Job-Related DeuFöV Language Courses –B2/C1 Basic Modules
The job-related DeuFöV language courses according to Section 45 of the German Residence Act is a part-time measure for migrants who want to improve their language skills to achieve integration into the German job market. The language courses target migrants who need a B2/C1 language certificate to enter the job market or for the recognition of their job qualifications earned abroad. They expand their communication skills to meet the many different challenges they will face on the job. The topics range from communication and learning at the workplace, looking for employment, acquiring further job qualifications and the general legal regulations. The prerequisite is German language skills at a B1 level and proof of eligibility to participate from the German Job Center, the German Employment Office or the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.
Monday – Friday | 8:30 am – 12:35 pm | 25 hours per week | 12 weeks
B2/C1 Final Examination and German Language Certificate
These courses end with a telc language examination at the B2/C1 level. The language certificate confirms that you have the language proficiency required to start jobs in many different fields. A recognized language certificate improves your chances of getting a job in Germany.
Basic B2 Module
The B2 level of language proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) forms the second stage of independent language use. In different occupational fields, it is required to be able to deal with daily tasks and sometimes even as a legal prerequisite before an individual can pursue this line of work. In some German states, the B2 certificate is a prerequisite for being admitted to the special language examination for the Medical Association.
Basic C1 Module
The C1 level of language proficiency according to the CEFR forms the first stage of competent language use. In different occupational fields, it is required to be able to deal with daily tasks and sometimes even as a legal prerequisite before an individual can pursue this line of work. The individual German states decide which level is required; there are differences between the different states. In many German states, teachers, doctors, specialists and pharmacists and social workers, for example, are required to have proficiency in German at the C1 level of the CEFR.
DeuFöV at a glance
• Job-related German
• Language certificate in 12 weeks
• Maximum of 20 participants per group
• E-projector and interactive whiteboards
• Free teaching material
- Proof of eligibility for a job-related DeuFöV language course according to Section 45 of the German Residence Act
- German language skills at the B1 level for the B2 basic module
- German language skills at the B2 level for the C1 basic module
Your personal contact person at the Job Center or the Employment Office will provide you with proof of your eligibility. Apprentices/job trainees get proof of their eligibility from the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.
Registration and Advisory Services
We provide a placement recommendation for each participant free of charge. This guarantees that the course you get corresponds to your language level and your job-related goals. If you come to the ISK with proof of eligibility for a job-related DeuFöV language course, you can go directly to our office and register for a course. If you do not yet have proof of eligibility, we will invite you to an interview to find out if a DeuFöV course is right for you. If necessary, we will have you take a placement test and give you a written course recommendation with the corresponding dates and times. After that, your personal contact person at the Job Center can give you your proof of eligibility.
Length of course: 12 weeks. Funded by the Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge and by the Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales.