After a change in German law effective since 2008, provided their job history qualifies them, benefit recipients aged 50 to 54 now receive an unemployment benefit for 15 months, those 55 to 57 for 18 months and those 58 or older receive benefits for 24 months. For those under the age of 50 who have not been employed for more than 30 months in a job which paid into the social security scheme, full unemployment benefit can be received for a maximum period of 12 months. Note how the duration of eligibility is variegated in Germany to account for the difficulty older people have re-entering the job market.
College DynEd is an extremely effective fluency accelerator for our adult ESL students at Milwaukee Area Technical College. We use DynEd in a hybrid blend of face-to-face classes and technology-based skills practice; its brain-based approach to language acquisition helps students make rapid gains in proficiency levels. Students like the way DynEd reports their study effectiveness with the “Intelligent Tutor,” individually adapts the level of difficulty of their practice activities with the “Shuffler,” and evaluates their progress with frequent Mastery tests. Our faculty appreciates the way DynEd off-loads practice activities to the computer environment to free up face time for higher quality communicative activities.