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Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to focus on the exposure
to and practice of general language functions,
both in spoken and written language.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is
expected to be able to
-discuss his/her studies, work and housing
-communicate orally in shop/café and restaurant
-ask for directions and also give directions
-use the most common irregular verbs in the
present tense
-use the most common verbs in "le passé
-use the "futur proche"-form
-know the 'impératif'-form of some common verbs
-use the numerals 20-100
-tell an interlocutor about himself/herself,
his/her family and hobbies
- understand spoken French when it is spoken
slowly and the topic is familiar
-talk about the weather/the days of the
week/the months of the year
-manage simple oral situations where health is
the issue.
-manage simple oral situations where plans for
the future are discussed

Course contents

Revision of basic grammar, verbs. Everyday
situations, Life in France, Discussing one's
future, Planning a trip, On the telephone.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

French 1

Previous course names

2010 French 2.

Additional information

Attendance is compulsory.

Recommended or required reading

Martikainen, Mäkelä: Parfait 1. Helsinki:Otava,
2011. ISBN: 978-951-1-22182-1. Texts 6-12.
Material provided by the lecturer.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 35 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 8 hours
  • Small-group work - 5 hours
  • Individual studies - 55 hours
  • - 30 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams

Assessment requirements

The course grade is based on:
Written exam: 35%
Oral test: 35%
Participation: 20%


Back-Seemer Susanna


Back-Seemer Susanna

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • 2017-12-11 - Exams
  • 2017-12-13 - Demonstrations and presentations

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