French Summer Institutes

July 6 - 23, 2020

Enhance your French language skills this summer in one of our immersive summer institutes. Focus on the practical applied French through conversation and cultural experiences. Learn in a supportive, small group environment in lively classes that blend instruction, practice, culture and celebration.

Our courses are taught by a team of engaging, passionate instructors who are experienced in adult education. Many are native speakers who bring their unique francophone cultures and perspectives to each lesson.

  • Delivered in an immersive in-class setting
  • Choose from one-, two- or three-week summer institutes
  • Option of mornings-only or full-day courses in July
  • Costs between CAD$535 and CAD$1,190
  • Offered at UBC Vancouver and at UBC Robson Square
  • Bursaries are available for BC teachers 

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Summer 2020 Courses
Mornings-only summer institutes focus on conversational language skills.  Full-day summer institutes feature afternoon cultural activities that complement your learning by giving you an opportunity to practise your language skills in real-life contexts. Enjoy excursions and workshops that may include cheese tasting, a UBC farm tour, wine appreciation, croissant making, and celebrations of francophone holidays. Afternoon activities are usually in larger groups, giving you the chance to interact (and practise your French) with students of all levels. You receive an award of completion provided you attend 80% or more of classes and activities.

UBC Vancouver
Tuition Fee (CAD$)
Three Weeks, Full Day
Mon-Fri, Jul 6-23
(note: course ends Thu, Jul 23)
$1,140 to May 29; $1,190 after More
Three Weeks, Mornings Only
Mon-Fri, Jul 6-23
(note: course ends Thu, Jul 23)
$730 to May 29; $770 after More
One Week, Full Day
Mon-Fri, Jul 6-10 $535 to May 29; $565 after More
UBC Robson Square
One Week, Full Day
Mon-Fri, Jul 13-17 $535 to May 29; $565 after More
Two Weeks, Full Day
Mon-Fri, Jul 13-23 $835 to May 29; $880 after More
A variety of affordable accommodation options are available at the UBC Vancouver campus for participants from outside the Lower Mainland. Please view the UBC Conferences and Accommodation website for more information and bookings.