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German 1

German 1

Code: GER8LF101
Scope: 5 ECTS
Timing: semesters 1 - 7
Language: English
Curriculum: GLOBBA16
Course level: Basic Studies
Course type: compulsory/free-choice

Starting level and linkage with other courses
No prerequisites.

Learning outcomes
You can manage orally in basic everyday situations, know the elementary structures of the language and can write a short and simple text. You are also are familiar with the basic cultural aspects of the language area when it comes to everyday and working life. Your target level on the Common European Framework of Reference for languages is A1.


  •  basics of pronunciation
  •  vocabulary to introduce yourself and describe your environment
  •  basic structures of the language
  •  first steps in speaking the language
  •  basic writing skills
  •  basic culture elements

​During the language studies, students can particpate in an official language test "Goethe-Test Pro - German for Professionals". The official certificate may increase the professional value of your German studies.

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
No RPL at this level.

Cooperation with the business community
Real business based examples and cases, guest speakers, or company visits as appropriate.

International and global business approach to course themes and topics, contributions by multicultural student groups and company cooperation.

Course formats
Contact sessions.

Students' performance is graded on the following scale: Excellent (5), Very good (4), Good (3), Satisfactory (2), Fair (1), Fail (0).
Link to the joint assessment grid. The assessment of one’s own learning.

Course teachers
Eva Herttuainen, Sirpa Bode

Learning materials
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.