Summer Intensives in French

July 6 - 17, 2020

Advance your French language skills quickly in our immersive one- and two-week Summer Intensives, with time left over to enjoy the summer weather.

Reimagined for online delivery, our courses improve your French skills with conversation practice along with cultural workshops and activities.

Learn in a virtual classroom with our encouraging and experienced instructors. In the mornings, focus on practical, true-to-life conversation practice in lively real-time classes that blend instruction, feedback, small group and pair work in a positive, energizing atmosphere. On select afternoons, enjoy a one- to two-hour workshop with special French-speaking guests who bring their unique Francophone cultures and perspectives to class.

Sessions

One- and two-week French Summer Intensives are offered at three different levels.

(French Summer Intensives have limited seats available. We are no longer accepting online registrations. To register or join the waitlist, please call 604-822-1444.) 

Session Date Tuition Fee (CAD$)
1 week - Beginner 1
Sample Course Schedule
July 6-10
Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm
Tu/Thu, 1pm-3pm
$395 to June 12; $415 after Details
1 week - Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate
Sample Course Schedule
July 6-10
Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm
Tu/Thu, 1pm-3pm
$395 to June 12; $415 after Details
1 week - Intermediate and Advanced
Sample Course Schedule
July 6-10
Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm
Tu/Thu, 1pm-3pm
$395 to June 12; $415 after Details
2 weeks - Beginner 1
Sample Course Schedule
July 6-17
Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm
Tu/Thu, 1pm-3pm
$745 to June 12; $770 after Details
2 weeks - Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate
Sample Course Schedule
July 6-17
Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm
Tu/Thu, 1pm-3pm
$745 to June 12; $770 after Details
2 weeks - Intermediate and Advanced
Sample Course Schedule
July 6-17
Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm
Tu/Thu, 1pm-3pm
$745 to June 12; $770 after Details

You receive an award of completion provided your attendance meets the course requirements.

Course Levels

Choose the level you think is most appropriate for you. We can place you in a different level once classes begin if need be.

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.

Daily Class Schedule

Monday to Friday mornings

9:00–10:15amOnline class

10:15–10:45amBreak

10:45am–12pmOnline class

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons

1–3pmOne- to two-hour interactive cultural workshop and activities with a special French-speaking guest.

Are you a BC teacher?

Our Summer Intensives are an ideal way to enhance your confidence in teaching or simply using French in your own life. Connect with other colleagues across the province, and, as a student, gather ideas and personal experience to help with teaching French or other topics online this fall. Qualifying teachers can apply for a bursary for the full tuition amount.