German for Physicians

Course Objectives

We support international physicians in language acquisition, which will be evaluated as part of the recognition process and in applying for the license to practice medicine in a specialized language examination, the so-called “Fachsprachenprüfung” held by the respecitve Land Chambers of Physicians. If the evidence of vocational qualification was issued in a third country, an aptitude and knowledge test may be necessary, which can only be passed with the command of medical German language skills at C1 level.
The goal of our work is to support successful communication in everyday work in German hospitals and doctors' offices to ensure high quality patient care, effective inter-collegiate exchange and a long-term bond to the institution.

Course Offers

For in-house trainings in hospitals the specific objectives are determined with the head physician and HR. After the assessment of the oral and written language command of your employees, we then create an customised offer tailored to the individual needs for group or individual courses. The spectrum ranges from short modules that focus on individual aspects such as pronunciation training or the writing of medical reports to courses that aim for the achievement of a B2 or C1 level and can optionally be completed with a recognized specialist language exam. In conjunction to the educational program of your facility it serves as a close interlinking of professional linguistic and technical issues.
In addition we regularly offer courses in our training center for doctors, which need language preparation for the recognition procedure and the issue of the approbation/working permit in Germany.

Course Contents

  • Instruction of language transfer doctor/ patient/relatives

  • Anamnesis and pre-operation discussions, presentation of patients, techniques of professional doctor/patient interaction

  • Professional exchange with supervisors, colleagues and nursing staff

  • Pronunciation training

  • Strategies for resolving conflicts and intercultural aspects (interference) factors

  • Writing documentation and medical reports

  • Presentation of scientific lectures

  • Insight into the structure of the German health care system and legal issues

  • Test preparation for the specialized language exam C1 at Medical Associations / Land Chamber of Physicians

  • Exam preparation for the telc exam German Medicine B2/C1


    Forms of courses

  • Internal in-house courses, on request supervision on duty

  • Group and individual training

  • Interactive, action-oriented and communicative, face-to-face trainings

  • Practical group and individual exercises via simulations of everyday pratice-orientated situations in hospitals

  • On duty supervision to identify problem areas

  • Assistance in complaint cases

  • Exam preparation courses and conduction of the scaled telc exam B2/C1 German for Medicals by certified examiners

  • Workshops on intercultural competence in health care, also available for the German-speaking staff

  • Intensive coaching and supervision at the workplace by language trainers with years of
    experience in German medical communication


Print Version

Exam preparation course for the Medical Language Recogniton Exam at Medical Chambers/

telc Medical German B2/C1

(40 lessons in 4 weeks) 580 €

Venue: SeminarZentrum für Medizinische Berufe in Berlin - Prenzlauer Berg

Mo. + Tue. = Medical Terminology

Thu. = Exam Simulation

Lesson hours: 14:00 -16:30 h

Group size: Maximum of 8 participants

Internal differentiation of both exam formats incl. Exam simulations


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Intensify doctor-patient-communication

Anamnesis, examination and pre-operation discussions and counselling

Medical terminology vs. patients language

in anatomy, symptoms and therapy

Talking to colleagues

Patient presentation and submission, case conference and expert discussion


Patient records, transfers, dismissal and referral letters, medical certificates

Detailed material, targeted curriculum and individual support.

Evaluation of personal grammatical and phonetic weaknesses and ranges of training for consistent improvement.