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Université Laval in Québec City, Québec, Canada

Application deadline: March 20, 2012

Interviews will be held in March, and final decisions will be made by March 30.

Dates (arrival and departure): July 1 - July 21, 2012

Basic Information

Where will I be going?

Situated in the upper town of Québec City, the capital of the province of Québec and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Université Laval is the oldest French-language university in North America and one of the Canada's ten largest universities. Founded by Monseigneur de Laval in 1663, Université Laval is open to other cultures and guided by high academic standards.
For more information on the area, go to: http://www.quebecregion.com/en/
For more information on the program, go to: http://www.elul.ulaval.ca/sgc/FLE/site/elul/lang/en_CA/pid/8331

What will I be doing?

Immersing yourself in French! The purpose of the classes is to improve your skills in French and in teaching French and to learn about Québec's francophone culture and society. The course takes place during the Intensive Summer Program in French as a Foreign Language, thus allowing you to mingle with an international crowd of 700 students from nearly 50 different countries.

You will study in the Université Laval Teacher Advanced Training Course developed especially for teachers: Improvement in teaching French as a Foreign Language. You are expected to speak French both in and outside of the classrooms.

You will be working closely with French foreign language instructors who will provide inspiration and lots of ideas for lesson plans. Not only will you attend structured classes taught by specialized teachers, but you will also enjoy a wide range of lectures given by experts. You will also have the opportunity to visit teachers of French as a Foreign Language in their classes participate in a wide range of socio-cultural activities and outings.

You will be having fun, too!  

Université Laval provides some group cultural experiences and also offers options to participate in cultural or artistic activities, play sports, and volunteer in the community, or tour the area. A wide variety of workshops and socio-cultural activities will be organized by a well-trained team of dynamic and dedicated people. Most workshops and activities during the weeks are free, while some tours are offered at a very affordable price. We, therefore, recommend that you bring around $300 to cover expenses for such offerings.

May I see more of Québec?

Yes, at your own expense. There will be time for personal travel outside of scheduled events.

Québec City and the surrounding area offer excellent cultural and tourist attractions!

  • Annual summer festival
  • Old Québec and Parliament Hill
  • Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, art galleries, and impressive architecture
  • Many natural and historical parks and the St. Lawrence River
  • Big shows, including Cirque du Soleil ®
  • And more!

If you choose to travel in Canada before or after the program, you will need to make your own reservations at a hostel or hotel. To have more time in Québec before or after the program, you may stay in program housing by paying for the additional fee.

Where will I be staying?

You have a choice.

Université Laval provides comfortable, single rooms in university housing. These accommodations include basic furniture, a sink, a wardrobe, a desk, a telephone, and, for an additional monthly fee, unlimited access to high-speed Internet. In the basement are a laundry room and a ultramodern community kitchen equipped with microwave, conventional oven, and hotplates. You can also eat in university restaurants within walking distance of the residence halls.

If you wish, you may instead reserve a room in a French-speaking household off-campus. Université Laval provides a free referral service for rooms with breakfast and dinner included, with only breakfast included, or with kitchen privileges so you can cook for yourself. Such accommodations are usually near the campus but may require use of the public bus system.

What documents do I need before departure?
How much does the program cost?

$2861 CAN for orientation, tuition and fees, health and hospital insurance, computer lab access, and shuttle-bus transfer (limited times) from the Québec airport. An estimated additional $1097 CAN will cover expenses for socio-cultural activities, instructional materials, and most room and board expenses.

Not Included:

Are scholarships available?

All applicants teaching in high school will be considered for scholarship funding. Scholarships are competitive and will cover the International Teacher ID card and all or part of the basic program fee of $2861 CAN plus up to $500 USD toward room and board. If you are a scholarship recipient, you will have your deposit refunded upon completion of program requirements.

Commitment

A deposit of $300 is required upon acceptance to hold your spot, postmarked no later than April 7, 2012. The remainder of the money is due April 30, 2012. If you are a full scholarship recipient, you pay Language in Motion only the $300 deposit, and you pay room and board, etc., in Canada. We will reimburse your deposit and verified covered expenses upon completion of the program.