Summer Courses

INTENSIVE FRENCH SUMMER COURSES FOR CREDIT

 

Life and learning combined in a single, unique higher education experience at a prestigious university in the heart of the largest French speaking city of the North America

  • Six (6) credit intensive courses taught in an immersion setting
  • Language and cultural workshops and activities closely linked to classroom work
  • Highly qualified language instructors
  • Stimulating social and cultural interactions with francophone university students

 

DATES :

May 3 – June 23, 2021 (8 weeks)

CLASS SCHEDULE:

FRSL 105-001 MTWR 08:35 AM -10:55 AM
FRSL 208-001 MTWR 08:35 AM - 10:55 AM
FRSL 215-001 MTWR 08:35 AM - 10:55 AM
FRSL 325-001 MTWR 11:05 AM - 01:25 PM
FRSL 431-001 MTWR 11:05 AM - 01:25 PM

 

Not just a course, an experience

  • Discover Montreal’s vibrant life in the classroom and beyond it, by participating in cultural events, by touring parts of the city, province and country and visiting historic sites
  • Benefit from your living experience in the Quebec society, a French milieu, culturally, socially and professionally inviting and promising

                                    

Program’s features :

  • Elective French Language credit courses recognized for any university degree worldwide: progress in your language learning, bring home academic credits, and advance in your studies;
  • Stimulating learning environment that will enable you to function with a greater confidence in academic contexts as well as in everyday situations; 
  • Immersion experience, promoting acquisition of linguistic and intercultural skills and increasing autonomy in a variety of communication situations;
  • Curriculum design that aims to develop fluency but also to build the linguistic accuracy, the skill highly valued and recognized in all academic contexts;
  • Language courses that count for immigration.

MORNINGS

AFTERNOONS

EVENINGS

WEEKENDS

Language

lessons

Multimedia Language Lab

Cultural activities and projects

Conversational practice with language monitors (native speakers)

Occasional

cultural

activities

Excursions

Trips

Social gatherings

OUR COURSES

FRSL 105 INTENSIVE BEGINNERS' FRENCH (A1), 6 credits

Prerequisite: Placement test.
Not open to students who have taken FRSL 101 and FRSL 105.

A comprehensive introduction to basic vocabulary, grammatical structures and speech patterns of written and oral French for students in any degree program who neither speak nor write a word of French and who have never studied French before. Learning to communicate at a functional level in a French social milieu, short essays, cultural readings, mandatory lab practice and conversation class.

FRSL 208 INTENSIVE ELEMENTARY FRENCH (A2), 6 credits

Prerequisite: Placement test.
Not open to students who have taken Grade 12 or 13 French in Canada, or equivalent or FRSL 207.

This one-term intensive course uses a task-based approach to provide students with authentic materials related to Canadian culture and prepares them for real life communication.  Therefore, class time will be mostly dedicated to the completion of communicative tasks which often rely on the use of technology (mobile apps, blogs and other online tools).  This course tackles different topics that students can relate to in their personal, social and academic life, and provides a review and further training in elementary language structures to develop their communication skills and digital literacy in French.

FRSL 215 ORAL AND WRITTEN FRENCH 1 - INTENSIVE (B1), 6 credits

Prerequisite: Placement test. Open to students in any degree program having an elementary knowledge of French and to those who have completed FRSL 207. Not open to students from Québec.

Language lab attendance required. Grammar review, comprehension, vocabulary development, selected readings and group discussions.

FRSL 325 ORAL AND WRITTEN FRENCH 2 - INTENSIVE (B2), 6 credits

Prerequisite: Placement test.  Priority to students who have taken FRSL 215. 

Oral work involving discussion and exposés, cultural and literary readings, grammar review.  Methodological component integrated in classwork and developed in frequent workshop sessions.

FRSL 431 FRANÇAIS FONCTIONNEL AVANCÉ - INTENSIVE (C1), 6 credits

Prerequisite: Placement test.  Priority to students who have taken FRSL 325.

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who already possess a good command of the language and who wish to become fully functional in French.  Enrichment of all four language skills with an emphasis on proficiency in oral and written communication through reading selected literary works, newspapers, and magazines.  Discussions and oral presentations.  Exercises and essays using selected grammatical constructions.  The course will also emphasize contemporary Quebec culture.

 

"TAILOR-MADE" PROGRAM CAN BE OFFERED TO A GROUP FROM A PARTNER INSTITUTION

 

PLACEMENT TESTS

Before you can register, you will have to complete the Placement Test. All students (including complete beginners) wishing to take a French course are required to take a placement test. 

The placement test is necessary in order to evaluate the student's level of proficiency in French and determine which course is the most appropriate. 

Due to the limited number of places available, completing the written test early is encouraged.

  • McGill Students :

For information on the Placement Test, please visit : https://www.mcgill.ca/flc/registration/placement-tests

  • Special, Visiting, or Exchange Students : 

Please send an e-mail to : flc [at] mcgill.ca

You will have to complete a computerized written test. Once the test is received, you will be contacted within seven (7) days to schedule a 15-minute oral interview.

 

REGISTRATION

To register, please follow the instructions on the Summer Studies Web Site : https://www.mcgill.ca/summer/future-students/registering

 

CONTACT US

If you have questions regarding the program and its content, please contact us.

Email: flc [at] mcgill.ca

Telephone: (514) 398-8896

 

 

 

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