The aim of offering the new course is not just to teach German. Highly motivated participants in need of financial assistance can also apply for grants to cover course fees and travel and examination costs. A publishing house is sponsoring the books. Applicants entitled to claim social security will also be assisted for the period of the course in applying for the basic benefits. The grants are intended to give an opportunity in particular to those people who have come to Germany already in possession of professional qualifications from their home country, but are not in a position to finance a C1-level course from their own funds. With this course the providers are filling in an important gap.
Integration courses for immigrants provide qualifications only up to language level ‘B1’. However, the C1 language certificate is a prerequisite for many training courses and also for admission to German universities. The courses that applies to include, for example, teacher training – a profession where there is a high level of demand. Anyone interested can apply in writing up until 9th January 2013. Applications should be sent to: AWO Perspektiven Bildungsberatung GF-Hochschule, Allerheiligentor 2-4, 60311 Frankfurt am Main (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Bildungsberatungsstelle Hessencampus, c/o Volkshochschule, Sonnemannstraße 13, 60314 Frankfurt am Main (e-mail: email@example.com).
Any queries can be answered by Christamaria Weber at the Department for Multicultural Affairs on 069/212-30153. The grants have been made possible thanks to the financial support of the Crespo Foundation, the Fazit Foundation, Fraport AG, HFM Managementgesellschaft für Hafen und Markt, the Peter Fuld Foundation, the Polytechnic Society Foundation and the ProRegion Airport Foundation.