German for Professional Purposes - ESF-BAMF Programme

People from a migrant background could avail of job-related German language courses, linked to elements of continuous vocational training, and thereby improve their opportunities in the labour market. The scope of the programme ranged from classic language tuition including specialised job-related vocabulary to actual internships in companies. By meshing job-related measures to strengthen language skills with integration courses under the Residence Act, valuable new components were added to the Federal Government's basic support portfolio. The assigned education providers were required to build partnerships with local business enterprises to arrange work placements but also with a keen eye to the integration of individuals into training or employment.

Profile of the programme

Target group
  • Unemployed
  • Migrants, people with a foreign background
  • Young people, young adults

Benefit claimants under Book II and III of the Social Code. Asylum seekers and refugees could also qualify for support under certain conditions.

Implementation period

2015.01.01 - 2017.12.31

  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Thematic objective

B: Promoting social inclusion, combating poverty and any discrimination

Additional Information

web­site of pro­gramme


Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge

Referat 322

Tel.: 0221 92426-400

Poller Kirchweg  101
51105 Köln