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Intensive French Immersion Programs in Quebec City
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Intensive French Immersion Programs in Quebec City

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

Outstanding immersion experience

Edu-inter is a great school. I have attended classes at Alliance Française and a French language school in France. This is the best language learning experience I have found.

I judge the schools on three criteria, 1.) the quality of the teachers. 2.) the curriculum, and 3.) the materials and support.

The teachers were outstanding. I spent twelve weeks in the school. I had a Swiss teacher in the first six weeks. I had a French teacher in the last six weeks. Both teachers were better than any other French teachers I have had in the past. They were creative, demanding, extremely professional and extraordinarily helpful. My French proficiency developed rapidly.

The curriculum was sensible. We were evaluated through an introductory interview and placed accordingly. There was sufficient flexibility to allow for fine tuning of the placement when appropriate. The use of French exclusively (or nearly so) is a part of the practical curriculum. French is spoken at meals and during breaks.

I chose to participate in the intensive program which included learning techniques like games, community interaction through practical exercises and weekly group presentations. In the final weeks of my stay, I had private and semi-private lessons which were very helpful.

An important part of the total learning experience was the extracurricular weekly activity schedule. This includes local tours of historical or cultural importance, as well as, day trips to the parks and other nature sites of interests.

All these options made for a truly immersive experience.

The materials and support facilitated the overall experience. The textbooks were very good and illustrated the grammar based on dialogue. Internet resources were introduced using videos and other free online learning platforms. The wifi permitted the use of online reference materials (dictionaries, conjugations, etc.) via smartphones.

The administrative team did an excellent job with arranging home stays or other accommodation options, banking assistance and practical information getting around town. I always felt like I was welcome with my questions or requests for assistance.

Quebec is beautiful in the summer. It was a welcome break from the heat and humidity of Houston. It is also a very lively place with its Fête de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Québec National Holiday), Festival d'été de Québec (two week Summer Festival), New France Festival and many other activities and attractions around town. One other very important point, the Quebecois are very friendly and open. You can easily start a conversation with nearly everyone on the street.

For anyone from middle schoolers to retirees (like me) who are interested in learning French and experiencing the Quebec summers, I doubt you can beat Edu-inter.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    N/A

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Great French language program for adults!

I'm an English professor whose French language skills are at the immediate level. I found Inter-edu to be an effective and fun way to help me improve. The program evaluates your written and oral skills before placing you at the right level. Classes are small and taught by dynamic, experienced teachers. You can choose the intensive option and continue classroom study deep into the afternoon. In the evening, you can choose from different cultural activities in the beautiful city of Quebec. I had a wonderful time and left feeling I had improved my listening, writing, and oral skills. I'm looking forward to returning!

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Facilities

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

A teacher's summer

Knowing I would have a more demanding teaching schedule in September, I began looking for French immersion programs in the winter. I came across Edu-Inter online and began to plan for a way to temporarily abandon my family to take classes and experience a homestay. I found both in July, 2017, in Quebec with Edu-Inter. The registration/application process was easy and I always received a prompt email response to all my initial questions. The program was well-organized and I had a wonderful experience in my "famille d'accueil", despite a longer-than-expected trip to school each day by bus (now I am an expert!). The C1 class was intense and I learned a lot (la spiritualité/la religion chez les Québecois, et le vin). The French for French Teachers course was also very useful. I have already used ideas from both classes and resources that I received, here in NJ (USA). I highly recommend this program to French teachers (new & experienced). Don't be scared of "le québecois" - you will adapt to the differences in language quickly. The optional afternoon/evening & weekend excursions were varied (changed each week) and interesting. Take advantage of the city & surrounding area! Overall, a great program. I am looking forward to going back.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

Timid teen

My 13 year old daughter who is shy and a beginner at French went to the 3 week multi activity camp this year and had a very positive experience. The host family included her in their family activities and took a proactive interest making her feel welcome. Her interaction with them were some of the best stories and clearly most memorable times of the trip. The French classes in the morning were a little overwhelming at first for her but she gradually became more comfortable participating in the classes. I could definitely see the improvement and ease she had with the language upon returning home. The activities in the afternoons were fun and diverse enough to appeal to all students. My daughter will be attending the camp again next year.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Facilities

    7

  • Living Situation

    N/A

  • Cultural Immersion

    N/A

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    N/A

Week in Quebec city

I am trying to improve my written and spoken French, so I spent a week at Edu-Inter while on vacation in Quebec City. The course was fully immersive and required that we speak entirely in French, which enabled me to improve faster than if I had been able to speak in English. My instructor, Fabrice, was very dynamic and did a good job of keeping the class engaged. The activities were quite varied, which made the 5-hour days go by quickly. I wish that I could have stayed longer so that I could have learned more!

