Special language acquisition program at schools with preparatory classes (VKL)

In the preparatory classes, children are given language instruction and prepared to be able to integrate into and take part in regular classes at school. The special training program is available for all grades of elementary schools (Grundschulen) and secondary schools (Werkrealschulen, Realschulen, Gemeinschaftsschulen and Gymnasien). At the elementary school level (ages 6 to 10 years), children are usually assigned to a local school in the same school district as your place of residence. In the preparatory classes at the secondary school level (ages 10 to 15), various tests in mathematics and English are conducted once a month. In cooperation with a committee established to decide on matters related to the special language acquisition program, recommendations for a suitable school form are made and the youth are assigned to the appropriate school.