Integration Courses (BAMF)

BAMF

The integration courses funded by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) are also directed to asylum seekers and others with good prospects for remaining in the long term. An integration course includes a language course and an orientation course.

Both parts will help you to find your way successfully in Germany. For example, we provide you with basic knowledge of the German labor market, the healthcare system and the legal system in Germany. We are happy to accompany you during this important orientation process with our approved trainers.

CURRENT COURSE OFFER

TARGET GROUP

This course is directed to migrants and people with an immigrant background who want to learn the German language.

Asylum seekers and people with good prospects for remaining over the long term, citizens of the European Union, late repatriates, German nationals (with immigration backgrounds),

foreign nationals who have received a residence title before or after January 1, 2005, aliens authorized for long-term residence and long-term tolerated foreigners.

GOAL

Learning the German language. Participants should be able to communicate in everyday life and take part in German society.

Final examination: German test for immigrants A2 / B1 Ideally, the overall result of "B1" will be attained.

CONTENT

Basic course:

  • Administrative offices and authorities
  • Work and profession
  • Education and training
  • Caring for and raising children
  • Services / banks / insurance
  • Shopping / retail / consumerism
  • Eating and drinking
  • Time off
  • Health and hygiene/human body
  • Media and media usage
  • Cities / mobility and transport
  • Nature and the environment
  • Personal / social contacts
  • Lessons
  • Residence

Intermediate language course:

  • Expands on topics from the basic course
  • Modern information technologies
  • Society / government / international organizations
  • Relationships with other people, cultures and world views

Orientation course:

  • Politics in democracy
  • History and responsibility
  • People and society

DURATION

Approx. 6 months

FUNDING BASIS

Immigration Act (ZuWG); Integration Course Ordinance (Federal Office for Migration and Refugees)

PREREQUISITES

BAMF Certificate of Eligibility The costs are either entirely covered by the BAMF, or participants must contribute EUR 1.95 per hour of lessons.

COMPLETION/EXAMINATION

Certificate, German Test for Immigrants (A2 / B1): the overall result is based on performance: A2 or B1 or failed. Participation Confirmation from DEKRA Akademie GmbH

RECOGNITION

Regional recognition by BAMF

TARGET GROUP

This course is directed toward people with immigration backgrounds who speak German as a second language and who want to improve their general and occupation-based language skills and are available to the labor market. Asylum seekers and refugees can also participate, under certain prerequisites (§4 DeuFöV).

GOAL

Learning the German language. Participants should be able to communicate in everyday life and occupation and take part in German society.

CONTENT

Basic modules

There are three basic modules (B2, C1, C2) which form the fundamental framework of the occupation-based German language development. Each basic module comprises 300 instructional units and covers general linguistic and occupation-related topics.

Special modules

In addition to the basic modules, there are various special modules with the following points of focus:

  • Occupation-based German language development for people undergoing recognition procedures
  • Discipline-specific content for various occupations/specializations (e.g. comm. field)
  • Entrance level GER A1 and A2 for people who have not reached the level GER B1 during the integration course

There is a final examination after each module (reading comprehension, listening comprehension, speaking and writing).

DURATION

300 instructional units per basic module.

No information currently available for the special modules The module concepts are being designed by the BAMF and will be successively published in 2017.

FUNDING BASIS

§45a AufenthG, DeuFöV

PREREQUISITES

The successful completion of an integration course and/or an existing language level of at least GER B1 and eligibility for the Occupation-Based German Language Development are required. The administrators of the Employment Agency or Job Center as well as "Optionskommunen" (municipal work communes) decide regarding participation. Asylum seekers and refugees can, under certain prerequisites, submit an application with BAMF.

The costs are either entirely covered, or the participants contribute 50%.

COMPLETION/EXAMINATION

DEKRA Akademie certificate of participation, certificate of language level achieved

RECOGNITION

Regional recognition by BAMF

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