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

Reflection of 3 weeks summer camp of my son

First of all, it's a wonderful opportunity for anybody who would like to improve their French (any level). Taking in mind quality per money ration it's the best offer. Similar local (US) programs cost fortune in comparison. Going to France is a bit more challenging. Canada and especially Quebec City is the best choice. It's immersion indeed. All classes in French. Lot's of activities around the city and "french" Canada. Wonderful hosting family. Very informal, spending a lot of time together.

The only minor thing that a bit shadows this program is globalization. Obviously, it's not the fault of the school. Where ever students go for the "extracurricular" activity - students test out local stuff for knowing the English. No surprise - they could speak and understand... From that point it was hard to switch to French from even poor English. But that's up to the student what he want. Probably for the true immersion you have to go to the rural Quebec areas.

Anyway, 3 weeks fly like a moment. It was a great experience and submersion. Lots of good memories. Much more opened mind for French language. No fear how to say or how to ask. Very pleasant time. Definitely recommend to learning French.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Teenager exhausted in fun

My twin boys and I stayed in this school for two months, and I think next time they would be able to return by themselves.

Mornings are with French; afternoons and Saturdays are in various activities. My boys came home exhausted and ready to tell me stories every day. If parents are planning on a vacation, this is a good place to send their children to. Plus, Quebec City is a cool place in summer.

The French language, with its heavy rules of inflection, had seemed difficult to me and I spent a year to adjust to this language. As beginners, after the two months of the program, my boys started to love French and would like to continue with the learning.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    9

Excellent French program

Fiona spent three weeks living with a host family, attending classes, playing tennis and getting to know Quebec City. She thoroughly enjoyed her stay, spoke only French and came away with a greater understanding of our neighbor to the north. Hats off to Edu-Inter for a well-run, engaging program!

Overall Rating

2/ 10

  • Academics

    2

  • Facilities

    2

  • Living Situation

    2

  • Cultural Immersion

    2

  • Program Administration

    1

  • Health & Safety

    1

Avoid this strange place

This is a terrible camp. It is a scam. It sounds good and lots of promises are made. Counselors are young and inexperienced and not well supervised. Campers are not fed well or housed well. Simply, it's not a safe place to send your kids.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Daughter has had 2 great summers

Our daughter has traveled from Texas to Quebec for two consecutive summers for French immersion. She's had a wonderful experience both times. Each visit she was able to advance 2 levels with her French. Her second visit was even more extraordinary given that she was already familiar with the fun program and beautiful city. She had such warm and accommodating homestay families and has kept in touch with friends she met. We highly recommend this program !! Our daughter was 16 and 17 years of age.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

French immersion in Quebec

This program was fantastic! I cannot say enough the warmth, kindness and diligence of the staff and instructors. I was appropriately placed in my level (which many programs struggle with). The class focused on the 4 skills, culture and history. The instructors are flexible enough to allow for student activity and content suggestions. There is a program for everyone at every level with every interest and I appreciate the variety of options. They also have plenty of cultural activities scheduled after class every day so you get to know Quebec very well. This was my first time in Quebec and at Edu Inter and I would return in a heartbeat. The location is fantastic, only a beautiful walk to Old Quebec. Edu Inter cares you, your learning and showing you what a beautiful area Quebec City is.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    N/A

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    N/A

  • Community

    10

French immersion in Québec

Québec City is a gem with its unique French Canadian culture. I started studying French two years ago and in August 2016 went to Québec City for the weekend to put it into practice. The people of the city were so accepting and patient as I struggled to speak with them in French that I decided to look for an immersion program. I found Edu-inter.

