The B1 course Deutsch im Job – Profis gesucht: Gebäudereinigung 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. It is recommended to log-in to the website in order to save one’s own course’s results and achievements.
This online course presumes a consolidated knowledge of German grammar notions up to the B1 of the CEFR: its focus is to convey specific information and lexycon related to the cleaning sector: specifically, the course aims at providing an insight in the job as cleaner. Nonetheless, different grammar exercises are contextually provided within its 7 learning units, such as passive sentences (unit Dienstbesprechung), separable verbs (unit Außenreinigung), the use of Konjunktiv II (unit Teppichreinigung) and the sub-clauses with wenn (unit Fakten). The remaining material is focused on vocabulary related to the building cleaning field and, in general, provides the learner with a broad overview over the duties and tasks of a cleaner, such as graffiti removal and carpet cleaning. Also, the relationship with customers is contextualised and a multimedial example is provided.
In light of that, this course is highly indicated for autonomous learners who are willing to take on a career as cleaner 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.