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French Immersion Week for Adults


Experiential Learning


Do you want to speak French more easily and with greater confidence? The Trois-Pistoles summer program for adults lets you take a significant step toward your goal in just one week. It is especially designed for busy adults for whom a longer program is not possible. The whole town is your campus - a living language laboratory.



Speak French more easily and with greater confidence

Improve your vocabulary and pronunciation, enjoy the opportunity to practice your speaking skills in the company of other adults at your level of French ability, get your mind into “French mode” again, enjoy the culture of Québec, make lasting memories while experiencing something totally unique.    

Morning classes focus on language skills and vocabulary building for everyday communication. Afternoons feature conversation groups, pronunciation classes and cultural outings. Evenings are for social and cultural activities.

Two accommodation packages are available: a traditional immersion (section 006) package with room and  three meals  provided by local families and a limited number of  Bed & Breakfast (section 007) packages with lunch and supper meals with local families and other participants.


What to Expect

Program Prep:  This optional session at 3 pm  Sunday afternoon will explain (in English) what to expect over the course of the week and will include basic French survival vocabulary.  

Program Opening: The official program opening will take place on Sunday evening.  Please meet at the school at 7:30 pm for a Welcome Reception.

Schedule: Classes will generally meet from 9  am to 12 noon and again from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm each weekday. Classes will end by noon on Saturday.


French Placement Test

It is recommended that participants complete an online Placement Test prior to registration and to include the results in their application.

This program welcomes participants in the low intermediate to advanced range of French proficiency.You should be able to speak in simple sentences about everyday subject matters to qualify.


Western University's French Immersion Week in Trois-Pistoles was all I had hoped it would be. In my work I need to be able to interact with French-speaking colleagues and I have a deep belief that it is my responsibility to support and advance the opportunities for Ontario's francophone community.  Trois-Pistoles has helped me fee more confident.  Every aspect - the hospitality of the hosts, the quality of the food, and the intelligence of the organization - has all been highly impressive. Thank you.  
Kathleen Wynne


Registration Options

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FIMW6201 - 006 Aug 14 - Aug 20, 2016 Available

Day Date Time Location
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat   Aug 14 to Aug 20, 2016 9:00AM to 3:30PM Trois-Pistoles Campus

Traditional immersion package with room and board with a local family. 

Fee $1,150.00 ?

FIMW6201 - 007 Aug 14 - Aug 20, 2016 Wait List

Day Date Time Location
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat   Aug 14 to Aug 20, 2016 9:00AM to 3:30PM Trois-Pistoles Campus

Bed & Breakfast package with lunch and supper meals with a local family.

Course Fee $1,600.00 ?