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AVA1036 Basics of German

On this basic course students learn the essential vocabulary and grammar. They also get to know more about German-speaking countries.

Opintomuoto: Online studies

Opintojen laajuus: 6 cr

60,00 €

Haku alkaa: 15.08.2022 klo 08:00

Haku päättyy: 09.09.2022 klo 23:59

Koulutus alkaa: 28.09.2022

Koulutus päättyy: 14.12.2022

Opetuskieli: English

Content

Besides the written exercises and tests the course also contains oral tasks that can be recorded using learning environment’s built-in recorder. A final test concludes the course which is written online using the learning environment.

The target level of the course according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is A1.2.

Learning goals

The course contains nine modules and offers various topics for students to learn essential vocabulary and grammar while also familiarizing them with German-speaking countries, some cities and interesting tourist destinations in Germany.

Learning methods

Course implementation is 100% online.

Previous studies

No previous German studies required. This course is for students who want to learn to use German both orally and in writing, in simple everyday situations related to work, or as tourists visiting German-speaking countries.

Evaluation

Course is evaluated with grading scale 0-5.

6 credits course requires approximately 162 hours of work.

Course material

Digital learning environment in Centria (and for this course) is itslearning. The student needs a computer and working internet access.

Learning material and additional links is placed in Itslearning learning environment.

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

Henry Ford

Enrollment for Averko online studies is three (3) times a year, timetables for study rounds are available here. Enrollment is done on a electronic enrollment form.

Online studies are conducted in Centria’s Itslearning study environment and courses have a limited participant intake. Participation in studies can be cancelled free of charge within 3 weeks of the starting day.

Students are immediately notified in case of courses being cancelled as soon as the official enrollment time ends. If the course starts as stated, students are contacted closer to the starting date (approx. a week before studies begin).

At the moment, the study fee for open UAS studies is 10€ / ECTS credit. The studies are invoiced after the three-week cancellation period, calculated from the start of the studies. Dropping out or not completing studies does not entitle you to a refund or cancellation of the invoice.

Open UAS study fees are based on enrollment. You can cancel participation to studies free of charge during the three (3) weeks cancellation time by simply informing it to averko(a)centria.fi.

If you are completing a degree in a Finnish secondary school, Centria UAS studies are free of charge and offered to you as väylä studies. In the enrollment form, enter the organisation / educational institution where you are studying (e.g. väylä / school name) and also mention the name of the teacher or student counsellor (with whom you have discussed on participating in the course) as the contact person.

Students of other UAS’s (Campusonline) can participate in studies free of charge on basis of a co-operation agreement. We ask you to please use school email when enrolling and also state the home school where requested on the enrollment form.

If you are a Centria UAS student, Averko online studies are free of charge. You register through the Peppi system.

Questions about e.g. enrolling, cancellation, course fees: averko(a)centria.fi