deutschkurseGerman courses

There are different possibilities to learn the German language. Refugees who will most likely be able to stay in the country, can be admitted to a “Integrationskurs” (integration course) according to the “Aufenthaltsgesetz” (§ 44 Abs. 4 S. 2 Nr. 1-3 AufenthG, law on residency). The language course is part of the integration course. There are also job-related German courses, that help you to learn the vocabulary that you need in your job.

Many refugees have to overcome two difficulties at the same time: Learning how to speak german, and learning how to read and write using the latin alphabet. The literacy programme provides necessary support.

If you have just arrived in Bremen, you could ask the management of your camp / accommodation for language courses.

Language courses and integration courses are offered by institutions in all parts of Bremen.

  • What is a "Integrationskurs" (course for integration)?

    Every “Integrationskurs” consists of a language course and an orientation course.

    In the language course, important every day life issues are covered, for example:

    • work and profession
    • vocational training
    • child care
    • shopping and trading
    • leisure and social contacts
    • health, hygiene and the human body
    • media and media usage
    • housing

    In the orientation course, you talk about these issues for example:

    • German legal system
    • history and culture
    • rights and duties
    • different forms of living together in the society,
    • important values such as freedom of faith, tolerance and equal opportunities.

    You complete the orientation course with an exam.

  • What do language level like A1, B2 und C1 mean?
  • Where can I learn to read and write in Bremen?

    There are independent language courses and language cafés. Some of them can be found among the offers below. You can also ask at a counselling centre.

  • To classify how well somebody can handle a language there are different levels:

    A: Beginner

    A1 – making use of everyday expressions being able to comprehend and use simple phrases

    A2 – being able to understand and use simple phrases and frequently used expressions and to communicate in simple situations

    B:  Speaking independently

    B1 – being able to understand key points when standard language is used on familiar subjects, such as work, school, leisure. Speaking about simple and coherently about familiar subjects and personal fields of interest.

    B2 – Understanding central statements of complex texts on concrete and abstract issues. Being able to communicate spontaneously and fluently in a way that a conversation with a native speaker is possible without much effort on both sides.

    C: Advanced speaking

    C1 – Comprehending a wide range of challenging, longer texts. Using language effectively in professional life.

    C2- Almost perfect use of language!

  • What can I do if I want to learn German, but cannot attend an integrations course yet?

    In a integration course with alphabetisation, you can learn ore improve to read and write with latin letters.

  • Where can I attend an "Integrationskurs"?

    Refugees who will most likely be able to stay in the country can be admitted to a “Integrationskurs” (integration course).

    When you get you “Berechtigungsschein” (qualification certificate) from the “Ausländerbehörde” (foreigners’ office), you can pick a “Integrationskursträger” (an institution, that offers an integration course).

    You can find institutions, that offer integrations courses near to you, below among the offers. But also the foreigners’ office or a Beratungsstelle (counselling centre) can give a list of institutions.

  • Where can my child learn German?

    The school that you child is going to attend will also register all chilren with Sprachlernbedarf (need to learn German) with the “Senatorin für Kinder und Bildung” (state department for children and education). Here, they get a place in a “Vorkurs“(special school training for refugees, page in German). This intensive language training takes up to 6 months in primary school and up to 12 months in secondary school. At the same time, pupils take part in regulare lessons by the hour. In some emergency accomodations also language courses take place.

  • Woher weiß ich, welches Sprachlever / Sprachniveau ich habe?

    Es gibt Einstufungstests, die Sie selbst im Internet machen können. Den Einstufungstest der deutschen Welle finden Sie hier.

    Mit dem Ergebnis des Einstufungstests können Sie dann zur Beratung der Bremer Volkshochschule gehen, um einen passenden Deutschkurs zu finden.

  • Wie kann ich noch Deutsch lernen?

    Es gibt freie Sprachkurse und Sprachcafés, in denen Sie Deutsch lernen können.

    Außerdem gibt es noch Deutschstunde – eine Internetseite, auf der Sie nach kostenlosen Deutschkursen in Bremen suchen können.


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