If you are interested in a 5-week French-Language bursary program, visit this website:
Explore is a five-week intensive language-immersion course for students who have completed at least Grade 11. You can take the course in the spring or summer,whichever you prefer. You can also have a job for the rest of the summer, if you wish.
Participants in Explore receive a $2000 bursary (taxable income) that covers tuition fees for the courses, instructional materials, meals and accommodations, workshops and other mandatory activities.
Some schools may give credits or equivalences for Explore, so check with the institution to which you wish to transfer your credits or where you wish to obtain equivalences.
Explore offers courses adapted to your level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced), as well as many activities that allow you to meet others from across the country who wish to improve their French.
Participants live in a student residence on campus or with a homestay family whose members speak French.
Visit www.myexplore.ca for the latest information
Applications are due by February 15th, 2018!!
Accurate pronunciation is a very important aspect of language learning. However, studies show that fluency is actually more important when it comes to understanding a speaker.
See http://phys.org/news/2014-05-fluency-outweighs-pronunciation-non-native-english.html for more information.
Click here to read an article on the many benefits of multilingualism
“Benefits of learning a second language include brain growth, staving off dementia, boosting memory, improving attention and more…” Click here to read the full article
“Today, more of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual than monolingual. In addition to facilitating cross-cultural communication, this trend also positively affects cognitive abilities. Researchers have shown that the bilingual brain can have better attention and task-switching capacities than the monolingual brain, thanks to its developed ability to inhibit one language while using another. In addition, bilingualism has positive effects at both ends of the age spectrum: Bilingual children as young as seven months can better adjust to environmental changes, while bilingual seniors can experience less cognitive decline.” – See more at: http://dana.org/Cerebrum/2012/The_Cognitive_Benefits_of_Being_Bilingual/#sthash.NSn4Gly0.dpuf
If you are interested in participating in this year’s concours, please see Ms Romain by Friday January 29th!