Language Learning at Institut für Interkulturelle
In cooperation with the University of Göttingen, the Institute for Intercultural Communication (IIK) offers German language courses free-of-charge to refugees who have met the university’s enrollment criteria for a Bachelor’s Degree and can prove their educational qualifications with certificates. These places in IIK language courses are funded by the DAAD. Refugees aprroved to study at the university will have the opportunity to participate in: Language courses from levels A1 – C1 (GER), classes that prepare students in the relevant learning areas to sit the DSH and TestDaF exams, a preparation course for the DSH, which prepares students for this particular style of examination. Successful completion of the DSH is a requirement for university entrance. The IIK program provides the language skills required to be accepted into a university course, an introduction to the German academic culture, and support for independent learning. To create an inclusive learning environment, refugees will share their classes with students from non-refugee backgrounds. Students can also request to receive: language counselling, language exchange (German-Arabic), and cross-cultural training. In addition, IIK can offer: Contacts in various faculties and advisory services that help students prepare for their time at university, referrals to legal or psychological support services.