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For corporate clientsYou have potential candidates whom you would like to place with institutions and companies in Germany. We offer professional classes, experienced teachers and an environment that ensures the best conditions for learning German.
German courses in the context of labour migration
For nursing staffsThe Skilled Workers Immigration Act makes it easier for skilled workers to obtain a work permit in Germany and to take up work in Germany. This also includes health and nursing professionals. For a work permit and the right visa, you often need German language skills at B2 level in this profession. This can be proven e.g. with the "Goethe-Zertifikat B2". There are also further requirements that you must meet, such as the recognition of your professional training. The German Embassy in Bangkok is responsible for information on visa requirements.
The Goethe-Institut Thailand offers general German courses up to level C1. We currently do not offer a separate program for health and nursing professionals that can be registered for. Instead, we work with agencies who book group courses and exams with us.
If you would like to prepare for your professional migration and work in Germany, you first of all have two options:
- You learn individually in our German courses to the required level. We offer different learning progressions and periods of time. While learning at the Goethe-Institut Thailand, all offers are available to you, such as the library. Please note that not all courses can always be offered, especially at higher levels (such as B2). This is especially true for evening courses and super-intensive courses from Monday to Friday. You are also responsible for fulfilling other requirements on your own (e.g. recognition of your vocational training, looking for a job, possibly sufficient financial means (in the case of a visa to look for a job), etc.). The Goethe-Institut Thailand cannot help with this. We can only answer questions about the procedure. You have to organize and submit documents, make applications, etc. yourself.
- You conclude a contract with a specialized agency that e.g. takes care of visa procurement, recognition, job search, etc. while you learn German. Keep in mind that you have to compare many offers (What is the duration of the program? What experience does the agency have? Who is responsible for what tasks? Who takes care of the job search? etc.) and that you should choose an agency who is reputable and reliable and who can show a realistic program. We in general do not give recommendations.
Learning takes time and effort. You should plan enough time to reach level B2. We assume a learning duration of at least 10 to 12 months in a very intensive German course. Learning also means repeating the subject matter, doing homework and preparing for and following up lessons. Practice and listen to German as often as you can. We also offer free self-study materials in our library or online.
You are a skilled worker and have questions about living and working in Germany? Contact our consultants and together we will try to find answers to your questions
These links below might also be helpful:
- www.goethe.de/ins/th/de/spr/mag/21710878.html - example of a company course at the Goethe-Institut Thailand
- www.make-it-in-germany.com - The Federal Government's portal for skilled workers from abroad and their videos (German and English with Thai subtitles) about the Skilled Workers Immigration Act: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jlqy6_l4w4k and www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkZXCkj8s9Y&t=15s
- www.anerkennung-in-deutschland.de - the information portal of the federal government for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications
- www.anabin.kmk.org - the information portal on foreign educational qualifications
- www.goethe.de/mwnd - The information portal “My Way to Germany” of the Goethe Institute