We offer German courses for caring professions and have started courses “German B1-B2 for caring staff” in January 2016.

This qualification is aimed at international skilled employees that are currently working as nursing staff in a caring facility in the German-speaking region or plan to work in such a facility in the future.

The participants are practicing the written and spoken communication with patients or residents, their relatives as well as colleagues and doctors during the course. Typical work situations will be presented and the verbal skills and terminology with be learned. The knowledge will be practiced in oral and written exercises to give the participants confidence in using their skills. The entire course focuses on the four core competencies speaking, listening, reading and writing.

German for Caring Staff

At the end of the course, the students take the “telc Deutsch B1-B2 Pflege” exam for B1-B2 language level based on the Common European Framework of Reference. The certificate documents the fluency in technical terminology concerning the profile of qualification in the occupation area on the language levels B1 or B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference.

A B1 language certificate (telc or Goethe) or a certificate „German test for immigrants“ (DTZ) are the requirement for a direct start of the course. Should you not have any of those certificates yet, a preparatory A2-B1 course is needed prior to the course “German for caring staff”.

Course content

  • Job description for caring staff in Germany – differences at hospitals, mobile nursing services and nursing homes

  • tasks as a nursing assistant and qualified nurse

  • Information about German public health sector

  • medical terminology

  • grammatical specifications (written and orally)

  • practicing written documentation

  • nursing anamnesis

  • conversation with patients and relatives

  • how to care for a patient

  • handover communication

  • writing nursing reports

  • how to communicate with residents, clients, relatives, co-workers, supervisors and doctors

Course length

280 hours (each 45 minutes) B1-B2 for caring staff
20 hours (each 45 minutes) preparation for exam

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