Campus Saint-Jean is the University of Alberta’s French-speaking campus. Our Program
is held during the summer in La Pocatière, Québec, a quiet, rural, agricultural centre
located along the St. Lawrence River, a totally French-speaking milieu.
Overview of the Program
The schedule of classroom sessions, workshops, organized cultural and sporting activities
maximizes the students’ exposure to the French language and culture to ensure an
ideal learning experience. You will be charmed by the region's scenery and its beautiful
sunsets. Our program attracts sports enthusiasts as well as budding musicians. On
the first day of the program, students will be assessed to ensure proper class placement.
Qualified, experienced and friendly instructors work with students to achieve the
proficiency expected at each level, from beginner to advanced.
Our Program offers 8 levels: three beginner, three intermediate and two advanced
levels (see course descriptions). Some levels may not be offered due to insufficient
number of students. Placement tests are given on the first day of school and you
are grouped by level into classes of approximately 18 people.
Eligibililty (16 years old or over)
Canadian or international student applicants must be at least in Grade 11 (secondary
5 in Québec) or at the postsecondary level during the current school year. Adults
may register without prerequisites.