For long-term success in the company, it is essential for international professionals to speak German. The best language course is the daily work routine. The German language and occupation-specific vocabulary is learned almost in passing, simply through contact with colleagues.
However, solid foundations are necessary to reach a good language skill level. These are provided by professional language courses. As an attractive employer, you make an active contribution.
Teach language courses and / or language teachers
The language course market is very confusing. As an employer, recommending a provider will save your new employee a lengthily search process and possible unintended experiences. For an overview of language courses in the region, have a look at Find it in FRM: German Courses.
Coordination of working hours with lesson times
Whether it is a classic 9-to-5 job, shift work or particularly flexible working hours - coordinating work hours with lesson times can be challenging for your international professional. You can help, for example, by adapting working hours on an individual basis, allowing an hour’s break or reserving a time slot for the language course.
Information on organising working hours can be found on the Platform for Designing Working Hours Together by the RKW Hessen Rationalisation and Innovation Centre.
Many language institutes offer to conduct courses directly at your company. This reduces the time required for the professional as well as for the company. However, you will need to be able to provide a suitable room.
It is not uncommon for companies to pay the course fees in full or in part, on behalf of their new employees. After all, improving international professional’s German language skills will also benefit your company.
In the case of a language tandem, both participating employees benefit: the international professional learns German, while the other employee learns the native language of the specialist.
The IQ Network Hessen advises people with a vocational, university or school qualification from abroad. They assist those who would like to work in Germany in the job in which they have training, and advise them on having their qualifications recognized and also on possible further qualifications. Furthermore, refugees can obtain legal advice on their rights on the job market (Beratungsstelle Faire Integration - Advisory Center Fair Integration). In addition, the regional network also advises and trains employment agencies, job centers, municipalities and companies in the area of intercultural competence development. All of the services are free of charge.
IQ advice on having qualifications recognized as well as on further qualifications takes place throughout Hessen. You can find your local service on our website under the link below. The coordinating office of the IQ Network Hessen is located in Offenbach.
District / Cities: District Offenbach
63065 Offenbach am Main
Phone: 069 / 27 22 4 0
We speak: German, English
Costs: Free of charge