Living in Germany
Integration and orientation curses
Coming to Germany
There are many possibilities to learn the language. German courses are offered in schools, universities, cultural centers, associations, adult education centers and private language schools. In this regard take into account that the most expensive course is not necessarily the best. Compare the courses with great care. How many hours are offered? What size are the groups? What are the contents? What training do teachers have?
IT CONVERTS KNOW
If you want to live in Germany it is advisable to learn German as quickly as possible, this is essential to meet new people, communicate in everyday life and find work. Attending a German course is essential to learn the language correctly from the beginning.
Through the integration course, the German State provides support for language learning. If you do not master German enough to communicate in everyday life, you can, or should, under certain conditions, attend a course. The integration courses are subsidized by the State and consist of a German course and an orientation course. In general, the integration course lasts 660 hours. There are full-time courses and part-time courses, On the Internet you can check if you meet the requirements to participate in an integration course www.bamf.de/integrationskurs
The German course lasts 600 hours, and in some occasions of 900 hours, there are important topics of daily life, such as for example
shopping and housing
work and profession
vocational education and early childhood education
free time and social life
means and mobility
You will also learn to write letters and emails in German, fill out forms, talk on the phone or apply for a job.
The last part of the integration course is called an orientation course and usually lasts 60 hours, in the orientation course it will talk about:
the legal system, history and culture of Germany
rights and duties in Germany
the region in which he lives
the fundamental values of Germany, such as religious liberties, tolerance and equal rights
the culture of your country of origin
Special Integration courses
The best way to learn is with people who have the same interests and the same needs. This also applies to the integration course. For this reason, in addition to general integration courses, there are offers aimed at certain groups.
Literacy courses for people who need help reading and writing
integration courses in which only women who are specifically oriented to their needs can participate
Integration courses for parents, which specifically address education and training issues
integration courses for young people, aimed at preparing for a professional training or a university
Special reinforcement courses for people who have lived in Germany for a long time and have special learning needs.
In addition, the integration course can be held as an intensive course of 430 hours for people with learning facilities.
At the end of the German course and the orientation course you will have to take two exams. If you pass both exams you will receive the certificate of integration course. It certifies that you have acquired sufficient knowledge of German and important fundamental knowledge about German society. With the certificate of successful participation in the integration course. You can obtain German nationality after seven years of legal residence in Germany, without having to wait for the usual eight years. In addition, the Certificate of integration course can be useful to find a job.
German for professional purposes
To find a job and be successful, it is important to have good knowledge of German. For this reason there are special courses in which you can acquire a useful level of German for your work. In these courses you will learn vocabulary, grammar and useful idiomatic expressions to communicate with your students. co-workers, clients and superiors. You will also learn to understand work instructions and complicated texts and you will know, for example, what to keep in mind when writing letters and commercial emails.
The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees offers the German course for professional purposes free of charge. For those with a migratory background, through ESF BAMF programs. The courses combine German classes, professional training, and the possibility of learning more about a profession by practicing a period of practice.
In addition to the courses subsidized by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, there are also other German courses for professional purposes. In general, participation in these courses is subject to the payment of a fee. It is advisable to examine and compare the courses in detail, because sometimes, the contents are very different, always choose the course that best suits your interests and needs
You can have more information
Advice for adult immigrants
Assistance services for immigrant youth
Language schools and universities
Employment Agency, Job Center or the respective entity of the municipality
GERMAN FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Kindergartens and schools offer children and young people various possibilities to learn German. You will find more information in the section corresponding to School professional training and university studies.
LIVING IN GERMANY
ENTER IN GERMANY
Demands on immigration matters.
About the regulation of conyge
German for professional purposes
INFORMATION AND ORIENTATION
Advice for adults
Advice for immigrant youth
Special programs and individualized advice
Attention to the citizen, federal immigration office
Internet as a source of information
RESIDENCE AND NATURALIZATION
Office for people belonging to the European Union
Office for people not coming from the European Union
Right of residence
Types of residence
WORK AND PROFESSION
Homologation of titles
Professional orientation, employment placement
Continuing professional training
Creation of a company and work on its own.
Housing LIVING PLACE
State aid social housing
Rentals and lease law
CHILDREN AND FAMILY
Pregnancy and protection of motherhood
Subsidy for childcare
Family benefit for dependent child
Options for child care
Dispute and crisis family violence
SCHOOL, PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND UNIVERSITY STUDIES
Types of School
Special educational support program
Requirements to access university studies
HEALTH AND PRECAUTION
Care in case of illness or accident
Care in your mother tongue
Preventive medical exams and vaccines
Health prevention and childhood vaccination
Sexually transmitted diseases assistance
Assistance in case of addictions and drug use
Assistance for disabled people
INSURANCE AND BANKS
Mandatory social security
Insurance for people and goods