ISK (Institut für Sprachen und Kommunikation e.V.)

All you need to know about ISK (Generelle Informationen über den Service)

ISK x Expatrio

The ISK (Institut für Sprachen und Kommunikation e.V.) was founded in 1997 and is now one of Hannover’s largest language schools. More than 1,500 participants learn German and other languages at the ISK each year. You will find our 4 locations directly in the downtown area of Hannover. We have more than 35 modernly equipped seminar rooms with E-projectors and interactive whiteboards, a schoolyard and a café with free wifi and a reading corner.

Das ISK (Institut für Sprachen und Kommunikation e.V.) wurde 1997 gegründet und gehört heute zu den größten Sprachschulen in Hannover. Pro Jahr lernen mehr als 1.500 Personen Deutsch und andere Sprachen am ISK. Unsere 4 Standorte liegen direkt in der City von Hannover. Wir verfügen über 35 modern ausgestattete Seminarräume mit E-Beamern und interaktiven Whiteboards, einen Pausenhof und ein Café mit WLAN und Leseecke.

More about ISK (Zusätzliche Informationen über ISK)

Our intensive courses are held in the morning and are designed primarily for participants who are accustomed to learning and who learn quickly. At our institute, you will learn effectively and successfully within a short period of time.

The German courses for university studies prepare students to take such examinations as TestDaF, telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule, Studienkolleg or DSH. A mock exam is used in all these courses to intensively practice with respective examination format.

Our service packages make it possible to combine the intensive courses (language levels A1-C1) and the examination course with the guarantee of a spot to take the TestDaF, including individual advising.

We recommend that company employees, students and doctoral candidates take advantage of our evening courses. These courses feature flexible learning concepts and individual learning support so that you can easily combine language school with your job in a way that suits you best.

In addition to German lessons, the ISK offers a varied cultural program with numerous excursions and events to give you an opportunity to discover the city and region of Hannover. The regular Meet & Greet focuses on communication in a relaxed atmosphere. The aim is for you to get to know the other language students better and to put your new language skills directly into actual practice.

Unsere Intensivkurse finden am Vormittag statt und richten sich vor allem an schnelle und lerngewohnte Teilnehmende. Sie lernen bei uns effektiv und erfolgreich innerhalb kurzer Zeit.

Die Deutschkurse für das Studium bereiten auf Prüfungen wie TestDaF, telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule, Studienkolleg oder DSH vor. In allen Kursen wird das jeweilige Prüfungsformat mithilfe einer Probeprüfung intensiv geübt.

Unsere Servicepakete ermöglichen eine Kombination aus den Intensivkursen (Sprachniveau A1-C1) und dem Prüfungskurs mit Prüfungsplatzgarantie für TestDaF inklusive individueller Lernberatung.

Firmenmitarbeitenden, Studenten und Doktoranden empfehlen wir unsere Abendkurse. Sie zeichnen sich durch flexible Lernkonzepte und individuelle Lernbetreuung aus, sodass Sie Sprachschule und Beruf ideal miteinander verbinden können.

Damit Sie neben dem Deutschunterricht die Stadt und die Region Hannover entdecken können, bietet das ISK ein abwechslungsreiches Kulturprogramm mit zahlreichen Ausflügen und Events an. Beim regelmäßigen Meet & Greet steht die Kommunikation in lockerer Atmosphäre im Vordergrund. Ziel ist es, dass Sie andere Sprachschüler*innen besser kennen lernen und Ihre neuen Sprachkenntnisse direkt in die Praxis umsetzen können.

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Expatrio & ISK

Blocked Account, Health Insurance & more

Expatrio makes your relocation to Germany easy. Through a fully online process with low fees and money-back guarantee, you'll be able to get all you need for your visa and stay in Germany.

Blocked Account

Simple account opening in just a few minutes
  • Accepted by all German authorities worldwide
  • Blocked account in your name with German IBAN
  • Low fees, €49 (set-up) and €5 (monthly)
  • Fast and easy set-up from home country
  • High security standards with mobile App
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Value Package

Your all-inclusive package for an easy start in Germany
€49 cashback & free benefits

Your all-inclusive package for an easy start in Germany

  • Get your German blocked account with €49 cashback1
  • Customizable health insurance coverage with up to €90 cashback2

    Free Benefits:
  • Free incoming/travel health insurance*
  • Free International Student ID Card (ISIC)*
  • Free choice of current account
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Health Insurance

Health insurance for your visa and stay in Germany
  • Free incoming/travel health insurance for up to 92 days
  • Best public German health insurance3
  • Awarded private health insurance4
  • Extensive coverage incl. vaccinations
  • Doctor appointment service & live chat
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What is Expatrio?

