•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. The Français intensif program encompasses all aspects of the French language: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Our French immersion programs encourage the active participation of students in their learning.
In the Français individuel program, École Québec Monde adapts the approach and methods according to the needs of students. 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 audiovisual 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.
We are happy to assist you while you are at École Québec Monde so that you can both enjoy your French courses and attend your favorite activities. Your stay in Quebec will be doubly advantageous.
Terms & Conditions: École Québec Monde
- Services must be paid in full 14 days before the course starts in order to complete the enrolment and secure a place in the course and/or accommodation.
- Bank charges are payable by students
- Students must be 18 years of age or over
- The cancellation needs to be communicated in writing to the school by the person who booked the course.
- No course changes will be allowed to make up for refunds in the case of course cancellations.
- The registration fee is non-refundable.
- Accommodation booking fee is non-refundable.
- No refund will be made for shortening the course duration after the payment.
- No tuition refunds are given for late arrivals, early departures or absences, for whatever reason, from classes during any course.
- If a student is absent for one or more weeks at a time, arrangements can be made for the course duration to be extended at no extra cost.
- If a course is cancelled more than 13 days before course start: 100 except for registration fees and accomodation fees if applicable% refund
- If a course is cancelled between 7 and 13 days before course start: 75 except for registration fees and accomodation fees if applicable% refund
- If a course is cancelled between 1 and 6 days before course start: 60 except for registration fees and accomodation fees if applicable% refund
- If a course is cancelled less than 1 days before the start date full price will be charged.
- In case a visa is refused to the student, the school will charge registration fees and accomodation fees if applicable Euro and the remaining balance will be refunded to the student upon receipt of an original VISA refusal letter.
Terms, Conditions and Policies
Students must be at least 18 years of age to enroll at École Québec Monde. It is possible to conditionally accept students who are under 18 years of age with an authorization letter from a parent or guardian.
Visa and Study Permit
École Québec Monde asks that you consult the Canadian embassy or consulate in your country of origin for information regarding the entry procedure into Canada. You do not require a Study Permit if your French immersion program lasts 24 weeks or less, but you might need a Temporary Resident Visa to visit Canada. If you study for more than 24 weeks, you must apply for a Study Permit – Canadian authorities will tell you how to proceed. In the event that you study without a permit or if you violate the conditions of your visa, you will be asked to leave Canada. For further information, please check the Canadian Government Web site.
Quebec Certificate of Acceptance or CAQ (Certificat d’Acceptation du Québec)
You do not need to apply for a CAQ if your French immersion program lasts 24 weeks or less. If you are studying for more than 24 weeks, you must apply for a CAQ. For further information, please check the Quebec Government Web Site.
Medical insurance is mandatory for all students of École Québec Monde. École Québec Monde proposes that you subscribe to its medical insurance plan at the time of registration. Otherwise, you will have to show proof of the medical insurance contracted prior to leaving your country of origin before your first class begins. If you still do not have medical insurance, École Québec Monde will ask you to subscribe to its medical insurance plan which coverage will begin that same day.
The École Québec Monde’s rates are valid from January 1 to December 31 of a given year. Please note that a registration for the following year made no later than October 31 of the current year is invoiced at the current year rates.
Host Family Accommodation
Home stay begins the Sunday prior to your starting date and ends the Saturday immediately following your last class. All additional days are invoiced to students.
Registration and Confirmation Procedure
You may get the registration form on the website of École Québec Monde. Complete the online registration or send the form duly completed by mail, email or fax. Upon reception of your registration, we confirm your registration and send your invoice. Your invoice includes the total amount of your French immersion stay. If you need a visa or a visa and a study permit to enter Canada, École Québec Monde sends you a “letter of acceptance” as soon as we receive your first payment covering the registration fee plus 20% of the total cost of the course. The letter of acceptance is required by the Government of Canada to process your visa/permit application.
A non-refundable Registration fee is required. This fee covers the administrative cost surrounding the registration process.