Unsure of what to expect, I signed up for one week starting June 19, 2017. As soon as I was done, I was inquiring returning. The school welcomes students of all ages from around the globe for varying lengths of stay. Even though I was older than most of the students, I felt completely at ease. I was welcomed by the teachers from the very first day and even after I returned home, corrected assignments were emailed to me. A full week of total immersion at Edu-inter (Super-Intensive program) and in Québec City boosted my confidence. I definitely plan on returning.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

Studying French in beautiful Quebec

I spent two weeks in the super intensive program at Edu-Inter. The staff quickly assessed my rather unorthodox French language skills and assigned me to just the right level class. I enjoyed the academic work which was challenging and engaging. The other students were welcoming and helpful. I opted for the home stay option within a 30 minute walk of the school and that was perfect for me. My hostess was delightful and made lovely meals for me every day. I liked having the opportunity to speak French outside of class and over the weekends. Quebec is a lovely city to walk through and I was happy to have the opportunity to take different routes each day to school so I could get a sense of the city. I was a little nervous going to a school that I only knew through the Internet and living for two weeks with a complete stranger but it turned out to be an exceptional experience and truly worth the gamble. My only regret is that I could not stay longer.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

Older adult at Edu-inter in Quebec

I am an older adult (semi-retired) and spent a week at Edu-inter learning French. The program is administered professionally and is excellent. I had a combination of didactic and semi-private conversational classes that were superb. My teacher was outstanding (Mme Lord) and was able to explain everything in French, even to a beginner like me! My stay with the host family was very good and my host treated me as a family member. He gave me a tour of the city and the bus system on the first day, so that I could take it to school every day. The bus system is a very efficient, easy, and not difficult at all. Quebec and the Quebecois are wonderful, kind and welcoming. It is one of the safest cities in the world. The best compliment that I can give, is that I plan to go back for another session at Edu-inter and continue to improve my knowledge of French.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

Outstanding language school, far exceeding my expectations

I attended Edu-Inter’s Super-Intensive French program for 7 weeks. I started at level 3 (A1.1) and finished in level 7 (B2.2). I had only taken one semester of French before arrival. The teachers are excellent, but, more importantly, the staff members of Edu-Inter work with students to practice French outside of the classroom in dealing with day-to-day needs—a “French-only” policy is strictly enforced. Therefore, paying a bill become a learning situation using French with Keven, or discussing lodgings with Julie, running into Zorica in the elevator, chatting with Yan, Vanessa, Tommy, Guillaume, or even meeting previous instructors, in the hallways and staircases during breaks. This encourages students not just to learn French but to feel comfortable using it inside and outside of Edu-Inter. I am a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University, and I need French to take literature courses in French. After my time at Edu-Inter, I have the confidence that I would not have been able to acquire in such a short time of language instruction; and this is what Edu-Inter means by “immersion”—feeling comfortable in the language. I would definitely return to study at Edu-Inter and recommend it to anyone interested in studying French. Be assured that before and during your time at Edu-Inter, the staff will work with you to accommodate any insecurities you may be feeling, especially at the beginning, as is normal in any language program. Tommy patiently exchanged nearly 40 emails with me answering questions and working with me to find the appropriate program and time frame for my studies. A very special thanks to all of the Edu-Inter instructors and staff for what I have accomplished, and a profound thank-you to Guillaume, the academic administrator, for his support throughout my time in the program.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

La meilleure méthode pour prendre le francais

je suis tellement contente de prendre le français avec Edu-Inter, parce que, il est très nécessaire d'avoir toute l'immersion dans la langue qu'on doit apprendre et ici je l'ai obtenue. Et surtout, les activités qui se font en salle de classe, a l extérieur de l'école, ont fait que mon français soit très claire pour moi. De plus, l'environ est très beau, l'école n'est pas chère et le personnel avec qui on travaille sont des belles personnes.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Facilities

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

J`ai vraiment aime

Desde que llegue me gusto mucho la escuela. Hay una gran variedad de personas, de todas las edades y de varios paises. Aprendi muchisimo. Estoy muy contenta de los resultados. no me arrepiento de haber venido. Hay varias actividades para hacer y todas muy buenas. Yo recomendaria hacer activadades fuera del colegio para tener mas o con la gente de aqui, pero fuera de eso me gusta mucho.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

Realmente uma experiência Quebecois!

