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Engineering, health care, IT, ... Professionals and academics from all sectors and all around the world move to Germany every year. Although they all come from different cultural, occupational, and linguistic backgrounds, all face similar challenges in adapting to living and working in Germany.

BAMIK’s course "Living and Working in Germany" enables you to develop the skills to get used to daily life and business culture in your new environment. This includes finding new ways to interact with colleagues, give and receive feedback, and understand leadership styles. These skills will help you to do all this while adapting to life outside of work without feeling overwhelmed.

Through this course, you can develop the tools and strategies to make sense of your new environment and develop strategies for a successful start. The course provides you with the background knowledge and understanding of German culture to better adapt to work in Germany and understand your colleagues and company.

Topics discussed:

  • Understanding German Culture
  • What is culture? A short intro to intercultural communication.
  • Central values of the German society.
  • Multicultural Germany: The role of immigrants in the society and Germans' way of meeting foreigners.
  • Germans and their special relationship to their history
  • Hierarchy and direct communication
  • The obsession about punctuality and other rules
  • Task vs. relationship orientation: A comparison of expectations
  • Dos and don'ts in German work life
  • German Business Culture
  • The German public administration - how to deal with the authorities

This course is ideal for:

  • Anyone new in Germany
  • Those who want to understand German business culture
  • Professionals who frequently work with German business partners, even if they themselves don't live in Germany

Your benefits:

  • Learn the essentials of German (business) culture
  • Gain more confidence when dealing with Germans colleages or administration
  • Understand the essential rules of communication in Germany

Coming soon:

Online course (self-study)

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USD 34,80*
incl. 16% DE VAT: USD 4,80*
Details
  • Duration: 4 lessons (45 minutes each)
  • Course languages: English or German
  • Independent working on course content on our eCampus in accordance with participant's schedule.
  • Certificate of Attendance

Live - Webinar (4 hours)

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USD 580,00*
incl. 16% DE VAT: USD 80,00*
Details
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Course languages: English or German
  • Live webinar hosted by a certified trainer at a fixed schedule. Course content can be split into several shorter sessions.
  • Presentation of the webinar on Zoom (standard), Adobe Connect, or Skype Business. If your organization uses another program, we can adjust to your preferences.
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Detailed need analysis and adaptation of the agenda to the specific needs of your organization.
  • Personal access to our eCampus with additional tutorials

In-company training at your site

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Price on request
Details
  • Duration: half day to three days (according to prior agreement)
  • Course languages: English or German
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Detailed need analysis and adaptation of the agenda to the specific needs of your organization.
  • Comprehensive course material
  • Personal access to our eCampus with additional tutorials
  • Travel expenses will be charged based on actual expenditure.


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