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, you will:

- be able to communicate in demanding situations in work and everyday life
- be able to give demanding presentations
- be able to write demanding texts
- know more about the similarities and differences between the cultures of various German-speaking countries

Credits: 3

Schedule: 09.01.2023 - 19.02.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Hans-Joachim Schulze

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period): C1

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 more comprehensive presentations, talking about your own field, practising demanding grammar. The course themes vary depending on the group.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Regular attendance and active participation in class, written and oral assignments (50 %), exams (50%).


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact hours: 24 h + other student workload: 57 h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course is for all Aalto students.

    Teaching Language : German

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 No teaching
    2023-2024 Spring III - IV

    Enrollment :

    Registration for courses will take place on Sisu (