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ay904017Y Elementary Course in French II (OPEN UNI), 5 ECTS cr 
Code ay904017Y  Validity 01.08.2012 -
Name Elementary Course in French II (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 / A2 (Common European Framework of Reference)

Required proficiency level 

Successful completion of Elementary Course 1 (904016Y) or equivalent knowledge (e.g. a maximum of one year of French studies at another institution).

ECTS Credits 

5 credits

Language of instruction 

Finnish / French / English

Learning outcomes 

Upon completion of the course unit the student should:

  1. be able to talk about his/her living environment in more detail,
  2. be able to talk about past events,
  3. be able to manage in everyday speech situations and short dialogues,
  4. be able to understand parts of normal-speed speech when the topic is familiar to him/her,
  5. have a basic understanding of the cultures of French-speaking countries and be able to make everyday arrangements (lunch dates etc.).

Topics covered by the course unit include telling directions, living environment, shopping for groceries, discussing daily plans and describing daily events (also in the past tense). The grammatical structures covered include adjective pronouns (possessive and demonstrative), partitive case, reflexive verbs, -er, -ir and -re verbs and the most common irregular verbs (present tense and perfect tense).

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

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Elementary Course 1 in French or equivalent knowledge

Recommended optional programme components 

The course is a continuation to 904016Y Elementary Course in French 1.

Recommended or required reading 

Text book and exercise book ( Méthode et cahier d´exercice "Edito 1, niv. A1", Éditions Didier (Unités 5,6,7,8).E)

Assessment methods and criteria 

Regular  and active participation in contact teaching, completing the the given assignments 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

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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