Vocational Language Assistance

You already have German language skills at B1 or B2 level, and you would like to continue developing your language abilities to improve your chances on the job and training market?

Then HAYATT’s vocational German language assistance is for you!

As of November 2016, HAYATT is certified to carry out the vocational language modules sponsored by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). These courses are designed to prepare people with a migrant background for the use of German in professional life. Building on the material of the Integration Course, the participants acquire specific (language) competencies at B2 or C1 level, which will prepare them for professional life. Each module normally comprises 300 teaching units of 45 minutes each and a concluding telc-certified examination.

It is the aim of the course significantly to improve the students’ chances of integration into the regular job market.


The vocational language courses are sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, and the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. These courses are free of charge for participants receiving benefits under Books II, III or XII of the Social Code Book (SGB II, III or XII), or the Asylum Seekers Benefit Act (Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz, AsylbLG). Employees generally pay a 2,07 € share of the fees per teaching unit. However, this may also be paid by the participant’s employer.

 Requirements for Participation

Participants must have a migrant background and possess a Certificate of Eligibility (AVGS) for a Vocational German Language Course under Section 4, Subsection 1.1a/b of the German Language Assistance Directive (§4 Abs. 1 Nr. 1a/b DeuFöV). This is issued by the JobCenters or the Labour Office (Agentur für Arbeit). The language requirement is Level B2 or C1.

Contact Person

Rana Rahmy
Billstraße 33
20539 Hamburg
Tel: 040-60861755
Fax: 040-30716406

Brigit Wiegand
Breitenweg 57 – 59
28195 Bremen
Tel: 0421-51423426
Fax: 0421-51423428

Sara Rusteberg
Breitenweg 57 – 59
28195 Bremen
Tel: 0421-51423426
Fax: 0421-51423428

Which documents do participants need?

1. certificate of Eligibility for a vocational German language module

2. language certificate not older than 6 months (alternatively, a placement test will be conducted)

 How can participants register?

If you are interested in participating and meet the requirements, please contact us by telephone or in person. We will advise you on site and assign a course to you.

Download the Flyer

Hier klicken for the Flyer for the professional language course according to §45a DeuFöV

Are there courses for parents and children?

Yes. HAYATT is the first and to date the only provider in Hamburg offering the parent-child courses, which are a pilot project. Normally, 400 teaching units are granted for this course. Teaching takes place in small groups of up to 7 adults. Children not older than one year at the time of registration may be brought to the lessons. The classroom includes a separate playing and resting area, so that parents can keep an eye on their babies, and continue to concentrate on their lessons at the same time. There are no lessons during a portion of the school holidays.


When do the courses begin?


Start: 08.05.2017
End: 02.08.2017
Times: 9.00 a.m. – 1.15 p.m.


Start: 12.06.2017
Ede: 22.09.2017
Times: 2.00 p.m. – 5.15 p.m.

B2 Parents and Children

Start: 22.05.2017
End: 19.01.2017
Times: 9.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon


Start: 15.05.2017
Ede: 09.08.2017
Times: 9.00 a.m. – 1.15 p.m.