Online Workshops

71Not able to attend one of our live workshops in Berlin – or need the information now and can’t wait until the next one happens? Never fear – we’ve created detailed and ultra-useful streaming versions of our most popular seminars and made them available for you to watch right now – including all handouts, checklists and sample letters to download!

Now our workshops are available for purchase here on sale (limited time offer) – only 9.99 EUR for two-week access and an immediate full refund if you are not satisfied!

How to access the workshops

    1. Have a look below at the online workshops we offer (check out samples, contents, etc.).
    2. Once you’ve decided which workshop you’d like to access, click the “buy now” button below it.
    3. You’ll be sent to Paypal’s secure payment site. If you’re a Paypal member, log in and make the purchase. If you don’t have paypal, no worries – you can pay with credit card or bank transfer.
    4. After the transaction is completed, you will immediately be sent an email to the address used for payment (the same as your paypal address) with your unique user name and password. You will also instantly be forwarded to the full-access workshop page.
    5. If you wish to access your content in the future, just go to www.expath.de and log in on the bottom of any page with the user name and password you received via email. You can also access your purchased workshops from the bottom of any page.
    6. If you are not satisfied for any reason within 3 days of your purchase, email us and get a full refund right away.

NEW:Getting Your Freelance Work Permit” (only for Berlin)

Planning to work as a freelancer in Berlin but don’t have a work permit? This workshop is for all non-EU citizens who need clear and detailed information about the requirements and processes involved with getting a work permit. Full workshop length: 1 hour and 2 minutes.

Full Workshop Contents

    • Part 1: Introduction
    • Part 2: Booking Your Appointment Online
    • Part 3: Checklist of Required Documents
    • Part 4: Filling out the Application Form
    • Part 5: Making a Financing Plan
    • Part 6: Making a Revenue Forecast
    • Part 7: Getting Letters of Intent
    • Part 8: Your CV and Qualifications
    • Part 9: Health Insurance and Pension
    • Part 10: At the Appointment

(Sample) Part 3: Checklist of Required Documents

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NEW:Getting Your Freelance Artist Visa” (only for Berlin)

Planning to work as a freelance artist in Berlin and need a visa? Find out everything you need about the requirements and processes involved! Full workshop length: 1 hour and 11 minutes.

Full Workshop Contents

    • Part 1: Introduction
    • Part 2: Booking Your Appointment Online
    • Part 3: Overview: The Necessary Documents
    • Part 4: The Application Form
    • Part 5: Creating a Financing Plan
    • Part 6: Making a Revenue Forecast
    • Part 7: Getting Letters of Intent
    • Part 8: Your CV, Degrees and Portfolio
    • Part 9: Health Insurance
    • Part 10: At the Appointment

(Sample) Part 8: Your CV, Degrees and Portfolio

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Freelancing in Germany

Planning to work as a freelancer, self-employed or in a trade in Germany (and not sure about the difference)? Find out everything you need about taxes, invoices, budgets, insurances, the laws governing your website and marketing, and more! Full workshop length: 1 hour and 19 minutes.

Full Workshop Contents

    • Part 1: Overview of workshop topics
    • Part 2: The Basics – employment, self-employment, freelancing or ‘Gewerbe’ (trade)
    • Part 3: Legal Business Types – sole proprietorship vs. company
    • Part 4: Getting a tax number and creating invoices
    • Part 5: Income Tax – who pays what, when?
    • Part 6: VAT – who pays what, when?
    • Part 7: Getting health insurance – the public and private systems
    • Part 8: The social insurance system & Künstlersozialkasse
    • Part 9: Other insurances – liability, renter’s, and more
    • Part 10: Creating a budget & calculating your rates
    • Part 11: Protecting against ‘Scheinselbständigkeit’ (false self-employment)
    • Part 12: Making a contract, what to do when customers don’t pay
    • Part 13: Special points about your company name & website
    • Part 14: Special points about email marketing
    • Part 15: Conclusion, questions & feedback

(Sample) Part 1: Overview of workshop topics

(Sample) Part 2: The Basics - employment, self-employment, freelancing or 'Gewerbe' (trade)

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Getting Started & Finding A Flat in Germany

Planning a move to Germany or just arrived? Work permits, bank accounts, apartments, health insurance and more? We’ve got it covered to get you set up right! Full workshop length: 2 hours and 21 minutes.

