ifa Academy: The joy of cultural encounters

by | Feb 28, 2018 | Communities

The ifa Academy is one of Germany’s leading competence centres offering courses in international cultural relations, education, business and German as a foreign language. And it is much more than a typical school.

German language courses

The ifa Academy’s German courses are available in all competence levels from A1 for beginners to B2 and C1 (C2) courses for advanced speakers. A team of more than 90 qualified teachers guarantee a successful study experience in evening and weekend courses, intensive courses and ifa Academy’s popular summer school sessions. Additional courses are available for selected professionals such as German for medical staff and volunteers in international cultural relations. All courses come with an ifa Academy certificate. The ifa Academy is a fully accredited centre for TELC and TestDaF preparatory courses, tests and certificates. As an added value, German courses at the ifa Academy may also include local excursions, visits to cultural events, libraries and historic places in Stuttgart, where the ifa – abbreviation for the institution’s name “Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen”, in English “Institute for Foreign Relations” – is located.

For speakers of German who wish to improve their linguistic skills, the ifa Academy offers “add-on” courses with a special focus on written communication, German in a business and job situation, intonation and pronunciation, listening comprehension, conversation and grammar.

Professional development

Special trainings for professional development comprise digital cultural skills, international cultural communications, country-specific seminars and business cultures. Seminars and trainings are designed for and taught specifically to professionals who wish to work abroad and for incoming qualified experts who seek a new career, work experience or international business contacts in Germany. Courses are available in Stuttgart, Berlin and Brussels.

The ifa Academy also offers classes for international diplomats and international relations professionals working in the field of international cultural relations, the foreign relations policies of large scale enterprises and in the international affairs between state and none-state actors. All courses integrate a special focus on the impact of digitalisation and technical developments in international communications on the work of diplomats, policy makers and NGOs.

International projects and study courses

Besides the classes in Stuttgart, Berlin and Brussels, the ifa Academy also offers online study courses, e-learning, webinars and EU trainings projects.

Still, there is much more to it than the rich learning and study offers. The ifa and ifa Academy are also known for their charming setting in a historic landmark building in the city center of Stuttgart with a quiet and green inner courtyard – a perfect place for learning, meeting people, making friends, networking and enjoying varieties of cultures.

Find out more at www.ifa-akademie.de or send an email to info@ifa-akademie.de.

The ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen – building in Stuttgart