I’ve participated in the French Immersion program at UQTR twice and am returning May 20-June 8. Are there folks going at that time who would like to get acquainted on Line? Studying French is a long time interest and I have traveled in France, most recently staying in Aix-en-Provence for a month with Smithsonian Journeys.
Amicalement, Joyce White
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Bonjour à tous! J'ai hâte de participer avec vous en mai. (Ou, comme on dit chez nous en Cadien << avec vous-autres>>. En 2016, j'ai participé à un cours d'immersion à Université de Ste. Anne, à Nouvelle Ècosse pour trois semaines. Nous les Cadiens ont nos racines là... Et maintenant, j'ai envie de retourner à Canada. J'ai passé l'examen hier soir. Donc, je crois que je suis prêt d'aller.
Je suis chanceux que cette semaine, il y a Festival International de la Louisiane ici à Lafayette (le plus grand festival internationale de musique des États-Unis) et je peux pratiquer un peu avant de partir. D'habitude il y a beaucoup touristes qui nous rendent visite qui parlent français.
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All will be well and I’m quite sure you will enjoy the program. The university will place you in the appropriate level class and you will be learning what you need to learn at that level. In addition, the staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to help you. I have taken this Road Scholar program twice before in 2011 and 2014 and I’m looking forward to returning. I have taken French language programs in a number of places in France for a week or two but without the support and friendship offered by Road Scholar participants at UQTR.
Some of my favorite things about this program are: the friendly and helpful staff, the comfortable apartment/dorm near the classroom building, Trois-Rivières with a variety of restaurants, the extracurricular programs, especially the day in Montreal and Quebec City (Île d’Orleans), and the camaraderie of other Road Scholars. And this is Canada, home of friendly people and French and English translations on most, if not all, information (museums, etc.)
Before arriving at UQTR I’m doing a road trip to the Eastern Townships and will be taking a tour of places that inspired Louise Penny for her Three Pines/Chief Inspector Armand Gamache mystery novels (mentioned in the packet of Road Scholar information). Then, I’ll be doing a short Road Scholar program in Quebec City, “Inspiration at the Monastery: Wellness, Music and Art” that occurs right before the French Immersion program.
Bon Voyage and see you in a few weeks!
We should plan on getting the Louise Penny fans together during free time to chat. I mentioned to Louise that I was going to UQTR to study French. She might enjoy a photo of a gathering of her fans. Perhaps we can find a Bistro in Trois Rivières. Amicalement, Joyce White
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Greetings Steve and Deborah,
The number of students in classes depends on the testing. There will probably be 3 levels, Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. In my past experience at the Intermediate Level, which is quite broad, the class size was manageable, maybe 15 or so. Two roommates for the last program I attended were in the advanced class and one was in the beginning class. One of the Advanced roommates is returning and sharing the apartment/dorm.
Road Scholar travel is wonderful. My first trip was to Nova Scotia and I have enjoyed quite a few since then. This year I’m returning to Nova Scotia with my partner, Ed, when we go to the Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland in August. He doesn’t study French but knows and uses the terms for politeness and enjoys traveling in Quebec Provence.
I look forward to meeting you soon at UQTR. Joyce White