Collège Saint-Charles Garnier Language Program

Collège Saint-Charles Garnier, located in Québec City, Canada, is a private co-educational secondary school. Founded by the Jesuits in 1635, it is the oldest French speaking teaching establishment in North America. Our educational plan and the diverse programs which we offer show that our vision, while taking its roots in a solid tradition, is yet one turned towards the future and to the world.

In keeping with its motto “Truth is My Shield” and its aim to “educate men and women for others”, the mission of Collège Saint-Charles is to cultivate a passion for truth and a sense of solidarity. At St-Charles Garnier, we offer an educational context that constantly challenges the young people to approach life with an open mind as well as promising plenty of fun!

The world according to Collège Saint-Charles-Garnier purports to discover a people through improving one’s language skills! Come and explore our world, the world according to Garnier!

We offer different programs in French immersion in Québec City; all of them take into account the emotional side of this international experience, for students and their families alike. We take good care to offer a safe, supportive environment where all students will be able to grow and learn through contact with others.

French high school studies (one-year or six month); the Collège Saint-Charles Garnier opens its doors to international students from 12 to 17 years of age from all over the world. Our aim is to develop humanistic values while respecting cultural differences. The international students attend regular classes in French with the Canadian students but they will also take FSL (French as a second language) classes excepecially built for their pedagogical needs… Since our main goal is total immersion, students will be living with a French speaking host family, helping them to learn and understand the Quebec culture.

En Français à Quebec; our summer academic stay « En Français à Québec » is designed for youngsters between 14 and 17 years old. The participants are housed in student residences on the campus of Laval University in Quebec City for 5 weeks. They will also be able to take advantage of the many extra-curricular, cultural and educational activities offered.

Customized immersion programs; the Collège Saint-Charles-Garnier offers to School groups (students or teachers) to visit Québec City as part of a language immersion program tailored to their needs and schedule. Participants stay with host families and take language classes in the morning. The afternoons are devoted to discovering Québec City through tourism and cultural workshops and outings Quebec City, recognized by UNESCO for its cultural heritage, is a safe and cordial place. In Quebec City, everything takes place in French and numerous leisure activities and cultural events are close at hand. Studying in Quebec, exposes one to understanding the determination of its people to speak and live in French.

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