Expatrio is a relocation platform for international students and expatriates wishing to live in Germany. Our digital solution enables you to open a blocked account and get health insurance. Those two German visa essentials can be easily secured while you are still in your home country.

How does Expatrio service work?

Expatrio is a fully digital service. If you want to order any of the products offered (Blocked Account, Value Package, Health Insurances) you just need to open our website, choose the product you are interested in, go through the questionnaire to help us tailor the service to your needs, and fill in the application form.

What is Expatrio Blocked Account?

Blocked account (Sperrkonto) is a German visa requirement for internationals coming from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA). The blocked account serves to prove that the applicants have adequate financial resources to live in Germany during their stay. Expatrio offers you the opportunity to open a blocked account that is accepted by all German authorities worldwide.

What is Expatrio Health Insurance Plus?

Health Insurance Plus is a special package offered by Expatrio, which combines several insurances (Private or Public Health Insurance, Incoming Insurance and free benefits). This product offers you essential coverage with the best providers.

What is Expatrio Value Package?

The Expatrio Value Package is an all-inclusive offer for university and language students coming to study in Germany. The Value Package includes a blocked account and health insurance (necessary for visa application) as well as a current bank account, travel health insurance, and other free benefits like an International Student ID. By ordering this package, students save time and money.

Are Expatrio services trustworthy?

Expatrio is based in Germany's capital Berlin. Expatrio's banking partner for the blocked account is the fully-licensed Aion bank, which has a branch in Germany. For the Health Insurance, Expatrio works with Techniker Krankenkasse, one of the largest providers in Germany. Expatrio applies the highest security standards by running a mobile application for all its banking and insurance services.

Where is Expatrio located?

Expatrio is located in Berlin, Germany. Our exact address is Linienstraße, 156-157, 10115 Berlin. But being a fully digital service, you can always reach out to us online. You can also contact us via phone, should you desire to talk to one of our Customer Service managers.

Who are the partners of Expatrio?

The list of the partners Expatrio has is constantly growing and can boast names like Techniker Krankenkasse, DR-WALTER, Cohort Go, AION, Monese, ELEMENT, Junior Chamber International and more.

Why should I use Expatrio?

Expatrio supports international students to easily relocate to Germany by offering a Blocked Account and the essential Health Insurance coverage for visa application and stay in Germany. You can secure everything online and without any knowledge of German. You are also able to get all your documents accepted by all German authorities worldwide in a few days.

Who can use Expatrio services?

Expatrio services are designed to help people who are planning their relocation to Germany. No matter whether you are an university student, language school student, intern, job seeker, au-pair or tourist, Expatrio will help you overcome the German bureaucracy and prepare the documents required for your visa application.

[*] Up to €249 savings consists of: €49 cashback on blocked account set-up fees + up to €90 TK-Flex cashback + free travel health insurance worth up to €95 + free ISIC card worth up to €15. This offer is only valid for customers who apply for the Value Package. Expatrio reserves the right to cancel this promotion at any point in time. Special terms and conditions apply.

[1] Value Package customers can receive their €49 cashback after activating both their blocked account and health insurance.

[2] TK-Flex is an elective tariff and only available for eligible TK health insurance customers. Once the TK membership is activated, TK-Flex can commence. Expatrio will provide the customer with detailed guidelines on how to do this. Within TK-Flex, users have the option to deselect/opt out of services they do not need. In return, there is a cashback bonus of up to €90 per year. However, if the services are needed after all, TK customers can reactivate their health insurance coverage by paying a deductible of €24 per service (up to €120) per year. Please refer to our TK-Flex page for more information. 

[3]  Free Incoming/ Travel Health Insurance coverage for up to 92 days as part of the Value Package for eligible customers worth up to € 95.00.

[4] In the issue 07/2023, Focus-Money business magazine awarded TK “Best Student Health Insurance Fund”.

[5] DR-WALTER has been awarded the Super Star Award by the Study Travel Magazine