Integration Courses

In an integration course, you will not only learn the German language, but also learn a lot about Germany's culture, history, legal system and etiquette.

  • Integration courses are aimed at different target groups. There are courses for young adults, courses for women or courses specifically for parents including childcare.
  • Each course lasts for a total of 700 hours. It consists of a language course and an orientation course. The language course is mainly about learning the German language. It talks about general subjects that are important for daily life, such as shopping, leisure, health and finding work. In the orientation course, you will learn about Germany's legal system and values.
  • You will complete each course with an exam at the end. If you successfully pass the exam, you will receive a certificate equivalent to Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
  • The integration courses are funded by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) and are only offered by selected language schools.

On the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) website you can find a course provider offering the course near you. You can also get help and support in finding an integration course from the Migration Advice Service for Adult Immigrants (MBE)