Occupational language training for non-reading individuals with migrant background
Migrants coming to Germany with deficiencies in reading and writing skills are ever more challenged to learn German as a second language than other members of this group. This particular migrant group faces great changes in relation to cultural environment adaptation as to building an economical basis for a self-determined livelihood in their target country. These individuals form the target group for the programme “Occupational language training for non-reading individuals with migrant background” of starthaus Ltd. in Offenbach. The goals of the programmes are in line with the curricula of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees as to make this group literate, to impart basic knowledge of German and to facilitate proper earnings. Reading and writing abilities, acquisition of basic German language skills and integration into the labour market are being combined in this course in a model way. In so doing, job and life opportunities are being opened to a multiply challenged group of people.