Medical German for Health Care Professionals

This 2-weeks compact course is designed for health care professionals who need to prove adequate language competence. The focus is on communication skills needed with patients and family, doctors and other medical staff, and also covers reading and writing skills. The course prepares nurses and other medical caregivers for the exam: telc Deutsch B1-B2 Pflege.  

The certificate is recognized by German institutions and ministries, and enhances career opportunities for foreigners in Germany seeking employment in medical care fields.

The exam on site follows the completion of the course at ih Heidelberg’s test centre.

Pre-requisite: German language competence at the B1 level minimum.

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: B1/B2 based on the Common European Framework of Reference
Age group: adults
Participants per class: min. 3* - max. 12
Culture and leisure program: participation possible

* 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 computer and reading room



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

Duration 2 Weeks
Date Upon request