Arrival: Module for Refugees

Did you come to Switzerland as a refugee? Do you lack the vocabulary to talk with authorities, potential employers and acquaintances about your residency status and your options? Do you have any questions about working permits, education, housing or leisure activities? In the module "Arrival" you can enhance your German language skills while practicing real life situations and get to know offers for refugees in the region. Visit the module in addition to a German course at the K5 Basler Kurszentrum

Course: Arrival - Module for refugees (with childcare)
Course length: 10 weeks, 20 lessons
Course times: Wednesday 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.
Level: A1–B1 based on the CEFR
Registration deadline: 1 week before the course begins (later registration possible depending on availability)
Childcare: yes

For Basel-Stadt and Baselland residents: CHF 90.– to 360.–
For Solothurn residents: CHF 140.–
For referring agencies: CHF 360.–

Childcare (per child):
For Basel-Stadt and Baselland residents: CHF 150.– to 350.– (children under 18 months: +CHF 6.–/h)
For Solothurn residents: CHF 40.–
For referring agencies: CHF 350.– (children under 18 months: +CHF 6.–/h)

Specifics: We are taking safeguards related to the corona pandemic. Please note the relevant additions to our general terms and conditions and the FAQ.

FAQ: Here you find the most frequently asked questions to the corona pandemic and our courses.

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More information on the course

Why is the Module Arrival 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.
> You will learn more about offers for refugees 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
> You learn together with a maximum of 16 other course participants.
> You determine your learning process. We support you.
> We recommend 1 hour of independent study a week.
> At the end of the course you receive a confirmation of participation indicating your language reference level and attendance.

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 one week after the course begins, a fee of CHF 75.– will be charged. As of the second 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.

Due to the current corona pandemic, K5 Basler Kurszentrum is obliged to implement protective measures (e.g. keep distance). By registering for the course, the course participant confirms that the K5 Basler Kurszentrum is authorized to undertake/ adapt appropriate measures in the course structure if necessary, for example the re-arrangement of face-to-face lessons into distance learning.

In order for the participants to be able to participate in distance learning, they must have appropriate digital devices (computer, tablet) and an Internet connection and be able to use them (including downloading, for example Video conference apps etc.). Responsibility in this regard rests with the participant. Loan devices are available in limited numbers from the K5. 

The course costs remain owed in full in the aforementioned measures. Lessons in "distance learning" are rated as class attendance. 

In addition, K5 Basler Kurszentrum is authorized to exclude participants from the course if thereby official instructions are implemented. Examples include: 

  • Participants who show signs of illness and /or who dod not or only insufficiently implement the official hygiene measures
  • Participants who belong to a risk group according to the Federal Office of Public Health
  • Participants who have to isolate themselves according to  the Federal Office of Public Health or a medical prescription
  • etc.

The course costs remain owed in full in the aforementioned measures. 


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.

Due to the current corona pandemic, K5 Basler Kurszentrum is obliged to implement protective measures. In this context, K5 Basler Kurszentrum, is entitled to exclude children, un whole or in part, from the after-school care center if official instructions are thereby implemented.



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