Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After completing the course, students will:

- manage speaking in simple situations relating to work and daily life
- be able to write short messages
- recognise some features of the customs of German-speaking countries

Credits: 3

Schedule: 16.09.2021 - 09.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Caren Schröder, Pauli Kudel

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period): A1

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English, Finnish


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Practising in speech and writing some basic grammar and vocabulary exercises in simple situations, listening comprehension exercises, acquiring knowledge of German-speaking countries

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 24/36 h and self-study 57/45 h. Regular and active participation in class as well as written assignments (30%) and a written examination (70%)

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    24 h (contact hours) + 57 h (self-study) OR 36 h (contact hours) + 45 h (self-study)


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Textbook: Blanco-Kudel: Freut mich 1 (Otava 2017) and additional material in the MyCourses learning environment

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Passing the course requires regular attendance. The course is intended for beginners. Registration must be confirmed by attending the first lesson.

    Please note: The course is organised if a minimum of 10 students register for it.

    Teaching Period:

    2020 2021: autumn I, autumn I-II, autumn II, spring III, spring III-IV, spring V

    2021 2022: autumn I autumn I-II, spring III, spring III-IV, spring V

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.

    On WebOodi. Please see WebOodi for registration dates.