Who is the parent integration course aimed at?
The parent integration course is aimed at the parents of immigrant families whose main concern is to provide their children with the best possible support in their development and education in the host country. It is offered to parents, at least one of whose children has not yet reached the age of 18. These parents thus have to cope with their children’s situation as well as with their own migration situation and they experience support through the course offer presented here.
- Language course
- Orientation course
|Final exam||DTZ (A2-B1)|
|900 lessons (45 min. each)||1. basic course 1||A1|
|can be extended to up to 1200 UE||2. basic course 2||A1|
|3. basic course 3||A1|
|4. advanced course (A) 1||A2|
|5. advanced course (A) 2||A2|
|6. advanced course (A) 3||A2|
|7. advanced course (B) 3||B1|
|8. advanced course (B) 3||B1|
|9. advanced course (B) 3||B1|
|Final test||"Leben in Deutschland"|
|100 lessons (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.
Essential contents in the parent integration course
Like every integration course, this course also includes language acquisition to a very large extent. In addition, it provides parents with important knowledge in areas that are of particular interest to them. These include
- the German education system,
- educational issues,
- the German health system,
- leisure activities,
- local counselling services and
- orientation of children and young people in educational matters and in choosing a career.
Parents can get to know the German education system by visiting kindergartens and schools in the vicinity of our course centre. This gives them the opportunity to talk to teachers, educators and parents' committees.
Parents' integration course with a maximum of 1,000 hours
With up to 1,000 teaching hours, this special integration course is very extensive. The language course alone can comprise up to 900 hours. There is a reason for this: if possible, parents should acquire language proficiency at CEFR level B1. CEFR is the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which identifies the ability to speak a European language in several levels.
This system makes foreign language competences measurable without having to use school grades in language classes as a standard of comparison. The CEFR is based on a six-level scale between A1 (first language attempts) and C2 (near-native level). With the target level B1, communication in all relevant everyday situations is relatively unproblematic. In addition, parents also learn about German laws, our culture and, last but not least, they get to know other parents in the same situation in this course.
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.