German federal immigration agency approves the first digital learning tool for use in integration courses
The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has officially approved the German Adult Education Association’s (DVV) free adult education platform Ich-will-Deutsch-lernen.de (iwdl.de) for use in immigrant integration courses. It is the first ever digital learning tool to be officially approved by the agency. The platform, which has been created using Avallain Author and the Avallain platform architecture, can now be used as a blended learning tool for the courses.
Flexible learning paths for German as a second language
The educational platform iwdl.de transposes the German integration course curriculum into a digital learning environment. To support the integration of immigrants into German society both in terms of language and culture, iwdl.de offers more than 11’500 exercises in various areas of learning:
4’500 different language exercises which guide learners from proficiency level A1 (beginner) to B1 (intermediate language use).
A learning area focusing on German as a second language literacy skills, expanding the level A1 language course with exercises that focus on acquiring written language skills.
30 comprehensive scenarios for occupational language learning, encompassing exercises that increase occupational language skills up to level B2 (upper intermediate).
Whenever possible, the Avallain Author created learning content is combined with multimedia elements such as videos or audio exercises. To navigate the content, learners can use an interactive board game-like learning map illustrating their learning path.
The structure of iwdl.de is based on the Avallain platform architecture, which allows learners to choose exercises based on their own interests as well as their learning progress. Meanwhile, their DVV tutors can supervise everything digitally, giving individual feedback and help when needed. This allows the tool to be used both to provide a foundation for individualised learning within heterogeneous groups and to support independent learning efforts.
After one-and-a-half years of use and great success by four German adult education centres, BAMF has officially approved iwdl.de starting 1st of May 2017. This makes it the first ever digital learning tool to be officially approved by BAMF as a fundamental learning tool for immigrant integration courses.
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