This 10-day intensive program of classes, educational exchanges and cultural activities is ideal for French teachers, but also for those who teach in French and wish to refine their language skills and cultural knowledge in a completely Francophone environment where every minute of every day takes place in French.
This program is available upon registration during the Summer session. However, is also available on request, provided the number of students enrolled is sufficient to start a cohort.
This is a unique opportunity to combine professional development with recreation in an atmosphere of camaraderie, that fosters communication and discovery.
You may read the article of Miss Kendra Paupst published in the AATF’s National Bulletin (American Association of Teachers of French) wich relate her experience as student in this program.
The program is intended for professors and teachers with an intermediate-high or advanced level of French. Each candidate will undergo a language skills evaluation by telephone before being accepted into the program.
Classes are held every morning and afternoon, from Monday July 3 to Thursday July 14, 2017 inclusively (see schedule).
There is no class on Saturday July 8. However, participants may register for an optional excursion.
Class attendance is mandatory.
You will have the opportunity to do some activities outside the classroom and off campus with the professor. These linguistic and cultural activities will be directly related to the teaching program that has been set up by qualified and experienced professors.
Please note that participants will have the chance of buying tickets for a weekend excursion. Tickets are limited! Click here for more information.
For students registered in this program, the École de langue française offers accommodation either with a Francophone host family or in residence-apartment on campus. For costs, please click here.
Students are free to choose another type of accommodation. If they do not wish to stay with a host family or in residence, students are responsible for finding and paying for their own accommodation.
Here is a list of hotels near the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi:
Breakfasts and dinners are taken with the family and are included in the housing fee. Lunch expenses are not included, even during educational activities.
* Participants with special diets (gluten-free, food allergies, vegan diet, etc.) will have to pay an additional amount if they wish to live with a host family.
Meals are not included in the housing fee, even during educational activities.
Students who wish to use public transit (STS) must purchase a bus pass at their own expense.
Students who wish to travel by car must purchase, at their own expense, a parking sticker at the reception of the University upon arrival.
At the start of the program, students sign a moral contract committing them to speak only French during the program.
Students breaching their contract could be expelled from the program.