Summer Immersion for Adults

Do you want to quickly acquire French language skills? Immerse yourself in Francophone culture? Improve your understanding of written French and express yourself with more confidence? 

Reprogram your brain in French!

La Cité’s Summer Immersion Program for Adults lets you achieve your goal in one or two weeks. Improve your vocabulary and pronunciation and take advantage of the opportunity to practice your French spoken skills with other adults at your level.  

Immersion is a very effective approach to learning a second language. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, whether you’re a beginner or fluent in French, you’ll improve your language skills through this intensive program. 

Summer immersion is an intensive program aimed at adults at all proficiency levels.

The participant’s level is determined at the time of registration by means of a placement test. Homogeneous groups are formed at levels from Beginner (A1) to Proficient (C2). 


About the Program

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • 35 hours of classes and activities in French each week
  • Choice of one or two weeks
  • Immersive environment
  • Dynamic and varied activities: 
    • Directed discussions and conversations
    • Group projects 
    • Guest speakers
    • Cultural activities
    • Excursions
    • Etc.
  • Limited enrolment promotes learning and boosts targeted interactions 


What are the benefits of the immersion program? 

  • Participants develop confidence speaking French in a social or work situation;
  • Participants improve their spoken French skills;  
  • Participants understand spoken and written French better;
  • Participants expand their understanding of Francophone culture.  


Registration fee: $450 for one week or $900 for two weeks

Registration deadline: June 14, 2020 (new date!)


Summer 2020

Week 1: July 6th - 10th, 2020

Week 2: July 13th - 17th, 2020

Registration fee: $450 for one week

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I do Week 2 even if I don’t do Week 1?

Yes – Week 1 is not a prerequisite for Week 2. In other words, you can register for Week 1 or Week 2, or both, regardless of your level of French.

How do I know what course level I will be in?

Once you register, you will be contacted for a placement test if you don’t know your level.

What time are the classes and activities?

Classes run from 8:30am to noon and from 1pm to 4:30pm. Some of the activities take place outside of the classroom. Also, there are optional activities during noon hour and at the end of the day.

Take a look at a standard week. 

What sorts of classroom activities are there?

The activities in class involve grammar explanations, vocabulary building, pronunciation, role-play exercises, discussions, debates, etc. The program also gives the opportunity to mingle with the other students outside of class during breaks. There is also an excursion during one afternoon.

What are the optional activities?

Optional activities may include small group discussions, playing board games, casual outdoor activities, social outings and watching a film or videos in the Rotunda or in the adjacent theatre.

What materials do I need for the course?

Many handouts will be provided in class (grammar explanations, vocabulary, exercises, etc.) You will be expected to have with you a binder with paper, pen and pencil, as well as a bilingual dictionary (soft cover or electronic, or you can make use of an online dictionary).

Is there wireless internet access in class?

Yes – anyone can connect to the UR-Guest network, anywhere on campus.



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