There’s enormous pressure on pupils who have only just arrived in Germany: they have to learn a new language, get a school-leaving qualification, and decide what kind of career they want to do. So we’ve set up a learning space called TELLUS where university students can support the progress of those attending school while also enhancing their own professional skills.
Students in the Rhine-Main region
business education (BA),
1 school year
Vocational schools in the Rhine-Main region
Teaching together – learning from each other
We initiated TELLUS as a service-learning programme in 2016. The students complete their mandatory internship at vocational schools via TELLUS, collecting didactic and socio-educational experience along the way.
Would you like to really achieve something with your mandatory paid work experience? Send us your application and become an intern with TELLUS.
The students spend around ten hours per week helping the pupils to learn German and get ready for the world of work and training. They actively support teachers and other school staff in day-to-day school life and plan lessons together. In addition to giving students hands-on experience of a school setting, TELLUS provides an instructive and wide-ranging accompanying programme.
TELLUS in numbers
hours of accompanying programme
TELLUS on video
‘TELLUS is a Crespo Foundation programme in cooperation with vocational schools, Goethe University in Frankfurt, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Justus-Liebig University Gießen, Technical University Darmstadt, Hochschule Darmstadt, the Evangelischer Verein für Jugendsozialarbeit in Frankfurt am Main e.V. and the Gesellschaft für Jugendbeschäftigung e.V., accompanied and supported by the Heraeus Bildungsstiftung and Goethe University in Frankfurt.