If you are a trained nurse and would like to work in Germany but do not speak German as a native speaker, you will need to prove your German language skills. For the daily contact with patients you to speak German at a level B2, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages. Sprachschule Aktiv in Karlsruhe offers special German courses that are precisely tailored to the needs of nurses.
How to reach level B2
At the B2 level, you can converse well in German with other people and hold empathetic conversations. For the preparation course, you need level B1. You will learn more expressions and words during the course so that you reach level B2.
If your language skills are not yet sufficient, you will have to attend other courses first. These are not tailored to nurses, but you will achieve the language skills you need to continue your studies. Many of our course participants do not know their current level. In this case, you will first take a free placement test.
Exam preparation as an intensive course
The exam preparation takes place as an intensive course which lasts one month. You learn in small groups so that each participant has frequent opportunities to speak German. The teacher repeatedly incorporates role-plays. This allows you to practise everyday conversations with patients and doctors. At the same time, the teacher teaches you specialist vocabulary. At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate. You will need this when you apply for recognition as a nurse.
The general framework:
Start: On the first Monday of the montht
Date: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Duration: Four weeks
Price: 399 Euros
Apply for recognition as a nurse
If you want to apply for recognition as a nurse in the state of Baden-Württemberg, register with the State Examination Office for Health Professions. The website will tell you which documents you need. Among other things, you must submit the certificate from Sprachschule Aktiv in Karlsruhe. When you submit your documents, the fee is also due, which usually cannot be paid in cash.
The lessons are given by native-speaking teachers with subject-specific knowledge
We place high demands on our teachers. It goes without saying that they must be native speakers of German without an accent. In addition, a friendly personality and pedagogical training are important. This is not enough for our language courses for nurses. Anyone who wants to teach these courses must also have specialist knowledge. The teacher must be able to put him or herself in the life of nurses, create authentic role-plays and thus prepare you optimally for your work as a nurse in Germany.
You take no risk when registering
If you are prevented from attending the course you have registered for at short notice, you can postpone your enrolment free of charge or participate in the course online at any time. In this case, simply contact our staff for further assistance.