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 express yourself fluently in both speech and writing in different situations
- be able to give presentations
- have expanded your knowledge of German-language countries and their cultures

Credits: 3

Schedule: 12.01.2023 - 13.04.2023

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): B1

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

Teaching language: . Languages of study attainment:


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Improving your spoken and written expression in German, giving presentations, practising demanding grammar, possible visits to off-campus German-language events. Topics include German media, work life, the natural environment, sustainable development, studying, knowledge of German-speaking countries and cultures

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    CEFR level B1 - B2, the course is for all Aalto students.

    Teaching Language : German

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

    Enrollment :

    Registration  for courses will take place on Sisu (