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

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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 an officially approved German Blocked Account online.

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?

Value Package is all-inclusive offer for university and language students coming to study in Germany. The Value Package includes Blocked Account and Health Insurance (necessary for visa application) as well as Current Bank Account, Incoming Insurance, and other free benefits. By ordering this package, students save time and money.

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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, MANGOPAY, 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 officially approved documents 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.


Please refer to the Special Terms and Conditions for the Blocked Account (STCBA)Value Package (STCVP), and Health Insurance Plus (STCHIP) for more information on our service.