You will be able to choose from a series of language programs, depending on your location and your study preferences. Please see below the pros & cons of each methodology and reach out to a CWC team member to discuss your options.
In order for Care With Care to sponsor your language courses, you will first need to apply to the program and submit all the required documentation. Once you are eligible, CWC will sponsor your language training at any of our language partner schools. If you decide to learn German outside of our partner schools or you opt for a virtual language program, you can do so! In return, CWC will offer you a language bonus. Contact CWC for more information.
Characteristics of local schools:
(*) Please note that due to the current situation, some of these courses are being run online.
Virtual language courses offer:
To make an informed decision, we encourage you to review the different language options as well as the FAQs below. If you decide to enroll with a virtual program, CWC will offer a language incentive bonus once you have passed B2.
Please reach out to the CWC team to discuss the best methodology for you!
The relevant language courses to work as a nurse in Germany are A1-B2. Let us explain:
A1 – is the introductory language level
A2 – is the second level, in which you will acquire simple and daily language skills (understand and communicate)
B1 – is a crucial language level as you are expected to be semi-fluent
B2 – is the required level to become a registered nurse in Germany
There are 3 official exam boards recognized by the German authorities:
Some schools follow a particular curriculum to prepare you for a specific exam from the start. Others will offer a more general approach and prepare you for one of the three exams when you are ready to take the test.
If you learn language outside of CWC, we will offer you a language incentive bonus as you get deployed to Germany.
If you wish to receive a language sponsorship during your studies, you can discuss this with your CWC representative. You will be required to submit relevant documents and complete any previous language class with at least 70% passing rate.
CWC will also sponsor one B2 exam.
CWC does not sponsor your A1 course but is however open to offering sponsorship for A2 – B2.
There are a few requirements to qualify for the CWC language sponsorship. Please connect with a CWC team member to discuss your case and receive sponsorship as soon as possible.
It is up to you to decide which school you study in. CWC will help guide you and we also recommend testing a virtual study program: it may either become your chosen language program or serve as a complementary study option to your local school.
Learning a language is unique to each person and exact timelines are therefore difficult to predict. We assume that you could be ready for your B1 exam within 12 months if you study at least 2 hours per day and take 1 private lesson per week during your A1 studies and 3 private lessons during your A2 and B1 classes. Completing your B2 course should take another 4-6 months. Overall, it will depend on your dedication to your studies.
Your language school as well as CWC will send you regular assessment and mock tests throughout your studies. You will have the opportunity to conduct a few B2 mock tests before your exam date and if needed, you might be eligible for a exam refresher course.