• The Open University

German at Work Post-Beginners 2: Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz

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

10,832 enrolled on this course

German at Work Post-Beginners 2: Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz
  • Duration4 weeks
  • Weekly study5 hours

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

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?

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

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