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About this app

6.2 million adults live in Germany who can neither read the display board at the train station nor an instruction leaflet. They are not or only slightly literalized. * Perhaps because a learning disability was not recognized in childhood. Or because they were unable to attend school regularly. Many people with a migration background also lack the reading and writing skills in the German language, which are so important for participation in society. A common reason is that they don't master the Latin script.

6.2 million with more or less pronounced illiteracy, that also means: 6.2 million people who have little opportunity to actively participate in our society. We think: Something has to change about that. Those affected must be able to take advantage of educational opportunities - without any shame.

This is where we come in with IRMGARD: With the help of the app, young people and adults can learn to read and write.

With IRMGARD, users can train their reading and writing skills in a total of nine levels with more than 100 exercises. Previous knowledge is not required for this.

In addition, IRMGARD contains exercise units for advanced users with tips and tricks for work and everyday life. These were created as part of the education project WORTSCHATZ, funded by the Sächsische Aufbaubank (SAB) and the European Social Fund (ESF), in cooperation with the IB Mitte, Dresden, the IB Hochschule, Berlin, and participants and teachers of literacy courses.

• 100% free
• Can be used on all Android devices
• Can also be used for short learning units in between
• Learning without feeling ashamed

Using videos, animations and audio clips, language teacher Irmgard Schwiderski accompanies you through varied exercises on your way to reading and writing skills. At the end of the course you will be able to write a letter on your own. Don't you think so? Download IRMGARD and give it a try!

* according to the ›LEO Study 2018: Life with Low Literacy‹ by the University of Hamburg
Updated on
May 29, 2024

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