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Catalogue of Initiatives
- Language learning
Protagonists are people from Eritrea, Syria, and Afghanistan. The chapters deal with issues related to everyday life and help refugees communicate in situations where usually no translation is available; e.g., talking to a doctor, shelter staff, or security personnel. The “Einstieg Deutsch” app is completely translated into ten languages (Arabic, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Kurmanci, Pashto, Tigrinya, Turkish and Urdu). It is free of charge and available for iOS and Android in the App Store and the Google Play Store.
|Type of Resource||App|
|Online or Blended||Online|
|Learning objectives||The App aims to establish a basic ability to communicate in German as a second language (L2) through chunk learning which is the learning that happens through a “collection of items” that “go together in a way that they make sense”. Exercises focus on listening, understanding, and reproducing oral phrases in order to improve oral proficiency at level A1 (CEFR ).|
|Target group||Refugees with different cultural, linguistic, and social backgrounds who have just arrived in Germany and have no previous knowledge of German|
|Evaluation results/ monitoring plan||The App has been promoted, supported and further developed an evaluated by the DVV.|
|Recognition or certification of learning||N/A|
|Financing and sustainability model||Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).|
|Leading Organization||German Adult Education Association (DVV)|
|Contact Person||Contact details for additional information: ...
Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e. V.
Obere Wilhelmstraße 32
Telefon: 0228 / 6209 475-151
Fax: 0228 / 6209 475-69
Name and contacts of person responsible for data about the tool:
|Website||Free language learning App “Einstieg Deutsch”, available in Google Play Store (for Android) (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.kodehaus.iwdl) and App Store (for iOS) (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/einstieg-deutsch/id1067746671?mt=8)|