An Introduction to the ILI German Department

 The ILI German Department was established in 1995 in partnership with Carl Duisberg Society in Germany, and is one of the pioneering institutes teaching the German language in Iran.

The ILI German Department for adults offers various courses from A1 to C1 levels. All the courses are in compliance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (GER).    

Educational Levels

Educational levels in the ILI German Department are comprised of 14 educational terms as follows:

Basic Level A









Intermediate Level B

GA 7


GA 8

GA 9

MA 1


MA 2

MA 3


MA 4

MA 5

Advanced Level C







Types of Educational Courses

The courses offered include regular, special, intensive, and also crash courses.


Regular Courses

Regular courses are held 2 days a week (4 hours per week) a week. Each term lasts 2.5 months, equal to 42 hours.


Special Courses

Special courses are held 1 day a week (4 hours per week). Each term lasts 2.5 months equal to 42 hours.


Intensive Courses

Intensive courses are held two days a week (8 hours a week, 4 hours a day). Each term lasts 2.5 months equal to 84 hours.

Crash Courses

Crash courses have been designed for A1, A2, B1 and B2 levels, and are held three days a week (12 hours a week). In each term, three levels are covered.

A1 (GA1 – GA3)                                  A2 (GA4 – GA6)

B1 (GA7 – GA9)                                 B2 (MA3 – MA5)


Preparation Courses for International Exams

Preparation course for the A1 international exam, held as a crash course in 10 hours.

Preparation course for the B1 international exam, held as a crash course in 10 hours.

Preparation course for the B2 international exam, held as a crash course in 10 hours.



Applicants with backgrounds in learning the German language can take a placement test to evaluate their knowledge of the German language. The placement test includes a written exam plus an oral interview based on various levels. Since listening and writing skills are not included in this test, it merely provides an approximate estimate of learners' capabilities.


Class Size

Basic level classes consist of 7 to 18 learners, and this number is reduced to 4 to 14 learners at Intermediate and Advanced levels. Semi-private classes consist of at least 3 students.



Applicants must be at the age of 14 or more and need to start their education either based on the placement test they take or from the first level, i.e. GA1. Applicants must visit ILI branches to receive the registration form, and those willing to take the placement test must take the test on the date specified by ILI branches and finalize their registration after receiving the results. The rest of the applicants will be complete their registration on the dates specified.



Progressive evaluation of class activities (60%) + Final exam (40%) = Final Grade

At the end each level, language learners take a written exam comprising of 40 multiple-choice questions (including 10 reading comprehension questions, 10 listening comprehension questions, 20 grammar and vocabulary questions) plus a writing task. The pass mark is the minimum of 70 out of 100. Learners at GA6, GA9 and MA5 will have to take an oral test as well.



Language learners can apply for an hour certificate or a graduation certificate at the end of A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1 levels.


Educational and Supplementary Materials

Educational Materials:

-          Schritte Coursebook, Vols. 1 & 2 for A1

-          Schritte Coursebook , Vols. 3 & 4 for A2

-          Schritte Coursebook, Vols. 5 & 6 for B1

-          Aspekte Coursebook, Vol. 1 for B1+

-          Aspekte Coursebook, Vol. 2 for B2

-          Aspekte Coursebook, Vol. 3 for C1


Supplementary Materials:

-          Supplementary book for GA1-GA3 Levels

-          Supplementary book for GA4-GA6 Levels

-          Glossar Dictionary for GA1-GA3 Levels

-          Glossar Dictionary for GA4-GA6 Levels

-          Leseclub (Multimedia – Basic Levels)

-          Das Gluckskind (Multimedia – Intermediate and Advanced Levels)

-          Alltag in Deutschland (Textbook and audio materials for improving speaking and conversation skills)

-          Ubungen zur neuen Rechtschreibung (Dictation and Orthography)

-          Erzahlungen aus dem Golestan (including  4 stories from Golistan of Sa'di plus exercises)

The above materials have been developed in order to enhance the quality of education and satisfy learners' needs. They are available at ILI book shops.



The German language is taught through a communicative, learner-centered methodology at the ILI. It deals with all language skills and helps language learners gain a practical mastery over the German language. This methodology encourages learners to actively participate in class activities.

ILI Branches Offering German Courses


-          Jam Branch (for male learners only) No. 33, Fajr (Jam) St., Motahhari Ave., Tehran, Iran

Tel.: (+98 21) 888 444 07


-          Shahid Beheshti Branch (for female learners only): No. 1723, next to Bonyad Shahid Bldg, Shariati St., Tehran, Iran.

Tel.: (+98 21) 222 07 029


-          Meshkaat Branch (for female learners only): No. 5, Shahid Amooeian (formerly called Bimeh) St., Ekbatan Town, Azadi Square, Tehran, Iran.

Tel.: (+98 21) 44 63 25 89-90


-          Vesaal Branch (for female learners only): No. 33, Vesaal-e Shirazi St., Enghelab St., Tehran, Iran.

Tel.: (+98 21) 664 07 140

         (+98 21) 66 400 501

Other Cities:

-          Tabriz Branch (in the province of West Azerbaijan):

(For male learners only): Imam Khomeini St., opposite Abrisham Mall, Tabriz, Iran.

Tel.: (+98 41) 355 43 886-7


(For female learners only): Alavi Building, Sa’at Sq., Tabriz, Iran.

Tel.: (+98 41) 355 58 351


-          Esfahan Branch (in the province of Esfahan):

(For male learners): No. 33, Kikbakht St., Chaharbagh Bala St., Esfahan, Iran.

Tel.: (+98 31) 366 12 582

         (+98 31) 366 152 45


(For female learners only): No. 12, Mo’azen Safaee Alley, Daneshgah Blvd., Azadi Sq., Esfahan, Iran.

Tel.: (+98 31) 362 740 75

         (+98 31) 362 409 47


-          Karaj Branch (in the province of Alborz):

(For male and female learners): Keyhan Alley, opposite Amir Kabir Public Library, South Keshavarzi Faculty Intersection, Karaj, Iran.

Tel.: (+98 26) 32 255 420-3

         ( +98 26) 32 233 996-7


-          Mash’had Branch (in the province of Khorasan Razavi):

(For male and female learners): No., 351, 25th Daneshgah (West Golestan) St., Daneshgah St., Mashhad, Iran.

Tel.: (+98 51) 384 57 750-1


Rasht Branch (in the province of Gilan):

(For male and female learners): 2nd floor, Manoel 2 Shop, Takhti St., Rasht, Gilan, Iran.


Shiraz Branch (in the province of Fars):

(For male and female learners): IDCYA’s Bldg., Kudak (Ghoori) Park, Pasdaran St., Shiraz, Iran.

Tel.: (+98 71) 38 206 757



Hamedan Branch (in the province of Hamedan):

(For male and female learners): Zandiha Alley, Farvardin 15th Blvd., Madani Blvd., Bu Ali Mausoleum. 

Tel.: (+98 81) 382 790 21


Introduction to GER Levels

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages



Language learners can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type, introduce themselves and others and ask and answer questions.



Language learners can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment), and communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.



Language learners can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters, deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken, and produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.


Language learners can understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization, and interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.



Language learners can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, recognize implicit meaning, and express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.



Language learners can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read, and summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.


The Iranian Language Center, as the most prestigious, oldest and largest foreign language teaching institute in Iran, has been operating in Tehran since 1304 under the name of the Iran-US Association, and its classes were often held in affiliated centers. Language education "was launched at the crossroads of the Republic in the 1330s