The B1 course Deutsch im Job – Profis gesucht: Krankenpflege 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 lexycon related to German’s healthcare, based also on real-life testimonials of healthcare’s employees . Nonetheless, different grammar exercises are contextually provided within its 7 learning units, such as imperative verbs (unit Grundpflege), indirect interrogative sentences (unit Dokumentation), modal verbss (unit Verbandswechsel) and the use of the preposition bei + nominalisation. The remaining material is focused on healthcare-related lexycon and, in general, provides the learner with a broad overview over basic-care activities, with a focus on customer care (patient and complaint handling).
In light of that, this course is highly indicated for autonomous learners who are willing to enhance their knowledge in the field of health care and/or to enroll in a related training course in a German-speaking country.