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: 06.09.2022 - 14.10.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Caren Schröder, Arja Blanco

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: 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 assignments (40%), and exams (60%)

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact hours 24 h and independent study 45 h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Undervisning på finska och tyska, vid behov också på engelska. Kursen är för alla Aalto studenter.

    Teaching Language : Finnish

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2022-2023 Autumn II
    2022-2023 Autumn II
    2022-2023 Spring III - IV
    2023-2024 Spring III - IV

    Enrollment :

    Registration for courses will take place on Sisu (