Develop your understanding of the German language and consolidate your communication skills for the workplace.
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German at Work Post-Beginners 2: Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz
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Find out how to speak German effectively at work
German is the most widely spoken native language in Europe, and German-speaking countries benefit from strong economics and low unemployment.
This course will help you consolidate your German communication skills for the workplace. It follows German at Work Post-Beginners 1: Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz.
You’ll learn how to discuss jobs and working patterns, the economy, working life, and future plans.
You’ll develop your linguistic competence (at level A2) and deepen your cultural understanding.
What topics will you cover?
- Jobs and working patterns
- The economy: sectors and trends
- Working life - past and present
- Education, training and future plans
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Apply intercultural communication skills and demonstrate cultural knowledge, for example, on regional differences in unemployment
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic spoken and written German, for example, conversations, emails, short articles and statistics
- Contribute in German in a range of work-related situations
- Apply vocabulary, phrases and grammatical structures accurately, for example, to describe your work and training, and to talk about past events or future plans
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for people who already know some German, for example from school or evening classes.
This course follows German at Work Post-Beginners 1: Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz.
Who will you learn with?
I have been teaching German with the OU for a number of years, and also teach Welsh to adults. I have a PhD in German and in my spare time I love to read or run with my dog.
Who developed the course?
LocationMilton Keynes, UK
World rankingTop 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
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- Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
- Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
- Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores
Join a global classroom
- Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
- Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
- Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others
Map your progress
- As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
- Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
- Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate
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