The B1 course Deutsch im Job – Profis gesucht: Anlagemechanik is embedded in a broader learning resource provided by the international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW): it comprises a set of multimedial learning content in form of both videos and audios, as well as different writing and speaking exercises. Thus, all the assessable language skills (listening, writing, reading comprehension and speaking) are covered by the course. Furthermore, the DW platform provides the learner with the possibility to both download the content and to advance through the learning path directly on the website.
This online course presumes a consolidated knowledge of German grammar notions up to the B1 of the CEFR, as its focus is rather to convey specific information and vocabulary related to the plant mechanic field: specifically, the course aims at providing an insight in the job as plant mechanic and its related apprenticeship possibilities in Germany (Ausbildung). Nonetheless, different grammar exercises are contextually provided within its 7 learning units, such as modal verbs (unit Dienstbesprechung), separable verbs (unit Wartungsarbeiten), final clauses (unit Reparatur), the use of Konjunktiv II (unit Sanierungen) and the sub-clauses with weil (unit Fakten). The remaining material is focused on vocabulary related to the plant mechanic field and, in general, provides the learner with a broad overview over the duties and tasks of a plant mechanic, such as reparations, maintenance and restructuring.
In light of that, this course is highly indicated for autonomous learners who are willing to take on a career as plant mechanic in a German-speaking country and/or enroll in a corresponding Ausbildung in Germany, that is apprenticeship/training course.
The learning units can also be processed regardless of the given sequence, considering that the last unit Wissenscheck provides final questions and eventually the result of the corrected answers given in the previous units. Thus, the learner has a tangible means to autonomously correct their mistakes as well as to assess their own improvements.