photography / documentary: generation exile / berlin refugee youths: KHei_BER_Jawad-Omid_24

Herr Conze, a data processing/IT instructor, teaches German as a foreign language to the students of Jawad’s Willkommensklasse at a vocational school. Jawad: {quote}We are really happy with our school, our teachers. For now, our whole focus is to learn Deutsch. It’s the most important thing! We’re trying our best, trying so hard.”Welcome classes were initially established in Berlin in the 2011/2012 school year, and their numbers have surged with the influx of new refugees over the summer and fall of 2015, to over 500 classes serving almost 6,000 children and youths by October, 2015.

Herr Conze, a data processing/IT instructor, teaches German as a foreign language to the students of Jawad’s Willkommensklasse at a vocational school. Jawad: "We are really happy with our school, our teachers. For now, our whole focus is to learn Deutsch. It’s the most important thing! We’re trying our best, trying so hard.” 

Welcome classes were initially established in Berlin in the 2011/2012 school year, and their numbers have surged with the influx of new refugees over the summer and fall of 2015, to over 500 classes serving almost 6,000 children and youths by October, 2015.