Language & Integration

Basic language courses for refugees with good perspective to stay
Location: Volkshochschule Schwerte
Time: On request

Since November 2015 the Volkshochschule Schwerte (“adult education centre”) organizes basic language courses for refugees. The Volkshochschule is part of the KuWeBe and central contact for refugees who wish to learn the German language and for those who search for possibilities to participate in the cultural life of Schwerte. In 2015 seven free language courses with 174 participants from Eritrea, Iran, Irak and Syria have started. The Participants learn to communicate in German and to orient themselves in everyday situations.


„Early Intervention“ – basic language courses for the working environment
Location: Volkshochschule Schwerte
Time: t.b.a.

„Early Intervention“ is the name of a programme funded by the European Social Fund that aims at supporting general integration into labour market as well as society.


Integration courses
Location: Volkshochschule Schwerte
Time: t.b.a.

Integration courses give people with residence permit an overview of German history and society as well as political and cultural characteristics.