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French and culture


Discover French and Francophone culture from a different angle and open-up to new perspectives with our most passionate teachers. Choose from the following seven modules (4 sessions of 2 hours each):

For a perfect and tasty stay in France!

This course will take 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 with great pleasure!

In cooperation with deli-Deli

Tuesday 24.4. from 17:00 to 19:30

Thursday 17.5. from 17:00 to 19:30

Tuesday 22.5. from 17:00-20:00

3 courses (8 hours)
Price : 160€

Four works chosen and commented by a passionate of art history will allow you to discover unsuspected aspects of the history of France.

On Spring term 2018, let’s talk about Impressionists!

Emotion, surprise and wonder guaranteed!


Paintings :

Auguste Renoir: Le bal du Moulin de la Galette (1876)

Edouard Manet : Le déjeuner sur l’herbe (1862-1863)

Gustave Caillebotte : Rue de Paris, temps de pluie (1877)

Claude Monet : Le bassin aux Nymphéas, harmonie verte (1899)

From 4 persons per group.

Thursdays from 17.00 to 19.00 18th, 25th of January, 1st, 2nd of February From level B1



Paintings :

– Eugène BOUDIN: La Jetée de Deauville (1869)

– Frédéric BAZILLE: L’atelier de Bazille (1870)

– Claude MONET: Régates à Argenteuil (1872)

– Berthe MORISOT: Le berceau (1872)

From 4 persons per group.

Thursdays from 17.00 to 19.00 22th, 29th of march, 5th and 12th of april 2018 From level B1


Four periods illustrated and commented with passion by our teacher, Christian Subra, will allow you to discover the hidden sides of French and European History.


The spirit of Enlightenment

The concept of Enlightenment was created in the eighteenth century in several European countries. Nowadays, as it is the foundation of our modern identity, it shades a light on our current behavior

  • a European education
  • a cultural itinerary
  • a common European culture
  • immigration

From 4 persons per group.

Thursdays from 17.00 to 19.00 19.4. / 26.4. / 3.5. / 17.5. From level B1
Price : 160€



“Les Lumières dans le monde”

Enlightenment was born in Europe, but its philosophy is shared by the whole of humanity.

This universality can be found in great cultural areas: Potsdam in Germany, Enlightenment in England, St. Petersburg in Russia, Viipuri in Finland.

  • Netherlands
  • England
  • Russia
  • The Habsburg Empire

From 4 persons per group.

Thursdays from 17.00 to 19.00 24.5. / 31.5. / 7.6. / 14.6. From level B1
Price : 160€