French Summer Institutes

Take time this summer to enhance your French language skills. Our lively and interactive summer institutes focus on the practical application of French through conversation and cultural experiences in a supportive, small group environment.

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

  • Delivered in an immersive in-class setting
  • Choose from one- or three-week summer institutes
  • Option of mornings-only or full-day courses in July
  • Costs between C$485 and C$1,075
  • Offered at the UBC Point Grey campus and at UBC Robson Square
  • Bursaries available for BC teachers

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Summer 2017 Courses
Mornings-only summer institutes focus on conversational language skills, while 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 larger group, giving you the chance to interact (and practise your French) with students of all levels. You receive an award of completion provided your attendance meets the course requirements.

UBC Point Grey
Tuition Fee
Three Weeks, Mornings Only
Mon-Fri, Jul 10-27
(note: course ends Thu, Jul 27)
$665 to Jun 2; $695 after More
Three Weeks, Full Day
Mon-Fri, Jul 10-27
(note: course ends Thu, Jul 27)
$1,040 to Jun 2; $1,075 after More
One Week, Full Day
Mon-Fri, Jul 10-14 $485 to Jun 2; $510 after More
UBC Robson Square
One Week, Full Day
Mon-Fri, Jul 17-21 $485 to Jun 2; $510 after More
A variety of affordable accommodation options are available at the UBC Point Grey campus for participants from outside the Lower Mainland. Please view the UBC Conferences and Accommodation website for more information and bookings.