Medical German for Doctors

This 2-weeks compact course in medical German is designed to prepare doctors for the exam: telc Deutsch B2-C1 Medizin. It tests specialized language competence in the field of medicine. The course focuses on communication skills needed in hospitals with patients and family, colleagues and other medical staff, and also covers reading and writing skills.

The telc exam is held on site at ih Heidelberg, following the completion of the course. The certificates are recognized by German institutions and ministries.

Pre-requisite: German language competence at the B2 level.

For candidates who need more flexibility, we also offer medical German online.

Course type:
Course duration: 2 weeks
Course instruction: 50 teaching units à 45 minutes
Course schedule: Mon: 10:30 am – 1 pm; 2 – 4:30 pm; Tue–Thu: 8:30 am - 1 pm; Tue and Thu: 2 - 4 pm
Starting Dates:
Course levels: B2/C1 based on the Common European Framework of Reference
Age group: adults
Participants per class: min. 3* - max. 12
Culture and leisure program:

* This course takes place with a minimum of 3 participants. Please read our terms and conditions.

Included in the course fee:

  • Online placement test before course begins
  • Personal consultation from academic advisors
  • Self-learning phase through daily homework
  • Testing during course to monitor progress
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Free WiFi
  • Free usage of on-site library, computer and reading rooms



ih Heidelberg - Collegium Palatinum is authorized testing centre for telc Language Tests. The exam is held on site following the completion of the course.

Duration 2 Weeks