If you're considering working as a nurse in Germany, learning German is an essential step on your exciting journey. To travel to Germany as a nurse, achieving B1 proficiency is required, while reaching B2 level is necessary to become a registered nurse. Embracing the German language not only enables smoother integration but also enhances your work experience, making it more enjoyable and fulfilling. Start your language learning adventure today and open the door to incredible opportunities in the field of nursing in Germany!
If you're a part of the Language Bonus Program, you will be enrolling in a language school of your choice. Choosing the right language program is important and our team at CWC can guide you in making an informed decision. In order to maximize your language learning experience and deploy to Germany in as little time as possible here are some things to consider:
If you are already enrolled in the CWC program, we highly recommend that you first sign into your account and set up your Language Center. Here, you will answer some initial questions to understand which Language Program applies to as well as how to plan your learning journey alongside your deployment journey. Next, we encourage you to start learning German as soon as possible. If you are in the Language Bonus Program, review the different language options in your vicinity and check out virtual language program options as well. Please also double check which B1 exams (Goethe, TELC and/or ÖSD) are offered in your region.
We encourage you to review our FAQs below and reach out to the CWC team if you have questions!
When evaluating your local German language school options, follow this checklist to assess the offering:
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.
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 6-12 months if you study at least 2 hours per day and take regular classes. 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.
Yes, you are required to pass the B1 exam with high marks before arriving in Germany. You will also be required to study as much B2 course as possible prior to arriving in order to shorten the time for you to take your B2 exam once you are in Germany. Once you pass your B2 (and as soon as you have completed your Qualification Recognition course and exam), you will become a Registered Nurse, which earns more than a Nurse Assistant, and you will be able to stay in Germany long-term.