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KK-RAN003 French for Beginners 1 + 2, Intensive Course, 6 cr 
Code KK-RAN003  Validity 01.08.2019 -
Name French for Beginners 1 + 2, Intensive Course  Abbreviation French for Begi 
Scope6 cr   
TypeLanguage studies
    Can be taken more than onceno
Unit Language Centre 

Target group 

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

The course is designed for students who want to proceed rapidly and are prepared to complete numerous home assignments.

Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, students

  • Can use French in simple everyday situations, e.g. compose simple messages
  • Can express themselves in the past tense (passé composé) and the future tense, both orally and in writing
  • Are acquainted with the French culture and can use, e.g., the most common polite expressions
  • Understand simple speech.
Completion methods 

A teacher-instructed course, with 70 hours of contact teaching and 64 hours of independent work.


The main topics and language use situations: introductions, leisure time, travel, expressing wishes and opinions,describing people and the living environment, asking for and giving directions, errands and other general matters

Key structures:

  • The present tense, the simple future tense, the passé composé, the simple past
  • Possessives, adverbial and object pronouns
  • Interrogative sentences.

Structural, vocabulary and listening comprehension exercises, oral exercises in pairs, as well as independent work (home assignments, essays, online assignments).

Study materials and literature 


Hirschprung, Nathalie & Tricot, Tony : Cosmopolite 1 Méthode de français Niveau A1, Hachette 2017 (latter part of the book)

Mater & Mathieu-Benoit : Cosmopolite 1 Cahier d’activités, Hachette 2017

A DVD-ROM with video material and audio recordings of the textbook dialogues and texts is also available.


Digiversion: Textbook and excercise book, a DVD-ROM with video material and audio recordings of the textbook dialogues and texts. The product is a card, that contains the code for the digiversion and can be bought from a bookstore.

A glossary (French–Finnish–English) for the textbook chapters, as well as a brief outline of the grammar (both in Moodle), will be used as supplementary material for both the book and the digiversion. 

Assessment practices and criteria 

Based on the aspects mentioned under the course objectives. Continuous evaluation: small review tests or a final examination, depending on the group, regular participation in classroom work (75 %), completion of the home assignments.


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Ranskan alkeiskurssi 1 + 2, tiiviskurssi, I-II periodi  Course  Ritva Nordström-Ylönen  07.09.20 -10.12.20
registration period has not begun French for beginners 1 + 2, intensive course, III-IV period  Course  Suvi Kotkavuori  19.01.21 -06.05.21

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