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Prep Week

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Get a head start with our Prep Week 

Our one-week Prep Program for beginners to intermediate level students is held prior to the Explore spring and summer sessions. Prep Week is designed to help you become familiar with Western University's French Immersion School, the town of Trois-Pistoles, and to feel more comfortable and confident using the French language in daily situations. 

Additional benefits of an extra week of immersion include:

What to Expect

Using an action-oriented approach, activities throughout the Prep Week will focus on everyday tasks in a variety of real-life situations. All of the activities will be carried out in French and participants will be required to interact in French with assistance from staff, members of the local community as well as their host family members.

Morning

From Monday to Friday, you will be enrolled in morning sessions during which basic vocabulary for communicating will be taught or reviewed.

Afternoon

During the afternoons, you will be tasked with using the vocabulary learning in your morning class in authentic situations (i.e. ordering coffee at the local café, renting a bike, asking the price of an item at the local 'dépanneur', etc.).

Evening

Various sociocultural activities will be offered during the evening. Take a look at our preliminary prep week schedule for an idea of what to expect.

The dedicated employees of the Trois-Pistoles French Immersion School, along with our welcoming host families, help create a supportive learning atmosphere and help you feel at home in your new surroundings. On completing our Preparatory Week, you will be ready to start the following session with confidence!

HOW TO APPLY

The Prep Week is available to beginner and intermediate level participants attending an Explore session during the spring or summer.

Step One

Complete the online registration for the Explore session if you are a bursary recipient.  You will be asked to provide the following information when applying:

  1. Placement test results
  2. Previous French language studies (if any)
  3. Accommodation requirements, including allergies and dietary restrictions
  4. Course code(s) for the course(s) you wish to take
  5. Health insurance information
  6. Travel information, if known
  7. Non-refundable application fee of $275 CAD

Step Two

Register online for the Prep Week Program.


Spring Session - May 7 - 11

Admission Requirements

 

Minimum of 18 years old 
Registered in the Explore spring session

Application Deadline

April 30
Cost

$550

 Includes:

  • Application fees
  • Tuition
  • Homestay/meals

APPLY  

 

Summer Session - July 2 - 6

Admission Requirements

 

Minimum of 18 years old 
Registered in the Explore summer session

Application Deadline

June 25
Cost

$550

 Includes:

  • Application fees
  • Tuition
  • Homestay/meals

APPLY