German course B1/B2 for nurses in Vienna
Special language abilities are asked of foreign nurses who work in elderly or medical care. The German course for nurses prepares these individuals for their jobs or to attain qualifications which need more advanced German knowledge.
A free language level assessment which you can do from the comfort of your home is available on our homepage. If you have not yet achieved B2 level then you can register for our general A1, A2 and B1 German courses. Start by taking our free German placement test to help you find your level.
More than just a B1/B2 German course. What do I learn in the German course for nurses in Vienna?
Immigrants often bring professional qualifications, but a traditional German language course doesn’t always teach the necessary vocabulary. Our courses for foreign nursing graduates are specifically designed for every day, practical usage. This means that, by the end of the course, participants will be able to communicate even complex situations both in writing and orally. Because our special course for nurses in Vienna teaches all necessary competences for a career in care, this isn’t an ordinary B1/B2 German course. From mastering the important subject-specific vocabulary to the repetition of the theoretical basics in care, our course prepares nurses in Vienna for qualifications and later employment as a carer.
The course is communicative and action-orientated. It offers a variety of tasks to care-related topics. The first four lessons are designed for caregivers and helpers: they revise German language up to a B1 level and provide an overview of relevant contents from the care industry. In lessons 5 to 8 language abilities are deepened from a B1 to a B2 level. This is used to learn how to draw up care plans, as is done in basic nursing. Lessons 9 to 12 focus on producing more demanding reports, which is practiced both verbally and in writing, as well as learning how to express yourself more professionally at a B2 level, for example in team situations or family/handover discussions.
Grammar: compounds, prepositions, comparative and superlative, comparative clauses, conjunctive II, connectives, simple past of the auxiliary and modal verbs, indirect speech, reflexive verbs, participle I, nominalization, verbs with the dative, adjective declension, polite requests with the imperative and conjunctive II, subordinate clauses, past tense, separable verbs, verbs with a fixed preposition, passive tense with modal verbs, infinitive with ‘zu’, final clauses, relative clauses, future tense through future I and the present tense, genitive of nouns, sentence combinations, plusperfect, genitive, etc.
– To make yourself competently understood in various situations and contexts with those in need of care, medical staff, colleagues, and relatives
– Individually document the care work
– Read and understand subject-related texts
German course B1/B2 for nurses- Starting dates and prices
Requirements: minimum B1/B1+ German language abilities, in accordance with the CEFR
Starting date: every first Monday of the month
Dates: Monday to Friday, 08:00-11:00/11:00-14:00/18:00-21:00
(*from 5 participants: 3×60 minutes per day, with 4 participants 2×60 minutes per day)
Duration: 4 weeks
Price: 599 €
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Once I’ve completed the German course for foreign care graduates, how can I get my qualifications recognized?
After you have completed this course at our school, nursing staff from third countries continue with a course to validate their foreign qualifications. These courses are offered by the General Hospital in Vienna, for example. After learning German in Vienna, nursing staff from an EU, an EEA country or French-speaking or Italian-speaking Switzerland must contact the Federal Ministry of Health for professional recognition.
If you need basic information on the recognition guidelines in the general health and nursing field, you can find it under the following link: https://www.wien.gv.at/eap/basisinfo/pflege-anendung.html.
Further information on recognition and nostrification can be found here: https://www.oegkv.at/berufspolitisches/anendungnostrification/
The application form in PDF format, which we provide free to download, can be found here: Application
If you want to improve your German as a nurse in a subject-specific German course at B1 / B2 level, come to our German course for nursing staff in Vienna!