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KK-SAK203 German Course with Cultural Theme (CEFR A2), 2 cr 
Code KK-SAK203  Validity 01.01.2020 -
Name German Course with Cultural Theme (CEFR A2)  Abbreviation German Course w 
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 

The course expands students’ knowledge of the cultures of German-speaking countries, particularly from a social perspective.

After completing the course, students will be able to

  • Understand the main points of short factual texts related to the topics discussed during the course
  • Use key vocabulary, ask questions and take a stand on the cultural and social issues examined during the course
  • Search for information on topical phenomena in German-speaking countries
  • Understand the cultural background of German-speaking countries and its reflections in contemporary society
  • Understand the mentality and identity of people from German-speaking regions
Completion methods 

The course includes 24 hours of contact teaching and 29 hours of independent study. Through independent study, students familiarise themselves in advance with the course materials. In contact teaching, their knowledge is deepened, in addition to which their skills in engaging in discourse and asking questions on cultural and social topics are developed. Small written assignments. Active participation in contact teaching (75% attendance) and completion of agreed assignments within given guidelines.


Starting level CEFR A2 (PDF). Courses completed on skill level A2.


The course examines the traditions and culture of German-speaking regions, emphasising their reflections in social conventions. Topics include professional life and equality. The course also features German-speaking bloggers and cultural events. The topics are partly chosen with the students. Written and oral skills are the areas of language to be practised in particular.

Study materials and literature 

The study materials are available for printing in the course’s Moodle area. To a minor degree, students are responsible for preparing the topics to be studied independently.

Assessment practices and criteria 

Studies completed at the Language Centre are graded on a scale of pass/fail. Regular and active classroom attendance in contact teaching is required. Feedback from the teacher and peer feedback on course assignments. The teacher will make a separate announcement on a small final assignment.


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun German Course with Cultural Theme (CEFR A2), period IV  Course  Seppo Sainio  17.03.21 -30.04.21

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