... because language brings people together

Our mission

«We are committed to helping build a society where people from different cultures live together and which is based on mutual respect, a sense of shared responsibility, cooperation and fundamental democratic rights.» From K5’s mission statement

Participants in the WWW course


«In the World Wide Women course, I was able to improve my German and boost my self-confidence. I also received a lot of important information about becoming integrated into the Swiss job market. The MinQ mentoring programme was helpful as well: my mentor talked to me about my job prospects, helped me write job applications and practised job interviews with me. In August 2016, I got a job as a project coordinator at a large company. My co-workers are surprised at how quickly and easily I have settled in.» Participant in the WWW course

Never give up and stay strong. Two WWW-Participants share their success story: Interviews

Annual Report 2022

In the words of our managing director Beatrice Brunner: "In difficult times, it is particularly important that the K5, as an educational institution and meeting place, creates a safe haven where people can concentrate on learning and make new contacts so that they arrive and can take their lives in their new home into their own hands in a dignified manner. This has been our commitment in the past and remains in future.

In 2022 and, among other things, we opened our meeting café as a place for social participation. A particularly large number of people from Ukraine found their way to us. In order to meet the additional demand, we quickly set up an additional course format."

Cover picture of the K5 annual report 2022

About us

Through language and interaction we encourage the social and professional integration of immigrants, thus creating the basis for a shared future.


K5 Basel Course Center
Gundeldingerstrasse 161
CH-4053 Basel


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