Learning German: integration by language

Jaime Beck teaches German to refugees – even though his own German isn’t perfect. Why are his classes always full? His students say it’s because when he talks it sounds like a song and because Jaime teaches them so much more than just the language.

For anyone learning a new language, it’s easy to get frustrated after the first few lessons. But Jaime Beck from Colombia knows how to keep his students coming. His lessons for refugees cover much more than just dry vocabulary and grammar rules; he delves into “street German” as well. Another part of his integration language courses involves showing his class what Germany is all about – for example by visiting the opera.

Category: Education

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