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Yes, that should be possible. From bmf.gv.at (Austrian Ministry of Finance) Kosten zum Erwerb von Fremdsprachenkenntnissen sind abzugsfähig, wenn man die Sprache im Beruf benötigt (zB als Sekretär, Telefonist, Kellner, Hotelangestellte oder Exportsachbearbeiter). Als Fremdsprache gilt jede von der Muttersprache verschiedene Sprache, gegebenenfalls ...


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Free French Courses I am not aware of publicly advertised free French courses in Paris, and a quick google search seems to agree with me. However I can speculate that you could find local cultural/religious groups that might offer such courses. You could for example go to your local church/mosque/synagogue/temple and try asking people there. I would also ...


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Here are a few options I know of: Everywhere in France, the local GRETA, a part of the Éducation nationale (the government department in charge of education), offers lifelong learning opportunities, including French as a second language courses for immigrants. Here are links for the Greater Paris area and Paris itself (the website is not very easy to use, ...


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It maybe isn't a formal (free) course, but I would recommend teaching English. When I stayed in Paris I lived for over a year in the cite universitaire. On the campus there was a Espace langues, where volunteers taught foreign languages to French speakers. I volunteered to teach English. Not many french are interested in learning Dutch :(. The courses were ...


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You have to cut off almost anything French from your life during the first months you're there, and engage in conversation without fear of not being understood or saying the words badly, you can always repeat them (just don't rush them like some people do). At some point your brain will just switch to the new set of sounds. If your accent remains too ...


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There are 3 different approaches: focus on dictionary and short sentences focus on grammar focus on being able to speak The approach taken by class german course is usually the second one. To study a few words and, at the same time, a lot of grammar. As well as Duolingo (free) and Babbel. Mosalingua instead, but also another version of Babbel are more ...


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The University of Rostock has a so called Sprachenzentrum. It offers it service to guest auditors as well if places are left in any course at reasonable prices.


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Interlingua Rostock has a website that is only in German. They have some contact information, but calling them (0381 24 292 24) or e-mailing them (info@inlingua-rostock.com) is probably better than filling out their contact form. They don't list any prices on their website. They do have a placement test you can take online. This might be less than useful if ...


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The BAMF website doesn't seem to discuss the possibility at all, and talks about the exams exclusively as Abschlussprüfungen (i.e. course completion tests). But it does appear to be possible to take the language test (Deutschtest für Zuwanderer) without attending an Integrationskurs. For example, this website for language tests at the Volkshochschule in ...


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You do not need a student visa. The Schengen regulations cover all short-stays in France no matter their purpose. You don't need one in your case but there is even a box “study” on the standard Schengen short-stay visa application form and your visa-free stay would be governed by the same rules. Should you need a French long-stay visa for another purpose, ...


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This is a little less clear-cut. You have to arrive in China "reasonably" early enough to do the procedures to get your residence permit. It takes longer for first-timers like you. So you should generally give yourself about a month. But first enquire with the University when the registration starts. Before that date, you won't be able to do the paperwork. ...


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Many countries have different categories of visa. The simplest is the transit visa, which gives you a very short stay while you are waiting to travel somewhere else. Next is the tourist visa, which allows you a longer stay for the purpose of tourism (just visiting). Then there are the more 'serious' visas like business visas, study visas and longer-term ...


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