• 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.

12,498 enrolled on this course

German at Work Intermediate 1: Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz
  • Duration4 weeks
  • Weekly study5 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

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

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


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