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In order to be ready for your first day of class, please bring the following material with you:

  • One-inch binder, with 8½ x 11″ ruled sheets or a notebook;
  • French-English or French dictionary of practical size. “Micro-dictionaries” are to be avoided;
  • Conjugaison book, like the popular Bescherelle- La conjugaison pour tous;
  • Pencil case with pencils, pens, erasers, highlighters;
  • USB Flash Drive, etc.

If you realize you are missing any material when you arrive at l’École de français, don’t worry, there is a bookstore on the premises and other stores in a short walking distance.

The average temperature from mid-May to mid-June is 15˚C and it is 21˚C in July.

For your stay you will need to bring pants, shorts, t-shirts, sweaters, sneakers for excursions, a bathing suit and bathing cap, a windbreaker/raincoat for excursions, towels and toiletries.

Mittens, tuques and a thick coat may also be useful for the whale watching cruise on the St-Laurence River.

Appropriate attire for sports and formal occasions is also recommended.

If you can play an instrument, you are more than welcome to bring it along with you. A talent show takes place at the end of the program where students are invited to play.

We provide a piano and a drum set.

We strongly advise you NOT to bring your favourite English or any non-francophone music along with you. Listening to music in any other language than French would go against the immersion effect we strive to provide as a community. Instead download some French music to discover – teachers and facilitators will be able to provide you with recommendations.

Canadian students must always carry their provincial healthcare card with them.

Personal medical expenses will not be assumed by l’École de français. Please contact your provincial health service or your medical insurance company to determine the exact procedures you should follow.

Foreign students must provide proof of valid health insurance at the moment they apply.

Yes as long as you are present at the begining of the program. The subsidy is deemed taxable income whether or not the candidate actually complete the full five-weeks program. 

Bank of Montreal National
428, rue Lafontaine
Rivière-du-Loup G5R 3B8
Tel: 418 862-6961
Fax: 418 862-4397

National Bank of Canada
295A, boul. Thériault
Tel: 418 862-7248
Fax: 418 862-243

Caisse populaire Desjardins
315, boul. Armand-Thériault
Rivière-du-Loup G5R 0C5
1 800 511-2500
Tel: 418 862-7255
Fax: 418 862-3766  

At the residence, there is a security officer 24/7 et the reception desk.  

There is a laundromat inside the residence.

These facilities are available: indoors pool, gymnasium, outdoors beach volleyball court, basketball court and a skatepark.

Students can meet in a large living room, with comfortable couches, a big-screen TV and DVD player.  

Students staying at the residence are served a snack every night and there are vending machines on the premises.  There are also large grocery stores within a short walking distance.

The campus is located close to three parks:

  • Parc urbain RDL
  • Parc des chutes RDL
  • Parc de la Pointe RDL