Migrants who worked as teachers in their home countries takes part in a programme to educate them for German schools at the University in Potsdam, Germany, April 14, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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A German university has launched a program aimed at enabling teachers who fled Syria and other countries to return to the classroom, potentially helping them serve as bridge-builders between German schools and last year's many new arrivals.Thursday, the first, all-Syrian group of refugees grappled with the intricacies of German time-telling and week days at the modern university campus on the city's outskirts.The 11-month course to familiarize them with the language and the education system starts with several months of intensive German courses. From September onward, they will take part in regular teacher training and learn about teaching in Germany, ending with practice at a school.The university plans to start two more courses during the summer semester, taking the total to as many as 70 .
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