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Language courses


Our qualified native teachers lead groups of 6-15 students in a friendly and dynamic atmosphere encouraging interaction and lively discussions.

Our students also get free access to our library and e-library service.


We offer short or long term standard courses, for those who wish to express themselves in French, writing or speaking, with more ease for professional or personal reasons.

  • French with a textbook: With the textbook, you will practice the 4 skills such as listening, reading, speaking and writing. Based on the 6 levels of the CECRL, this course offers a flexible and adapted progression to each one.
  • Conversation course: from audiovisual or written documents (short videos, press articles, literary extracts…), this course focuses on the speaking skills, allowing the participants to express themselves as much as possible to feel more comfortable.
  • Starting at A2 level, the course French in pictures is based on audiovisual material that paints a picture of France today and starts conversations. This course can supplement a textbook course.
  • Courses content
Session Duration Levels
Full course: 15.01.18 – 4.05.18

(A0: 29.1.-18.5.2018)

Holidays: 19.2 – 25.2,

Days-off  : 30.3 – 2.4 – 1.5- 10.5

DELF : 9 &10.2 – 18 & 19.5

Full session : 15 lessons


A0 – C1
12.03.18 – 4.05.18

Days-off: 30.3 – 2.4 – 1er5- 10.5

DELF : 18 & 19.5

Half-session: 8 lessons



Course type Level Calendar
French with a textbook* A0 : complete beginner Monday: 19.00-20.30
A1 : beginner Tuesday: 17.15 – 18.45 (A1.2)

Wednesday : 16.30-18.00 (A1.1)

Thursday: 19.00-20.30 (A1.1)

A2 : basic user Monday: 17.15 – 18.45 (A2.1)

Monday: 17.15-18.45 (A2.2)

B1 :Independent user Monday: 15.30 – 17.00 (B1.2)

Thursday: 16.30 – 18.00 (B1.1)

B2 : Fluent user Tuesday: 19.00 – 20.30 (B2.2)

Thursday: 17.15-18.45 (B2.1)

Price : Full course: 295 € / Half-session from 12.03.18 to 4.05.18: 170€


Conversation courses B2 : Fluent user Wednesday: 17.15 – 18.45
B1 – B2 Friday: 8.30 – 10.00
C1 : Advanced user Monday: 17.30 -19.00 (location: Ecole Jules Verne, Ratakatu 6)

Tuesday: 17.15 – 18.45

Friday: 9.30 -11.00

Price : Full course: 295 € / Half-session from 12.03.18 to 4.05.18: 170€


*Textbook: Tendances, Clé international (not included), available at Akateeminen kirjakauppa, pohjoisesplanadi 39.

The two tests below will help you choose which course is best for you. They will give you an indication about your listening and reading skills

CNED’s (French National Center for distance learning) official test

Test duration : 45 minutes.

Let´s begin!

– A short version of TCF (Test of knowledge in French) test : no limited duration

The intensive courses take place on two consecutive Fridays from 16.00 to 20.00  around a glass of wine. They are meant for adults who would like to have a language and culture immersion and to improve on their listening and speaking skills.
Level A0

2nd and 9th of March 2018

Level A1-A2

2nd and 9th of March 2018

Level B1-B2

13th and 20th of April 2018

Price: 148€ (8 hours)


After a level and an orientation test on the phone or in our premises, courses will be organized according to the goals and needs of each person or each group. The length, number of lessons, course content, group size, level and learning schedule are planned together before the start of the course.

When ? At any time of the year, except public holidays and Christmas break.

Prices :
Private courses 1 h

10 h

15 h

20 h

75 €

675 €

960 €

1 200 €

Small groups
(minimum of 5 hours)
4 pers.

3 pers.

2 pers.

20€ / h / pers.

27€ / h / pers.

40€/ / h / pers

Contact us at or by phone from 13.00 to 16.00 at (09) 25 10 21 29

Are you planning to take the DELF*B2 certification exam and not feeling quite ready? Institut français offers intensive preparation courses during the month preceding the exam. Join our preparatory course to revise for DELF written and oral units and to take the exam, stress-free!
Tuesday (17.30 – 19.30) 17th, 24th of April and 8th, 15th of May


May 18th and 19th

Price : 232€ (8 hours)


(DELF sessions 2017: 19-20/5 and 24-25/11)

In order to prepare the other levels for the DELF* as A1, A2, B2 and for the DALF as C1, private courses are also available. Please, contact us at or by phone at (09) 25 10 21 29.

*DELF: The Diploma in French Languages Studies


After a warm welcome around a coffee or tea and traditional croissants, 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.
From Monday to Friday (from 9:30 to 12:30)

June 4th to 8th

June 11th to 15th

August 13th to 17th

From A2 level
Price : 210 € (15 hours)


After a working day, relaxed with a glass of wine, this course is intended for those who want to deepen their knowledge of France through its architecture, literature, cinema, gastronomy or the history of its language. Each teacher will make you discover one secret of the Hexagon to better appreciate its personality.
From Monday to Thursday (17:00-19:00); Friday (15:30-17:30)

June 4th to 8th

June 11th to 15th

August 13th to 17th

From level A2
Price : 170 € (10 hours, with a glass of wine)