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German and career

The Goethe-Institut supports professional mobility with numerous German as a foreign language offers. Here you will find information on our networks, occupation-specific German as a foreign language materials and information to support your projects in a professional context.

Portrait: Success with German

Zoe Gordon © Goethe-Institut Brüssel

Zoë Gordon

Swiss cultural mediator Zoë Gordon explains how her German helped her get a job as an assistant at the Bern University of the Arts during her binational training in Berlin. The language helps her to mediate in multilingual situations in her everyday work.

Agnieszka Mielczarek © Goethe-Institut Brüssel

Agnieszka Mielczarek

For Agnieszka Mielczarek, learning German in historically influenced Poznan already began during her school years. During her Master's studies in Bonn, she was selected as a scholarship holder because of her German language skills and was able to gain her first professional experience during an internship at her future workplace in the European Commission, where she is working on the current topic of climate change.

Pierre Mozgawa

Pierre Mozgawa is a French student enrolled in the European Law, Political Science and Economics programme at Sciences Po University Paris on the Franco-German campus in Nancy and is passionate about European issues. He is currently doing an internship at the French Embassy in Berlin. For him, it's clear: German will take me further!

Career orientation and German

Startnet - Bari © Goethe-Institut Brüssel

StartNet – network transition from education to employment

Youth unemployment in Europe remains a significant problem, despite slightly declining numbers, and it has severe consequences for young people, the economy and society as a whole.

Smiling business man Photo: © Goethe-Institut, Sonja Tobias

Online exercises for communication at work
German at the workplace

Whether you want to work in a German-speaking country or need German language skills for your job - the varied range of exercises offered by "Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz" provides you with an insight into everyday working life in Germany at levels from A1 to B2.

German exams of the Goethe-Institut

Illustration: Four people running towards a goal © Goethe-Institut

German exams in Belgium

Do you require evidence of your German language skills that is recognised all over the world? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! We offer German exams for all levels of ability, ranging from A1 to C2. In September, examinations will again be held at our institute. 

Job-related materials for teachers of German as a foreign language

The portal for teachers of German as a foreign language

Deutschstunde is the portal for teaching materials of German as a foreign language, in-service training and magazine language. Contact with other teachers via local communities is just a few clicks away.

Preparing for Germany

Mein Weg nach Deutschland © Alina Holtmann / Maridav

The web portal for initial orientation in Germany
„Mein Weg nach Deutschland“

With a lively mix of field reports, podcasts, learning material, entertaining games and information, this web portal offers helpful information on living and working in Germany as well as practice opportunities at levels A1 to B2. It also provides important addresses for authorities and counselling services.

Skilled worker qualification

Good German language skills are central to the successful and sustainable integration of immigrants. The Goethe-Institut offers comprehensive preparation worldwide for successful entry into the labour market and participation in social life.

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Migration and Integration

Migration is changing cultures. The Goethe-Institut reflects these developments in Germany and around the world and dedicates its work to the linguistic integration of migrants.