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ay904016Y Elementary Course in French I (OPEN UNI), 5 ECTS cr 
Code ay904016Y  Validity 01.08.2012 -
Name Elementary Course in French I (OPEN UNI)  Abbreviation Elementary Cour 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeLanguage and Communication Studies Discipline8008 Language studies, French 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit University of Oulu, Open University 

Proficiency level 

A1 on CEFR scale.

Required proficiency level 

No requirements

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 

Finnish / French / English

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course unit the student should:

  1. be able to talk about himself/herself and manage in basic everyday situations,
  2. be able to ask simple questions and give short answers,
  3. know the most common greetings and courtesy phrases,
  4. be able to ask his/her discussion partners to slow down their speech or repeat themselves,
  5. be able to understand slow and clear speech about everyday topics in familiar and predictable everyday situations,
  6. be able to pronounce French understandably.

The main body of the course unit consists of essential grammatical structures and vocabulary and various listening, reading, writing, discussion and pronunciation exercises. The language proficiency needs of both everyday life and working life are taken into account when selecting topics. These topics include talking about oneself, talking about one's own interests and hobbies, discussing daily plans, suggesting to do something, agreeing to do something and declining to do something. Grammatical structures covered include the most common present tense and near future tense verb forms, gender and number of nouns, definite and indefinite articles, negative and positive sentences and interrogative sentences.

Mode of delivery 

Contact teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

52 hours of lectures in groups (4 hours per week) and independent work (completion of agreed upon exercises).

Target group 

Open university students

Recommended or required reading 

Textbook and exercise book( Méthode et cahier d´exercice "Edito 1, niv. A1", Editions Didier (Unités 1,2,3,4).

Assessment methods and criteria 

Regular and active participation in contact teaching and final exam.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


Successful completion of the course unit is assessed on the scale of 1-5. If the student so wishes, he/she may receive the grade "Pass" on his/her study register instead of a numeric grade.

Person responsible 

Cécile Rousselet-Karinen cecile.rousselet-karinen[at]

Other information 

Keski-Pohjanmaan kesäyliopisto
Talonpojankatu 2 B (1. krs), 67100 Kokkola
Puh. 040-680 2559

Pohjois-Pohjanmaan kesäyliopisto
Torikatu 22 A (2. krs)
PL 2437, 90014 Oulun yliopisto
044 465 2205 ja 044 465 2206, toimisto ja ilmoittautuminen


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