Full Workshop Contents

  • Part 1: Introduction & Overview of Contents
  • Part 2: Finding a Temporary Flat
  • Part 3: Registering your Address at the Bürgeramt
  • Part 4: Registering your Address FAQs
  • Part 5: Applying for a Work Permit at the Ausländerbehörde
  • Part 6: Getting Health Insurance – Types of Health Insurance
  • Part 7: Health Insurance FAQs
  • Part 8: Pension, Unemployment and Other Insurances
  • Part 9: Opening a Bank Account in Germany
  • Part 10: Getting a Phone and Internet
  • Part 11: The German Real Estate Market – Neighborhoods, Building Types, and Prices
  • Part 12: Getting an Apartment – the Lease
  • Part 13: Getting an Apartment – the Application Paperwork
  • Part 14: Searching for Flats in German – the Best Resources
  • Part 15: Using Immobilienscout – A Practical Flatsearch Example
  • Part 16: Finding a Flat in Germany – a Few Extra Tips
  • Part 17: Applying for a Work or Student Residency Permit
  • Part 18: Getting a Tax Number
  • Part 19: Conclusions

(Sample) Part 10: Getting a Phone and Internet


(Sample) Part 16: Finding a Flat in Germany - a Few Extra Tips

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Finding A Job in Germany”

Struggling or don’t know where to look? Don’t speak German yet? Here are the best strategies, resources and tools you need to start working in Germany as an expat! Full workshop length: 3 hours and 14 minutes.

Full Workshop Contents

  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Part 2: What jobs exist in Germany for people who don’t speak German?
  • Part 3: What kinds of jobs are available in which German cities?
  • Part 4: How are entrepreneurs, employees, and freelancers different?
  • Part 5: How to get a tax number in Germany and start invoicing.
  • Part 6: How do freelancers file taxes in Germany?
  • Part 7: What types of work permits exist for non-EU citizens?
  • Part 8: Is the Work & Travel / Youth Mobility visa a good option in Germany?
  • Part 9: What are other types of work permits (e.g. job search, internship, guest researcher)?
  • Part 10: What do international applicants do wrong in their job applications in Germany?
  • Part 11: What does a German-style CV/resume look like?
  • Part 12: What goes in a German cover letter?
  • Part 13: What else is necessary in a job application in Germany?
  • Part 14: How are job interviews different in Germany?
  • Part 15: How to network effectively and find excellent resources for the job hunt in Germany.
  • Part 16: Conclusions

(Sample) Part 5: How to get a tax number in Germany and start invoicing.


(Sample) Part 14: How are job interviews different in Germany?

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How German Grammar Works

Confused about German grammar? We’ve got everything you need to know, in clear English. Full workshop length: 2 hours and 56 minutes.

Full Workshop Contents

  • Part 1: Introduction to the Grammar Workshop
  • Part 2: What are transitive verbs?
  • Part 3: What are intransitive verbs?
  • Part 4: Can these verbs overlap?
  • Part 5: What are subjects and objects?
  • Part 6: How are subjects and objects different in English?
  • Part 7: How do subjects and objects look in German?
  • Part 8: Who loves whom and how genders help.
  • Part 9: Review and intro to nominative and accusative cases.
  • Part 10: What are prepositions and what role do they tie in to all this?
  • Part 11: Summary of everything so far.
  • Part 12: What does the dative case look like and what does it mean?
  • Part 13: Almost all prepositions and what they trigger – diagrammed!
  • Part 14: How do movement and location tie into the cases?
  • Part 15: How can you distinguish between movement and location in German?
  • Part 16: How do you say ‘to put’ in German?
  • Part 17: What’s allowed in a German sentence?
  • Part 18: What are adjectives and how do they behave in different cases?
  • Part 19: Some excellent example sentences to practice adjective declension.
  • Part 20: Other types of articles and how they behave in German.
  • Part 21: A much more natural way to get article and adjective endings right.
  • Part 22: How do reflexive verbs work in German?
  • Part 23: How do verbs with prepositions work with the cases?
  • Part 24: (Briefly) How does the genitive case work?
  • Part 25: The cases summarized in three simple rules.
  • Part 26: What are clauses, and how is German sentence structure different from English?
  • Part 27: Questions, commands, statements and more in German.
  • Part 28: Tendencies of where everything goes in a German sentence.
  • Part 29: Der, die, and das: Tricks to guess genders better.
  • Part 30: Conclusions

(Sample) Part 12: What does the dative case look like and what does it mean?


(Sample) Part 15: How can you distinguish between movement and location in German?

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