In order to feel at home in Germany and to find your way around, it is important to learn the German language. If you learn German, it will be easier to find a job and make contact with other people.
To learn the language and better understand the country’s customs, you can attend an integration course.
There are general courses but also special courses for young people or parents. There is generally a charge for attending a language or integration course. If you do not have a fixed income, you can apply to the Job Centre to attend a course free of charge.
However, some adult education centres also offer general German courses.
The District offers the following language course providers:
You can also use these to learn online but remember that all these offers cannot replace a language course.
When you register for an integration course, please bring your passport or ID card, your residence permit and, if applicable, your obligation to attend an integration course.
You are entitled to attend an integration course if you want to live permanently in Germany and have a residence permit for the first time
Even if you are not eligible, you can be admitted if there are free course places.
You are obliged to attend an integration course if you
Further information and application forms can be found at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).