Liechtenstein offers an excellent education system with a wide range of opportunities in education and training. This supports all people in their personal and individual development.
German language skills are an important prerequisite for good integration and for school or vocational training. Good language skills increase the chances of finding a qualified, well-paid job. They also make it easier to participate in other areas of life.
There are numerous language schools that offer German courses. You can find funding opportunities and the requirements here:
Recognized language schools of the Foreigners and Passport Office
The country of Liechtenstein supports under certain conditions the attendance of German courses, which aim at an independent, elementary use of the language.
Liechtenstein Languages (LieLa)
Liechtenstein Languages offers various language courses.
LieLa BASIS: Here German is learned in 4 intensive weeks. In these courses people can learn German even if they have no school background and have failed in conventional courses.
LieLa ALPHA: only works together with
LieLa BASIS. This program is for people who have never learned to write, read or use other characters. With this program people learn to read German in 4 weeks.
LieLa PLUS: extension of LieLa BASIS, which facilitates access to the world of work.
Early German Support
All children should have a good knowledge of German before they start school. Early language support is assigned to the school office and concepts requested by the community schools (for example, Mach-Mit afternoons, parent-child German courses) are approved by the school office.
The school-based programs are highly recommended for children with little or no knowledge of German. However, they are not obligatory. Children and their parents can participate in the year before they enter kindergarten.
"step by step"
Play and learning program for two to four year old children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The program is offered by the Parent Child Forum.
The offer is intended to increase equal opportunities for all children and improve their language and social skills. You can find out where and when the offers take place at:
Further offers for early promotion
The offer is supplemented by other institutions such as playgroups, daycare centers or parent education courses. The various offers, activities and contact points in the area of early support can be found on the family portal.
German as a second language (DaZ)
This offer is for students with non-German mother tongue. The DaZ lessons help the children and young people to improve their language skills. DaZ lessons are free of charge and take place 1 to 4 times a week, in groups of 3 to 6 students. The maximum period of support is 7 years.
The DaZ teachers thus support the children and young people in their integration in Liechtenstein.
Intensive Course German as a Second Language (IK DaZ)
The intensive German as a Second Language (IK DaZ) course helps children to integrate more quickly into everyday school life. Children and teenagers from different countries learn in mixed-age groups. Mixed-age means that children and teenagers, no matter how old they are, learn together.
In this one-year course, the students learn German and are also taught other subjects. In addition, they learn a lot about the culture, the country and the people in Liechtenstein.
Younger children are immediately integrated into the kindergarten or 1st grade of their place of residence.
Here you can find a variety of media (books,
Films, newspapers and much more) in various national languages can be used and borrowed. Media for children, young people and adults are available.