Learning

The first and most important step towards integration of migrants and refugees into our society is learning the German language.

There are different levels:
There are German courses in the Mehrgenerationenhaus (MGH) in Schneverdingen. The number is increasing constantly, but it depends on financial support of sponsors.
There are German courses for refugees from Syria, Irak, Iran and Eritrea. They are financed by the Agentur für Arbeit (organized by the Volkshochschule Heidekreis).
There are courses at the Volkshochschule Heidekreis (VHS) called “100 Stunden Deutsch” (100 lessons in German language).
Last not least there is the individual support by volunteers who support refugees  and families. In order to take part in these courses you need to be familiar with our alphabet. This cannot necessarily be expected with refugees from Arabian countries. That is why there is a special course to help to learn the alphabet in the MGH in Schneverdingen since 2015.

Moreover, there are two language classes at the KGS Schneverdingen.

In the parish rooms of the church Peter und Paul there is a German course as well:
Thursdays 10.30 – 12.00
Teacher: Gerhard Ott

If you have questions or want to take part, please write an e-Mail to the following address: sprache@fluechtlingshilfe-schneverdingen.de

Besides, there is a possibility to learn German on your own with the help of a language-App called “Einstieg Deutsch” which is free for refugees. It is developed by the Deutscher Volkshochschul‐Verband (DVV) which is sponsored by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung. You can get this App in 9 languages. It includes the languages of the main countries the refugees come from. If you want to start learning the German language today, there is no problem to join at once. You can choose the topic you want to start with:

You learn about a visit to a doctor, to go to the authorities, in cases of emergency, how to talk to the camp-management etc. You learn the most important words and sentences quickly and are able to use them in different situations.

You find the App “Einstieg Deutsch” for android devices in the Google Play Store and for IOS devices in the App Store.

For children you can find there a special app called "Schlaumäuse", more information here: www.schlaumaeuse.de

German courses MGH

1. Literacy course (Unterstützungskurs Alphabetisierung) 

When: Thursdays 9:00 – 10:30
Where: Förderschule Osterwaldweg 11 (entrance on the left of the Förderschule, opposite the skaters’ area)
Teacher: Tanja Ruschmeyer

2. Fortgeschrittene Anfänger (Niveau A1/A2)

When: Thursdays 20:00 – 21:30
Where: Förderschule Osterwaldweg 11 (entrance on the left of the Förderschule, opposite the skaters’ area)
Teacher: Gisela Pütz-Baier

3. Open Meeting for mothers with babies to sing, play and learn language

When: Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:00

Where: Mehrgenerationenhaus, Osterwaldweg 9Teacher: Gisela Pütz-Baier

If you have questions or want to take part, please write an e-Mail to the following address: sprache@fluechtlingshilfe-schneverdingen.de

Studying

Many refugees coming to Germany have got qualifications they have acquired before in their home countries. The Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur (Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony) tries to support them with taking up their studies. If a refugee has already begun to study at a university in his home country, they try to help him/her to continue the studies at a university in Germany.

To be permitted to a German university you need sufficient documents of your previous education and a satisfying knowledge of the German language. The knowledge of the German language has to be level B1. If you don’t have sufficient documents you have to pass a test for admission and a special test which checks your qualification. The Niedersächsisches Studienkolleg in Hannover provides this test for admission:

www.stk.uni-hannover.de

If you suceed in the admission test above average and if the admission to your field of study is not restricted (numerus clausus) there is no special test for your qualification. You find further information at the Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur

First of all you need to find your field of study. There is a data-base with more than 17.000 offers in German and English:

www.study-in.de/de/refugees/hochschule-und-studiengang-finden

Then you contact the university that offers your field of study.

www.studieren-in-niedersachsen.de/fluechtlinge-ansprechpartner.htm

We recommend this website. Here you can find information about studying at university  in German, English, Arabic, Dari, Pashto and Urdu.

www.study-in.de/information-for-refugees