Pharmaceutical FSP Preparation | Pharmaceutical German Exam Preparation
Pharmaceutical FSP Preparation – Anyone who wants to work as a pharmacist in Germany and has completed their studies abroad must demonstrate specialist language skills at language level C1 (CEFR) by taking the Pharmacist Specialist Language Examination (FSP).
Our experienced lecturers will prepare you for this.
It is an advantage to attend a B2/C1 course beforehand! This way you can fully concentrate on the special language requirements in the FSP preparation course.
You need a visa? Why not combine the Pharmaceutical FSP preparation with a C1 intensive course! This gives you the opportunity to practice your German intensively and you are prepared in the best possible way!
At a Glance: FSP Preparation
|Time & Duration
|Munich or online
|B2 (C1 beneficial)
|one-to-one / Minigroup
|up from 53,- / UE*
or by arrangement
*teaching unit (45 Min.)
Prices FSP Preparation
(per Person & UE)
|1 – 19 UE*
|up from 20 UE
|up from 30 UE
*teaching unit (45 Min.)
Information on the examination
The aim of the examination is to test whether written and professional language skills are mastered in order to cope with communication in the everyday life of pharmacists.
Structure of the FSP:
1. pharmacist-patient interview (20 minutes)
In the first part of the examination, a conversation between you (as a pharmacist) and a patient is simulated. Here you have to give specific advice and information in the context of handing over medicines: about a medicine, its problems, risks and the proper use, storage and disposal.
You also have to explain possible side effects or interactions.
It is important to speak in layman’s terms so that the patient can understand you well.
At the end of this part of the examination, you will give a presentation of about 5 minutes, including a statement on a topic related to your profession, which you will be given in the examination.
2. written part of the examination (20 minutes)
In the second part, you are to complete the report form of the Drug Commission of German Pharmacists (AMK) “Report on adverse drug reactions” or a similar document. The basis for this is the interview in part 1.
In addition, you must write a short, formal e-mail, which is usual in the context of everyday pharmacy work. Pay attention to the text structure with salutation, introduction, order of content points and conclusion. The topic is, for example, problems with the software in the pharmacy, or delivery problems with medicines.
3. pharmacist-pharmacist conversation (20 minutes)
In the third part, a conversation between you and another pharmacist is simulated and you introduce the patient and provide information about the adverse effects of the medicine that have occurred.
You should be able to answer the other person’s questions fluently, understandably and grammatically correctly.
At the end of the third part, you still have to translate pharmaceutical terms into layman’s terms in writing. An example of the translation is that “rhinitis” is translated as “cold”.
Further information about the course
In this course, the students get time to get used to the German-medical terminology used in the pharmacy. We practise having conversations with customers and reporting to colleagues afterwards. It is purely a matter of practice to use German technical language in the medical field and is the focus of this course in addition to the specific exam preparation.
This course is suitable for you if you intend to work in Germany or already do so.
Our language teachers have both specialist medical knowledge and extensive experience in the field of German as a foreign language.
In Combination with
German C1 Intensive Course – You need a visa? In this case it is necessary to book an intensive course. You can combine the Pharmaceutical FSP preparation with an intensive course in the morning, so that you can complete the required 20 course hours per week and get a visa.
C1 evening course – here you can go through the whole C1 level (or just part of it), because although the official requirement for the exam is the B2 language level, the exam must be taken at the C1 language level. The chances of passing the Pharmaceutical FSP increase significantly with a successfully completed C1 course.
Pronunciation one-to-one – here you can work on your pronunciation skills in intensive individual training so that you can go into the exam with confidence and so that you are also well prepared for future conversations in everyday pharmacy life.