École de Langue Française Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

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Program Description

Learn French in Chicoutimi, Canada, located in the heart of the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region, the most francophone region in North America. Almost 300,000 people speak French and live their daily lives in French, everywhere and at all times! The area is also renowned for its spectacular fjords and its interior sea, the Lake St-Jean providing access to nearby beaches and numerous boating and water sports activities. Chicoutimi also offers museums, restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries.

Throughout the year, you can also enjoy numerous local festivals and during the winter months, there are plenty of winter sporting activities to occupy your time. Come study abroad in Canada, perfect your French, learn about Quebec culture, and have the experience of the lifetime.


The semester immersion program offers French language study from introductory to advanced levels. Courses at each level analyze the French language from the perspective of syntax, phonetics, and communicative competence. The program includes 20 hours of classroom instruction each week and is supplemented by co-curricular activities. The program offers a twelve-week session during each semester, where students can earn 12 credits; each course is 3 credits (45 teaching hours).

In the summer programs, students earn three credits in the three-week program and six credits in the five-week program.

What`s Included

Costs included: Instructional costs, instructional materials, health insurance, fees, and orientation.
Costs not included: Airfare (approx. $800-$1,200), personal costs (approx. $1,000-$1,500), housing (approx. $175 - 200/per week payable to the host family; optional excursions.

Costs included: Instructional costs, room and board with a French-speaking family or dormitory, fees, orientation, instructional materials, email access, health insurance coverage.
Costs not included: Airfare ($700 - 1,500), personal costs ($750 - 1,000), optional excursions ($250 approx.)



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Program Locations

Chicoutimi, Canada

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Program Details

Brookdale Community College
  • Canada: Chicoutimi
School Term:
Fall, Spring, Summer
Fall 2018: $8,399 CCIS Member | $8,799 Non-Member, Spring 2019: TBD CCIS Member | TBD Non-Member, Summer 2018 (Three Week): $3,899 - $3,999 CCIS Member | $4,299 - $4,399 Non-Member, Summer 2018 (Five Week): $6,049 - $6,149 CCIS Member | $6,449 - $6,549 Non-Member
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