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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: January 21st – May 10th, 2019

Holiday : February 18th – 23rd

Days-off : April 19th & 22nd, May 1st

DELF : February 15th & 16th

Full session : 15 lessons


A0 – C1
March 18th – May 10th

Days-off: April 19th & 22nd, May 1st

Half-session: 8 lessons



Course type Level Calendar
French with a textbook* A0 : Complete beginner Wednesday: 19.00-20.30

New! 19.3.-7.5.2019

Tueday: 18:15-19:45

A1 : Beginner Monday : 19.00 – 20.30 (A1.1)

Wednesday : 19.00 – 20.30 (A1.1)

Thursday: 19.00-20.30 (A1.1)

A2 : Basic user Monday: 17.15 – 18.45 (A2.2)

Monday: 17.15-18.45 (A2.2)

Tuesday: 17.15 – 18.45 (A2.1)

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

Wednesday : 17.00-18.30 (B1.1)

B2 : Fluent user Thursday: 17.15-18.45 (B2.1)
Price : Full course: 305 €

/ Half-session from March 18th to May 10th: 176 €


Conversation courses

New !
A1 –A2 : Quickly and easily
Tuesday : 18.00 – 19.30
B2 : Fluent user Wednesday: 17.15 – 18.45
B1 – B2 Friday: 8.30 – 10.00
C1 : Advanced user Monday: 17.30 -19.00

Tuesday: 17.15 – 18.45

Friday: 9.30 -11.00

Price : Full course: 305 €

/ Half-session from March 18th to May 10th: 176 €


*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! (to hear this test “Flash” needs to be activated on your web browser)

– 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. Mini-groups (from 4 to 8 students).
Level A0-A1
April 5 & 12, 2019
Price: 168€ (8 hours)


French as a general or professional language, get ready for DELF B2 or DALF examinations.
The course takes place at your office or at L’institut français for one person or more.

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.

French language course and/or French culture course, in order to:
– better know the French or French-speaking countries economic eco-system,
– become familiar with the legal and administrative vocabulary,
– learn how to identify your interlocutors and better approach them (in English for beginners),
– develop your oral skills and be more comfortable with your interlocutors.

Are you planning to take the DELF*B2 or the DALF 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!

Exams: February 14th & 15th May 24th & 25th, 2019

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 €

Contact us at 
or by phone at (09) 25 10 21 29

This courses can be organised at your request, from 2 persons, on the subject of your choice: literature, fine arts, economy, gastronomy …
Small groups
(minimum of 5 hours)
4 pers.

3 pers.

2 pers.

21 € / h / pers.

28 € / h / pers.

41 €/ / h / pers

Contact us at 
or by phone at (09) 25 10 21 29

For a perfect and tasty stay in France!

This course takes place directly in the new market place of Hakaniemi. The first objective is to learn how to buy fresh products from the market, how to recognize the different fruits, vegetables, fish, meat and condiments to cook simple but tasty recipes.

The second objective is also to learn how to read a menu and understand its specific vocabulary, to ask questions to the waiter to order the dish that you really like!

All the while learning French actively and tasting French food and wines !

In cooperation with deli-Deli

From 4 persons per group.

Tuesday, March 26th from 17:00 to 19:30

Tuesday April 9th from 17:00 to 19:30

Tuesday April 16th from 17:00 to 20:00

3 courses (8 hours)
Price: 168€



This course is intended for those who want to refresh their French before the holidays, better understand written documents, but also better express themselves and know more about France today. Mini-groups (from 4 to 8 people).
Conversation courses

May 20th – June 14th, 2019

A1 – A2


Monday 17.30 – 19.30

Tuesday 17.30 – 19.30

4 weeks, 8 hours

Price: 168€