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.


After the course, students have some knowledge of French culture and customs and a basic familiarity with the French language.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 24.04.2024 - 05.06.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Päivi Lehto-Peura

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    French administrative divisions and their cultures, the political and economic state of France, its business culture, media culture, introducing yourself briefly, the basics of French pronunciation

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact hours 24 h. Passing the course requires writing an essay and participating actively in class.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact hours 24, independent work 57 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The study materials will be given through MyCourses.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Spring V
    2023-2024 Spring V

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

    This course is taught by the KiViTa network and offered to students at all higher education institutions in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. You can apply for the course in Studyinfo. Students are admitted on a first-come first-served basis.