Course Options

Program Basics in Quebec City:

  • Open to all language levels
  • Placement test on the first Monday morning of class
  • Maximum 15 students per class
  • One lesson is a minimum of 45 minutes
  • Flexible course length
  • Language proficiency certificate at end of program upon request

Standard Program - Year Round:

  • 20 group lessons per week (4 lessons daily)
  • Course held Monday – Friday
  • 1 week minimum

Intensive Program - Year Round:

  • 30 group lessons per week (6 lessons daily)
  • Course held Monday – Friday
  • 1 week minimum
  • Focus on conversation

Super Intensive Program - Year Round:

  • 30 group lessons per week (6 lessons daily)
  • 10 mini-group lessons per week (2 lessons daily)
  • Course held Monday – Friday
  • 1 week minimum
  • Focus on conversation

Summer Program:

  • 20 group lessons per week (4 lessons daily) PLUS
  • 15 hours of cooking classes per week (June 16th to July 25th) OR
  • 15 hours of drama workshop per week (June 16th to July 25th) OR
  • 15 hours of photography workshop per week (2 weeks - July 21st to Aug 1st)
  • Course held Monday – Friday
  • 1 week minimum, except photography (2 weeks only)

Work Experience Programs:

Volunteering

  • Minimum 4 weeks
  • Standard French course in the morning
  • Volunteering in the afternoon
  • Unpaid social work (retirement home, community centre, homeless shelter, etc)
  • Intermediate French level required for most placements

 

Internship

  • Minimum 6 months, maximum 12 months
  • First half of the program: intensive French course
  • Second half of the program: paid part-time internship in the hospitality industry
  • Students must have reached a low intermediate French level before starting work
  • Preparation workshops
  • Surpervision and assistance during work experience
  • For visa purposes, total number of hours worked can not exceed total number of hours of French studies

 

Work

  • Working Holiday Visa required (except for Canadian citizens/permanent residents)
  • Intensive French course
  • Option A - school placement (hospitality industry): program is minimum 6 months (3 months of lessons, 3 months of work)
  • Option B - self placement: minimum 4 weeks of lessons, students find their own job afterwards
  • Students must have reached a low intermediate French level before starting work
  • Preparation workshops
  • Assistance during work experience

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