For Ages: 13-17
Absolute Beginner to Intermediate French or English
Supervised Program (Residence) Semi-Supervised (Homestay)
Summer Language and Adventure Camps (SLAC) are offered to students 13-17 year-olds exclusively. The programs are conducted at our center in Montreal during the Summer. The program is designed to provide young students with a language-learning experience in a fun setting.
SLAC provides the opportunity to combine an effective small-group language course with an adventure into Canadian culture and lifestyle. Students attending the course will stay in a homestay in the world's largest bilingual, bicultural city: Montreal. This exciting combination cannot be realized in a conventional camp. The emphasis of the camp is on using French in an entertaining and meaningful context. Listening and speaking take priority in this activities-based program.
Students have 3 hours of class, and a full-time Program Coordinator is available during class hours to assist the students in any of their needs. SLAC participants have classes and lunch on site. After all activities, Monitors return the students to the Center in Montreal. A Local Coordinator is there to greet the students, and to help out until they return to their homestays. Students may use the internet and e-mail when at the Center.
First Monday: Orientation, language placement tests, weekly plans and expectations, issue of student ID cards, issue of metro pass, walking tour (banks, post office, pharmacies), Place des Arts, street concerts, exhibits, Old Montreal.
- 09:00 to 12:00 Classes in English and French
- 12:00 to 12:30 Supervised Lunch
- 12:30 to 16:00 Supervised Activities
Activities and Visits May Include:
Accommodations - Homestay with a French Canadian Family
Homestay provides students with an opportunity to use the language in real-life situations. In Canada, it is usual that both the homestay hostess and host work outside of the home during the day. Students are responsible for going to school and returning after activities to homestay by themselves. Special care is taken when selecting the homestay hosts. Each host is only accepted after passing a review by the local housing coordinator, and making a commitment to provide a welcoming home for our participants.
Included in the Program
- 4 levels from beginner to intermediate
- 2, 3 or more weeks up to a maximum of 8 weeks instruction in French or English.
- First day evaluation and orientation
- 3 hours of language classes in small groups of a maximum 15 students per class. Each course hour is 55 minutes.
- 3 hours of activities including supervised lunch.
- Free internet and e-mail access.
- Homestay accommodation in single room and 3 meals daily (packed lunches Monday to Friday)
- Textbooks and material
- Arrival and departure transfer
- Medical insurance to a maximum of $10,000 Canadian
- NRCSA Emergency insurance (during dates in the foreign country):
• Accident insurance up to $10,000
• Emergency medical evacuation up to $25,000
• Emergency reunion up to $5,000
• Repatraition up to $7,500
• Life insurance up to $5,000
• 24 Hour emergency worldwide multi-lingual telephone assistance
2014 Start Dates
- Program starts on July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2014
- Last day of class is August 15, 2014
2014 Program Fees
- 2 weeks: $ 2,380
- 3 weeks: $ 3,195
- 4 weeks: $ 3,910
- Additional weeks: $ 865
- For a single room in the residence add $605 per week (1 weekend and evening activities included).
- For a shared roon in the residence add $565 per week (1 weekend and evening activities included).
Montreal, Canada - City Info
The city of Montreal is unique in North America. It was founded in 1642 by French settlers and retains an old-world Latin pace of life. The old city center still has its ancient stone buildings, stone paved roads and horse-drawn carriages. With a population of 2.8 million, Montreal is the largest French-speaking city in the world next to Paris; yet it has an English-speaking population larger than that of the total population of Ottawa, the nation's capital.
Montreal is the gourmet capital of North America with its myriad of restaurants, offering an excellent selection of the world's finest cuisine. Attractions include the 1967 World Fair site with its La Ronde Amusement Park, the 1976 Olympic site, museums, art galleries and the nearby Laurentian mountain range dotted with lakes.
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