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French Immersion for Adults

Would you like 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.

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 Quebec, and make lasting memories while experiencing something totally unique.

One full week or ten days - the choice is yours!

The annual one-week summer program is designed for busy adults for whom a longer program is not possible.  The program welcomes participants at low-intermediate to advanced levels of French proficiency. You will be placed in a small class with nine to 10 students who are at the same level.

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.  Accommodation and meals are provided by local families. 

View our Trois-Pistoles photo album and preliminary French Immersion Week schedule for an idea of what to expect during the program. Visit our travel page to learn about available methods of transportation and suggested arrival and departure dates.

French Placement Test

Please complete the online placement test and include the results (%) with your registration, or via email prior to the program start, so that you can be placed in a class suited to your abilities.

August 13 - 19, 2017

Tuition including room and board


NEW - 10-day program

For those who wish to extend their learning experience, we are offering a 10-day program from August 13-23. Significantly improve your oral comprehension and production with this longer program which builds upon what you have attained over the first week.

View our preliminary 10-day schedule for an idea of what to expect during the program.

August 13 - 23, 2017

Tuition including room and board


Refund Policy:  Request for withdrawal received a minimum of 30 calendar days prior to the course start date will be granted a refund of the deposit or total fees paid less a $50 withdrawal charge.  Request for withdrawal after 30 days and a minimum of 15 days prior to the course start date will be granted a refund of 75% of the deposit or total fees paid. No refunds are given after 15 days prior to the start of a course.

This has been an incredible experience for me. The excellent class instruction is complemented by staying with a host family plus social activities. All these strengthen the immersion experience. 

Kirk Nesbitt, engineer 

I was really impressed with all of the activities in a Québécois setting and to experience the 'joie de vivre' in Trois-Pistoles. I have gained a lot of confidence in speaking the language and feel so uplifted and inspired to continue to learn French. 

Heather Bouvier, former teacher

This program fully embodies the philosophy that learning should be social, interactive and lots of fun!!

Dr. Eric Robertson, Director of Curriculum & Professional Development, Toronto French School