Evaluation of job-related German language training

According to the Residence Act, the German government promotes the acquisition of job-related German language skills by providing job-related language training. The aim is to integrate people without sufficient German language skills quickly into sustainable employment or vocational education.

The aim of the evaluation project is to examine the use, implementation and effects of job-related language training. The evaluation assesses the success of training both with respect to language skills and success in the labour market. It also addresses the link to the integration courses, which precede job-related language training.

Key questions of the evaluation are:

  1. Are the goals of job-related German language training generally achieved?
  2. How does job-related language training affect labour market integration of the participants? Which target groups benefit in particular?
  3. Which factors promote or inhibit the effects of job-related language training? Which recommendations can be given?

To answer these questions, statistical methods are used. The effects of job-related language training are estimated using field experiments and quasi-experiments. In addition, qualitative approaches are used in order to uncover explanatory relationships and to gain the in-depth knowledge needed to conduct the quantitative analysis.