Language Skills und Job Prospects

Language Skills

You will notice that learning the language of the place where you live is essential. It makes living much more easy and you feel more at home >>

One of the best­known places to learn German is the Goethe Institut, the official cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. You could start learning the language in your home country. The Goethe ­Institut provides courses in 92 countries. Check with your company if they help you find a course and if they even pay for it. At the “Volkshochschulen”, a state­run adult education institution, you will find courses that are not too expensive. The integration courses are good to learn the language and get familiar with the German culture.Try to speak as much German as possible. Even if you think that you do not know that much. Just go for it and use it. It’s the best way to practice. Many Germans will be happy when you are able to speak a couple of words. Communicating with locals helps you to know directly the right way of using the language.

Did you know that German is spoken by the largest number of people in the EU. German is not only spoken in Germany. It is one of the official languages in Austria, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and Switzerland.


In Germany, the prospects of finding a job are really good. Germany is one of the counties of the EU with the lowest unemployment rate >>

Because of the demographic change, the German society is getting older and older. To replace the employees entering retirement, the companies depend on finding well-skilled employees. If you are well-­qualified and have a basic knowledge of German, your job prospects can be really good!

Germany is an immigration country. 11 million people living in Germany are immigrants. Many immigrants are self­employed and run their own business. If you want to set up your own business in Germany, the GTAI (Germany Trade and Investment), the economic development agency is
there to help you. If you want to study in Germany, you can attend institutions of higher education, which have excellent reputations.

You can also decide for a vocational training. This is a dual training and combines training and education. Apprentices spend a certain period of time at the company providing the training. There they acquire the practical skills they need for their job. At a vocational school they get the theoretical knowledge. An apprenticeship lasts between two to three years. During that time apprentices receive a training allowance from their company. This allowance is on average 650,00 Euro high. When the vocational training is over, the apprentices are often taken as skilled employees into the company.