Learning German in Leipzig
Being able to speak German is an essential requirement for successful integration. If you want to learn German, there are numerous different ways of doing so in Leipzig.
Now that the Immigration Act has taken effect, a large number of new immigrants have a right to an integration course (German and orientation course). If places are available, other foreign nationals can also be allowed to attend an integration course.
General information on integration courses in different languages is available on the website of the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees [Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge].
Job-related teaching of German (ESF-BAMF programme)
Who holds the courses?
Since June 2010, the Euro-Schulen Leipzig have been commissioned by the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) to hold courses for job-related teaching of German in Leipzig. These courses are supported by the European Social Fund (ESF).
Who can attend them?
The courses address all people who come from immigrant families, who are looking for a job or want to get ahead in their job and receive benefits under Social Codes [SGB] II ("Hartz IV") or III (unemployment pay). People who do not receive benefits under SGB II or III but are registered as jobseekers with the Employment Agency can also attend these courses.
Information and registration:
Euro-Schulen Leipzig GmbH
Telephone: 0341 9629937
Who else can attend these courses?
Following amendment of the directive relating to the ESF-BAMF programme dated 9 December 2011, people from the "ESF Federal Programme for job market support for persons entitled to stay in Germany and refugees with access to the job market" are also permitted to attend these language courses.
These course participants are registered through the RESQUE PLUS project. Further details are given on our website page Qualification and Employment for Migrants / RESQUE PLUS project.
What is the content of the ESF-BAMF courses?
- job-related German classes
- specialist classes in different job fields
- practical experience
- visits to company operations
A course consists of a maximum of 730 teaching hours and lasts for six months.
Class hours: Monday to Friday 8.15 a.m. to 1.05 p.m.
First language and second language
How can I help my child to learn German well?
To help parents with or without an immigrant background to give their children better support and assistance
- with learning their parents' native language
- and with learning German,
the Department for Migration and Integration has published a Parents' Guide.
The author is the noted philologist Dr. phil. habil. Yvonne Adler.
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