There is a wide variety of German courses on offer, ranging from beginners’ courses to specialized courses. There are no entrance exams. Simply assess your own level of language skill (for example, using the European Language Level Self-Assessment Grid). Not all courses are organized each term: please check WebOodi for availability first, then register for the courses of your choice through WebOodi.
The four basic courses German 1-4 are designed to take a complete beginner to good basic language skills within one academic year. Each course builds on the former one. If you already have some language skills, you may simply register for the course you feel is most useful to you.
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If your German skills are basically good, but a bit rusty, German: Grammar Repetition is for you. The focus is on basic grammar and on reading comprehension.
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If you already have good basic skills in German and would like to practice the language, German: Talking and Writing 1-3 should interest you.
If you are interested in acquiring more specialized language skills, Reading Comprehension (TSAK0201) and Project and Networking Skills (TSAK0206) are possible choices.
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If you are a student of law and have good basic skills in German, our courses in Legal German may be of interest.
- OSAK0710 Legal German: Reading Comprehension
- OSAK0711 Legal German: Oral Skills
- OSAK0810 Advanced Legal German: Writing
- OSAK0811 Advanced Legal German: Oral Skills
Should you be interested in studying either German: Language Use and Culture or Legal German: Language Use and Culture as a minor subject, please contact the teacher for detailed information.
The courses Understanding Germany (XICP0221), Understanding Austria (XICP0222) and Understanding Switzerland (XICP0224) offer useful introductions to the culture of the German-speaking countries. All three are given in English.
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When can I register for my courses?
If you are an exchange student you can register upon arrival at the University of Lapland. It is not possible to register at your home university. Registration will be possible during the time indicated for each course on WebOodi.
I am not a student of the University of Lapland. Can I participate in courses?
Yes. But you need to apply through the Open University
. There will be a course fee.
How do I get a hold of my teacher?
Send them an email: any teacher has an email address using their first name and surname: firstname.lastname@example.org address. You may also see them, or call them, during their office hours. You’ll find the office hours here
How do I know which course to take?
Read the individual course descriptions on WebOodi. If you are still uncertain, please contact the teacher.
How do I know if my language skills are good enough to participate in a certain course?
You can use the European Language Level Self-Assessment Grid
to assess your level of skill. The level of each course is indicated in the course description on WebOodi
. If you are still not certain, please contact the teacher.
Do I have to attend class?
As a rule, courses arranged by the Language Centre require 80% attendance. Online courses, and self-study courses are clearly marked as such on WebOodi.
The course I would like to take appears to be full. Can I still fit in?
Teachers reserve a few seats on each course for non-regular students. Please send the teacher an email and find out, if you still fit in.
Why are books in basic courses in Finnish?
Unfortunately, local book stores do not stock textbooks in English. However, your teacher will provide additional material so you can work with the Finnish book. Getting your own (online) dictionary may be necessary.
Senior lecturer (German, Intercultural Communication)
Group leader of less taught languages
Tel +358 (0) 40 484 4445
Tel +358 (0) 40 484 4422