Current civic integration courses are mostly language and knowledge-based and do not take the complex efforts into account that migrants face whilst building a new life in a foreign society. Since 2002, Vantrood Educational Services is researching and developing methods for psycho-social adult learning, focusing on a double context approach: the receiving society, as well as the adult migrant learner. In this position paper, we describe the theory-base of principles of this effective pedagogical approach and discuss assumptions of adult learning and civic integration in order to define constructive future directions.