Quebec Studies Summer Institute

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Quebec Studies Summer Institute


An eight-week intensive course—May 28 to July 20, 2012.

Improve your French, discover Montreal, and experience the Quebec way of life!

The McGill Quebec Studies Summer Institute offers an extraordinary opportunity to enhance your French communication skills and discover Quebec's vibrant culture in the largest French-speaking city in North America. Through a multidisciplinary historical approach, this eight-week intensive course brings together leading scholars in anthropology, archeology, history, political science, and literary studies as well as cultural figures, opinion makers, and public intellectuals. It is an integrated course in French language and Quebec history taught by cutting-edge specialists in second-language instruction and socio-cultural history.

  • Discover important elements of Quebec history and culture by interacting with well-known scholars and public figures;
  • Improve your French oral and written communication skills and develop your critical mind by listening, reading, debating, and doing your academic assignments in French;
  • Take advantage of a small class setting with the presence and expertise of two professors (one for the language component and one for the history component).

Prerequisites and Registration

Interested candidates must have a good intermediate level of French corresponding to either: TFI Working Proficiency in French ( or DELF 2 A5- A6 (CIEP); B2, Autonomie (European Council), or equivalent (­evaluation-en-fle). Applicants must complete an admission test to ensure that they have the appropriate level to benefit from the course. An application package will be available at Written and oral tests are mandatory. Students who have successfully completed the written test will be scheduled for a phone interview. In order to create an ideal learning environment, only 25 students will be selected. Classes are from Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Attendance is mandatory for all these sessions. To find out more about this course, please visit the website listed above, or contact Summer Studies at 514-398-5212.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2011-2012 (last updated Feb. 3, 2012) (disclaimer)
Summer Studies—2011-2012 (last updated Feb. 3, 2012) (disclaimer)