Paid educational leave in Frankfurt
Paid educational leave is time off work to receive further training. Your employer has to allow you this special leave by law. All of our intensive language courses can be officially recognised as paid educational leave! Use your educational leave, for example, for an intensive course in Business English.
Applying for an educational leave: How it works
Applying for educational leave is easy with Sprachcaffe's 3-point plan:
1. Planning with the employer
Find out in good time from your employer about a suitable time for special leave. This usually lasts one week, but it is also possible to transfer the entitlement from the previous year to the next and thus extend the educational leave. Our Intensive Courses start regularly; the exact starting dates can be found in the respective course information.
2. Registration with Sprachcaffe
You register in writing for a language course with Sprachcaffe and immediately receive a confirmation of registration for your employer. This will certify that you have registered for a recognised language course. We recommend that you register with us at least 2-3 months before the course starts. Some employers contribute to the costs of the educational leave, please ask them.
Language courses for educational leave
Only our intensive courses can be taken as educational leave. All intensive courses take place 5 days a week (Monday to Friday) with 6 lessons (45 min. each) per day.
Simply click on the desired language and register for the intensive course, stating that you would like to take it as an educational leave. We currently offer intensive courses for the following foreign languages:
Do you have questions about educational holidays or about our intensive courses, which are also recognized as educational holidays?
Leave us a message! We will be happy to advise you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who has the right to paid educational leave?
According to the law concerning paid educational leave, every employee in full-time employment at a company for at least 6 months has the right to one week or 5 workdays of paid educational leave each calendar year.
Employees in Hesse and many other German states have the right to a week of further training with continued wage payment.
Information on the Employee Further Education Law (Arbeitnehmerweiterbildungsgesetz), on which the right to paid educational leave rests, can be obtained from the competend authority in your state.
For Hesse this is the Hesse Ministry for Social Affairs (Hessische Sozialministerium):
- Referat IV 8B -
Tel.: 0611 / 817 - 3673
Fax: 0611 / 890 - 8421
How long is paid educational leave?
Paid educational leave is generally taken for a week. Your employer is under no obligation to grant you more than a week of educational leave. If you want to take a two week language course, you have to wait till the next year to use your week's entitlement. You will have to inform your company of this wish in writing in good time before the turn of the year.
Can I deduct educational leave as income-related expense?
In recent years, the Federal Fiscal Court has made it easier for employees to deduct the costs of a foreign language course as income-related expenses. It is important to explain to the tax office that the language course was exclusively for professional or business reasons. You will need a confirmation letter from your employer. Sprachcaffe will be happy to provide you with a timetable and an invoice for the course fees.
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