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22.8.2016 at 08:00 - 28.8.2016 at 23:59


Students of all faculties, students in the flexible study rights scheme (JOO).

Starting level: CEFR A1 (pdf).

French for beginners 1 and 2, approximately three upper-secondary courses, or equivalent skills.

If you are unsure about your skills level before registering, get acquainted with the course material and evaluate your competence with respect to it, contact the course teacher or teacher tutor during their office hours or get in touch with Language Centre Academic Affairs.

After completing the course, students

• Can use many of the key structures of the French language
• Can express themselves in everyday situations, both orally and in writing
• Can understand the main content of general text and clear speech
• Are familiar with a number of French customs

  • Topics: e.g., studies, family, friends, accommodation, food, health
  • Language use situations: describing one’s life and environment, asking questions, expressing preferences, wishes and wants, describing past and future events
  • Key structures: A review of the present tense, relative, demonstrative and indefinite pronouns, the conditional, comparison of adjectives, the passé composé and the simple past

A teacher-instructed course, which includes 42 hours of contact teaching and 38 hours of independent work

Minimum course attendance: 80%

Menand: Le Nouveau Taxi! 2 Méthode de français, 2009 – first part (chapters 1–17)
Hutchings & Hirschsprung: Le Nouveau Taxi! 2 Cahier d’exercices, 2009

A DVD-ROM with video material and audio recordings of the textbook dialogues and texts is also available. A glossary (French–Finnish–English) for the textbook chapters as well as a brief outline of the grammar with explanations in Finnish will be used as supplementary material.

Intermediate French 1 and 2 are closely linked, and the same textbook is used in both courses.

Based on the aspects mentioned under the course objectives. A final examination, regular participation in classroom work and completion of the individual course assignments (including an essay and online assignments or other optional studies).