In an integration course you will not only learn to speak better German, but also something about the culture and life in Germany. Each integration course consists of a language course and an orientation course.
In the language course you will learn German and talk about important topics from everyday life. These include, for example, work and occupation, education and further training, childcare and education, shopping, trade and consumption, leisure and social contacts, health and hygiene, media and media use and living.
In the orientation course you will learn about the German legal system, history and culture, rights and duties in Germany, forms of living together in society, values that are important in Germany, tolerance and equality. The orientation course ends with a final test.
There are also special integration courses that are for a specific group of people. The following courses fall under this category:
– Literacy courses
– Second language courses
– Women’s courses
– parenting courses
– Youth integration courses
– remedial courses
– Intensive courses
Frequently asked questions
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.
You can find some courses under Offers on this page.
All approved integration course providers in Bremen/Bremerhaven can be found in this list.
In addition, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees has developed a Web directory where you can find current integration courses: NAVI.
If you would like to learn German and are unable to attend an integration course, you can seek advice from the Language Integration Office, for example.
In an intensive course, the same learning objectives as in the general integration course are aimed at, but in a shorter time. This means you learn the same in a shorter time (430 teaching units). The language target is also B1. An intensive course can be taken, for example, by people who learn very quickly and have certain language skills. People from abroad who want to study in Germany can also attend an intensive course.
Interested persons can enquire at the BAMF about offers of intensive courses. Via NAVI, interested people can find the right course format.
In a literacy course you learn to read and write in Latin script. You learn to use a textbook in such a way that you can attend other German courses after the course.