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 participate in conversations in familiar situations relating to your own work and everyday life, when your conversation partner is ready to help you. You will be able to talk about, for instance, your plans for the near future.

- be able to search for the information you need from simple authentic sources (e.g. timetables, ads for apartments, menus) and understand the gist of texts with the help of language tools.

- be able to manage in writing in a few everyday situations. You will be able to write short text messages on your phone.

- know some French-speaking countries and their customs.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 22.10.2024 - 03.12.2024

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): A1-2

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

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


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Learning more about the basic grammatical structures of French and expanding your basic vocabulary for everyday purposes, acquiring a limited economics vocabulary and managing in common communication situations at work and in everyday life, 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 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 24-36 h

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


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Objectif express 1 - 3e édition (Anne-Lyse DUBOIS, Sara KADDANI, ISBN 9782017144199)


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: Finnish

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn II
    2024-2025 Spring III
    2024-2025 Spring IV
    2024-2025 Spring V
    2025-2026 Autumn II
    2025-2026 Spring III
    2025-2026 Spring IV
    2025-2026 Spring V


    Registration will take place on Sisu ( A maximum of 30 students will be accepted into the course.