Our next course begins on: 04.07.2017
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Do you want to communicate with your surroundings in German and moreover learn how to write? BBQ brings you much closer to that goal. According to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) the integration course including literacy skills in Berlin – Wedding is teaching you everything you need for a perfect and successful integration into the German society.
Focus and objectives
Since the first integration related language courses have been introduced in 2005 immigrants in Germany can be obligated to attend a literacy course, especially those who are not able to communicate in German, not even in a simple way. The aim of the integration course including literacy skills in Berlin – Wedding is to acquire reading and writing skills you need to manage everyday life. Situations like shopping, dealing with state authorities, renting a place to live should no longer be a problem. Furthermore you get in an orientation part of the course all relevant details about German culture, history and legal system.
If you want to build up your German vocabulary and learn more about the fundamental values of your new home land the integration course including literacy is just perfect, especially for those who do not know the Latin script and who have never attained reading and writing skills. In case you do not speak your native language very well and did not attend a school so far you can also participate in this course. Even if you have a very basic language level at the beginning of the course, you will be able to handle different conversation situations in German after finishing the integration course including literacy skills in Berlin – Wedding.
Duration of the course and support options
When granting the first residence permit the Foreigners` Registration Office examine the necessity for an integration course and issue an obligation or entitlement for participation in an integration course. Hereafter you are allowed to choose an integration course provider and start with the course. This course comprises 600 hours preceded by 300 hours extra by attending an integration course including literacy skills. At the end of the course there will be an orientation course lasting 60 hours. The language course consists of several modules of 100 hours each. Before the course begins a placement test is held by the BBQ to ascertain the linguistic skills and to find the appropriate starting level for you. Afterwards will be decided which starting module (1 – 9) is the right one for you. The costs for your integration course will be almost entirely borne by the German state. Having a relevant certificate of eligibility you only have to pay € 1,55 towards each teaching hour. This course fee will be charged by the BBQ before the beginning of the course. Recipients of unemployment benefit II (Arbeitslosengeld II) and social welfare can be exempted from the contribution upon request. The course has a term of 48 weeks including 9 language course modules of 100 hours each and the orientation course of 4 units a day. If you need more time to learn the German language you can take a maximum of 300 units extra.
The literacy course consists of a basic course (basic literacy course), an advanced course A (advanced literacy course A) and an advanced course B (advanced literacy course B) 300 units each. The aim is that at the end of the integration course you will be able to pass the German Test for Immigrants (Deutsch Test für Zuwanderer, DTZ) which comprises the European language levels A2 and B1 and the test “Life in Germany” (“Leben in Deutschland”, LiD). The contents are:
Basic literacy course:
Our teachers provide at this point the basic knowledge of literacy skills and German language. Focus is also producing of educational materials, reading the script, developing of an individual handwriting, phonetic values, different text types, phrases and media competence.
Advanced literacy course A:
Main issue is to build up sight and written vocabulary. You learn more about technical terms, grammar, learning strategies and learning techniques and also more attention to oral skills will be paid. Furthermore you learn how to interpret tables, use punctuation marks, speak about photographs and pictures, translate and how to work with audio texts.
Advanced literacy course B:
At this point we will impart to our participants the knowledge of Germany and its culture and of intercultural competencies. Furthermore self – directed learning will be promoted, dealing with different learning methods will be taught and communicative skills will be deepened. The focus here is also planning, creating and evaluating of your own learning methods.
Advantages offered by BBQ
You learn in small groups (up to 12 people) so you can expect more individual support.
Because we provide a wide range of courses after finishing the literacy course you can change into another integration course.
Our teachers are specially trained to teach literacy skills and have a long term experience.
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- 02.08.2017 – 05.09.2017
- 06.09.2017 – 11.10.2017
- 04.07.2017 – 29.08.2017
- 12.10.2017 – 16.11.2017
- 30.08.2017 – 05.10.2017
- 17.11.2017 – 21.12.2017
- 06.10.2017 – 10.11.2017
- 22.12.2017 – 02.02.2018
- 13.11.2017 – 15.12.2017
- 05.02.2018 – 09.03.2018
- 02.01.2018 – 05.02.2018
- 12.03.2018 – 17.04.2018
- 06.02.2018 – 12.03.2018
- 18.04.2018 – 28.05.2018
- 13.03.2018 – 18.04.2018
- 29.05.2018 – 02.07.2018
- 19.04.2018 – 30.05.2018
- 03.07.2018 – 06.08.2018