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One- or three-week Immersion Institutes at UBC
French Immersion at your doorstep!
The Institut de Français à UBC provides a chance to study French while enjoying the summer in Vancouver and at UBC. All levels of language competency are offered with a stimulating variety of activities that are challenging for all. Discover la joie de vivre en français while you immerse yourself in the cultures of French speaking regions.
Our French instructors, from Quebec or France, are well equipped to serve your learning needs using the latest pedagogical knowledge in a dynamic and interactive fashion. The communicative approach used by UBC's instructors offers a lively way to learn French and improve your speaking skills. A combination of methods will be used, all employing diverse audio-visual components.
These programs are offered at all levels and are an excellent way to acquire or improve language skills in an immersion setting. Morning-only courses focus on conversational language skills while full-day courses combine language classes and afternoon socio-cultural workshops. You receive an award of completion provided your attendance meets the course requirements.
Three Weeks Mornings Only, Mon-Fri, Jul 8-25 (note: course ends Thu, Jul 25), 9am-12:30pm, $630
Three Weeks Full Day, Mon-Fri, Jul 8-25 (note course ends Thu, Jul 25), 9am-3:30pm, $975
One Week Full Day, Mon-Fri, Jul 8-12, 9am-3:30pm, $410
One Week Full Day, Mon-Fri, July 15-19, 9am-3pm, $490 including two lunches
Bursaries for BC French Teachers
Bursaries for eligible French courses are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and are administered directly by the Ministry of Education of British Columbia. In addition to registering with UBC, applicants must apply to the Teachers' Bursary Programs Coordinator and fill out the appropriate form as early as possible.
Teachers' bursaries administered by the Ministry cover tuition (plus a portion of the relocation expenses for teachers from outside the Lower Mainland). Normally, only the three-week program is eligible for the bursary but sometimes exceptions are made.
Visit the BC Ministry of Education French Programs page for more information: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/frenchprograms/bursary_eng.pdf
Teachers who have supervised UBC education students and earned Tuition Fee Certificates can apply these certificates towards the tuition fees.
There are a variety of accommodation options available on campus for participants from outside the Lower Mainland. Please visit the UBC Conferences website for more details. http://www.ubcconferences.com/accommodations
Parking is available on campus at a variety of rates and locations. Please visit the UBC Parking website for maps and more information.
Eating on campus
For campus dining options, refer to this map. Many campus cafes close during the summer so be sure to consult opening hours by clicking here. There are several restaurants, coffee shops, stores and banks as well as a pharmacy and liquor store in "The Village" on University Boulevard (about 10 minutes by foot from Buchanan D). Learn about UBC village shopping options here.
Take a virtual tour of the UBC Vancouver campus and find out what there is to do on campus when you’re not in class.
UBC has many amazing attraction to visit including museums, art galleries, theatres and gardens. Click here to find a list and map of some of the places to visit on campus.