É a segunda vez que venho ao Québec para estudar francês e ter contato com a cultura quebecois, escolhi a Eduinter, pela boa acolhida, programa de aulas e atividades sempre muito interessantes e enriquecedoras.
O comprometimento do meu professor (Simon) em sempre esclarecer qualquer duvida e deixar o aprendizado de uma nova lingua mais facil foi surpreendente!
Progredi meu francês e consegui os resultados esperados. C'est super!

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Facilities

    10

  • Academics

    9

A Great Way to be Immersed in the French Language and Culture

My stay at Edu-Inter was above my expectations. The host family was very accommodating and provided a family atmosphere that encouraged conversation in French. I wish I could have stayed longer, but I will stay longer next time. The teaching methods encourage reading, writing and conversation.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Facilities

    9

  • Academics

    10

Una experencia increible!

El programa de estudios es muy eficaz. Despues de varios dias, empiezas a empaparte de la cultura, la experiencia, y finalmente; vives la misma lengua. me diverti muchisimo on las actividades de Edu-Inter y la convivencia con alumnos de otras partes del mundo, enriquecio mi sed de mundo.
Fue una experiencia inolvidable.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Facilities

    8

  • Academics

    8

Meine kulturelle und sprachliche Erfahrung in Quebec

Ich habe drei Wochen bei Edu-Inter Französisch studiert. In Deutschland habe ich zuvor noch nie Französisch in der Schule gehabt. Bei Edu-Inter wird nur Französisch gesprochen, wodurch man sehr schnell in die Sprache hineinfindet. Die Lehrer sind sehr sympatisch und für alle Fragen offen und man kann sehr schnell seine sprachlichen Fähigkeiten verbessern. Nach meinen Kurs ist es mir jetzt möglich mich in Französisch zu verständigen. Ich bedanke mich bei der Schule für das gute Programm, was meine Entwicklung in Französisch sehr geholfen hat. Auch die Stadt Quebec ist wunderschön und ich empfehle jeden hier einmal zu wohnen.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Facilities

    9

  • Academics

    9

Édu-Inter - First Rate Language School

I studied at Édu-Inter for 3.5 months, hoping to enhance my level of French in order to return to Ontario to find a job teaching French in the public education system. I am very pleased with the progress that I have made and attribute it equally to the excellent teaching that I received during my intensive French classes and to the unique homestay program that is offered through Édu-Inter. Everyone whom I met in Québec was warm and welcoming and were genuine in their efforts to help me immerse myself in the language and culture: it was definitely a special experience that I will not soon forget.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

La Vie d'une Nouvelle Québécoise

Living in Quebec is like living in a completely different country, while still in Canada. The language, views, and lifestyle are all unique factors in making Quebec a destination for an experience of a lifetime. Edu-Inter helps aid in this experience with its structured program and well rounded activities. You will find yourself not only learning a new language here, but learning more yourself. Edu-Inter gives that unconditional acceptance to help you do so.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Facilities

    10

  • Academics

    10

Outstanding!

When I first arrived in Quebec City I instantly fell in love! Quebec City is very tourist friendly and the view is breathtaking. In my opinion Edu-Inter is a very effective program to learn french because they push you beyond your limits and at the same time you make lifetime friends from all over the world. My host family went above and beyond to make my stay enjoyable and comfortable. I will never forget the special memories I made with them. I recommend this 5 star program to anyone, you won't be disappointed!

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Facilities

    7

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    7

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health & Safety

    10

Charlie`s Review

Edu-Inter is a great program that really helped me improve my French. The teachers and administration are very supportive and helpful and really take a priority in making sure the students understand the material. They really take the time for their students and the classes are well organized and even fun!

I took French immersion courses in primary and high school and I picked this program to improve my French after not studying French for over 5 years. I found the courses very organized and flexible and I was finally understanding material I never really understood in all my years studying in the past. It was finally sinking in.

It was great to live in Quebec City and be in the heart of Quebecois culture and history. I`ve made friends from all over the world and I even became involved in a French play. I highly recommend this program and I can`t wait to visit Quebec City again!