Do I need knowledge of German?

Learning German is one of the most important steps you can take to prepare for your life in Germany. Because German is spoken in most companies. Even if you do not have to provide evidence of German language skills to take up a job, passing exams is suitable for applications and on your résumé: Companies see so directly that you are committed and have language skills. Depending on your plans, you can attend language courses with a particular focus in your country of origin or Germany.

Employment in nursing and health professions

If you want to work as a nurse or doctor in Germany, you need recognition of your qualifications acquired abroad. For employment in Germany in these professions, proof of language skills from a recognized provider such as ECL is required. Depending on the federal state, B1 or B2, according to the European Framework of Reference, is needed. You can find more information about the Recognition Procedure on our portal.

German for spouses

· Knowledge of German is essential for spouses who are coming to Germany and who want to stay in Germany permanently and do not come from the EU, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, or Iceland: As a spouse who is joining you, you usually have to apply for a visa Prove basic knowledge of the German language. In this case, you should already be attending a German course in your home country. German language skills at level A1 of the European Framework of Reference are required.  Of course, you can also study independently and take the exam with an approved provider. The ECL  offers an overview of its Exam locations and dates.  You can obtain further information on spousal reunification from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. Should your husband or wife be one blue card EU, you do not have to prove any knowledge of German when applying for your visa. German for students: To study at a university in Germany, you must provide evidence of German language skills. You can also take the “German language test for university admission for foreign applicants” (DSH) or the “Test for German as a Foreign Language” (TestDaf). The certificate for having passed the “telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule” exam has also been valid since February 12, 2016, as an admission requirement for a German-language course. You can find more information in our “Studies” section. Note that you will often need English skills for international degree programs, and other Admission requirements are valid. In this case, inquire directly with your university.

German for work:

You often speak a little differently at work than in everyday life. You treat customers differently than you do with your colleagues or your boss. In addition, each profession has its specialist terms that you need to know. You will learn all of this in German courses for professionals.

German for children and adolescents

In these courses, your children not only learn German but can also make new friends. In addition to the formal language lessons, many leisure activities such as sport or culture help your children settle in even faster in Germany. Schools in Germany also support your children in learning German. Ask your local school directly what options are available. You can find out how to place your children in school or kindergarten in the Childcare and School System & Compulsory Education sections.

You can learn the German language in several Institutes and schools in and outside Germany. Soe of them are well known for long time ago and others are new but deliver very good service. One of these providers is ECL. please read more here

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