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A short introduction to our Institute, our work in the field of foreign languages, especially German as a foreign language with language courses and vocational trainings, and some information about …

A short introduction to our Institute, our work in the field of foreign languages, especially German as a foreign language with language courses and vocational trainings, and some information about Düsseldorf, the capital city of Nordrhein-Westfalia.

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  • 1. I nstitut für I nternationale K ommunikation in Zusammenarbeit mit der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • 2. IIK Introduction | North Rhine-Westfalia
    • North Rhine-Westfalia
    • About 18 million inhabitants
    • 34,083 km² (13,158 square miles)
    • Capital city: Düsseldorf
    • Most populous and most economically powerful state of the 16 federal states of Germany
  • 3. IIK Introduction | North Rhine-Westfalia
    • North Rhine-Westfalia
    • A state of diversity:
    • Agglomeration of cities and industry
    • 52% agricultural use
    • Various cultural highlights
    • Shares borders with Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg and is in close proximity to France
  • 4. IIK Introduction | Düsseldorf
    • Düsseldorf
    • Capital of North Rhine-Westphalia
    • 2nd most important international and financial center of Germany
    • About 600.000 citizens
    • Renowned for its fashion and trade fairs
    Düsseldorf is the capital city of North Rhine-Westfalia with about 550.000 residents – incl. 110.000 residents from more than 60 countries (about 80.000 from Europe, 10.000 Africa, 16.000 Asia, 3.800 North- and South-America, 200 Australia and Oceania). Düsseldorf is the only „Japantown“ in Germany, an economic and cultural center for Japanese business activities in Europe with more than 450 Japanese companies, own schools, lots of restaurants and supermarkets.
  • 5. IIK Introduction | Düsseldorf
    • Düsseldorf today
    • Highest quality of life in Germany due to a comparative study by Mercer Group 2010 (6th place worldwide from 215 major cities worldwide, 1st place in Germany one place before Munich –
    • You will find a good introduction to our city in Wikitravel:
  • 6. IIK Introduction | Düsseldorf
    • Düsseldorf inside
    • Düsseldorf old town was founded in 1284 at the River Rhein - Cologne 1200 years earlier by the Romans
    • Our (friendly) rivalry with Cologne: Dusseldorf is in a strong rivalry with its neighbor city Cologne, especially concerning comparisons between the local beers. Cologne is almost twice the size of Düsseldorf in terms of population, and the Cologne Cathedral is known nation-wide. Düsseldorf is an economic powerhouse and capital city of the state of NRW. If you have been to Cologne try to avoid any comparisons between the two cities. And: the list of contorverse issues is longer than good beer and kölsch 
  • 7. IIK Introduction | The IIK
    • The IIK Düsseldorf e.V.
    • A non-profit association in co-operation with the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf
    • Our vision is training and networking – offline and online
    • IIK has it‘s own Training Center in central Düsseldorf, a second center near University and uses University facilities on campus especially in German Language Summer Programs
  • 8. IIK Introduction | The IIK IIK Düsseldorf e. V. The "Institut für Internationale Kommunikation in Zusammenarbeit mit der Heinrich-Heine-Universität - IIK Düsseldorf e. V.", founded in 1989, is an innovative service provider devoted to enhance international exchange and training. The IIK offers language courses, organizes exchange programs as well as vocational trainings (including teacher training) and is the right partner to a wide range of information and counselling services in international business.
  • 9. IIK Introduction | The IIK
    • Languages and more:
    • Foreign Language courses
    • German
    • English
    • Dutch
    • Spanish
    • French
    • International Test Center:
    • TestDaF, Zertifikat Deutsch, telc B1-B2-C1, WiDaF
    • GMAT
    • Further Education:
    • Teacher Trainings
    • Communication Trainings for professional purposes
  • 10. IIK Introduction | The IIK
    • German as a foreign language
    • 51614 participants from 153 countries in 20 years
    • Partner programmes with Universities around the world
    • Most important programme information in 12 languages:
  • 11. IIK Introduction | The IIK
    • German as a foreign language:
    • year-round 4-week University preparatory courses
    • 10 levels from A1 – C1
    • Some of our service offers:
    • Different types of accommodation
    • Pick-up service
    • Free Internet
    • Reduced ticket for public transport
    • Health Insurance
    • Support for application process, especially Visa
  • 12. IIK Introduction | The IIK
    • Tests and test preparation:
    • German as a Foreign Language:
    • TestDaF
    • DSH
    • telc B1, B2, C1
    • Zertifikat Deutsch
    • WiDaF
    • English as a Foreign Language:
    • TOEFL
    • TOEIC
    • => GMAT
  • 13. IIK Introduction | The IIK
    • Extensive leisure time programmes and wholeday excursions on weekend:
    • Cologne
    • Bonn
    • Koblenz and Upper Rhine Valley
    • Amsterdam
    • Brussels
    • Special Summer Program in July and August
    • More up to date information:
  • 14. IIK Introduction | The IIK
    • Free German Online Portals:
    • In the late 90's the IIK incorporated the internet into its international exchange and education services: Since 1997 it creates webbased teaching materials, publishes e-mail newsletters, designs and hosts websites for international companies or provodes content and WBT-modules for multi-media agencies, etc. Furthermore, it carries out WWW studies as well as internet campaigns for its customers. To promote international exchange with German speaking countries the IIK maintains three web portals:
  • 15. Thank You and see you in Düsseldorf!