Who We Are

The Association of German Language Schools and Language-Tour Operators (FDSV) is a consortium of leading German language-tour operators and language schools that have committed to compliance with the strict Quality Guidelines of the FDSV – on the basis of the European standard for language-study tour providers (EN 14804). Founded in 1977, the FDSV played a leading role in the development of the standard for language-study tour providers.

What We Do

The FDSV provides guidance for language learners of all ages who are interested in language stays in any country. We offer concrete recommendations on all matters that need to be considered before, during and after a language stay. The Association also provides quality assurance and verifies compliance with FDSV Quality Guidelines in cooperation with an independent Scientific Advisory Board.

Our Aims

The aim of the FDSV is to support consumers by ensuring that its members comply with high quality standards. Furthermore, the Association creates transparency through its continuous monitoring of the market and helps language learners find the language stay that best suits their needs.

Quality and Transparency

The FDSV actively promotes the achievement and maintenance of high quality standards in the field of language stays. Click here to learn more: FDSV – Certified Quality

Statement on Cultural Diversity

The Association of German Language Schools and Language-Tour Operators (FDSV) represents the interests of its member companies to customers, policymakers and service providers in Germany and abroad. Global exchange and international cooperation are central to our work. Accordingly, the FDSV, in the name of its member companies, positions itself strongly against any form of marginalisation, discrimination, xenophobia or racism. Download the full statement on cultural diversity.