VKU in Zurich in English

VKU English Zurich: Your Essential Preparation for the Driving Exam

Are you preparing for your driving test in Zurich, for either a car or a motorbike? Our English-speaking VKU (Verkehrskundeunterricht) course is designed to perfectly prepare you for challenging traffic situations, ensuring you’re not just ready for the exam but also equipped for real-world driving.

The course is delivered over two intensive days, covering the required 8 hours without the need for a final exam. Instead, you’ll gain invaluable knowledge and skills critical for both your driving test and future driving experiences. Conveniently located next to Zurich’s main station, our course is easily accessible and taught entirely in English.

On our page, you’ll find a brief overview of the course content, allowing you to directly register for the VKU English course in Zurich. If you have any questions or need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

VKU English – Course content

Watch our video to get an idea of what VKU is and how we teach.

The VKU is divided into the following four topics:

Traffic vision
Traffic vision

The first double lesson is about recognizing typical traffic situations at an early stage and reacting correctly. We also learn what sensorimotor skills mean and how they can best be trained while driving.

Traffic dynamics
Traffic dynamics

Everything here revolves around the vehicle and the forces involved in driving. The right speed in the various driving situations is crucial in road safety. Also the technical condition of the vehicle.

Traffic environment
Traffic environment

The transport environment is about everything. what happens around the car. Pedestrians, bicycles, streets, weather and light conditions. We learn how to behave appropriately on the street.

Traffic tactics
Traffic tactics

Traffic tactics are about driving ability. What influence can drugs, alcohol and drugs have on driving? We also learn how to travel in the most environmentally friendly way possible. A DriveLab specialty. 😃

VKU English Registration

The VKU is completely in English. To register, you can click on the button “Zur Kursgruppe anmelden”. You will then be asked for your learner’s permit number. This is next to your address in most cases. If this one doesn’t work, you can try the other numbers on your learner’s permit.

The course costs CHF 189.- (all inclusive)

If you haven’t found a suitable course yet, consider checking out our VKU in Zug. We offer some courses there in English, and even our German courses include English handouts. Plus, the instructor speaks English.

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English VKU Zurich Price

Secure your spot in our VKU course in Zurich for just CHF 189! This limited-time offer includes comprehensive preparation for your driving exam. Choose from several convenient payment options like Credit Card, Twint, Invoice, or Postfinance Pay, due by the course start.

Don’t miss this exceptional deal – book now and ensure you’re ready for the road!

Course location

The VKU in English takes place at Lagerstrasse 2, 8004 Zurich, near Zurich main station. There you will find a modern infrastructure with all the amenities that support your learning.

About VKU English

Dario Lichtensteiger: Speaker for VKU in English

“With a lot of enthusiasm, I have been a driving instructor for 14 years. In my studies at the Lucerne University of Teacher Education, I already dedicated my master’s thesis to the development of driving competence. The focus of my work at that time was the influence of feedback on driving competence. I am looking forward to exploring the most successful learning methods with you in our driving laboratory (DriveLab) and to ignite the fire in you to learn something new. All this in fluent English and a humorous atmosphere”.

Favorite Quote:

Enthusiasm is the fertilizer for the brain.

Prof. Dr. Gerald Hüther, neurobiologist
Dario Lichtensteiger in the DriveLab laboratory


When do I have to do the VKU?

It is best to take care of the VKU immediately after passing the theory test. Then you benefit from the VKU knowledge during the driver training and can apply it. You must have completed the course by the time you register for the exam at the latest. Since the VKU can no longer expire since January 1st, 2021, nothing speaks against attending the course early.

What does VKU mean?

VKU is the abbreviation for “Verkehrskundeunterricht” or in English: traffic education. As the name suggests, the theory lessons cover everything to do with behavior in traffic.

How long does the VKU course take?

With us, the VKU is done in two days. There are driving schools that spread the course over 4 days. The bottom line is that 8 hours must be attended. So two times four or four times two. Unfortunately, due to legal reasons, the course cannot be taken on one day.

VKU English Zurich
English VKU
Traffic knowledge course
Traffic environment
Traffic Environment – Source: Tesla AI Day

VKU Zurich offers traffic lessons in English for anyone who wants to brush up on their skills. The courses cover a wide range of topics, from basic road safety to advanced driving techniques. Best of all, the lessons are offered in a fun and interactive way that makes learning new things easy and enjoyable. Whether you’re a novice or experienced driver, VKU Zurich can help you become a safer and more confident driver. So why don’t you sign up today? With DriveLab VKU Zurich, you’re just a click away from traffic lessons.

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    VKU English Zurich – Traffic safety course with DriveLab, Lagerstrasse 2, 8004 Zurich