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B2 and B3 German (SAB2/SAB3)

The German studies started in lower secondary continue as B2 German. If you wish to reinforce your command of the language, you can start your studies on courses SAB31 or SAB32.

The studies according to SAB2 syllabus start on course SAB21, which is a joint course with SAB33. Students starting German in upper secondary (according to BAB3 syllabus) are to start from course SAB31.

As a rule, courses are completed in the numerical order.

NATIONWIDE SPECIALISATION COURSES

SAB31 How do you do, nice to meet you
Communicative skills: communicative situations related to presenting oneself and getting to know each other. Themes include well-being and safety as well as your family and friends and your living and studying environment. Evaluated with a number grade.

SAB32/20 This is how to get things done
The course places emphasis on developing communication skills. Themes include situations related to travelling and everyday life. Students learn to manage in communicative situations relating to health and close human relations. Evaluated with a number grade.

SAB21/SAB33 Leisure and interests
Themes and situations practised revolve around young people's daily lives, interests, leisure, hobbies and services used in connection to these. The course reinforces the command of vocabulary and structures studied in basic education. The focus is on understanding speech as well as speaking and expressing one's opinion. The command of basic structures is consolidated. Evaluated with a number grade.

SAB22/SAB34 At home and abroad
Themes include people, geography, history, sights and ways of spending holidays, both in Finland and in the target countries. Understanding speech and reinforcing one's own speaking skills are placed further emphasis on, and the command of basic structures is reinforced. Writing skills are practised by means of communicative assignments. Evaluated with a number grade.

SAB23/SAB35 Then and now
Life then and now is the central theme of the course, both from the perspective of an individual and society. Topics include health and well-being, among others. Oral communication is focussed on and basic structures are reinforced. Writing skills are practised by means of communicative assignments. Evaluated with a number grade.

SAB24/SAB36 Study and future plans
Students learn to tell, both orally in writing, about one's hopes and plans, for example. Themes are related to school, further studies and working life as well as young people's future plans. Communication related to these topics is practised both orally and in writing. Evaluated with a number grade.

SAB25/SAB37 Culture
The course aims at expanding students' communication skills. Expression is extended to the different areas of culture. Themes may include visual arts, literature, music, cinema, theatre and sport in the target countries. All areas of language are practised. Evaluated with a number grade.

SAB 26/SAB 38 Our Common Earth
The aim of the course is to learn about our own society and how it functions as well as how society works in German speaking countries. The course includes extended vocabulary on issues dealing with finance, society, politics and the environment. Evaluated with a number grade.

SAB 27/SAB 39 Science and Technology
The aim of the course is to learn about different fields of science. The course includes extended scientific vocabulary and vocabulary related to research. The course emphasizes reading comprehension and written assignments. Evaluated with a number grade.

SAB 28/SAB 310 Nature and Sustainable Development
The topic of the course is nature and how the stuents' own culture responds to environmental issues as well as how German speaking countries respond to environmental concerns. The course emphasizes the understanding of texts. During the course, matriculation exam exercises and assignments are practised. Evaluated with a number grade.