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  • The Open University

German at Work Intermediate 1: Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz

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

12,499 enrolled on this course

  • Duration

    4 weeks
  • Weekly study

    5 hours

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 2: Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz.

You’ll learn to talk about your career and write a CV, discuss employment and the right job for you, as well as find out more about education in Germany.

You’ll develop your linguistic competence (at level B1) and deepen your cultural understanding.

What topics will you cover?

  • Talking about work and employment
  • The right job for me
  • Schooling and education in Germany
  • Talking about your career and writing a CV

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, for example, following conventions for writing a CV
  • Demonstrate an understanding of spoken and written German, for example, radio programmes and short articles
  • Describe situations and give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans
  • Apply work-related vocabulary and phrases fluently and accurately
  • Apply appropriate structures to communicate accurately and with increasing complexity (for example, using different cases / using subordinate clauses)

Who is the course for?

This course is for learners who already have an intermediate level of German.

This course follows German at Work Post-Beginners 2: Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz.

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.

As an OU Associate Lecturer I enjoy working with learners from all over the world. In my free time I like walking, cycling and travelling.

Who developed the course?

The Open University

As the UK’s largest university, The Open University (OU) supports thousands of students to achieve their goals and ambitions via supported distance learning, helping to fit learning around professional and personal life commitments.

  • Established

    1969
  • Location

    Milton Keynes, UK
  • World ranking

    Top 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Endorsers and supporters

funded by

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supported by

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Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • 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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