Language holidays as Bildungsurlaub


In Germany, the institution of Bildungsurlaub allows employees from any sector to apply for up to an extra 5 days of educational leave that are to be used for professional advanced training. The fields of the training are not specified as long as there is a "minimum benefit" for the current workplace. Language courses have become a popular option for Bildungsurlaub as it allows employees to travel and advance their foreign language skills abroad.

The question whether a language course is acknowledged by the German authorities is of great interest not only for the employees but also for the corresponding language school as the certification implies significant potential for extra clients.

In addition to providing information for employees about the conditions and application for Bildungsurlaub, we especially focus on providing foreign language schools active help for the process of Bildungsurlaub recognition and the dealings with the relevant German administrative agencies.