Funded basic offer – integration course
The integration course is a basic course funded by the German state. It serves both linguistic and political education for migrants. The entire integration process begins with this course, after which you will be able to act independently in your daily life without outside help.
- Language course
- Orientation course
|Final||examination DTZ (A2-B1)|
|600 teaching units (à 45 min.)||1. basic course 1||A1|
|2. basic course 2||A1|
|3. basic course 3||A2|
|4. advanced course 1||A2|
|5. advanced course 2||B1|
|6. advanced course 3||B1|
|Final||test "Leben in Deutschland"|
|100 teaching units (45 min. each)|
- Free of charge for migrants
- In many cases the participation costs are financed by the state, otherwise € 220 per module (100 hours) (50% of the costs can be reimbursed after the end of the course under certain conditions).
Travel costs :
- Reimbursement or subsidy possible! We will help you and make necessary applications for you.
Learning material costs:
- The BSB provides all learning materials, except textbooks, free of charge to all participants.
Do you still have questions? Or do you need help choosing the right course? We will help you, by phone, by e-mail or via our contact form.
Differentiated system for the integration course
The German state supports eight types of integration courses, which leads to a differentiated course system. The most frequently attended course is the general integration course, which in the standard case comprises 700 hours of instruction (in the usual duration of 45 minutes each). 600 of these teaching hours include language acquisition, 100 teaching hours are allotted to the orientation course. The integration course can be extended or, in the case of particularly good skills, shortened.
In the language course you will acquire German language skills at CEFR level B1 (CEFR = Common European Framework of Reference). With this level, you can cope with most everyday situations. For comparison: students reach this level in English classes in the 9th to 10th grade. Before reaching the B1 level, you will take the levels A1 and A2, which teach elementary language use.
You will acquire German language skills in these areas up to level B1:
- Child care and education
- Work and education
The content was developed by the Goethe-Institut, which occasionally adapts it to new requirements.
Following language acquisition, the last component of the integration course in Bremen is the orientation course, which lasts 100 hours. Topics include the German culture and legal system, the history of our country, our most important constitutional principles, our religious diversity and tolerance as well as the equal position of women, men and persons who do not assign themselves to a clear gender. The orientation course is designed to familiarise you with our social values.
Frequently asked questions:
Where does the course take place?
Our courses take place at our locations in Herdentorswallstraße 93 in 28195 Bremen or in Findorffstraße 14-16 in 28215 Bremen.
At our location in Findorffstraße 14-16 you can also receive childcare to accompany your integration course.
When does the next course start?
Our integration courses start regularly (about once a month).
See our course overview for exact dates
When do the classes take place?
Our integration courses take place during the week in the mornings and afternoons. For more information, see our current course overview.
How long does an application take?
Generally, about three to four weeks elapse between the application to the BAMF and course participation.