A vibrant group of 17 rising junior and senior French students, led by two US teachers, spent an active immersion week in Quebec this June. The group followed the Saint Lawrence River during their travels, making their way from Montreal to Tadoussac, and participating in a variety of activities.
Students went hiking, canoed in a large Algonquin rabaska, attended Montreal’s FrancoFolies music festival, danced in a traditional Canadian “sugar shack,” and went whale watching on the Saguenay fjord. They practiced their French skills throughout the trip, but counted two experiences as especially great language development opportunities: speaking French during environmental and historic bicycle tours of Quebec City, and participating in an interactive improv “game show” that focused on Quebecois history. As they say in Quebec, “C’était du fun!”