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German Language Training for Refugees
Learning the local language is the first and very crucial step to successful integration. If you have studied a foreign language before, you probably remember that practice outside of the classroom with locals makes all the difference. That is what eStart is all about!

Practicing German, exchanging on intercultural matters and building a positive and trustful relationship.
While there are many opportunities to connect with locals and participate in support programs in the big cities, many refugees are located in rather rural areas where there is not enough help.With eStart you can build a digital bridge and start a conversation.
A lack of language skills hinders successful integration in every aspect of life from career opportunities to social contacts. As a native speaker you are the best language buddy to practice daily conversations, help with pronunciation and help with typical questions that come up in a foreign country.
While establishing a trustful mentoring relationship, there are so many things you can both learn from each other. You will together explore how to connect digitally in a meaningful way, work with eLearning material, and explore different cultures.
Refugees participating are enrolled in federal integration courses or intensive language courses offered by refugee camps and have just started learning German (level A1). Participants are mostly from Syria, Eritrea, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iran and have been in Germany for less than six months. Everyone signed up for eStart on their initiation.
  • You are fluent in German
  • You are interested in different cultures
  • You are available for at least 5 one-hour sessions
  • You are highly motivated, understanding and empowering

How it works?

Mentoring takes place completely digitally via video chat on our learning platform. The sessions are accompanied by specially prepared learning materials and help you to structure the sessions.A program start is possible at any time. Learn more about our platform

1. Registration

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2. Training

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3. Matching

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4. Session

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The total time invest here is 8 hours.

Session Overview

Welcome & Introduction

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Shopping & Living

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Leisure & Learning

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Past

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Job & Career

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Typically German

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Learning Experience

You won’t only learn how to become a better mentor but grow as a person by challenging yourself to communicate with someone from a different cultural background.

Every journey is different,
but do not take our word for it:

“Mentoring for me means being there for another person: with my experience, my encouragement and an open mind and heart. I have been lucky myself to have received the above from coaches and mentors at crucial moments in my life. I would like to give it back now.”
Julia Juergens  uber die Hintergrunde ihres Online Student Mentoring Engagements

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