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The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada’s (CMEC) Language Learning and Exchange Programs were created to encourage individuals to learn both of Canada’s official languages and to discover the cultures associated with these languages through studying/working in their linguistic and cultural environments.

The Department of Canadian Heritage provides funding for these programs, the provinces and territories are responsible for their administration in the respective jurisdictions, and CMEC coordinates the programs at the pan-Canadian level.

Summer Program in French for Grade 9 Students: In Newfoundland and Labrador there is a bursary available for grade nine students to participate in a three-week summer program in French in Quebec. To be eligible to receive the bursary, a candidate must be a Canadian Citizen or a landed immigrant and must be a resident of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and must be a full-time Grade 9 student during the current school year. The bursary will cover the cost of tuition, registration fee, room and board, instructional materials and all compulsory activities. For additional information and complete eligibility criteria, contact Language Programs Section, Department of Education at 709-729-2741.

Summer Program in French for Level 1 Students: In Newfoundland and Labrador there is a bursary available for Level 1 students to participate in a four-week summer program in French in Quebec. To be eligible to receive the bursary, a candidate must be a Canadian Citizen or a landed immigrant and must be a resident of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and must be a full-time Level 1 student during the current school year. The bursary will cover the cost of tuition, registration fee, room and board, instructional materials and all compulsory activities. For additional information and complete eligibility criteria, contact Language Programs Section, Department of Education at 709-729-2741.

Student Fellowship Program for post-secondary students: In Newfoundland and Labrador there is a student Fellowship program for post-secondary students to pursue French language studies within Canada. To be eligible to receive a fellowship, a candidate must be a Canadian Citizen or a landed immigrant and must be a resident of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and must be a full-time student and attend a French language post-secondary institution in Canada. The student must take a minimum of 80% of his/her coursework in French. The maximum that a student could receive in an academic year is $3600. For additional information and complete eligibility criteria, contact Language Programs Section, Department of Education at 709-729-2741

Explore is an intensive language-learning course which offers five weeks of classes, activities, encounters, and experience in the students’ second language and in a new region of the country, so that both fluency in and appreciation of the use of the language within its relevant culture can expand. To be eligible to apply for the program a candidate must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, have completed Level 2 or are at the post-secondary level prior to the start of the course, and was enrolled in school full-time for at least one semester in the current academic year. This course can be taken in the spring or summer. Click here to view a PowerPoint presentation on the Explore Program.

Participants in Explore receive a $2,000 bursary covering tuition fees for the course, instructional materials, meals, and accommodation (please note that the bursary constitutes taxable income). The educational institution you will be attending will receive the bursary directly. Some schools offer the possibility of credit transfers for the course you take, so check with the institution where you wish to transfer your credits.

Explore offers courses adapted to your level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced), as well as many activities allowing you to meet with others from across the country who wish to improve their second language. For more information and detailed eligibility criteria, visit this website.

Odyssey is a full-time work experience that gives students the opportunity to live in another province, share their culture, and make a difference in the lives of young people in their host community. Participants are paid a total of $18,500 (approximately $2,000 a month, $20 per hour) during the nine month program. Some of the duties are: to lead language activities in English in an elementary, secondary, or post-secondary classroom to support the teacher, support students as they learn English, emphasizing fluency in speech, and help motivate them, organize cultural activities designed to help students discover the English language and encourage them to continue learning it and to improve their skills and support teachers by organizing activities such as improv, quizzes, plays, and debates to help students discover and appreciate your language and culture. Click here to view a PowerPoint presentation on the program.

To qualify for this program, English must be your first language. You must be proficient in both oral and written English, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. You must have completed (within the last ten years) at least one year of post-secondary studies by June of the coming year. For more information and detailed eligibility criteria, visit this website.

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