Training programmes for professional education of basic education professionals (Vienna)

Since 2002, the Alfa Centre for Migrants (AlfaZentrum für MigrantInnen) has offered a training programme for teaching literacy/basic education to migrants in German as a second language.

Graduates of this programme are qualified to teach basic education to adults. The content of the modules are oriented to the curriculum of the initial professional training programme and deal with the following topics: contexts and history of basic education, pedagogic relationships, learning processes, methodology/didactics in individual fields of learning, advising in basic education. The training programme is also aimed at participants who would like to work with people whose first language is German.

Organized by: Alfa Centre for Migrants of the Viennese Adult Education Centres (AlfaZentrum für MigrantInnen der Wiener Volkshochschulen)
Location: Vienna
Dates: 09/2015–12/2018

For more information, contact: Alfa Centre for Migrants (AlfaZentrum für MigrantInnen)

Stefanie Günes-Herzog, Tel.: +43 (0)699 18917729, E: stefanie.guenes-herzog(at)

Transregional Training Programme for Professional Education of Basic Education Professionals

For the first time, in 2016 - 2017 partner organizations in the MIKA network were jointly offering a training programme on teaching literacy/basic education to adults.

The organizations that make up MIKA offered modules at their respective locations in order to reach interested parties in southern and western Austria in particular with a professional educational programme that is oriented to the FEA curriculum. To ensure the greatest possible participation, some modules were offered several times on different locations.

The training programme prepared participants to work with migrants whose second language is German as well as with people whose first language is German. This programme included professional development modules that can be booked individually as well as an integrated observation model. The training programme consisted of around 150 contact hours, eLearning segments and assignments to be completed as homework, and a mandatory internship (total workload about 260 hours).

Organized by: all project partners
Location: Vienna, Linz, Graz and Innsbruck
Dates and contact: see German version of this page