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KK-SAK002 German for Beginners 1, 4 cr 
Code KK-SAK002  Validity 01.08.2019 -
Name German for Beginners 1  Abbreviation German for Begi 
Scope4 cr   
TypeLanguage studies
    Can be taken more than onceno
Unit Language Centre 

Target group 

Students of all faculties, students in the flexible study rights scheme (JOO), international students

Learning outcomes 

This course is intended for students who wish to start studying German.

After completing the course, students

  • Can understand slow, clear speech and simple texts related to the course topics
  • Can communicate orally and in writing using simple sentences in everyday language use situations
  • Are familiar with the basics of communication and customs in German-speaking countries
  • Can use some of the basic structures of German
Completion methods 

Teacher-instructed course with 48 hours of contact teaching and 59 hours of independent work. Pair and group work, numerous oral assignments, home essays. Minimum course attendance: 75%.


No previous studies


The course topics include introductions, studies, family and hobbies, travel and shopping. 

The following will be discussed during the course: the present tense, separable verbs, the accusative and dative cases of nouns and pronouns, prepositions, as well as word order in the main clause.


Study materials and literature 

Campus D1 – available on the Moodle platform for printing.

Assessment practices and criteria 

Based on the aspects mentioned under the course objectives. Regular and active participation in classroom work. The teacher will provide further information about the written course assignments (essays and examinations).

Pass / fail


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended German for Beginners 1, I-II period  Lecture Course  Seppo Sainio  07.09.20 -03.12.20
registration period has not begun German for Beginners 1, III-IV period  Course  Sonja Gehring  19.01.21 -27.04.21
German for Beginners 1, intensive period  Course  Nina Dannert  10.05.21 -28.05.21

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