Welcome to the pages of the French department!

On our pages, you will familiarize yourself with the French department, the courses offered and the teachers. To do this, please follow the Power Point presentation just below.

French is easy!


You will also find the courses eligible to a Minor in French and different links to get useful and interesting information on everything related to the French language and French-speaking countries.

French as minor

French can be taken as a minor with a target at B1, B2 or C1 level.

It requires the completion of 25 ECTS which can be done with a selection of the following course:

(Contact the subject coordinator regarding your entry level for more details about your pool of obligatory and optional courses)

Autumn term 2020

At Hanken

5213 A French I A (3 ECTS) + 5213 A 2 French I A 2 (2 ECTS)  

5214 A French II A (3 ECTS)

5215 A French III A (3 ECTS)

5214 A & 5215 A can be taken in 3 or 5 ECTS

5226 French IV A Communiquer en français des affaires 1 (4 ECTS)

5225 Each One Teach One French (2 ECTS)

At Aalto University

4103 "Francais 3c Communication professionnelle avancée (3 ECTS)

4404 Diplôme de Français Professionnel B 2 (6 ECTS)

Spring term 2021

At Hanken:

5213 B French I B (3 ECTS) + 5213 B 2 French II B 2 (2 ECTS)

5214 B French II B (3 ECTS)

5215 B - French III B (3 ECTS)

5214 B & 5215 B can be taken in 3 or 5 ECTS

5225 Each One Teach One French (2 ECTS)

At Aalto University

4103 Francais 3c Communication professionnelle avancée (3 ECTS)

4134 Recherche, gestion et produit (4 ECTS)

4406 Diplôme de Français Professionnel C 1 (6 ECTS)


Useful links to learn French

Below are links to information that could be interesting and useful for you.

Press and media - To read articles on current events and French and French society

 Newspapers in France and around the world online
AFP (Agence France Presse)
Le Monde
Le Soir (belge)
Les Echos ; Le Quotidien de l'Economie
Radio France Internationale:
TV5 Monde:

Public services - To learn more about the Francophonie, the French economy, political news, etc.

Institut français de Helsinki:

Sites to learn French

Le Point du FLE :
Le conjugueur:

French teacher – contacts

Name                          Position                                  Mail                           Office        Phone


Gauthier Duché Lecturer, coordinator gauthier.duche(at) A509 +358(0)403521253
Laurence Prempain  hourly-paid teacher Laurence.prempain(at) A509