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What jobs can I do in Berlin without speaking German?

 
 
Reply Sun 11 Apr, 2010 10:19 am
Keep them clean please Wink

I would like to live in Berlin for a year or so, and I aim to be able to speak German semi-fluently by the time I get there. I think I will need to be in German speaking country to become fully fluent.
Are there any jobs I can do? By the time I am there I shall have a (hopefully good Confused ) degree.
Cheers, pq x
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contrex
 
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Reply Sun 11 Apr, 2010 01:34 pm
Are you legally allowed to work in Germany?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 11 Apr, 2010 01:36 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
What practical work skills will you have to offer?
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hamburgboy
 
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Reply Sun 11 Apr, 2010 01:41 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
p.q. :

look at this website for current information and suggestions

http://www.toytowngermany.com/lofi/index.php/t46516.html
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roger
 
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Reply Sun 11 Apr, 2010 01:41 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
Honestly, I can't think of a thing. Sorry to be depressing, but it's not as if they are having a major labor shortage.
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Sun 11 Apr, 2010 01:45 pm
@roger,
roger :

a/t the website , there are jobs available in berlin for non-german speaking people - quite interesting info .
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 11 Apr, 2010 01:54 pm
@contrex,
contrex wrote:

Are you legally allowed to work in Germany?


Well, I mean, being born in Dorset and having studied and lived in London doesn't really disqualify - at least according to the free movement/work regulations, which are fundamental freedom in EU-Europe (laid down in Article 39 of the EC Treaty). Wink
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Sun 11 Apr, 2010 01:58 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Quote:
Treaty establishing the European Community (Nice consolidated version)

Part Three: Community policies

Title III: Free movement of persons, services and capital

Chapter 1: Workers

Article 39

Article 48 - EC Treaty (Maastricht consolidated version)

Article 48 - EEC Treaty

Article 39


1. Freedom of movement for workers shall be secured within the Community.


2. Such freedom of movement shall entail the abolition of any discrimination based on nationality between workers of the Member States as regards employment, remuneration and other conditions of work and employment.


3. It shall entail the right, subject to limitations justified on grounds of public policy, public security or public health:


(a) to accept offers of employment actually made;


(b) to move freely within the territory of Member States for this purpose;


(c) to stay in a Member State for the purpose of employment in accordance with the provisions governing the employment of nationals of that State laid down by law, regulation or administrative action;


(d) to remain in the territory of a Member State after having been employed in that State, subject to conditions which shall be embodied in implementing regulations to be drawn up by the Commission.

BUT NOTE EXCEPTION :
..........................................
4. The provisions of this article shall not apply to employment in the public service.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 11 Apr, 2010 02:00 pm
What hamburger said: there are quite a few different jobs possible for non-German speakers.
And with an academic degree, chances are even better.

Perhaps you look around this website by Britsih Expats: Dreaming of Berlin ...

And here: Jobs in Berlin
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 11 Apr, 2010 02:17 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
That website is a riot, Walter (British Expats) - funny people!

Queenie, according to some German friends, there are plenty of Brits and
Americans in Berlin. You always could teach and tutor in English, if everything
else fails. Or give music lessons etc.
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The Pentacle Queen
 
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Reply Tue 13 Apr, 2010 11:51 am
Thank you, everyone.
Yeah, I'll have a degree in music, I had thought about giving lessons but I'd definitely need to be able to speak fluent German, although I know most of the german musical vocabulary already...
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Tue 13 Apr, 2010 02:29 pm
@The Pentacle Queen,
Quote:
I'd definitely need to be able to speak fluent German


pq :
it really is not necessary to be fluent in german to be able to land a job in berlin , but some familiarity with basic german will be helpful .
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Tue 13 Apr, 2010 02:39 pm
@hamburgboy,
I agree! Berlin is such a melting point of different nations and you'll find
that a very large percentage speaks English already. Plus Queenie, once you're
there, you'll speak fluently in no time.
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Tue 13 Apr, 2010 03:28 pm
@CalamityJane,
let's take the pq on a bustour of berlin ... all aboard ...

here we go ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbgMqW-Qj8s&translated=1
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Tue 13 Apr, 2010 03:36 pm
@hamburgboy,
and as a bonus

BERLIN PHILHARMONIC conducted BY GUSTAVO DUDAMEL present

" THE AIR OF BERLIN " ( berliner luft by paul lincke )
at the WALDBUEHNE BERLIN :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moTN3LOIaJo&translated=1

( it's o.k. to whistle right along - the conductor even encourages audience participation )
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dadpad
 
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Reply Tue 13 Apr, 2010 03:48 pm
I'd suggest Hospitality and tourism. Adventure tourism if that would suit you.
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Tue 13 Apr, 2010 04:08 pm
@dadpad,
Quote:
Adventure tourism if that would suit you


you won't find much of that in berlin .
berlin is a metropolitan city with much music ( which is what pq might be looking for ) and theatre .
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8of9k
 
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Reply Tue 12 Apr, 2016 02:01 pm
This is a good question, I was born in Berlin and moved to USA when the Wall fell down, been there most my life, just moved back a year ago, still hold German Citizenship only, and the only job i have is volunteering for Army, for 8 years, Only in it for the Money.. Now i am stuck with Inetgation courses, but still having issues with jobs.. Job Center tells me to work restraunts, some say to work as tour guide, However I need a good job with my limited Deutsch, which is only B2 or C1 as of the test..
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