Information on the ReGES study for young pupils

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ReGES – What we do

ReGES is a scientific study. We want to know: How are things going for young pupils like you, who arrived in Germany just a few years ago? This is why we ask you and your parents questions about your everyday life. We are interested in learning how we can help you settle in. But we also want to know what types of problems you are facing.

Learning is an especially important topic for us. We are not only interested in learning in school, but also the ways in which you learn outside of school, such as in language courses. And you also learn a lot of new things through contact with your family and friends.

We have been conducting the ReGES study for a few years. Now we want to know how things are going for you several years after your arrival in Germany. We would therefore like to invite you and your parents to continue taking part in the study. This is the only way we can learn more about your situation.

How is the study conducted?

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The study focuses on young pupils like you.

We would like to learn more about your life, which is why we survey you and your family on multiple occasions over a long period. We have employees from the survey institute “infas Institut für angewandte Sozialwissenschaft GmbH” visit your home at regular intervals to ask you and your parents questions.

What do we want to know?

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We want to learn as much as possible about your everyday life and how you are doing. For example, we are interested in how well you can speak and understand German. Moreover, we would like to know what you do in school, how you like it and what your plans are for the future. We also want to find out what helps you cope in school and what problems you are facing. Sometimes we also ask you to work on a few fun exercises to see what you have learned so far.

Thank you so much for participating!​