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French Language Summer 3-day Camps

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Facilitator(s): Michelle De Abreu
Mark Babin
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Aug 23, 2017 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 2Aug 24, 2017 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
Day 3Aug 25, 2017 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm)
(no meals will be provided)
Location: Edmonton (Campus Saint-Jean)
8406 - 91st Street
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Course code: 17-FR-360

Target Audience

Any adult wishing to improve their French oral language competencies

To make the most out of the camps, please bring a French-English dictionary, a few photos (family, pets, holidays, house, yard, etc.) and a small object that represents you.

About this learning opportunity

Are your oral French skills feeling a little rusty? Polish them up in these relaxed French camps designed to maximize your French repertoire… no matter its size!

These French camps focus on functional oral language skills and you can expect to hear and speak French all day. Effective second language teaching practices will be modeled by the facilitators, so teachers in the group can start the school year with a range of strategies and activities for use at any grade level.

Adults of any French language proficiency level can successfully partake in all activities. The only prerequisites: Some background in French language learning and a willingness to take risks and accept mistakes. A sense of humour would also be an asset as these low-stress, highly interactive days offer plenty of occasions for laughter.

Please use this self-assessment grid of the Common European Framework of Reference to determine the best camp level to start. Note that you can change levels after the first half day.

  • Level I: A1
  • Level II: A2+

Should you have any questions about choosing camp levels, please contact the facilitators at

What others are saying?

"This was an amazing experience! The facilitators were great! The activities were fun and extremely useful and the environment was safe and relaxed for our attempts at French!"

“I love how the facilitators built trust and made everyone feel at ease.”

"The session was very well facilitated, and was overall a great experience! I appreciated how each activity was discussed as to how it could be applied to different grade levels or ability levels."

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Michelle De Abreu is a second language consultant and Mark Babin, a Department Head of International Languages at Strathcona High School. Between them, Michelle and Mark have over 50 years’ experience in both FSL and French Immersion at the elementary, junior high and senior high levels.

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