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#1 Roadrunner

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:15 PM

Is there an Intensive French Language summer school for high schoolers in Canada?
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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:41 PM

So I was told Canadian kids take some French proficiency exams around that age and there are prep schools for this. I haven’t looked hard or found any.
But you know, Sorbonne has a “summer university”. Come to Paris with me! :)

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:51 PM

Sorbonne one is for undergrades though, isn’t it? I need more basic stuff, like Intensive B2/C1 level courses 5 hours a day for 2 months that don’t cost 1,000 euros a week. 🤭


And my DH has a strong preference for Montreal or really anywhere in Canada. Although I will take France if I can locate something reasonable.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 12:54 PM

Sorbonne one is for undergrades though, isn’t it? I need more basic stuff, like Intensive B2/C1 level courses 5 hours a day for 2 months that don’t cost 1,000 euros a week. 🤭

For summer school they have week long classes for language learners, and in French (like French literature) and some even in English (for me?:)). I don’t think the ones I was looking at were 1000/week
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Posted 26 January 2018 - 01:21 PM

We could meet each other in Brussels then :)

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 01:33 PM

We could meet each other in Brussels then :)

I’m probably coming your way this summer :)
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Posted 26 January 2018 - 01:49 PM

I’m probably coming your way this summer :)


Lovely!

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 01:51 PM

For summer school they have week long classes for language learners, and in French (like French literature) and some even in English (for me?:)). I don’t think the ones I was looking at were 1000/week


OK. I am going to go back and dig for that link.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 01:59 PM

I emailed you.
There used to be a poster here who went to Canada for summer camp (in French)...I don’t think she posts anymore though :(

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 02:06 PM

I think this may be what you're looking for. I looked into this for DD but decided to hold off for a year or two. www.learningfrenchinquebec.com



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Posted 26 January 2018 - 02:37 PM

I think this may be what you're looking for. I looked into this for DD but decided to hold off for a year or two. www.learningfrenchinquebec.com


This looks great! I can’t find the cost of summer language camp though with homestay option.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 02:53 PM

This looks great! I can’t find the cost of summer language camp though with homestay option.

 

There's an in-country rep here in Bahrain of all places and he sent me a 2018 price list. I can PM it to you. ETA: I didn't read closely enough and this program is definitely not in the easily affordable category. It is one of the better programs available tho. Many of the wealthy people in this region use it.  :leaving:


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Posted 26 January 2018 - 03:17 PM

There's an in-country rep here in Bahrain of all places and he sent me a 2018 price list. I can PM it to you. ETA: I didn't read closely enough and this program is definitely not in the easily affordable category. It is one of the better programs available tho. Many of the wealthy people in this region use it. :leaving:


Have you seen anything better price wise? I think this is a better one that I have found so far.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 03:20 PM

Have you seen anything better price wise? I think this is a better one that I have found so far.

 

Not really. When I did a month in France (geeze, in 1991-2?) it was $2500 w/homestay and activities but no formal instruction so this seems about right.


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 04:56 PM

So I was told Canadian kids take some French proficiency exams around that age and there are prep schools for this. I haven’t looked hard or found any.
But you know, Sorbonne has a “summer university”. Come to Paris with me! :)

 

Is this the Sorbonne one?  https://www.centerfo...paris-sorbonne/

 

Or is it directly with the University?  Ds17 is looking for a french immersion program in Quebec or France.

 

Also, to the op, my son found some reviews/comments on trip advisor.  One of the host families said that they have seen the best results with Quebec-Monde and Bouchereau Lingua International.  That comment was from 2012, so I do not know if that still holds true.