Integration courses

Immigrants living in Germany can participate in integration courses. Part of the costs may be subsidized or covered. The responsible Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge, BAMF) provides information on this.

Integration courses

The integration courses consist of language and orientation courses and comprise 700 teaching units. In the language course with 600 teaching units, the participants learn the German language at an entry level and complete this with the "German Test for Immigrants (DTZ)". The orientation course with 100 teaching units deals with the rights and duties of citizens in Germany, history and culture as well as politics and values. This is concluded with the test "Living in Germany". It is possible to attend intensive courses and to shorten the duration of the course.

Before registering for an integration course, an appointment for a consultation and a test must be arranged. For migrants in the asylum procedure from Syria and Eritrea, entitlements for the integration course can be requested from the Integration Point Wetterau (IPW).

Information document with all the requirements for participation in the integration course from the Integration Point Wetterau.

Integration courses in the Wetterau

There are currently five BAMF-certified providers in the Wetteraukreis who offer integration courses. With the help of the BAMF WebGIS information system it is possible to search for courses and course providers near to your home. The course providers are briefly introduced below. You can find further information on the websites of the integration course providers.

List of language course providers in the Wetterau district, migration advice points and contact persons.

List of language course providers in the Wetterau district

  • Frauen Arbeit Bildung (FAB, Women Work Education)

FAB is a non-profit educational and employment institution with a focus on qualification and (re)integration into the labor and training market. FAB offers a wide range of counselling and qualification opportunities with a holistically oriented approach.

The FAB offers general integration courses, integration courses with literacy, job-related courses and special courses for women in Friedberg and Büdingen.

  • Internationaler Bund (IB)

The IB Southwest is an independent agency for education, social services and migration. It offers language qualifications, counselling and support for young migrants as well as vocational orientation and qualifications for the labor market.

The IB offers language courses at different levels, integration courses and work-related German courses in Friedberg, Butzbach and Büdingen.

  • Lern Point e.V.

Lern Point e.V. was founded in 2004 and, as a non-profit organization, makes a contribution to successful social coexistence. It provides comprehensive advice, especially on educational opportunities.

Integration courses and literacy courses are offered in Friedberg.

  • Memory Bildungszentrum

The Memory Bildungszentrum was founded in 1994 as an independent and private educational institution in Altenstadt. It offers a range of tutoring, job-related further education and counselling.

There are general integration courses and literacy courses in Altenstadt.

  • Volkshochschule Wetterau (Wetterau adult education center )

The adult education center (Volkshochschule, vhs) is the municipal further education institution in the Wetteraukreis district, based in Friedberg and part of the district administration. The vhs offers a comprehensive range of advisory and educational services. Various integration courses, language courses and further training courses are offered at several locations in the Wetterau district.