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Erottajankatu 1-3, 00130 Helsinki Workshop in French led by Johanna GULLICHSEN, (from 4 to 8 persons). The participants will have the opportunity to exchange directly with the designer about her profession, her world, her style, the materials and the manufacture of textiles…   This workshop inaugurates a new course (group from 4 to 8 people,…Continue Reading >

27 Oct / 20 Nov - Uncategorized

Ashtanga yoga in French!

Welcome to try easy Ashtanga yoga class on Monday 13.11. and 20.11. from 9.30am-10.30am. Lessons are free of charge and given as a part of Yoga Teacher Training. During the hour we will practice easy sun salutations and different yoga postures standing and sitting while concentrating on calm breathing. Please bring your own yoga mat…Continue Reading >

19 Aug / 16 Sep - Uncategorized

Atelier Parfums

A l’institut français uniquement Atelier de 4 à 8 personnes (adultes) Le 15 septembre de 17h à 19h Devenez les artisans parfumeurs d’une composition olfactive personnelle et unique. Venez créer votre parfum sur mesure à partir d’essences 100% naturelles. Laissez-vous mener par le bout du nez dans un voyage olfactif à travers vos souvenirs, votre…Continue Reading >

Kids and adults Come and test your level of French, discover our courses and exams, take advantage of our multimedia library, play games and sing, make a perfume, attend a conference, listen to music … Take part to the quiz et win a 2-week-French course in Besançon ! Enjoy the French institute !

11 Apr / 29 Jun - Uncategorized


This course is intended for those who want to enjoy “l´air du temps “, renew their knowledge of France and French, and discover the fashionable expressions and idioms. The know-how and practical advice taught to you will be especially useful for your holiday or business in France. After a warm welcome around a coffee or…Continue Reading >

01 Jan / 10 Apr - Uncategorized

Register now to your 2017 French course!

Have a look at our full course guide for Winter-Spring 2017 French courses and register directly online Do not hesitate to contact cours(at) and we’ll be happy to help your find the right course!

09 Oct / 11 Nov - Uncategorized

Sign-up now for a half-course!

There are still a few places left in some of our Autumn language courses!  You can enroll for a half-course (7.11.-19.01.2017) for 160€ (8 x 1.5h). Course guide Registrations through

08 Oct / 30 Nov - Uncategorized

Participate in the hunt for French words

Participate in the hunt for French words in Finland with us on Instagram and win three months of online French lessons with Frantastique. Spot a French word or phrase anywhere in Finland, post it on Insta, tag @IFFinlande and use #suomipuhuuranskaa or #surlestracesdufrancais to be featured on our page. Each month, the two participants with…Continue Reading >

20 Sep / 17 Dec - Uncategorized

In Niki de Saint Phalle’s footsteps

Pupils at Ecole Jules Verne in Helsinki learned all about French artist Niki de Saint Phalle through a retrospective exhibition at Taidehalli. A several-week-long art project involved the children in an in-depth exhibition visit and several artistic experiments in the classroom. They finally presented their artworks in the themed exhibition “Scary monsters” displayed in the…Continue Reading >