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|Age||13 to 17 years old|
|Course length||1 - 6 weeks|
2014 - June 29th to August 9th
2014 - June 29th, July 6th, July 13th, July 20th, July 27th and August 3rd*
*One week bookings only
|Levels||All levels from beginner to advanced|
|Class size||Maximum 15 students per class|
Average number of participants per week:
July: 40/week; August: 30/week
|Nationality Mix||This program attracts participants from a variety of countries including Spain, Mexico, Germany, Italy, Colombia, USA & Canada.|
Is this program for you?
The Teen Residence/Homestay Program in Quebec City is suited to the student who is looking for a well-balanced language + culture immersion program in a French-speaking environment. The program is ideal for students who have limited travel experience but are comfortable travelling independently by public transit. You must also be comfortable under the guidance of outgoing and knowledgeable monitors and like to interact with international students. Please visit the supervision page for more information.
Quebec City is a true four-season city offering colourful spring blossoms , lazy summer days beside the river, brilliant fall colours and the world famous winter carnival. Add to this a 400 year old history and some of the most stunning and important 17th century architecture in North America and you have an amazing and unique place to learn French! Declared a Humanity World Heritage location by UNESCO, Quebec City is the destination for thousands of tourists every year. It is known for its relaxed living, friendly people and delicious local cuisine.
The Quebec City Teen Residence/Homestay Program takes place in the centre of the city in a converted convent that is now a private high school. The campus is right beside the lush Plains of Abraham, the scene of the 1759 battle between France and Britain and now one of the cities most beautiful and popular parks. The school is an easy 15 minute walk to the old town (Vieux Quebec) where you'll want to spend hours exploring the many cobbled alleyways, quaint cafes and stylish boutiques.
The school facilities include:
The academic program consists of 15 hours of French lessons per week which are held Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 11:45pm. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, writing, reading, conversation and grammar. All learning materials are provided and classrooms are equipped with TV and Audio equipment to enhance teaching methods.
Cultural & Activity Program
Each week students enjoy a full program of cultural activities and excursions as well as sports and leisure activities, both on campus and off. Full-day excursions to places of interest in and around Quebec City take place every Saturday. Evenings include at least two off campus activities per week. Students staying with a host family participate in one evening activity per week together with the students living in the residence. On other days, they spend the evening with their host family. View our sample weekly schedule for more information.
Accommodation - Homestay
Accommodation is a single room in a homestay and includes 3 meals per day. The family may host one other student from the same program but the school will ensure that there is a good cultural mix of students in the house. Accommodation is no more than 45 minutes door-to-door via public transit. You will be provided with a bus pass upon arrival at the school.
For general information on homestay accommodation please visit our Homestay Q & A page.
Accommodation - Residence
Accommodation is in a single room and includes 3 meals per day. Each room is equipped with a wash basin and the facilities include a dining hall, TV lounge, games room, music room, laundry facilities and 24 hour reception desk with security.
For general information on residence accommodation please visit our Residence Q & A page.
The following program features are included in the price: