Be part of the story! This year, the Explore program in Saguenay is offered online!
The Explore program allows Canadian students to take an intensive language immersion stay and improve their knowledge of French. For five weeks, in the spring or summer, you could continue learning your second language at UQAC’s École de langue française et de culture québécoise, while discovering the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region.
People who participate in Explore Online receive funding that covers tuition fees for programs, instructional materials, workshops, and other required activities. Discover another region of Canada while learning French in the comfort of your home. Live a virtual adventure and make new friends!
• Immersive experience. You will participate in a warm program and you will experience proximity with other participants, even from a distance.
• Gain confidence. You will experience an incomparable program surrounded by people who have a great desire to learn French and you will develop your communication skills in French.
• Dynamic program. You will discover the richness of Quebec culture with very dynamic lessons and interesting interactive socio-cultural activities. (Diversified learning and active and interactive teaching methods)
• The animation team will show you around different tourist spots while interacting with the participants.
• Small classes
• Program in spring (May to June) or summer (July to August)
• 5 weeks
• Each student is integrated into a class that corresponds to his level of competence in French
• 15 hours of lessons and 5 hours of activities per week (mandatory attendance)
• In addition to classes, students participate in activities and workshops that offer them the opportunity to speak and interact in French
• Obligation to speak only in French in lessons and socio-cultural activities for the duration of the program
• Typical schedule
When submitting your request, you must meet the following conditions:
• Have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status;
• Have reached post-secondary level or completed at least the 11th year (5th secondary in Quebec) before the start of the courses;
• Have studied full time for at least one term of the school year that ends;
• Be aged 18 and over at the start of the program;
• Be able to pay the admission fee to the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi of $ 275 (non-refundable).
Visit the Explore program site to register.
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You will participate in several socio-cultural activities. Here are some examples :
• Quebec cinema;
• Virtual tours;
• Cultural capsules;
• Quebec cuisine;
• And more!
Link to Frequently Asked Questions