The Explore Program at the Université de Montréal: The Story of a Passport

R. Biba Fakhouri

Abstract


Explore is a 5-week intensive language-immersion program. This Canadian program provides learners from all provinces with the opportunity to learn one of the country’s official languages (French or English), whilst exploring a new region and living an authentic language-learning experience. Every year, around 450 Canadian students choose the Université de Montréal as their destination to learn French during the month of July. This paper presents various aspects of the Explore program as it is structured at the Université de Montréal, namely, the context of learning, the procedures for enrollment, programming, and the reasons for its resounding success. It also presents the challenges of receiving a group as big as 450 learners, as well as problems related to the organization of various events and activities, along with the solutions to ensure a positive and productive learning experience for our students.



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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5203/sa.v10i0.570