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The dates don't work for the camp outside Paris we were planning on sending him with his friend. Are there any decent camps around Montreal you can recomend? Will my son's perfect Parisian accent be compromised? ;) I ask the later tongue-in-cheek, but his accent is amazing and sadly far surpasses his grammar...

Sorry i totally intended this for the bilingual board. I apologise as i don't know how to move it.

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Not in Canada, but the Concordia Villages camps in Minnesota are fantastic.

I have a friend who sent her daughter there every summer for years, and they learned French that way.  She told me of someone whose child was struggling with first year high school French, went to their 4 week high school camp, and tested into third year honors French when she came back. 

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Not in Canada, but the Concordia Villages camps in Minnesota are fantastic.

I have a friend who sent her daughter there every summer for years, and they learned French that way. She told me of someone whose child was struggling with first year high school French, went to their 4 week high school camp, and tested into third year honors French when she came back.

We are probably doing this camp for Arabic, but it wouldn't work for French for my son.

ETA: Concordia has yet to give me an answer as to whether my son can attend arabic camp. If I could find something else for Arabic, I would, I'm not exactly impressed by their lack of response. It's an age requirement that I don't find anywhere on their website.

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I doubt a short immersion in Quebec would permanently "damage" your son's accent. He might pick up a few different local slang expressions, assuming he's taking classes with francophones. He may be in with other Canadian anglophones, and then he'll be only hearing fluent French from the teacher and locals he may meet. Getting experience listening to other French accents could be good, too. He probably won't be listening to only Parisian French all his life.

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I think this is for older students (looks like you need to be Canadian to receive the bursary, but they may accept paying international students), but I did it twice as an undergrad and really enjoyed it. http://www.myexplore.ca/en/

 

I know nothing about this camp, but it looked interesting and it's open for younger international students. It's located in Quebec City and has trips to Montreal. http://learningfrenchinquebec.com/teenagers-programs/summer-french-camp-teenagers/

 

If you can get further away from Montreal and the bigger centres, there is a lot less English among the locals and more opportunity for full immersion. The actual dialect/accent is less important, ime.

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University of Quebec at Trois Rivieres has some programs: (no personal knowledge of the program)

 

https://oraprdnt.uqtr.uquebec.ca/pls/public/gscw031?owa_no_site=1073&owa_no_fiche=82&owa_apercu=N&owa_imprimable=N&owa_bottin=

I looked into these last year, and they look great except, I think I'd need to go along ( and there's my 4 year old)and it is a more "learn french" program than a camp while occasionally hearing a french word thing...
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I think this is for older students (probably Canadian), but I did it twice as an undergrad and really enjoyed it. http://www.myexplore.ca/en/

 

I know nothing about this camp, but it looked interesting and it's open for younger international students. It's located in Quebec City and has trips to Montreal. http://learningfrenchinquebec.com/teenagers-programs/summer-french-camp-teenagers/

 

If you can get further away from Montreal and the bigger centres, there is a lot less English among the locals and more opportunity for full immersion. The actual dialect/accent is less important, ime.

Yes to this! I did this and went to Jonquiere. My friend went to trios rivies.

I think this is for older students (probably Canadian), but I did it twice as an undergrad and really enjoyed it. http://www.myexplore.ca/en/

 

I know nothing about this camp, but it looked interesting and it's open for younger international students. It's located in Quebec City and has trips to Montreal. http://learningfrenchinquebec.com/teenagers-programs/summer-french-camp-teenagers/

 

If you can get further away from Montreal and the bigger centres, there is a lot less English among the locals and more opportunity for full immersion. The actual dialect/accent is less important, ime.

Yes to this! I did this and went to Jonquiere. My friend went to Trois Rivieres. They only have so many subsidized spots, but I believe those are only for Canadian residents. I'm pretty sure anyone can apply. If not through the my explore website than perhaps directly through the school.

Most places have the option to live on campus or with a host family. If I could do it again I would live with a family as we all spoke English on campus.

 

High school kids are allowed in the summer. There is a spring session for undergrads.

 

 

 

 

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