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Language Course Program for Immigrants Extended

May 06th, 2014

News from Berlin - The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) just announced the extension of the ESF-BAMF program for German language courses.

Since the end of August 2008 this program aims at helping people with migration background to have more opportunities for entering in the job market. It not only consists in fact of improving reading and writing proficiencies and communication skills in work environments, but also of professionalism skills, as it for example includes basic mathematical competences, word processing, data processing, e-mailing and Internet usage etc.

The EFS-BAMF program was created thanks to an initiative of the German Federal Office for Work and Socials (BMAS), in collaboration with the European Social Fund, which provided an initial capital of 230 Million Euros. It was first extended in December 2013 with 47 Million Euros, and a few days ago news spread that ESF will finance a further funding extension till the 31st of December 2014, with an amount of 34 Million Euros.

Every year around 25.000 people, who don't manage to find a job because of a lack of German competences, attend these courses. These figures show not only the importance of  such programs for foreign people in Germany, but also the diligence of the country toward the integration of immigrants.

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