German for medical doctors – The best way to pass the Fachsprachenprüfung (medical language exam)!

Do you want to work as a medical doctor in Germany and do you want to get your license approved? In order to make that happen you have to pass the medical German language exam (Fachsprachenprüfung). In Bavaria this exam is exclusively presented by the Bavarian State Medical Association (Bayerische Landesärztekammer, BLÄK). Other federal states in Germany also accept the telc Deutsch B2 · C1 Medizin Fachsprachprüfung. You can find additional information on that topic online.  

 

A lot of participants fail the Fachsprachenprüfung due to the wrong way of preparation

There are a lot of medical doctors who have to take the language exam more than once! The Fachsprachenprüfung proves to be a real bottleneck. A lot of participants fail the exam. The reason for this is quite similar: As physicians, the candidates are used to prepare themselves for exams by self-studying. A lot of participants think: If you read the books and learn the content by heart, then you will succeed. Unfortunately, this approach isn‘t suitable for languages! Quite often participants also argue that they speak a lot of German at work with colleagues and patients. It‘s true, German conversations are a very good start to practice your language skills, but plase, take into consideration that German native speakers aren‘t qualified language teachers. Additionally, native speakers of German won‘t correct any mistake that is made in everyday communication. Therefore a lot of people overestimate their own language skills. But you can avoid this mistake!

 

Get individual and specific help for your exam preparation

At the Spracheninstitut TREFFPUNKT we will help you to develop great language skills. At first, our teachers will evaluate your existing language skills. How good are you at speaking and understanding German? How good are your German grammar skills and your vocabulary? Where do you still need support? Based on the results we will start the systematic training and development of your langage skills. As soon as you have aquired solid knowledge of the German language level C1, we will start to work with you on medical terminology. Up to your exam date, we will constantly practice the exam situation with you, over and over again, so that you are able to develop the necessary self-assurance to easily pass your exam.

Just contact us! We are looking forward to working with you in order to create an individual learning strategy for you so that you pass the Fachsprachenprüfung.

 

What are the requirements to take part in the exam? 

In order to be able to take part in the medical German examination by the Bavarian State Medical Association you have to prove your German language skills at level B2. You can obtain this proof from us. Just take part in one of our exams telc Deutsch B2 – or choose an individual date for your exam. On your desired date, you can take the state-approved exam telc Deutsch B2 with us. Of course, we also offer the appropriate exam preparation for telc German exams. At Sprachinstitut TREFFPUNKT you will receive your language training and certification from a single source!

 

What happens after the language exam?

As soon as you have passed the language exam you will be allowed to work as a doctor in Germany. Congratulations! However, if you discover that the communication with your patients and colleagues still doesn‘t work as smoothly as expected, we are happy to help you. Everyday situations can be quite stressful and challenging. Whether it is a quick emergency briefing on the phone at night, a patient that speaks with a strong regional dialect, medical reports of a colleague that you don‘t understand, or misunderstandings based on language barriers – there are many pitfalls for foreign doctors that appear in everyday working life.

The Sprachinstitut TREFFPUNKT team will help you to work on those pitfalls. We will support you individually so that you receive the best and most intense German training to fit your specific needs. Get in touch with us – together we will find the perfect German study offer for you! Just write us via the contact form.