Canadian intensive French summer programs?

<p>I am currently studying abroad for a year (starting as a beginner) in French. I go home at the end of May, but I want to do a summer program in Quebec so that I can still work on my French. </p>

<p>Are there any good intensive programs? I hope to place in at LEAST intermediate. I will be working hard hear in France and will probably take the DELF in the spring. </p>

<p>I have been looking online, but dont know of which Quebec program would offer me the best quality instruction...thanks.</p>

<p>Are you a Canadian citizen? My friend told me about this really awesome program for canadian citizens where you can live with a quebec family for a length of time, and speak only french. </p>

<p>Many Quebec Universities offer programs...the major ones I know of are
McGill University (english university, offers intensive french programs)
Concordia University (ditto above...not sure aout the french programs there though)
University de Montreal (french university)
University de Quebec a Montreal, or a Trois Riviers, or any of the other University de Quebecs... (french)
University de Sherbrooke--about an hour's drive outside of Montreal. </p>

<p>Beware of the fact that Quebecois french and France french are quite different....I think it's a great idea to prep by doing time in Quebec, however don't expect all the slang you hear to be a part of normal french ;)</p>

<p>No, I am not a Canadian citizen.</p>

<p>I am aware of the fact that Quebecoi is different from Eurpean France--in fact, I find that interesting and would like to explore the differnces.</p>


<p>Your French will become bastardized. I don't understand half of what French Canadians say. If you love our language study in France or Switzerland!</p>

<p>j'aime le quebecois!! ;) j'sais que l'accent est ben fort et la langue est jam pack a'ec les anglicisms....</p>

<p>okay...enough with that...I actually think that studying in Quebec you definitely have a good opportunity to learn french but be careful for the abbreviations and such. That's why, if you want to go to france, I would recommend you do a university program at say, McGill or Concordia, where the profs would be from France, and insist on proper french ;)</p>

<p>ok, here's a link I found to one of McGill's programs :)</p>

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<p>I actually did an intensive program at Trois Pistoles. It's a small town with only about 1000 people there. It's very intense, you live with a family who doesn' tspeak a word of english. It's six weeks long.</p>

<p>Neat. Thanks. Wow, I saw my first response....I must have been half sleep when I typed</p>

<p>I was looking at the McGill program in particular, but was not aware of others that might be good as well. (I actually considered McGill for undergrad, but opted not to apply...kinda wish I did though)</p>

<p>Thanks. Keep the suggestions coming.</p>

<p>I am taking a french course at McGill and quite like it...but it,s not an intensive summer course, just a general school year one.</p>

<p>Davidrune, what "organization" sponsored your 6 week course?</p>

<p>By the way, you should hear my father-in-law talking with his daughter - he's an authentic Cajun who was raised speaking Cajun French in the home - rudimentary English until first grade; my sister-in-law just came back to the States after living for 2 years in Lyon. The sort of understand each other, but listenting to them doesn't sound like the same language.</p>

<p>It's the "Summer Language Bursary Program". The Canadian government gives out scholarships.</p>

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<p>The site of the program I attended is:</p>

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<p>It's good, u can geta university credit.</p>

<p>Keep in mind, though, that that program is for Canadian citizens or permanent residents only.</p>

<p>I saw that when I looked it up, we'll keep looking, thanks anyway Davidrune.</p>

<p>McGill is supposed to be Canada's Harvard. I used to go to a french highschool in Chicago (all they do is speak french) and their preference for a university that spoke french was McGill.</p>

<p>nosx, most instruction at McGill is in English. It is not a french university.</p>

<p>that's really interesting,nosx, because honestly there aren't that many francophones on campus here (and those that are are primarily in the music faculty LOL). Universita de Montreal and UQAM are the more popular french schools around here.</p>