Language courses in and around Castrop-Rauxel
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There are at least three types of German courses:
- German language courses offered by volunteers, aiming at enabling you to communicate in everyday life, no matter what your status as an asylum seeker is
- Integrationskurse (integration courses) offered by institutions like the VHS (adult education centre) or Kolping for accepted refugees, aiming at enabling you to work in Germany
- language courses for students, aiming at enabling you to study in German(y)
Since November 2015 people applying for asylum who have a good chance of staying in Germany get to take part in an official integration course. Here you find more information and the application form:
Integration course providers in your area
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There are different kind of courses:
1. Language courses offered by volunteers
German language course at Heilig Kreuz
Wednesdays, 10-12 a.m.
Contact: 02305 12789
German language course at the Harkortschule
Fridays 9:30 or 10:00 – 12:00 a.m.
This course is for women only!
Harkortschule in Merklinde
Wittener Straße 322 b
German Course for female refugees with kids at the Elisabethgemeinde Bochumerstraße 94a
Donnerstag von 10-12 Uhr
Keine Kinderbetreuung, Kinder können aber mitgebracht werden.
Es gibt dort nur weibliche Lehrer.
Thursday, 10 to 12 a.m.
Kids can be brought to the course.
Female teachers only.
2. Certified integration courses
Integration courses are offered by Agora.
Kulturzentrum AGORA, Zechenstraße 2A, 44581 Castrop-Rauxel
Kurszeiten (Stand Nov. 2017): Die Integrationskurse finden dreimal wöchentlich (montags, dienstags, donnerstags) von 8:30 bis 12:30 statt.
Ansprechpartner: Thorsten Schnelle, Dipl.-Sozialwissenschaftler (Soziologe), Dipl.-Sozialpädagoge
Dozent: Johannes Beisenherz
Kontakt: 02305 92304-0
Integration courses are offered by the adult education center VHS, you can find them here.
Rathaus, Zimmer 141
Phone 02305 / 106-2638
There are also integration courses offered by the Kolping education center:
“On behalf of the Federal Office for Migrants and Refugees (BAMF) we offer two language courses for German. These are controlled by means of intermediate and final examinations and meet the demanded standard.”
Zechenstraße 2A in 44581 Castrop-Rauxel
Overview: Integration courses in Dortmund
If you choose and integration course in another city, the public transport ticket will not be provided/paid for.
Intensive language courses at the Auslandsgesellschaft
Grundstufe A1, A2, B1 und Mittelstufe B2/1, B2/2 und C1
Integration courses at the language school pdl in Dortmund
The integration courses for migrants offered by the language school “projekt deutsch lernen” (pdl) in Dortmund are certified by the BAMF, so you can ask the jobcenter to cover its costs. You should have in mind though that the jobcenter might not pay for the public transport ticket needed to get to Dortmund from Castrop. (If you have news on that matter, please let us know by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Integration courses at the Berlitz language school in Dortmund
The integration courses offered by the well-known language school Berlitz are certified by the BAMF. If you already have an acceptance as a refugee, the course fee can be paid for by the BAMF. If your asylum process is still pending, you should talk to the BAMF in Nürnberg to find out if they cover the costs. If you live in Castrop and want to attend an Integrationskurs in Dortmund (or Bochum or Essen), the jobcenter will probably not pay for the public transport ticket to commute to the course, you should ask the jobcenter employee who is responsible for you.
3. University language courses
List of NRW universities, language courses and contact persons
Here’s a list of all the contact persons in universities around – you can ask them for consultation and about specific language courses at university:
Bochum University – University Language Centre ZFA
If you want to study in Germany, you might want to learn Germany at the University. The Ruhr Universtität in Bochum is offering German courses for foreign students. You can find a lot of information here and here. (“DaF” is short for “Deutsch als Fremdsprache” -> “German as a foreign language”.)
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Information and Counselling
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FREE GERMAN LANGUAGE COURSES FOR REFUGEES HELD BY VOLUNTEERS
Ökumenisches Studienkolleg Bochum
The Studienkolleg in Bochum is offering preparatory courses and language courses for (future) students.
Interculturas e. V. in Bochum
Working together with AStA, the students’ representative body at the Ruhr University of Bochum, we offer German language courses to students from all over the world wishing to enrol or continue their studies at a German university.
Sprachcafé at Bochum University
Sprachcafé takes place every monday – during lecture period – starting at 5 until 9 pm in Max-Kade-Hall (Laerholzstr. 82, 44801 Bochum).
“Do you search for an opportunity to improve your German or foreign language proficiency and would you like to practice with German native speakers and internationals? Are you interested in learning new languages in an informal atmosphere? Do you want to get an insight into different cultures and to meet new people?
If so, visit Sprachcafé and help us to create an international atmosphere!
Coffee, tea and entertainment are included. Partcipation is – of course – free of charge!”