Preparation for regular classes

If your child has no or only very limited knowledge of German, this will be noted at the public administration office upon registration, or at the immigration office in the Office for Community Education Management (Büro für Kommunales Bildungsmanagement). The Office for Community Education Management designates which school new immigrants are to attend when they have no knowledge of the German language. In cooperation with the Heilbronn school board, children are assigned to either a preparatory class (Vorbereitungsklasse – VKL) or a preparatory year of work without German language proficiency (VABO) depending on the child’s age and type of school. The preparatory classes are designed to equip the children to be able to take part in the classroom and successfully complete their education.