Scope: 5 ECTS
Timing: semesters 1 - 7
Level: Basic Studies
Starting level and linkage with other courses
Prerequisites: German 1 and 2 or equivalent competence (10 credits of earlier studies).
You are able to discuss familiar topics in everyday and working life. You are familiar with basic business terminology in the language. You have deepened your oral and writing skills toward working life needs. You are familiar with ordinary communication situations in business, such as presentations and customer service related situations. You are aware of the key business culture features of the language area. Your target level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR is A2–B1.
- review of the key structures of the language and introduction to more advanced structures
- central vocabulary and structures for general business communication
- writing skills for basic business texts
- active participation in ordinary business communication situations
- basic skills for presentations on business-related subjects
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.
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.
Eva Herttuainen, Janne Mertala
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.