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KK-SAK105 Refresher Course of Basic German (CEFR A1), 2 cr 
Code KK-SAK105  Validity 01.01.2020 -
Name Refresher Course of Basic German (CEFR A1)  Abbreviation Refresher Cours 
Scope2 cr   
TypeLanguage studies
    Can be taken more than onceno
Unit Language Centre 

Target group 

Students of all faculties, students with a JOO flexible study right, international students

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, students will

  • Be able to use German in uncomplicated everyday situations both orally and in writing
  • Be proficient in the key constructs discussed in German for Beginners 1 and 2
  • Be familiar with the basics of the culture of German-speaking countries
Completion methods 

The course includes 26 hours of contact teaching and 26 hours of independent study. Compulsory attendance (at least 75%).


Starting level CEFR A1 (PDF)

German for Beginners 1 and 2 at the Language Centre or a few upper secondary school courses in German 

The course is suited to students who have previously studied the basics of German (e.g., 3–4 German courses in upper secondary school) and who wish to quickly review the basics.


Topics include introducing yourself, studying, family and hobbies, travel and living.

Constructs examined during the course include verb conjugation (present tense, past perfect tense), compound verbs, noun and pronoun inflection in the accusative and dative cases, prepositions and word order in main clauses.

Study materials and literature 

Campus D1+D2. The learning materials can be printed out from the course’s Moodle area.

Assessment practices and criteria 

Based on the learning outcomes. Written final examination, active independent study and completion of the assignments included in the course.

Pass or fail


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Refresher Course of Basic German (CEFR A1), period II  Course  Tia Patenge  27.10.20 -08.12.20
registration period has not begun Refresher Course of Basic German (CEFR A1), period III  Course  Christian Niedling  18.01.21 -24.02.21

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