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Immersive French learning experiences for Years 6-11

The Modern and Classical languages department would like to announce immersive French learning opportunities for our French students in Years 6-11. If you are interested in one of these options, please fill out the Google form. This form helps us get feedback and connect with parents and students interested in these experiences.  

MyExplore 

This government-funded program allows for an intensive, immersive summer experience in Quebec. Tuition and living expenses are covered.  The program runs for 4 weeks during the summer and candidates are selected through a lottery process.  Programs are available for students who are 13-15 years old and students 16+.

Visit https://www.myexplore.ca/en/ for more information and to apply. The application deadline is Feb. 15, 2020.  


Camp Tournesol – French immersion leadership programs for Years 6-10

Camp Tournesol is a Toronto based company that organizes a multitude of French immersion camps in Toronto and Muskoka. We encourage our students to consider the leadership programs that are offered during the summer.  A high level of proficiency is needed in order to be able to participate fully in the program and is best suited for our Enriched French students. For students in Years 6 – 8, this is a great opportunity to gain the leadership experience needed for the Year 9-10 program. Only students with a leadership background and adequate French proficiency will be accepted into the Year 9-10 program. A recommendation from the French teacher is needed to be considered.

For more information visit https://www.camptournesol.ca/our-programs/overnight-programs/leadership/ 


Camp Tournesol – French immersion summer camp in Quebec for students ages 10-15

13-day complete French and cultural immersion to 4 gorgeous regions of Quebec, including whale-watching, canyoning and a show at La Tohue (Cirque du Soleil). Students should have a high level of proficiency and be able to converse spontaneously in French. This is a great opportunity to strengthen their French skills and discover unique aspects of our neighbouring province.

More information and the trip itinerary at https://www.camptournesol.ca/our-programs/overnight-programs/quebec-trip/


Education Abroad Canada (EAC) for Year 8 students going into Year 9

EAC is a Toronto based exchange company specializing in academic and cultural exchanges between Canada, France and Belgium. During the school year, the exchange is only available for students in Year 8 going into Year 9.  This company also organizes summer exchanges. The deadline for application is February 18. Please have a look at this presentation for further information.