The Volkshochschule Bern is an association for adult education founded in 1919, with 1,500 individual and collective members.
The VHSbe organizes courses for learning in 16 different languages, general education courses and training of trainers, as well as cultural activities and linguistic exchange.
Languages connect people across cultural boundaries with other people all over the world. At the vhsbe find people's personal journey to language learning, whether you want to learn English, Russian or German in Berne.
The VHSbe offer them the opportunity as part of a coordinated teaching:
• basic knowledge to acquire
• establish the basics and deepen
• prepare an exam (for example telc, FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC, DELF / DALF, etc.)
The VHSbe is the partner for all matters related to language and communication: in currently 16 languages have day and evening courses at different levels. The courses have a different time and different in intensity, depending of the objective.
Year(s): Since 1919
Target group(s): Adults
All the training offer is designed and carried out according to modern teaching methods and quality standards EDUQUA. The language training is organized according to the European Reference Framework and connected to the ability to certify their skills earning a specific diploma. In addition to courses in the classical sense, the VHSbe also organize language exchanges, study tours and seminars for reflection.
Type of product
Course / Training
Language exchanges, study tours and seminars for reflection.
Brief description of the product / outcome / method
Training offer designed and carried out according to modern teaching methods and quality standards. The language training is organized according to the European Reference Framework.
In addition to courses in the classical sense, the VHSbe also organize language exchanges, study tours and seminars for reflection.
Impact on target groups / Transferability potential
The Volkshochschule is an example of collaboration between institutions, civil society and business in the promotion of adult education and language teaching.
Promoter of the initiative
Name of organization / individual: Volkshochschule Bern
Contacts: Volkshochschule Bern Grabenpromenade 3 Postfach 809, 3000 Bern 8 Telefon: +41 (0)31 320 30 30 Fax: +41 (0)31 320 30 31 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org