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Foreign Languages Correspondent

With an apprenticeship as a foreign language correspondent, you will not only learn the necessary language skills, but also business and information technology know-how.

The language of instruction is mainly German except in the foreign language lessons.

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Conditions for admission

  • Higher education entrance qualification or FHR + English (B1) or
  • Commercial assistant specializing in foreign languages

Areas of responsibility

As a foreign language correspondent, you are the company's trump card, because you form the interface to companies operating throughout Germany and internationally.

You will independently handle national and international correspondence, be responsible for foreign-language correspondence and take on simple translating and interpreting tasks. At the same time, you will be the first point of contact and will look after foreign guests and business partners, representing the interests of your company. Your other activities include processing commercial transactions and performing general office and clerical tasks using state-of-the-art technology.

Training programme

The training as a Foreign Language Correspondent at GPB College lasts for two years. You will acquire the necessary knowledge for your profession in economics, accounting, marketing, secretarial practice, word processing, professional communication and foreign languages. English is a mandatory language for these, and you can choose two other languages ​​yourself. These start with language acquisition, later focusing on professional communication and translation activities. In English, the focus is on the requirements of everyday professional life: professional communication, translation, and  interpreting negotiations.

Practical experience complements the theory: At the end of the first year of your training, you complete a four-week internship in which you consolidate and deepen the knowledge which you have acquired. The internship can take place either here in Germany, or abroad.

At the end of the course there are the state examinations in the basic subjects as well as in your foreign languages.

Does this job suit you?

You should bring these skills with you for training as a Foreign Language Correspondent.:

  • You are enthusiastic about languages and organization is not an alien concept for you
  • You are interested in politics and business and are able to adjust quickly to working on new areas of responsibility and topics
  • You have an eye for detail and are open-minded and communicative
  • You are excited by contact with other people in an international professional environment and even in stressful situations, you keep track of everything that's going on
  • You have an excellent command of spoken and written German
  • In addition, you have a very good knowledge of English

Career prospects

After your graduation you will be searched by:

  • European authorities
  • Foreign Offices
  • International Organizations
  • Industry and trade
  • Hotel business at home and abroad

Next steps

We would like to get to know you. Just register for one of our information events or arrange a personal consultation. Here we will present to you the job description or suitable alternatives and explain the course of the training at GPB College. Furthermore, we will discuss with you the possibilities for the financial support of your education.

You are welcome to send us your application documents in advance, consisting of a short cover letter, a tabular CV and your last report card.

Once all the conditions have been met, you can start with us as soon as possible. Any questions? Here are the answers!

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