For Nurses: Learning German is hard, but keep on going as it’s worth it!

Yes, we know that German does not belong to the easy-to-learn languages... But for sure you do give your best! Even if it is sometimes exhausting, keep on going and study hard. It is worth in the end as there waits a safe and well paid job in a beautiful German city for you. Fresh Care With Care candidate Louise from the Philippines shares her experience about learning German with you and wants you to stay motivated.

1. Louise, what prompted you to learn the German language?

I was prompted to learn the language because being able to communicate effectively as a nurse is vital for the job and daily encounter in Germany.

2. What are your challenges while undergoing language training? Financial, job security, family time ... just to name a few.

The language itself is a challenge for me. Everything is new to me that is why I need to work hard. As days passed by, I enjoyed it and determined to finish it. I gave up my job so that I can focus on the language training.

3. Could you describe how your life was when you were employed as a nurse in the Philippines? It could be when you were volunteering also.

Being a nurse here in the Philippines is really challenging and fun. I worked in a public hospital and the patient ratio is 1:30. Time management, patience and good decision-making really helps in this kind of situation. There were times i worked 16 hours because we were understaffed. We were also underpaid, but providing a quality care is really fulfilling and being a nurse is my passion.

4. Any experience that you may share that may help the newbies in learning the language?

Reading German books, articles, watching German films really helps a lot.

5. What are your uncertainties? How could we (Care With Care) assist?

I am still on my B1. Everything is going well.

6. In your most honest answer, how do you rate the Manila team and the program Care With Care itself?

The Manila team is reliable. They help and assist me in every step of the process.

Zuo Chen joined Care With Care as a Programme Manager in 2017 and has since then been responsible for the requests of the programme participants, being nurses from abroad. Zuo especially takes care of the nurses' needs until they enter the country of destination. Care With Care primarily provides nurses from the Philippines to German and British clinics, senior care and rehabilitation facilities. Above all, the programme focuses on the successful integration of the recruited nursing staff to ensure that the nurses remain with their employers long-term.
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