French Summer Institute – Intermediate and Advanced (In-person)

At the Intermediate and Advanced level, you should be able to understand everyday, non-technical speech in French, and be able to hold a fairly fluent conversation on a variety of topics.

Focus on improving your conversational fluency by acquiring more complex grammatical structures and sentence formations. Possible grammar topics, based on student needs, may include the advanced level verb tenses (conditional, future anterior, and introduction to subjunctive), or use of relative pronouns.

Increase your language spontaneity through interesting conversational exercises such as debates, presentations, cultural discussions, and small group work using French articles, poetry, websites and more.

Daily Schedule – In-person
In the mornings, focus on practical, true-to-life conversation practice in lively classes that blend instruction, feedback, small group and pair work.

On select afternoons, enjoy rich Francophone cultural experiences, workshops, or visits from French-speaking guests who bring their unique culture and perspectives to your class. This course may include short field trips to visit members of the Francophone community.

See a sample daily schedule for onetwo and three-week Summer Institutes.

How am I Assessed?
This is a non-credit course without letter or numerical grades. You receive verbal feedback on your conversation and grammar skills from your instructor during class. Written homework is typically corrected in class. Some lesson modules may include quizzes.

Technology Requirements

To participate, you’ll need access to:

  • an email account
  • a computer, laptop or tablet using Windows or macOS
  • the latest version of a web browser (or previous major version release)
  • a reliable internet connection

No textbooks are required.

Course Format

This Institute is offered in-person at UBC Robson Square in downtown Vancouver.

Outside of class time, you can access other materials online at your own pace and rhythm.

One business day before the course start date, we’ll email you step-by-step instructions for accessing the online component of your course as well as information on how to find your classroom at UBC Robson Square. Please note you can log in to your course for up to three weeks after the course ends. You will not be able to access course materials after this time.

To register:
Please follow these steps to register for this Summer Institute.

  1. Click on Open all under Available Sessions. Please note all boxes are checked by default. Ignore the $0.00 total in the first row.
  2. If you’re registering for one week only, choose Standard fee (In-class July 10-14). Uncheck all the other boxes.
  3. . If you’re adding a second or third week, keep these respective boxes checked.
  4. Click ADD TO CART. Please note: You may only register for Week 3 if you are registered for Week 1 & Week 2.
  5. Click COMPLETE REGISTRATION, and you’ll be taken to a screen that says My Cart. At this point, you have the option of removing Week 2 and Week 3 if you have chosen these options but you no longer wish to register for them.

Total fees appear next to Grand Total.

Available Sessions

Open all | Close all

Jul 10, 2023-Jul 28, 2023 | Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri | 9:00 AM-12:00 PM | UBC Robson Square | $0.00

Format: In-Class
Code: SI995S23A
Offered: On Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Jul 10, 2023-Jul 28, 2023
Mon-Fri 9:00am-12noon /Monday-Thursday 1:00-3:00pm
9:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$565.00 $0.00 $565.00
$485.00 $0.00 $485.00
$350.00 $0.00 $350.00