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  • The Open University

German at Work Intermediate 2: Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz

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

10,184 enrolled on this course

German at Work Intermediate 2: Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz
  • 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 Intermediate 1: Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz.

You’ll learn how to discuss current employment trends, preconceptions and stereotypes, vocational training in Germany, and job applications.

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

What topics will you cover?

  • Vocational training in Germany
  • Current employment trends
  • Preconceptions and stereotypes
  • Job applications

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. 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, using conventions to write a letter of application
  • Demonstrate an understanding of spoken and written German, for example, a video feature, a short job interview and documentation related to job applications
  • Discuss vocational education, employment opportunities as well as your own strengths and preferences
  • Apply appropriate phrases and structures to communicate accurately and with increasing complexity, for example using a wider range of adjectives accurately

Who is the course for?

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

This course follows German at Work Intermediate 1: Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz.

Who will you learn with?

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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.

  • Established

    1969
  • Location

    Milton Keynes, UK
  • World ranking

    Top 510Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Supporters

funded by

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supported by

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  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • 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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