What to Expect from the BAMF Orientierungskurs

When I started the Orientierungskurs, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The course is required for integration (in other words, for students who need to satisfy BAMF requirements for immigration purposes). In my case, I already have a two-year German residence and work permit, but I need to complete the integration program to renew that … Continue reading What to Expect from the BAMF Orientierungskurs

Diversity in Germany

In my German class today, we talked about fairy tales. Our teacher brought up the story of „Rotkäppchen” (“Little Red Riding Hood”). After helping us describe the characters and the story, she asked us if we have the same story in our native languages. Everyone did, so we each wrote the title on the board—in … Continue reading Diversity in Germany