At École Québec Monde, we value the communicative approach. The basic principle is that a language is primarily a communication tool. The content of the lessons is based on the use of French in everyday life and encompasses all aspects of the French language - speaking, listening, reading and writing - with, of course, a focus on speaking and listening. Our French immersion programs encourage the active participation of students in their learning.
In the Français intensif group program, content is based on lesson plans created by École Québec Monde while the approach and methods are adapted to the needs of all members of the group.
In the Français individuel program, École Québec Monde adapts the approach and methods according to the precise needs of the student. In this case, the content of the lessons is based on the specific use of French in situations determined by the student.
Courses from the Francais intensif program are designed so that, for all the levels taught, École Québec Monde meets the need and necessity to learn grammar and vocabulary. The methods used vary - written and oral exercises, homework, viewing authentic audio-visual material, theme-based discussions - and allow the development and mastery of oral and written production and comprehension skills.
Courses from the Français individuel program are tailored to the requirements specified by students. Students are directly involved in the development of their lessons and guide the teacher by clarifying their objectives. The learning techniques used vary - systematic exercises, practice of written and oral tests, role-play - to allow students to acquire the grammatical and lexical knowledge necessary to achieve their objectives.
Groups welcome a maximum of 8 students. École Québec Monde knows that to limit the number of students increases the level of individual participation of each student and, therefore, allows the acquirement more quickly of a better "mastery" of the target language.