This glossary explains frequently used terms relating to the language/integration nexus and guides you through the apparent complexities of the relevant concepts and terminology.

Jugendintegrationskurse (Youth integration courses)

The youth integration courses are designed for young people under 27 years of age who are no longer required to attend school. The purpose of the courses is to prepare the participants for further education or training in Germany, which is why more time is spent on education- and training-related topics during the course. The courses also have a strong practical focus, with the opportunity for students to undertake a practical module towards the end of the course. After 900 (max. 1200) funded lessons plus an orientation course (45 lessons), participants should have achieved level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Youth integration courses currently account for just 1.9% of all integration courses (as at: 02.01.2012).

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