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Learn German

German language courses It is important for life in Germany to learn German as quickly as possible. There are many ways to improve your German language skills. German courses are offered by private language schools, universities, schools, cultural centres, associations or adult education centres. To find out which course is best for you, you should compare the courses. Pay attention to the following aspects:

  • Number of lessons
  • Size of the groups
  • Content of the course

You learn much more about German language courses on the website of Make it in Germany.

Integration courses  

Integration courses are a specific offer of support for learning the German language. They are financed by the state and usually comprise 660 lessons. They include the language course (600 lessons) and an orientation course (60 lessons) and can be taken either full-time or part-time.

In order to receive a certificate at the end of the language and orientation course, you have to take an exam and pass it successfully.

Further information on integration courses can be found on the following pages: Federal Office for Migration and Refugees:  www.bamf.de/integrationskurs

Integration course provider in your area …  

You can obtain information on integration courses locally from the following offices:

  • Migration counselling and youth migration services
  • Employment agencies and job centres
  • Language schools and universities
  • Cultural centres
  • WelcomeCenter Saxony-Anhalt

German for the job (job-related German language support according to §45a of the Residence Act (Aufenthaltsgesetz; AufenthG)  

When looking for a job or an employment, good to very good knowledge is particularly important. For this purpose, there are courses in which you can acquire work-specific German language skills. There you learn above all things that are important at work:

  • Work-specific words, grammar and idioms
  • Comprehension work instructions and texts
  • Talking to customers
  • Colleagues and superiors
  • Writing business emails and letters
  • Job centres and employment agencies decide who can attend these professional language courses.

Job-Related Language Courses

Job-Related German Language Training

  • ZEMIGRA [Centre for Migration and the Labour Market]

Language Course Funding Guidelines  

Further information and conditions of participation can be found at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. https://www.bamf.de/DE/Themen/Integration/ZugewanderteTeilnehmende/DeutschBeruf/deutsch-beruf.html?nn=282656