Bildungsurlaub Program


German State-Sponsored Language Program

Cinta Bahasa has been granted the right to receive students with Bildungsurlaub sponsorship for the states of Rheinland-Pfalz, Berlin and Hamburg. Unfortunately we are not able to provide language services for citizens of Baden-Württemberg or Hessen.

For our assistance in facilitating your process to study at Cinta Bahasa in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia with Bildungsurlaub, please do contact us directly for more information.

In Germany, the institution of Bildungsurlaub allows employees from any sector to apply for up to an extra 14 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 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 employees but also for the corresponding language school as the certification implies significant potential to encourage more professionals to come to Bali, Indonesia to learn at Cinta Bahasa. We have many professionals, primarily from the Transportation, Hospitality and Food & Beverage sectors keenly interested in coming to learn Indonesian Language in Bali on the Bildungsurlaub program.

The official Bildungsurlaub recognition of a school guarantees high quality language courses for students from all over the world. It proves that our courses have been officially checked to meet the standards of professional teaching.

In Germany, basically every employee who has been employed full-time in a company for at least 6 months has the legal right of making use of Bildungsurlaub. Within the scope you are entitled to five working days of educational leave, which you can usually sum up to ten days by combining it with the following year.

There is no entitlement to Bildungsurlaub in Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Saxony, and Thuringia, requests have to be approved by the employer first. In those cases you should talk to your employer individually in order to clarify whether he would approve Bildungsurlaub. Even in the other federal states, the employer has to approve the course you want to do as it legally has to implicate at least a certain “minimal benefit” for your current workplace.

We recommend that you speak with your employer about learning with Cinta Bahasa on Bildungsurlaub as early as possible, ideally 3 months before your departure in order to fulfill the required document submission.

The legislative authority has determined certain conditions to acknowledge a language course as Bildungsurlaub, such as quantity of lessons or course content. Most of the intensive courses with at least 25 or 30 lessons per week are recognized as educational leave in most of the federal states.

If you have further questions about Bildungsurlaub feel free to contact us.

During this period you will learn the basics of the language up to a 500 word vocabulary, and be able to greet and address people appropriately, introduce yourselves and others comfortably, ask simple questions and respond to simple questions, ask for directions, give directions, make orders in restaurants, and learn to make friends.

Together with your teacher you may choose to begin to focus more on specific areas of work and interest and how it relates to the use of Indonesian language. You may also choose to continue to a more advanced level of Indonesian language

  • Six hours every day for 10 days was not easy, but I am glad I did it. I am surprised how many words I already can use. I hope orang local will also understand me. I am happy that I came here.

  • After to weeks with Pak Daniel I’m really sad that I have to leave. The lessons were intensive and well prepared. We also had a good time discussing all kind of matters of Indonesian politict, social, and economic live. My knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia has improved a lot indeed. Vielen Danke, many thanks, terima kasih.

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