The isi focuses on improving both participants' listening and reading comprehension skills in addition to oral and writing skills in equal measure. The educational objectives and contents of our courses are based in the Common European Framework of Reference of Languages (CEFR).

Our language lessons are designed to be interactive and are supplemented by means of the latest media. By simulating everyday situations in class, participants are successfully prepared in the use of the relevant language for everyday situations. Also, enhancing awareness in cultural contexts provides participants with an additional core element of our practice-orientated lessons.

Our courses are renowned for their high level of learning standards and continual class participation. Combined with our group-specific learning objectives and methodological lesson planning, this enables participants to achieve an acelerated learning progression.

Our teachers are highly motivated and qualified with university level qualifications and possess many years of experience. The university concept of teaching at the isi offers the additional benefits of research-oriented foreign language courses: Current topics as well as the latest didactical findings are constantly incorporated into lesson planning. The positive feedback from participants regarding our courses confirms that the teaching concept and the teaching staff at the isi are focused primarily on the learning success of participants.

Each participant receives a certificate upon completion of a course. In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, the participant is required to attend at least 80 percent of the lessons as well as fulfil the necessary course requirements.

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who attend at least 70 percent of the course.

Upon request, participants will receive an additional certificate stating the amount of ECTS credits achieved:
60 course lessons equates to four ECTS credits