Anyone who wishes to live in Germany should take part in an integration course. In certain cases a permit, the certificate of eligibility, is required. You can obtain this from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees - Integration Courses. From there you will receive further information and the required forms.
The integration course consists of a language and an orientation course. In order to come to terms with everyday life you first of all learn the language. The composing of letters and completing of forms are also practised. The orientation course follows on from that. This is where you learn everything connected with your rights and duties and community life in Germany. The general integration course lasts 660 hours.
Various providers offer online language courses while the exact contents may differ from one provider to another. It is important, however, to select a course that matches your current level of German. Your course's duration will depend on your prior knowledge. You may check your level of German in advance, before enrolling in a course. Please feel free to contact us on this issue.
You may enrol in so-called vocation-related courses. These language courses prepare you for working in a certain vocational field. Attending such a course you will learn the vocabulary necessary at your job - from the field of nursing care to craftsmanship. There are also courses for individual professions. At the end of a course you take an exam; the certificate can be of great use to your further career.
The scope of each course is tailored to the content required in your vocational sector. Before you start your course, the provider checks your language level personally or online. Consequently, they offer you a suitable course.