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German 2

German 2

Code: GER8LF102
Scope: 5 ECTS
Timing: semesters 1 - 7
Language: English
Curriculum: GLOBBA16
Level: Basic Studies
Type: compulsory/free-choice

Starting level and linkage with other courses
Prerequisite: German 1 or equivalent competence (5 credits of earlier studies).

Learning outcomes
After completing the course, your capacity to talk has further developed, your command of the elementary structures has expanded and your vocabulary for everyday and working life situations has broadened. You are able to read and write short texts in the language. You have gained language and culture basic skills to the extent that you are ready to start further developing your skills in the language toward working life purposes. Your target level on the Common European Framework of Reference for languages is A1–A2.


  •  vocabulary for basic everyday and working life situations
  •  central structures of the language
  •  basic oral skills
  •  reading and writing skills
  •  cultural knowledge

​During the language studies, students can participate 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)
If you have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, you can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through your studies. More information and instructions for RPL are available at MyNet.

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 teacher
Eva Herttuainen, Janne Mertala

Course Materials
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.