BAMF Integration course
For life in Germany
Our integration course helps people from a wide range of countries to acquire basic German skills. Our offer supports you in a practical way to quickly find your way in your new everyday life.
Register free of charge and without obligation for a consultation appointment with us.
Integration through language
In this integration course that has been specially developed for migrants, you will learn to use German in everyday life. At the same time, you will receive important information about Germany as your new home.
Our range of German integration courses also includes integration courses with alphabet for learners not familiar with the Roman alphabet and remedial courses. Experienced and dedicated teachers guarantee qualified instruction of a high standard.
To help you reach your goal in the best possible way, we offer the following services:
- Assessment testwith course recommendation
- Advice & Supportfor applying for an integration course
- Very good reachabilitycentral location near train stations
- DTZ Certificate“German for immigrants” Test
- LiD Zertifikat“Life in Germany” Test
- TELC ExamDeutsch B1 and B2
What will I learn on the course?
- German skills up to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference
- Knowledge about Germany’s legal system, culture and history
You can start with a higher module, if you have some language skills already. Your starting module is determined by qualified and experienced teachers, using an assessment test.
What is the goal of the course?
The goal of the course is to bring your German skills up to level B1 and to familiarise you with all important facts about the legal system, culture and history of the Federal Republic of Germany. German is taught based on everyday topics, such as work, housing, health, and visits to public authorities. The orientation class for general knowledge about Germany deals with issues such as “politics in democracy”, “history and responsibility” and “people and society”.
At the end of the integration course, you will take the two final exams “German for immigrants” (DTZ) and “Life in Germany” (LiD). You will receive a certificate for each exam passed.
Who can take part in the course?
The integration course is intended for all foreigners who are living in Germany on a permanent basis. It is designed for asylum seekers with good prospects to stay, in particular. The course is also addressed at citizens of the European Union and German citizens who do not have sufficient German skills and who have specific integration needs. Late repatriates and their family members are legally entitled to take part in this type of course.
How long does the course take?
The course takes 7 months in total and comprises 700 teaching periods of 45 minutes each. (Literacy training courses take 13 months in total and comprise 1,300 teaching periods of 45 minutes each.)
If you have previous knowledge of German, we recommend that you take a placement test. This way you secure a place in a module that matches your skill level and shortens your overall course duration.
Upon completion of a placement test, you will also receive a certificate of your achieved language level under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The test takes 45 minutes and costs €30.
Get 100% funding for your integration course.
Our programmes are free of charge for many participants. Get to know us. We will gladly check, whether costs will be covered for you, or if you are entitled to a contribution.
Cost bearers are:
- Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge
- Other funding on request
When does the next course start?
Here you will find an overview of all upcoming starting dates. Further courses and modules are available by request.
Accompanying support to the integration course
Also get to know our accompanying services for integration course participants, such as integration coaching. So nothing stands in the way of your successful career prospects!
Contact us now without obligation and get all important start dates!
Registration for new integration courses only at our main office at Bürgerweide 4.
FITS is a guarantee of quality
Certified by the Hanseatic Certification Agency (HZA), we offer our services to the German National Employment Agency. We are also certified by the Association of Professional Training Hamburg (Weiterbildung Hamburg) and are a member of the National Association of Professional Training (BBB), as well as being a member of a network for medium-sized business consultancies (IBWF).
Our Training and Projects are subject to rigid quality controls by our public contracting authorities.
Frequently asked questions about the integration course
In the language course, participants learn the German language up to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference. This is important in order to find work, fill out applications or to be able to communicate in everyday life.
In addition, foreigners should also know a few things about the country in which they live: History, culture and legal system are among them. All this is taught in the orientation course.
New immigrants: people who have newly arrived in Germany and have a residence permit.
People with a migration background: people who already live in Germany and have a foreign citizenship or have a specific residence status that entitles them to participate.
Asylum seekers and recognized refugees: People who have applied for asylum or have been recognized as refugees can generally also attend integration courses.