This one-week program combines morning conversational language classes with socio-cultural workshops in the afternoon, helping you to acquire or improve language skills in an immersion setting.
Refresh your language skills and enhance your cultural understanding. Our dynamic and interactive classes, taught by native-speaking professional instructors, focus on building oral communication skills in a fun and supportive environment. This program is offered at all levels and is an excellent way to acquire or improve language skills in an immersion setting with a stimulating variety of activities that are challenging for all. You receive an award of completion provided your attendance meets the course requirements.
On the last morning, enjoy a “café-croissant” and special activities with your fellow French students, to practice your conversation skills in a casual environment. Afternoon activities could include debates, francophone cultural activities or food workshops.
If you are a BC French teacher, click here for information on bursaries.
Three levels are offered:
Beginner 1: For those with little or no previous knowledge of French. Learn to share information about yourself in French and ask basic questions of those around you.
Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate: You already have experience with French through a conversational beginner course. Add to your basic vocabulary in everyday situations and start forming compound and complex sentences. You will focus on speaking correctly and distinguishing between the past, present and future tenses.
Intermediate and Advanced: You are able to hold a conversation on a variety of topics, but still need improvement in more complex grammatical structures and complex sentence formation. You will improve your grammar and vocabulary through interesting conversational exercises such as debates, presentations, cultural discussions and small group work using authentic materials.
Please indicate your language level by unchecking the inapplicable levels listed below the Standard Fee.
The format of this course is in-class summer institute. This course is also offered throughout the year as in-class.