Canada- French Language in Montréal, Québec
Campus course equivalents: 301 and 385 respectively
Credits: 8 credits (4 credits each)
Pre-requisite: FR 203 or equivalent (contact instructor if unsure)
Program dates: July 3 - July 30, 2016
Travel dates: July 2 - July 31, 2016
4 weeks of French immersion! Obtain 8 required credits for a French major/minor (the equivalents of FR 301 and FR 385) in Montréal, Québec, the 2nd largest French-speaking city in the world. Language classes are held in the morning followed by daily group activities in the afternoons and evenings. Classes are conducted in French with a focus on Canadian French and culture (language, food, ideology, summer events, etc.). Hosted by the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) with weekend excursions. Students will create a ‘virtual scrapbook’ or blog (in French) documenting their experiences abroad as part of their course work for FR 337B.
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Join Western faculty and students on this faculty-led program to Canada for students of French. A 4-week program in Montréal, home to the second-largest French-speaking community in the world. Students will be hosted by the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) which has had a strong relationship with our Canadian-American Studies Program for many years. Our UQAM contacts are graciously assisting us in the planning of student housing, meals, local transportation, and other program-related expenses.
Any student with a FR 203 or equivalent background may apply for this program.
Check out Study Abroad Summer 2016.pptx for more information.
- Both group and individual work in and out of the classroom
- Weekend excursions to Québec City and Mont Tremblant
- Largest comedy festival Juste Pour Rire
- African music festival, group exercise classes
- Chinatown, Old Montréal
- World Firework Competition
- One free weekend
2016 Calendar of events.pdf
Dr. Christina KeppieBorn in New Brunswick, Canada, Dr. Christina Keppie grew up speaking both French and English from a very young age. She pursued graduate work in various Canadian universities, focusing on French linguistics and Acadian Studies in particular. She has been teaching at Western Washington University in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and the Linguistics Program since 2008 and has developed several courses focusing on Canadian French language and culture. She is currently the Editor of the quarterly journal, the American Review of Canadian Studies. In her spare time, Dr. Keppie focuses on her training in martial arts, the outdoors, community service, and her two cats. Bellingham is now very much home to her.
Office: Miller Hall 401A
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