Jaime Beck teaches German to refugees - even though his own German isn't perfect. Why are his classes always full? His students say it's because when he talks it sounds like a song and because Jaime teaches them so much more than just the language.
Austria assumed the presidency of the Council of the European Union in July, and its chancellor has made refugee policy a key issue. Currently, migrants in the country who don't learn enough German face cuts in benefits.
Asylum seekers lacking language skills have poor chances in the job market and earn less. The German language is essential in finding an apartment, participating in society and pursuing an education.
Refugees in Germany have to attend obligatory German language courses in order to integrate. Learning a foreign language can be challenging for older asylum seekers, who may face difficult health or social circumstances.
A recent study by Germany's Federal Employment Agency concluded that Pakistanis have been the most successful at finding work in the EU country over the past couple of years. DW examines the reasons behind their success.
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