. +49 (0)69 212-42997
Eva Geck, Tel. +49 (0)69 212-39993

Liliya Karpynska, Tel. +49 (0)69 212-38384
Tiziana Raimondo, Tel. +49 (0)69 212-37662

Society, Healthcare and Culture
Helve Biermann, Tel. +49 (0)69 212-37964
Julia Shirtliff, Tel. +49 (0)69 212-37963

Work and Career
Hans-Peter Matthias, Tel. +49 (0)69 212-39996



In person
Kundenservice, Sonnemannstraße 13, 60314 Frankfurt a.M.
Mon + Weds 13.00 – 18.00 and Thurs 14.00 – 19.00
Tues + Thurs 10.00 – 13.00 (by appointment only, call +49 (0)69 212-71501)

VHS-Zentrum West (BiKuZ), Michael-Stumpf-Str. 2, 65929 Frankfurt a.M.
Mon 13.00 – 18.00 and Weds 9.00 – 13.00

In writing
The following details are required: surname, first name, address, telephone number, course number, bank details (IBAN and BIC) and signature. Documents to substantiate a reduction must be enclosed in copy.

  • E-Mail:
  • Post: Volkshochschule Frankfurt a.M., Sonnemannstraße 13, 60314 Frankfurt a.M.
  • Fax: +49 (0)69 212-71500

Reduced fees
Reduced fees are granted upon submission of proper current substantiation
not older than 3 months:

  • 20% for trainees, students and severely handicapped persons
  • 50% for persons who are unemployed or drawing social assistance

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