Germany is spending 300m Euros on language courses Syrians don't want
The government's own figures reveal less than half the German language course's participants finished the programme.
A Syrian refugee exposed the apathy some asylum seekers feel towards the expensive German language course, designed to get them into full time employment so they can contribute to their new country's economy.
Jab Wanzat, who did complete the course and is now looking for a job, said: "I think refugees have to learn German. I do this German course because it helps.
"Because in Germany, or in any country, you go to look for work.
"You have to learn their language. And I came to Germany so I have to learn their language.
A whistleblower said his refugee friends didn't care about getting a job
"I saw many, many times that friends stays in bed. Always. With his phone. Playing. And I ask: 'Man, you're not attending a German course or what?'
"He said: 'No. I have enough money, I got money from the unemployment office, I have free food, I get clothes free.'
"And I ask him: 'Are you looking for work or what?' and then he said: 'No, I'm not looking for work.'"
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The language courses were not financed with tax payer money, instead the Federal Employment Agency received the funds from unemployment insurance.
A spokeswoman for the Federal Employment Agency, Susanne Eickemeyer, said the refugees might have missed the language courses because they were "traumatised, sick or afraid of agencies".
But Sevim Dagdelen, from The Left Party, said when the Agency checked the courses it found a high "fluctuation" in attendees and discovered many people only attend "sporadically".
German government figures show of the 1,497 registered participants, just 716 finished the course.