Learning German with the Integration Course
As an EU citizen, you do not have a legal entitlement to admission to an integration course (with a language course). However, upon request, you can be admitted to the integration course by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). Prerequisite: You do not speak German sufficiently yet, have not yet attended an integration course, and there are available course places.
An integration course consists of a language course and an orientation course. Here, knowledge about the legal system, history, and culture of Germany is conveyed. The state covers half of the tuition costs incurred. You are required to contribute to the course costs.
Occupational Language Courses
If you have already reached language level B1, you can participate in occupational language courses.
To do so, you must meet the following requirements:
- be registered with the Employment Agency as seeking education, seeking employment, or unemployed or participating in measures for vocational preparation or assisted training or
- receiving unemployment benefit II or
- have reached a certain language level.
Foreign Language Offers by Adult Education Centers
Local adult education centers offer language courses in German for foreigners/German as a second language. Also, research in the vicinity of your place of residence to find the desired and suitable language course.
Note: Language courses at adult education centers are subject to fees, but often cheaper compared to other language learning providers. The State Association of Adult Education Centers provides an overview of adult education centers in Saxony-Anhalt with an interactive map of individual locations.
Language tandems are a free alternative to learning foreign languages through courses. There are such language partnerships in various cities and locations. In language tandems, language learners of different mother tongues support each other through personal meetings or other forms of exchange.