Using simple language to manage the recognition process

Coverbild: BWP 6/2016
Issue/Year (Volume) 6/2016 (45)
Page(s) 48-49

German officialese is difficult enough for many native speakers to understand. How much harder must it be for migrants who are confronted with this kind of language within the process of seeking professional or occupational recognition? This article describes both how the “Recognition in Germany” information portal uses simple language for the purposes of providing guidance and identifying occupational competencies, as well as the challenges associated with this approach.

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