Active Programme for Asylum Seekers

Have you come to Switzerland as an asylum seeker and are still waiting for a decision on your application? Or do you work with asylum seekers and are looking for a German course for them?

K5’s Active Programme is designed around the needs of asylum seekers in the Basel area. It offers professional German lessons and a childcare programme that stimulates children's language development. Its top priorities include increasing participants’ self-sufficiency and improving their ability to navigate their everyday surroundings. This programme also helps asylum seekers prepare for finding a job if asylum is granted.

Course: Active Programme for Asylum Seekers (with childcare)
Course length: 8 weeks, 75 lessons
Course times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2.30–5.00 p.m.
Level: A1–B1 based on the CEFR
Childcare: yes

For Basel-Stadt residents with N permit: CHF 40.–
For Basel-Stadt residents with F or B permit: CHF 100.– to 700.–
For referring agencies: CHF 1,000.–

Per child: CHF 590.–
[full price: CHF 1,090.–]

For Baselland residents with N permit: CHF 40.– (You will be on a waiting list and informed if there are free places)
For Baselland residents with permit F/B: CHF 1,000.– 
For referring agencies: CHF 1,000.–

Per child: CHF 590.–
[full price: CHF 1,090.–]

For Solothurn residents: CHF 525.– (from course level B2 onwards CHF 1,000.–)

Per child: CHF 150.– (from course level B2 onwards CHF 1,090.–)

It is not possible to register for this course online. Please call us on 061 365 90 20 or send us an email: briefkasten[at]

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More informations on the course

Why is the Active Programme for Asylum Seekers right for you? 
> K5's lessons are based on real life, so you will learn to better function in everyday life in Switzerland.
> We work with fide, the conceptual framework developed by the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) to promote the linguistic integration of immigrants.
> An important focus of the programme is finding work and working in Switzerland.
> We provide training in key skills and attributes such as punctuality and reliability, working in a team, functioning independently and assuming individual responsibility.
> You will acquire learning techniques and computer skills.
> You will learn more about where you live on our educational excursions.
> You will have the opportunity to come into contact with German speakers (K5 works together with various clubs and projects).
> We address the specific situation during the asylum procedure: Information on rights, duties and opportunities of asylum seekers in the region Basel.

What does our childcare programme offer your children? 
> Age-appropriate activities that encourage your child to play and be active
> A relaxed atmosphere
> Language development with our caring and professional childcare team
> Awareness of topics such as exercise and healthy eating

More valuable information
> On the first course day we clarify your existing language abilities and course placement.
> You learn together with a maximum of 16 other course participants.
> You determine your learning process. We support you.
> We recommend 3-5 hours of independent study a week.
> At the end of the course you receive a confirmation of participation indicating your language reference level and attendance.
> After the course you can opt for a telc language test (A1, A2, B1, B2) or a proof of language competency fide (A1 to B1). We will be happy to inform you.

General terms and conditions course and childcare


A written confirmation of participation will be issued at the end of a course if a participant has finished the course. This confirmation includes course content, course dates, course level(s) and number of lessons.

Course registration may be cancelled at no cost up until one week before the course begins. If course registration is cancelled within two weeks after the course begins, a fee of CHF 75.– will be charged. As of the third course week, the full course fees will be billed.

The general terms and conditions of the canton of Solothurn apply for Solothurn residents who attend a course subsidised by the canton of Solothurn.


The possibility of a childcare fee reduction will be reviewed at the time of registration. A fee reduction is based on a family’s income, which must be shown in writing when registering for a course. Residents of Basel-Stadt must provide verification that they receive a health insurance premium fee reduction; residents of Baselland must provide a salary statement.

The fees can be paid in instalments and must be paid in full by the end of the day care period booked.

Childcare registration may be cancelled at no cost up until two weeks before the course begins. As of the third course week, the full course fees will be billed.


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