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.


At course completion, you will:

- be able to hold a fluent discussion in various kinds everyday life and work situations
- be able to give presentations
- be able to write a broader range of texts
- know more about the similarities and differences between the cultures of various German-speaking countries

Credits: 3

Schedule: 15.09.2021 - 08.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Caren Schröder, Hans-Joachim Schulze, Pauli Kudel

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period): B2

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

Teaching language: . Languages of study attainment: Finnish


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Strengthening spoken and written communication skills, giving presentations, talking about your own field, practising demanding grammar, possible visits to off-campus German-language events. Topics include work life, the natural environment, sustainable development, knowledge of lands and cultures, the economy and technology

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Regular attendance and active participation in class, preparation for class, independent work, writing assignments

    Active participation in class and written assignments 50%, presentation and oral test 50%

  • 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:

    Material on MyCourses

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course fulfils the foreign language requirement of the University (for ARTS and the field of technology) (o, w.

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

    Teaching Period:

    2020 2021 autumn I II

    2021 2022 autumn I II

    Course Homepage:

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