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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: 27.08 – 14.12 2018

Holiday : 13 – 20.10

Days-off : 3.11, 23& 24. 11, 6.12

DELF : 23 & 24. 11

Full session : 15 lessons


A0 – C1
22.10 – 15.12.2018

Days-off: 3.11, 23& 24. 11, 6.12

DELF: 23 & 24. 11

Half-session: 8 lessons



Course type Level Calendar
French with a textbook* A0 : complete beginner Wednesday: 19.00-20.30
A1 : beginner Monday : 19.00 – 20.30 (A1.1)

Tuesday: 17.15 – 18.45 (A1.2)

Wednesday : 17.00-18.30 (A1.2)

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 22.10 – 15.12.2018 : 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

Tuesday: 17.15 – 18.45

Friday: 9.30 -11.00

Price : Full course: 295 € / Half-session from 22.10 – 15.12.2018 : 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! (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

28.9. & 5.10.

Level A1-A2

28.9. & 5.10.

Price: 160€ (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 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!
Friday 4.30-6.30 pm 26th October, 2nd, 9th and 16th November


November 23rd and 24th

Price : 232€ (8 hours)


Individual 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.
August 13th to 16th From Monday to Thursday (from 8:30 to 10:30) From A2 level
Price :

4 days/ 8 hrs   from 4 pers. = 160€ 

(coffee and croissants included)


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.
August 13th to 16th From Monday to Thursday (16:30-18:30) From level A2
Price :

4 days/ 8 hrs from 4 pers. = 160€ 

( with a glass of wine)


This course is for people who have just arrived in Finland and wish to understand their new environment more rapidly, to get familiar with the vocabulary of everyday life.- The teacher will give the needed explanations in French. (from 4 to 8 students)
From the 1st of October Mondays from 9:00 to 11:00 PM
Price: 160€ (8hours)