If you want to work in Germany, you should be able to speak and write German. Depending on the profession and employer, German language skills at level B1 or higher are recommended.

Ways to test the language level free of charge at The result should be brought to the language school for counselling or before registering for a language course.

Placement tests are held at some language schools. These usually last 45 minutes and are free of charge. The test and a personal interview with a teacher provide an opportunity to assess your German language skills and receive course guidance.

Normal German courses

There are full-time and part-time courses from level A1 to C1. A part-time course is suitable, for example, if you work or look after children.

Special German courses

Integration course

People with no knowledge of German can take an integration course (=German and orientation course).

Content: German (up to a maximum of B1) with a total of 600 teaching units and topics such as: German legal system, history, culture and values.

To register, you need to be admitted to an integration course. More information at

Professional language course

These courses are for people who already have some knowledge of German. This offer helps with integration into the labour market.

The course content is based on knowledge and skills of language level B1 and is divided into:

  • Job-related German at level B1
  • Reading comprehension, listening comprehension, listening and writing tasks
  • Communication and learning in the workplace
  • Job search, career orientation, training and further education
  • External final examination according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

The Job Centre or the Employment Agency decides whether you are allowed to participate.

More information at  

This course is eligible for financial assistance:

Entitlement certificate If the skilled worker earns little, he or she can also apply to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) for exemption from participation costs. For more information, please contact the Employer Service 0800 4 555520 (toll-free).

Consultation “German for the workplace”:

Contact person Villingen location:
Michaela Wischert: Tel: 07721 5062619
Contact person at the Tuttlingen location:
Tel: 07461 9101201

Contact person Rottweil location:
DAA Rottweil : 0741 175750-73

Useful links:

Here is a list of all language schools in the region that offer job-related language courses.

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