- Facilitate your overall integration processinto Quebec society
- Explore different topics about life in Quebec
- Improve your day-to-day vocabulary
- Develop a social network with people who share similar interests
- Multiple dimensions are addressed:
- Short and recurring sessions
- In French
- In small interactive groups
- Obtain useful information, services and resources to help you understand how Quebec society operates
- Have access, on a regular basis, to a wide range of topics that respond to a variety ofinterests
- Practice your French in an inclusive, friendly, and fun space.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
At what level of French do I need to be in order to participate in collective activities?
It’s required to be at least at a beginner level. Our collective activities are a great opportunity to enrich your vocabulary and practice French in a friendly environment.
Are there exams after the activities?
No, there are no exams. The goal is to learn more about different aspects of Quebec society while practicing your French.
Will I have the opportunity to socialize?
Yes. Our collective activities are held in small groups, which facilitates communication and conversations between participants.
I am from China. I am a 39-year-old piano teacher, and I'm married. I started taking part in collective activities at the CIMOI about a year ago, when the pandemic started. I participated in almost all of the activities and improved my French through listening and speaking with others. Monsieur Kanga and Madame Aola's workshops were wonderful and useful. I didn't just learn French, but also about Quebec's culture and history.
Because I participated in the CIMOI's activities, now I can speak French with my Québécois friends. I'm able to communicate in French with people in public—for example, ordering a meal at a restaurant or shopping at the mall. I can also offer piano lessons to people who only speak French.Joy Wu,
I started in French classes at the CIMOI as a beginner. Now I am at level 8. Unfortunately, there was a pandemic during most of my period of study, so I didn't have much of an opportunity to practice with other people.
This collective activity was very beneficial for me. I can understand everything when you speak. In our online class, we each had many opportunities to have conversations. We had some great discussions on very interesting topics. At this point in time, when everyone is a little desperate for social activities, it's a great option for all of us. I'm very glad to be able to communicate with the professor and all of the students.M. Horace, China,