This literacy course is aimed at migrants who are not yet literate or who cannot read and write the Latin alphabet. The course prepares for regular language courses.
Course length: 11 weeks, 110 lessons
Course times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9.15–11.20 a.m.
Class size: 6–10 participants
Registration deadline: 1 week before the course begins (later registration possible depending on availability)
Fees (depending on income):
For Basel-Stadt residents: CHF 165.–up to CHF 1650.–
For Baselland residents: CHF 330.– (from course level B2 onwards CHF 1,650.–)
For Solothurn residents: CHF 330.– (from course level B2 onwards CHF 1,650.–)
For residents of other cantons and referring agencies: CHF 1,650.–
Per child: CHF 170.– to 1,595.– (children under 18 months: +CHF 6.–/h)
For Solothurn residents: CHF 220.– (from course level B2 onwards CHF 1,595.–)
Specifics: We are taking safeguards related to the corona pandemic. Please note the relevant additions to our general terms and conditions and the FAQ.
Why attend the Literacy course?
> Course participants will learn and develop fundamental skills and techniques for reading and writing.
> Participants will acquire basic German language skills.
> Participants will develop confidence in their language and writing skills.
> Participants will prepare for regular, lower-level German courses.
What do participants learn on this course?
> The Latin alphabet
> Phonetic symbols, word images and clusters of letters
> How to write syllables and simple words
> How to connect words and sentences together
> Learning techniques
> Communication strategies for real-life situations
What sets our courses apart?
> Practical lessons: participants learn through real-life examples.
> Interaction: we emphasize communication and student involvement.
> Student-focus: we adapt to participants’ learning pace–from the first day to the last.
> Need-orientation: you determine your learning process. We support you.
> Variety: participants learn alone, in pairs and in groups with various media.
> Flexibility: we offer individual tutoring on request.
More valuable information
> On the first course day we clarify your existing language abilities and course placement.
> You learn together with a maximum of 15 other course participants.
> 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.
K5 helps you successfully learn German–customized to your needs.
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.
The possibility of a childcare fee reduction for private payers from Basel-Stadt 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. Verification of a health insurance premium fee reduction must be provided when registering for a course.
Course fees may be paid in instalments. The first instalment is due when the course begins. Course fees must be paid in full before the end of the course.
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.
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
The course costs remain owed in full in the aforementioned measures.
Furthermore, the K5 Basler Kurszentrum is entitled to pass on contact details of participants to cantonal authorities in connection with the corona pandemic (e.g. for contact tracing).
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, in whole or in part, from the after-school care center if official instructions are thereby implemented.