Quebec Studies Summer Seminar

Quebec Studies Summer Seminar
Histoire et culture de Montréal et du Québec en français



A six-week intensive course—June 04 to July 12, 2019.

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

Histoire et Culture de Montréal et du Québec en français 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 six-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. Please note the language of instruction is French.

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Discover important elements of Montreal and 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).

Students will have the opportunity to participate in an Experiential Community-Engaged Learning and Research (ExCELR) project with a Montreal community organization to implement the knowledge gained from readings and lectures. Interested students must be available afternoons during the course schedule.

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).

Applicants must complete an admission test and an oral proficiency test to ensure that they are at 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 or video interview. In order to create an ideal learning environment, only 25 students will be selected.

Classes are in the morning 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, or contact Summer Studies at 514-398-5212.