01. Where can I learn German?

Language courses: current Course offer of the BWZ Sarnen.
For further information, please contact:
Basil Allemann
Tel.: 041 666 61 57

Language course with children: In the FrauKi German course, German can be learned on Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. in Sarnen while the children are being cared for.
Cost: Fr. 3.- per lesson.
Registration and information at:
Gaby Ermacora (079 502 30 62 or

Financial Assistance: For information on financial support for a German course, see question 2.

Kitas and playgroups: Small children can be in Playgroups and KiTas Learn German.

02. Is there financial support for language courses?

Language courses are financially supported with up to 70 percent of the course fees supported. For this, you must submit an application for financial support for a German language course after completing your language course. You can find this here.
The application may only be submitted up to 3 months after the end of the course. Furthermore, only persons with Residence permit F, B, C or a Swiss nationality benefit from this support service. Persons with residence status L can also be supported in exceptional cases. For this, please contact directly: Basil Allemann, Tel.: 041 666 61 57, E-Mail:
The Fachstelle Gesellschaftsfragen, your municipalities of residence and the Berufs- und Weiterbildungszentrum BWZ Obwalden will provide you with information about the financing of German courses in Obwalden.
The Guide offers you a lot of information about the financial support of a German language course.
Courses in Lucerne can also be supported. However, first clarify the financial support with the integration of the Fachstelle Gesellschaftsfragen. 
Information and contact: Basil Allemann, Tel.: 041 666 61 57, e-mail:   

You can find information about the language courses here.

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