Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


At course completion, you will be able:

- to communicate using familiar phrases in simple situations in and outside of work.

- to, e.g. introduce yourself and answer simple questions in French.

- to write short messages using familiar phraseology and grammatical constructions.

- to understand the gist of relatively easy texts with the help of language tools.

- to recognise and understand some of the cultural features and customs typical of the French-speaking world.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 01.11.2021 - 13.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): David Erent

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period): A1

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: Finnish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Understanding the basic structures and vocabulary needed in everyday life and work and practising related simple communicative situations, and getting to know some customs of the French-speaking world.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1. Lectures 36 h, active participation in teaching both in class and independently (30%). 80% attendance in class is required. Registration must be confirmed by attending the first lecture.

    2. Written and/or oral assignments (20%)

    3. Written examination: 50%

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - contact hours 36 h

    - independent work by the student and a written examination, and preparing for the exam: 45 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Objectif express 1 - Nouvelle édition (Anne-Lyse DUBOIS, Béatrice TAUZIN, ISBN 9782011560070)


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Note! This course group is also accessible to non-Finnish speakers. The teacher will provide you with material and guidance in English as needed.

    Passing the course requires regular attendance. The course is intended for beginners. Registration must be confirmed by attending the first teaching session.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I, Autumn II, Spring III (online), Spring IV, Spring V

    2021-2022 Autumn I, Autumn II, Spring III (online), Spring IV, Spring V

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.

    Weboodi. Please see WebOodi for the registration dates. A maximum of 30 students will be accepted into the course in the order of registration. Registration must be confirmed by attending the first lecture.