Refugees seeking assistance in learning the German language and who want to practice German free of charge will find a variety of language learning opportunities from the Goethe Institute here: Self-learning courses, speaking exercises, videos and information on dealing with authorities, in everyday life or in finding a job. All offers work on smartphones and tablets. An interactive vocabulary training in 16 languages, which can be used without any prior knowledge; many offers are helpful as an adjunct to classroom courses.
Funny stories about horses, witches and footballers – read in Arabic and available to download as podcasts for you to listen to anywhere!
What is already being offered by libraries for refugees; how can this be financed; and how can foreign-language children’s books be offered?
FEELS – Introductory language learning courses for learning support volunteers
Are you a learning support volunteer for people who are learning German but have no experience of language learning for refugees? Then why not take part in an introduction to language learning for refugees, where you will receive practical tips and assistance from experienced German teachers at the Goethe-Institut, or use the materials and methods suggested in our FEELS online classroom.
Further information about FEELS
German language learning games for starters
The language learning games can be used especially at first contact with German and for the initial orientation of refugees and expelled in Germany. The linguistic objectives are similar to those in other learning materials that are available for the target group. Therefore, they are quite appropriate to use as additional practice materials:
– classic and newer forms of play for learning German
– support the first language contact with German-speaking people and Germany
Language learning games
Film case for refugee children and adolescents
The Goethe Institute makes 15 film cases available for refugee children and adolescents for film screenings. The cases are always provided with a "suitcase godfather". Inquiries via the Bundesverband Jugend und Film.
The selection of films is curated by Michael Harbauer, director of the “Schlingel” International Film Festival for Children and Young Audiences.
In the suitcases are 18 feature films with Arabic and German subtitles or language versions and 2 animation and short film programs with nonverbal films. This is accompanied by an educational film manual.
The Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb) is a federal public authority providing citizenship education and information on political issues for all people in Germany.
Federal Office for Migration and Refugees provides information about migration to Germany, integration, naturalisation, assisted return and etc.
All you need to know about asylum procedure, labour-market access, recognition of qualifications and assistance in Germany.
The Federal Employment Agency will help you to get your vocational qualification recognised and find a training place or employment.
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