BY VANESSA GONYE German-based Afrocentric Startup Deutsch Connect has partnered with Rydings College, to provide German language courses to students.
Deutsch Connect is a member of the Make IT Alliance (biggest organisation of German Tech companies), SA German Chamber of Commerce, IHK Lüneburg/Wolsburg and has a partnership with AG Career Hub, SRH Berlin University and Berlin Startup School and has worked with universities like European Business University, Technische Hochschule Nürnberg, University of Applied Science (Koblenz), University of Applied Science (Ausburg) and Jacobs University Bremen.
In March, Deutsch Connect launched its Deutsch Connect Academy which affords learners more interaction with tutors while also receiving latest opportunities from Germany.
Deutsch Connect head of languages, Malven Mambo said Germany is ranked among the world’s top destinations for international students with over 370 universities, globally recognised student programs, affordable tuition and working opportunities and future prospects for international students.
“Furthermore the German Dual Vocational Training program (Ausbildung) is the best in the world at enabling young people to be able to work and learn at the same time,” he said.
Mambo added that apart from providing German language courses to Rydings College they would also provide Placement, twinning with a German school, trip to Germany and links to opportunities with German universities and vocational colleges.
“The current global situation surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic has enabled us to create more innovative approaches to Foreign language learning, which increases engagement, allows learners to have regular live interaction with native speakers, exposes learners to widest collection of training content possible and offers high value to learners,” he said
Vambe from Rydings College said they were excited with the partnership with Deutsch Connect and look forward to linkages in Germany.
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As the number one economy in Europe and as a result of being the world leader in Machinery and Equipment as well as having an ageing population, which is driving foreign recruitment, Germany has become a destination of choice for skilled immigrants, but it is important to speak the language first.
In March 2020, Germany enacted the Skilled Immigrant Visa, which makes it easier for skilled persons with B1 German language certification to find jobs in Germany.
Deutsch Connect is looking to partner with more schools and institutions in Zimbabwe and Africa