Accommodation Administration Fee
A non-refundable Accommodation Administration fee is required. This fee covers the administrative cost surrounding the planning of accommodation in a host family, an apartment, a bed and breakfast or a hotel.
Change of Accommodation Administration Fee
Students may ask for a change of accommodation for justifiable reasons of discomfort or of non-compatibility with the host family chosen for them by École Québec Monde. When the change of accommodation request is made within the first week of arrival in the host family, the change is made at no additional fee. When the request is made after the first week of arrival in the host family, a Change of Accommodation Administration Fee is invoiced to students. In both cases, students are responsible for the costs of moving from one place of accommodation to another.
Airport Pickup Fee
If on arrival day, the flight is cancelled or modified and the arrival time planned changes, students are responsible for communicating this change as soon as possible by calling the emergency number of École Québec Monde. By doing so, students make sure that École Québec Monde makes the necessary modifications. Should École Québec Monde not be notified, the representative of École Québec Monde is not under obligation to wait for students or to return to the airport; students must then go to their accommodation by their own means and the airport pickup fee is not refunded.
Payment of the invoice must be finalized in its entirety 14 days prior to the beginning of the French immersion program at École Québec Monde. A first payment must be made at the time of registration if Canada requires a visa and/or a study permit to enter Canada (see the registration procedure above).
Proof of identity
Upon your arrival at École Québec Monde, we ask for your passport or a piece of official identification in order to make a photocopy for your file. Please note that your file is to be kept in a secure location. Passports and official identification documents are given back at once.
Unauthorized absences are registered in the students’ file. The course completion certificate is only handed to students who attended at least 80% of the classes.
Holidays taken by students
If students decide to take holidays when their course has started and wish not to lose the corresponding weeks of course, École Québec Monde must be imperatively informed, in writing, at least one (1) week before the planned date of absence and told of its duration. The course period is then extended by the number of weeks of holidays taken. Only complete weeks are considered. This condition does not apply to host family accommodation since payments to the host family are maintained during the absence of students. The additional weeks of lodging are invoiced to students. If students cannot extend their stay, no refund is made.
If students have a complaint regarding the course, the administrative approach, another student, a professor or a member of the management staff, the director must be informed of the complaint. The director discusses the complaint with students in order to find a solution acceptable to all parties involved in the dispute. If the dispute directly involves the director, a written complaint must be sent to the President of the Board of directors of École Québec Monde so that he meets the concerned parties and reaches an agreement which is acceptable to all of them. If no acceptable solution is found, École Québec Monde will contact a representative of Languages Canada in order to reach a solution acceptable to all parties involved.
At École Québec Monde, French is the only language used to communicate on School premises, in the classroom and during activities organized by École Québec Monde. Failure to respect this policy might lead to being expelled from École Québec Monde.
Cancellation Policy before the Start Date
Registration fee and accommodation administration fee are non-refundable.
•When a registration is cancelled before the start of the course due to a visa refusal, tuition fee and accommodation fee are refunded if École Québec Monde receives a cancellation request in writing, accompanied by the letter received from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
•When a registration is cancelled 14 days or more before the start of the course, tuition fee and accommodation fee are refunded if École Québec Monde receives a cancellation request in writing.
•When a registration is cancelled between 7 and 13 days before the start of the course, tuition fee and accommodation fee are refunded at 75% if École Québec Monde receives a cancellation request in writing.
•When a registration is cancelled less than 7 days before the start of the course, tuition fee and accommodation fee are refunded at 60% if École Québec Monde receives a cancellation request in writing.
Cancellation Policy after the Start Date
When a registration is canceled on arrival or after the start of the course, tuition fee and accommodation fee are reimbursed based on the percentage of completion of the immersion program at the time of receipt, in writing, of the cancellation request.
•If less than10% of the program is completed, École Québec Monde refunds 50% of the number of weeks remaining.
•If between 10% and 30% of the program is completed, École Québec Monde refunds 30% of the number of weeks remaining.
•If more than 30% of the program is completed, no refund is granted.