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:

- be able to engage in a discussion in a simple work or everyday-life situation
- be able to write short texts about everyday life and work
- know key cultural features of the German-speaking countries

Credits: 3

Schedule: 14.09.2021 - 07.12.2021

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): A2

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

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


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Expanding knowledge and more fluent use of grammar and vocabulary, plenty of oral skills, writing assignments and listening comprehension exercises, becoming more familiar with German-speaking culture

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Regular and active participation in class and written assignments (15%), an oral test (15%), and written exams (70%)

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact hours 24 h and independent study 45 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Blanco-Kudel: Freut mich 3 (Otava) and additional material in the MyCourses learning environment

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Passing the course requires regular attendance. Registration must be confirmed by attending the first lesson.

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

    Teaching Period:

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

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

    Course Homepage:

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