Staying and living together
Integrating people seeking protection in Germany has many facets. In addition to learning the language, access to the German education system and job market are also of major importance.
Integration can only be successful if the language of the host country is acquired quickly, which is why German classes are started in the initial reception centres themselves.
School-age children learn German in so-called GSL (German as a second language) classes, with a view to preparing them for the regular German school system.
Older students undertaking vocational training are offered preparatory lessons to enable vocational training or secondary-school completion in Germany.
One of the most important tasks of the next few years is to integrate the new refugees into German society. Integration has many facets. Quickly learning the German language is a key requirement for accessing the German education system and job market. The federal government and Saxon state government have already approved measures to successfully integrate the arriving refugees.