Asylum seekers can attend a free German language course at ActiLingua. More than just learn the language, they will be prepared for everyday life in Austria.
Asylum seekers have to learn German as soon as possible to find their way into life in Austria. We support this aim with our project “ActiLingua for Refugees”, in which asylum seekers participate in a free German language course. In collaboration with Caritas and the Servite monastery, we started offering six-week courses in mid-January. Classes are held once a week.
15 people aged 16 to 24 years participate in each course. Altogether, there are three groups and every group is taught by two volunteers. More courses are to follow in February.
The course content is based on the participants’ level of German, focusing on topics useful to everyday life. This includes, among other things, school, visits to the doctor, apartment search and contact with authorities.
“ActiLingua for Refugees” intends for asylum seekers to learn more than just the German language. It is also important to help facilitate their integration. Therefore, they can participate in our city walks to learn more about the Austrian culture.