Educational Leave/Sabbatical

at Learn and Speak Dessau

Educational leave with Learn and Speak

In principle, every employer is entitled to "Bildungsurlaub" or "Bildungsfreistellung", this legal entitlement to educational leave or educational time is valid in 14 German states (all except Bavaria and Saxony).

The employer gives its employees paid leave for further education, educational leave is granted in addition to the regular leave entitlement. The content of the continuing education can, but does not necessarily have to be related to the professional activity, but serves the general further education of the employee. As a rule, employees are entitled to five days of educational leave per year or ten days in two years.

The language courses Bildungsurlaub English and Spanish, which are offered by Learn and Speak Wolpert Schulungszentrum, serve the personal further education of the participants and are - by ensuring appropriate training requirements - officially recognized as educational leave by the State Administration Office in Saxony-Anhalt.

During the educational leave, the employer continues to pay the wage or salary, as in the case of a regular vacation. The employer does not pay the course fees, expenses for teaching materials and costs for travel and accommodation. The employees have to pay for these themselves, but they can claim the expenses in their tax return.

Steps to register for educational leave

  1. Review of the offer and registration with us 4-6 weeks before the start of the course.
  2. Confirmation of participation and submission of the registration to the employer
  3. Agreement of the employer
  4. Course implementation
  5. Confirmation of participation for the course participant for submission to the employer

This is what participants say about educational leave:

I decided to brush up my English skills as part of an "educational vacation" and found a competent partner in the team in Dessau. [...] Within the scope of the preparation, they were also willing to go new and unusual ways for optimal organization. Particularly noteworthy is the individual design of each program package.

Special thanks to the teachers Anni, Jonathan & Tim.

It was a pleasure to work with you. Many thanks and all the best.


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Ilka Ullmann
Telefon: +49 3 40/260 26 12

Xandra Mendel
Telefon: +49 3 40/260 26 13

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