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German programmes for children and juveniles

Kindergartens and schools offer special language support programmes in German, and sometimes in the relevant mother tongue, for children and juveniles who are growing up speaking a language other than German.

Language tests are carried out in all Federal Länder as early as kindergarten or before school enrolment to establish the child's support needs. Various support programmes are offered depending on the Federal Land.

Children and juveniles who come to Germany during the course of their school careers need particular support. There are often support or language-learning classes for them in which they are taught by specially-qualified teachers before subsequently transferring to mainstream classes. You can find out about the programmes available to your child from the school authorities.

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It is essential for your child to learn German if he or she is to be successful at school. Therefore you should take advantage of the language support offered. Attendance at German-language support programmes is mandatory in some Federal Länder for children who have been found to be in need of support.

Juveniles who are no longer obliged to attend school and young adults up to the age of 27 can attend an integration course for young people to learn German. You can find out more information about this course via the link in the right-hand column.

Date 17 December 2015

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