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Old 28.07.2012, 13:33
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German course and other, paid by employer?!

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I have been living in CH for now almost 4 years, and was mainly doing research (working language was EN). Currently working in small company in the finance/insurance sector, work language is EN again. I have some B1--/A2++ level of High German, which I tried to maintain occasionally. I am going to have a "post probation period" meeting with my boss, and was wondering whether you think that it would be fine to address the following queries:

1. Financing a German course for me and the corresponding exams that I will be taking, whereas the goal would be to get some B2 certificate within say 9 months or so.
2. Provide me with a smart phone, as I don't have one.


In general terms, they are very pleased with my work, and have already provided me with some benefits (as small bonus after 2 months work).
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Old 28.07.2012, 13:36
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Re: German course and other, paid by employer?!

There is a good chance your employer will say yes.

Language key to NEW foreigner integration law

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Old 28.07.2012, 15:05
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Re: German course and other, paid by employer?!

Thanks. Is this law already implemented in practice? I have received my work permit 3 moths ago, with no any language test


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Old 28.07.2012, 15:06
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Re: German course and other, paid by employer?!

I would not know about the law ( things take some time to implement ), but any decent employer, if made known about the proposal, would follow ahead. It benefits everyone.
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Old 28.07.2012, 15:17
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Re: German course and other, paid by employer?!

Sure thanks, I am wondeirng what would be the right way to convey this type of information to my emploeyr -- should I indeed print some newspaper article and show it to him?

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Old 28.07.2012, 15:25
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Re: German course and other, paid by employer?!

Show him this article:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics...l?cid=31624964

and mention to him that you are keen on being integrated ( whatever that means ), taking steps as early as possible and would like to enquire about the company´s position on this, and if they could play their part in assisting their non-CH staff integrate at the soonest etc.

Some employers have this as a standard feature:

Who Pays for Training ?
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Old 28.07.2012, 15:46
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Re: German course and other, paid by employer?!

Many thanks for the valuable info.

Do you have an idea whether this article exists in German as well, this article then coule be consdiered more authentic by my employer (or at least make this impression)


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Show him this article:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics...l?cid=31624964

and mention to him that you are keen on being integrated ( whatever that means ), taking steps as early as possible and would like to enquire about the company´s position on this, and if they could play their part in assisting their non-CH staff integrate at the soonest etc.

Some employers have this as a standard feature:

Who Pays for Training ?
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Old 28.07.2012, 16:07
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Re: German course and other, paid by employer?!

Can´t seem to find it in DE.

I did find this however, in DE.
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Re: German course and other, paid by employer?!

WOW, ultra helpful!

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Old 28.07.2012, 17:20
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It pays to know the local language

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