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904024Y Tandem - French - Finnish, 2-4 ECTS cr 
Code 904024Y  Validity 01.08.1995 -
Name Tandem - French - Finnish  Abbreviation Tandem - French 
Scope2-4 ECTS cr   
TypeLanguage and Communication Studies Discipline8008 Language studies, French 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Languages and Communication 

Proficiency level 

A2 – C1


Optional course

Required proficiency level 

Niveau minimum (français) exigé: A2 / B1

ECTS Credits 

2 - 4 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 

French / Finnish


Spring and Autumn term. Can be decided by students themselves.

Learning outcomes 
  • To have the chance to get to know the target language and culture under the guidance of a native speaker, as well as improve oral communication.
  • In exchange, the native speaker can share information about his/her own culture and way of life.
  • To use both languages equally so as to offer both language speakers practice in the target language.
  • To increase contacts between Finnish and foreign students.
  • To help foreign students adapt to life in Finland and provide the Finnish students with the opportunity to have cross-cultural contacts.

The pairs meet on a regular basis each week to discuss pre-arranged topics. The course content is agreed upon at the beginning of the course together with the tutor, and learning progress reports are made after each meeting by means of a journal. There are meetings with the tutor during the course and at the end.

Mode of delivery 

Independent study

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Conditions for obtaining credits (2 credits):
- 13 - 15 meetings (1.30 to 2 hours) noted on a diary.
- Writing in French of the learning journal.

N.B .: The learning diary is not a detailed writing of each meeting but a summary of all the meetings (2 pages maximum) where the student addresses the points which seem interesting to him in relation to his experience.

- Review meeting.

Target group 

Students from French sepaking countries who would like to know Finnish and Finnish culture.

Finnish students who would like to improve their French skills and cultural knowledge.

Students in all faculties. Students of the Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OAMK) students and OAMK's international and exchange students may also participate to this cross-institutional study. The quota principle is as follows:  at least two OAMK students in a course and if there are more places, they are filled according to the queuing principle. 

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Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Minimum level of French required A2/B1

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Will be distributed during the course

Assessment methods and criteria 

Active and regular participating and writing of the final report.

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


Pass / fail

Person responsible 

Cécile Rousselet-Karinen

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

Register by e-mail or in WebOodi or in Tuudo.


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Tandem - French - Finnish, SPRING 2021  Course  Cécile Rousselet-Karinen  29.01.21

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