French Summer Institutes

Advance your French language skills quickly in our immersive Summer Institutes

This year’s French Summer Institutes offer two language level options, and a variety of lengths and formats to suit your schedule and learning style. Experience immersive French learning in classes taught by our experienced, passionate instructors, with plenty of time left to enjoy the summer weather.

Choose from two language levels

Our French Summer Institutes are offered at two levels: Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate and Intermediate and Advanced. Within each level, we’ll place you in a small group with other students and an instructor after you’ve completed a short skills assessment.

Immerse yourself for one, two or three weeks

Build your own program with our one, two and three-week Summer Institutes. Jumpstart your learning in a one-week program. Add a second or third week to see noticeable improvements in your French fluency.

Learn the language, live the culture, in-person or online

In Week 1, choose from in-person and online options. Weeks 2 and 3 are fully online.

If you choose to study in-person in Week 1, you’ll join your classmates at the newly renovated UBC Robson Square in downtown Vancouver. Focus on daily conversation practice, and take part in afternoon cultural explorations of French cuisine, film and art to connect your language skills with authentic Francophone experiences.

For the online option in Weeks 1, 2 and 3, learn in lively real-time virtual classes that blend instruction, feedback, small group and pair work in a positive, energizing atmosphere. On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, enjoy cultural workshops, and connect with special guests from around the Francophone world who bring their unique cultures and perspectives to class.

Schedule & Sessions

In-person (Week 1 only) Online (Weeks 1, 2 and 3)
Monday to Friday
9am–12pm
Monday to Thursday
1–3pm
Monday to Friday
9am–12pm Pacific Time
Tuesday and Thursday (no afternoon classes Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
1–3pm Pacific Time
2022 Dates Format Fee
One-week program
July 11-15 100% Online $450
July 11-15 In-person $550
Two-week program
July 11-22 100% Online $820
July 11-22 In-person (Week 1) and Online (Week 2) $920
Three-week program
July 11-29 100% Online $1,090
July 11-29 In-person (Week 1) and Online (Weeks 2 & 3) $1,190

Choose a level to start building your Summer Institute program