Live the language and culture of Quebec

Western University's French Immersion School attracts participants from all over Canada, the United States, Latin America, and other parts of the world, who wish to upgrade their education or pursue a professional or personal goal.

The French Immersion School offers you an experience of a lifetime: a complete immersion environment, so that you not only learn French, but live the language and the culture of Quebec.

New for 2019!

Program Director

The French Immersion School has a new Program Director. Kathy Asari, a previous instructor at the School, started her new role on April 1.  Read more about her history with the program and her hopes for the School and the community of Trois-Pistoles.  Félicitations, Kathy!

City and Country Program

Learn to speak French in 3 months! The city and country program, through a partnership with the University of Quebec in Montreal, gives you the chance to experience the big city of Montreal and the small town charm of Trois-Pistoles while improving your French skills. 

Experiential Learning Practicum

The experiential learning practicum gives French teacher candidates the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the French language and gain confidence using French in the classroom and in the community.

Back by popular demand

French Immersion for Adults

In 2019, we will continue to offer the longer two week program for adults from August 11 to 24.  Stay longer and learn more by adding an extra week to your immersion experience!

French Immersion for Families

Western's Family French Immersion Week welcomes families and children (ages six to 13) for a week-long immersion adventure.

French Enrichment for Teens

Western University is partnering with the CEGEP in Rimouski, Quebec and will be offering French enrichment programming for Francophone students in grades 8 and 9 for three weeks in July.


The Explore Program offers bursaries to full-time students who want to learn French. Under this Program, Western University's French Immersion School is allocated a number of bursaries for our Five Week Credit Program.

The AQEFLE bursary is offered to students and those not currently studying who wish to participate in a French as a second language program at one of the AQEFLE member schools. This bursary can be applied to our Five Week Program (Summer).

Western University also offers French Immersion bursaries for our Five Week Credit Program. Please contact us at for details and an application form.