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 take part in events related to work.

- be able to give an oral presentation on work-related theme.

- understand the key contents of texts concerning everyday life and work without preparation.

- be able to write short work-related texts and know terminology and special vocabulary of your field.

- have studied and will recognise the major differences between French-speaking cultures and your own in terms of customs, behaviours, attitudes and values.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 10.01.2024 - 16.02.2024

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): B1-1

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

Teaching language: . Languages of study attainment:


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course focuses on oral and written communication situations in the workplace and everyday life and provides insight into key cultural features, while revising and building upon the grammatical structures learnt previously. You will learn to talk about your studies, expertise, your work or business, and your job description. You will learn to describe your experiences and wishes.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    1. Lectures 24 h or 36 h, active participation in class (10%). 80% attendance in class is required. Registration must be confirmed by attending the first lecture.

    2. Classroom tests and/or written assignments (20%)

    3. Oral test and/or oral assignments (20%)

    4. Written examination: 50%

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - Contact hours 24 h or 36 h

    - Independent work by the student and a written examination, and preparing for the exam: 57 or 45 h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : French

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

    Registration for Courses: Registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( A maximum of 30 students will be accepted into the course. Registration must be confirmed by attending the first lecture.

    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.