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  • The Open University

German at Work Post-Beginners 1: Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz

Develop your understanding of the German language and consolidate your communication skills for the workplace.

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German at Work Post-Beginners 1: Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz
  • Duration4 weeks
  • Weekly study5 hours

Find out how to speak German effectively at work

Language skills are vital in our interconnected economies. People who use their knowledge of other languages and cultures in the workplace can open up professional opportunities.

German is the most widely spoken native language in Europe, and German-speaking countries benefit from strong economies and low unemployment.

This course will help you to consolidate your German communication skills for the workplace by focussing on practical language use.

You’ll develop your linguistic competence (at level A1/A2) and deepen your cultural understanding.

You’ll already have a basic knowledge of German.

What topics will you cover?

  • Meeting people
  • Talking about numbers, dates and times
  • Transport and travel arrangements
  • Work and leisure

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Apply intercultural communication skills, for example, using formal and informal language appropriately
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic spoken and written German, for example, conversations and emails
  • Contribute in German in a range of work-related situations
  • Apply vocabulary, phrases and grammatical structures accurately

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for people who already know some German, for example from school or evening classes.

Who will you learn with?

I’m a Lecturer in German at the Open University with a keen interest in how we learn other languages - also through interaction online. I’m from Frankfurt (am Main!), I love travelling and sunshine.

I’m from Austria and have been teaching German at the Open University for many years. As part of my work I teach in different settings, including online. I also enjoy reading and going to new places.

Who developed the course?

The Open University

The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

  • Established1969
  • LocationMilton Keynes, UK
  • World rankingTop 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Supporters

funded by

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