Backed by more than 40 years of experience with international programs, Collège Saint-Charles-Garnier offers school groups the great opportunity to visit Québec City as part of a language immersion program tailored to their needs and schedule.
Our customized immersion program is designed for students from 14 to 17 years old as well as for teachers eager to learn French or improve their French skills. During a short-term stay in a French-speaking environment, the group will learn and practice French through real-life situations and will discover Québec’s culture and rich history.
We offer a safe environment, careful supervision, and regular feedback and follow-up. Thanks to our experience, we can provide students with the tools they need to learn and grow through interaction, culture, and knowledge.
We receive groups all year long, come and visit us for an immersion program of 3 days or more!
Groups who came to Collège Saint-Charles-Garnier in the last few years
Colegio Miraflores, Ciudad de México, Mexico, 2 months
Duchesne Academy, Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 1 week
Francis Parker School, San Diego, California, United States, 4 days
Nightingale-Bamford School, New York, NY, United States, 3 days
Oxbridge Academy, Florida, United States, 2 weeks
Rockwood Summit High School, Fenton, Missouri, United States, 10 days
Warwick Academy, Warwick, Bermuda, 5 days
Participants take French classes in the morning while the afternoon is devoted to the discovery of the city through cultural workshops, excursions and sightseeing.
One French group or more can be created depending on students’ French level.
French classes and activities are offered to this program only, not in contact with regular students of the school.
Francophone teachers trained in teaching French as a second language and with sound experience with teenagers!
Experienced coordinator for all the matters concerning students: in charge of the follow-up and communication with chaperons.
A team of bilingual employees always there to help or to answer your questions!
Public transportation: thanks to a frequent and reliable bus service, public transportation is a good option to discover Québec. It has direct bus lines between the Collège, downtown and the mall (10-15 minutes).
The itinerary is built according to your requests.
Here is an example of the schedule:
From Monday to Thursday
In the morning: between 2.5 and 3.5 hours of French classes.
In the afternoon: sightseeing in the City to practice French and get to know Québec’s history and culture.
Entire day dedicated to activities depending on the time of the year
(ex: winter playground, Ice Hotel, waterpark, Île d’Orléans, etc.).
|AM||French classes||French classes||French classes||French classes||Special day-trip|
|PM||Cultural trip||Historical visit||Recreational center||Parks and nature facilities||Special day-trip|
Free time to spend with the host families or on your own. A one-day visit to Montreal can be organized upon request.
You always have the option of having lunch at the school’s cafeteria serving complete and yummy meals.
Fill the online application form to give us the information we need to create the best itinerary for your group.
What we need to know to start planning your program:
We will build a customized schedule and contact you to propose it.
We will be pleased to discuss the possibilities with you by Skype, phone call, a meeting or a video conference. We will be there to help you choose the best options for your group following your requests and needs.
The total cost will be established according to the schedule, the duration of the stay, the activities, the number of participants, the type of accommodation, the need for transportation and the number of French groups.
We want to get to know your students before they arrive in Québec: medical needs, food requirements, habits, etc. The better we know your students, the better we can answer and adapt ourselves to their needs. In particular, this information will be very important if the host family accommodation option is chosen.
Besides establishing the linguistic goals, we will need to know the level of French of each student to inform the French teacher and the staff leading the activities you will do. We will give you access to our French online test.
Before your arrival, we will send you the final information for your stay. If the host family option was chosen, we will also send you the family’s profile as soon as possible, so the students can get in contact with them by email, Facebook, Skype, Facetime, etc.
Please, contact us so we can answer your questions, discuss details and establish a price for the stay you wish to organize. Merci beaucoup!