GERMAN LANGUAGE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY FOR TOURIST GUIDES.The Department of Tourism hereby invites applications from registered tourist guides in South Africa for the foreign language training programme that the Department will be funding. The main objective of the training is to capacitate existing tourist guides in the German language to enhance visitor experiences and to better serve the needs of the German market.
The Department will be sponsoring a pilot phase of German language training for registered tourist guides from across the country.
The training will focus on Level one (A1-A2) German language training for registered tourist guides.
On completion of the pilot phase and based on the performance of candidates, a further selection process will take place and candidates may be considered for admission into the next phase of the training programme, which includes cultural and social immersion.
CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION AND CONDITIONS OF ENROLMENT
Registered tourist guides that are interested in participating in this programme will be required to submit a written motivation (not exceeding 1 page) giving reasons why they should be selected to undergo training in German. Please ensure that your full name and surname along with a copy of your valid tourist guide registration is also included.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS – German Language Training Opportunity For Tourist Guides
Applicants should have 2-3 years’ guiding experience. Experience with the German market will be an added advantage. Shortlisted candidates may be required to undergo an interview process.
• Once selected, guides will be required to undergo an extensive and continuous training programme for an estimated duration of one (1) month in Gauteng.
• Full-time employed guides who are selected to undergo training will be required to submit a letter signed by the employer (on a letterhead) giving permission to attend and participate in the language programme.
• Selected candidates will be subjected to vetting processes and signing of a learner contract as a commitment to the training programme.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS AND CLOSING DATE
The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2023 no later than 16:00. All submissions must be sent via email to [email protected]. Details regarding logistical arrangements will be communicated to all successful candidates.