OUR FIVE-WEEK FRENCH IMMERSION PROGRAM
La Pocatière, Québec (Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta)
July 03, 2023 to August 04, 2023
Campus Saint-Jean is the University of Alberta’s French-speaking campus. Our program is held during the summer in La Pocatière, Québec, a quiet, rural, agricultural centre located along the St. Lawrence River, a totally French-speaking milieu.
Overview of the program
The schedule of classroom sessions, workshops, organized cultural and sporting activities maximizes the students’ exposure to the French language and culture to ensure an ideal learning experience. You will be charmed by the region's scenery and its most beautiful sunsets. Our program attracts sports enthusiasts as well as budding musicians. On the first day of the program, students will be assessed to ensure proper class placement. Qualified, experienced and friendly instructors work with students to achieve the proficiency expected at each level, from beginner to advanced.
Our Program offers 8 levels: three beginner, three intermediate and two advanced levels (see course descriptions). Some levels may not be offered due to insufficient number of students. Placement tests are given on the first day of school and you are grouped by level into classes of approximately 20 people.
To be awarded a bursary, Canadian applicants must be attending school during the current school year and be at least 16 years old on the first day of the program. Only students aged 16 and 17 can be awarded a bursary.
Non-bursary or international students must be aged between 12 and 19 years old.
Course descriptions 2023 (PDF)
Summer Schedule 2022 (For information purposes only - An updated schedule for summer 2023 will be ready by the end of June)