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Re: Anyone know an Anaesthetist who could help me?

One of my son's principal doctors (psychiatry- so no hands on medicine involved - it is all just talking!) is mother tongue Italian speaking Swiss. His other main doctor is mother tongue Swiss German. We often have to ask each other to repeat or explain, and the two doctors freely admit that out of the three of us (I am mother tongue English) my French is at the highest level ... I think we have all been treated by doctors whose language skills are less than perfect, but none the less adequate for the job required.

I personally think the OP will manage if he puts as much effort into his German studies as his medical studies. Try joining a comversation group as well as your language classes.

C1 is the general linguistic requirement for doing things like studying at university here - so if you could bump your German up to C1 you would be fine.
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C1 is the general linguistic requirement for doing things like studying at university here - so if you could bump your German up to C1 you would be fine.
B2 is perfectly fine for university studies in many places. Not sure about studying medicine here as it's restricted anyway.

But your larger point is spot on.

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B2 is perfectly fine for university studies in many places. Not sure about studying medicine here as it's restricted anyway.

But your large point is spot on.
Oops. I stand corrected. I had looked into it from the point of view of getting a
teaching qualification - for primary school teaching/ secondary school language teaching and for special needs educator/primary teacher with special needs specialism, C1 or an equivalent qualification was required. I was told that my DEA from a french univeristy (roughly the equivalent of a Masters ) was ample evidence of my level of French.
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Oops. I stand corrected. I had looked into it from the point of view of getting a
teaching qualification - for primary school teaching/ secondary school language teaching and for special needs educator/primary teacher with special needs specialism, C1 or an equivalent qualification was required. I was told that my DEA from a french univeristy (roughly the equivalent of a Masters ) was ample evidence of my level of French.
It depends on the school, canton and the course, I'm sure. To get into UNIL or the EPFL you only need B2 French but C1 is "recommended".
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