Study programme code
Head of study programme
MER study programme code
Study programme version code
School / college
HT - School of Humanities
Study programme title in Est.
Saksa keel ja kultuur
study programme title in Engl.
German Language and Culture
Language of instruction
Humanitaaria ja kunstid
Study programme group
languages and cultures
Study programme subgroup
Nominal study period (in semesters)
Secondary School Leaving Certificate, Certificate of Vocational Secondary Education or a corresponding qualification giving access to higher education.
Study programme aims and objectives
To provide preconditions in order to learn main terms and theories in the field of German language, literature and culture;
To acquire knowledge in the German language, literature and culture for future work;
To create preconditions for applied activities in the specialization in larger cultural and social context;
To support individual critical thinking;
To create preconditions for independent research;
To create preconditions for further MA studies.
Learning outcomes of the study programme
- knows the main terms and theories used in German language, literature and culture and understands the relationship of his/her own field to other disciplines show more...
- proficient in German at CEFR level C1
- is able to carry out basic scientific research in his/her field
- is able to communicate with different target groups, work in a team, and implement specific expertise in a wider cultural and social context
- is able to define his/her own developmental needs and is equipped to pursue master's studies
180 ECTS (credit points)
Student must pass all the courses stipulated by the curriculum, show more...
and defend a final thesis. Student must meet the general language and computer skills requirements
Study programme version structure:
total ECTS credits
+ MAIN SPECIALITY: German Language and Culture
+ MINOR FIELD OF STUDY MODULE: German Language
German language skills at level B2. Together with the module of didactics it allows for the teaching of German up to level A2.
Language skills at level B2.
The student understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, show more...
school, leisure, etc. The student can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. He/she can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. The student can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
At the end of the module of didactics, the student knows the basic principles of teaching German and German culture and the main theories of foreign language teaching methodology; she/he is proficient in foreign language teaching methodology and didactics and is capable of implementing theory in practice.
approximate amount of contact lessons
+ MINOR FIELD OF STUDY MODULE: German Language and Culture
We offer the possibility to study German as minor subject. The module concentrates on the development of the four practical language skills (listening, show more...
writing, reading and speaking) in German in order to enable the students to use grammatically and stylistically correct language. Students will also get acquainted with the culture and the literary history of German-speaking countries and German linguistics.
The aim of the module is to help student achieve proficiency in German on level C1 of the Common European Framework. Together with the module of didactics the successful participation in this module allows for the teaching of German up to level B1.
Advanced language skills:
The student can:
understand a wide range of written texts, including longer, more complex factual texts, commentaries and reports,
express him/herself clearly and logically in essays on complex issues, choosing the right kind of expression to appeal to the reader,
verbally express him/herself spontaneously and fluently, state her/his own opinions, formulate his/her thoughts and views precisely and make detailed contributions of his/her own.
The student has also basic knowledge of literature and culture of German-speaking countries and general knowledge of the systematic description of German.
At the end of the didactics module, the student is familiar with basic principles of teaching German as well as with theories of foreign language teaching methodology; and is capable of implementing theory in practice.
approximate amount of contact lessons