Univer­sité Sainte-Anne

Nathalie makes leaps in her French lan­guage skills

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Nathalie Landry spent five weeks in the sum­mer im­mersed in the French lan­guage. Even though she had been speak­ing French since kinder­garten, noth­ing com­pared to this.

She woke up to im­mer­sion classes, and spoke French dur­ing the ac­tiv­i­ties through­out the day—even in the cafe­te­ria. By the end, Nathalie wanted more, and Univer­sité Sainte Anne pro­vided it.

“How will you learn if you are con­stantly speak­ing English?” Nathalie asked her­self. No­body else of­fered a pro­gram where she would be com­pletely sur­rounded by the lan­guage. She was given an en­trance bur­sary, and an en­vi­ron­ment where she would be free to make mis­takes and to brush up on her gram­mar skills.

“Even af­ter all this time with French, I still didn’t feel com­fort­able speak­ing it. This pro­gram gave me more con­fi­dence orally, to write in French, and to even­tu­ally teach French to oth­ers as well,” says Nathalie about her as­pi­ra­tions to be­come a French teacher.

Nathalie is cur­rently par­tic­i­pat­ing in the in­ter­me­di­ate level pro­gram at Sainte-Anne, which will be com­pleted in a year, and the more ad­vanced pro­gram runs only through De­cem­ber. There are five cour­ses to­tal in French, leav­ing room for op­tional cour­ses as an ad­di­tion.

“If you are un­sure of your abil­i­ties, this is the ex­tra work that will help you in the long run. The pro­gram helps you in reg­u­lar classes, plus it looks great on your re­sume,” says Nathalie.

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