The Working World in Germany

Presented by Eva Bogard

Welcome! Willkommen!

The Working World is a daily topic for people around the globe. Almost every adult spends many decades of their lifetime working. Some people go to college, some go to business or trade schools, some choose jobs that only require on-the-job-training.  In this unit you will learn a lot about the culture surrounding careers and jobs in Germany, as well as some fascinating economic facts.

Eva Bogard
Eva Bogard
State Certified German Teacher Helping Thousands of Students Learn German Language and Culture for Over 25 Years

Founder and Director of the Time To Learn German Academy

Eva Bogard, Ph.D. was born in Manhattan, New York to a German mother and a German-American father. She earned her bachelor's degree in foreign languages at snowy SUNY-Oswego and completed her graduate studies in Second Language Education and Instructional Technology at sunny USF-Tampa, where she earned her Master's and Doctorate degrees. She has spent several colorful summers in France enjoying the language and culture in Paris, St. Malo and Tours, but is usually found during her long summer breaks on the beach in Florida, or in the mountains of southwest Germany.

Professionally, she is very interested in online hybrid education, especially using instructional technology in both her classroom and her online courses to teach foreign languages. Eva is an International Baccalaureate teacher, and a Montessori education enthusiast. She has taught German, French and Spanish, as well as, Information Technology and Business Management over the last 25 years.

Table of Contents

CULTURE PROJECT: Written Assignment
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CULTURE: Deutsche Welle: "Profis Gesucht" Watch all videos posted below and do the included exercises at the end of each clip. Record scores on sheet.)
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Beruf: Krankenpfleger (CNA: Certified Nursing Assistant)
12:48
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Beruf: Anlagenmechaniker (HVAC Technician: heating, ventilation, and air conditioning plus refrigeration)
12:25
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Beruf: Restaurant Fachmann (Restaurant/Hospitality Manager)
10:39
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Beruf: Verkäufer (Salesman, Store Associate)
12:52
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Beruf: Gebäudereiniger (Commercial Building Cleaner)
11:24
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CULTURE: For Advanced Students: Goethe Institut's "Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz" (use what you learn here in your oral script and essay)
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WRITING: Part 4 = Color Code and Label Each Word In Your Improved Draft. Staple New Work On Top of Old. Submit Packet to Teacher For General Feedback
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WRITING: Part 5 = Using Teacher Feedback from Color-Coded Copy Write A New Improved Draft- DOUBLE-SPACED. Do Not Use an Online Translation Site Yet.
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GRAMMAR: Compete the Assigned Grammar Textbook Exercises
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LISTENING: Complete the Assigned "Schlager" Listening Project (=Separate Course on Your Dashboard)
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Schedule Your 10 Minute Oral Exam With Your Teacher. Practice with a Partner Using Your Script and Question Sheet Until Then.
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