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Membership of IBH

Fachverband Deutsch als Fremdsprache e.V.

Professional Association of German as a Foreign Language (FaDaF)

FADAF is a merger of institutions and natural persons dealing with teaching and research of German as a Foreign/Second Language (GFL) in the Federal Republic of Germany. FADAF cooperates with numerous public institutions such as DAAD or the Conference of University Presidents. It also supervises the German Language Exam for Admission to Colleges and Universities (DSH). FADAF aims to promote the acquisition of German and to encourage intercultural encounters. It is in particular committed to the understanding of foreign cultures. Moreover, FADAF endeavours to foster the linguistic competence of foreign students in Germany, to advance GFL as an academic subject as well as to support the in-service training of instructors and to promote future scholars in the field of GFL.


FaDaF GATE Consortium

In addition to IBH, FADAF GATE Consortium comprises the following members:

Language Academy Aachen
bibis – Bielefeld
Deutschkolleg Stuttgart
Humboldt-Institut e.V. - Konstanz
Institute for International Communication (IIK) Düsseldorf
Institute for Languages Kassel
Universität Mannheim Service und Marketing GmbH
German Language Courses for Foreigners at the University of Munich
henke Schulungen gGmbH - Stuttgart

Verband Deutscher Privatschulverbände e.V.

Union of German Private School Associations (VDP)

It represents private educational institutions involved in secondary education (general and vocational) as well as in adult education and in postsecondary education.