In Germany, 48.7 percent of the participants reached the expected level last year at the end of the language and integration courses held by the Federal Immigration and Asylum Office (BAMF) – German papers on the basis of the Office’s statement on Monday.
In the course of a half-year course of 600 grams of language teaching and 100 lessons in country-specific courses, in 2017 399 578 foreigners – mostly asylum seekers – took part for the first time. Among them, 289 751 students participated in the language test and 48.7 percent achieved the expected level B1 of the so-called Common European Language Reference Framework for language proficiency, which is enough for prosperity in everyday life. Another 40.8 percent reached the A2 level and 10.5 percent was below.
BAMF estimates that more than 50 per cent of the results below the expected level are attributable to several factors. There are participants in the courses who are ill, others move or work. It is unjustified absenteeism and the fact that many asylum seekers are struggling with traumas that hinder learning. The influencing factors include the lack of culture of learning, characteristic of those who did not attend school in their home country – are based on the report of the report, which is based on the report of the Sunday newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.