Tu parles!

The Tu parles! program is designed to help your children acquire French speaking skills that can be used inside and outside the classroom.

Our summer program boasts a true French immersion environment, adding summer camp activities to the existing structured language learning. Tu parles! offers a healthy mix of classroom time, field trips, outdoor fun and hands-on activities such as arts, crafts, music and games.

Children are grouped according to their language proficiency.

Tu parles! provides three hours of classroom instruction, focusing on oral fluency in authentic situations. Afternoons are an opportunity for the children to use what they have learned in a variety of camp activities and outings. Our instructors vary the focus of each week’s lessons based on the needs and interests of their group. Each theme leads to a dynamic final demonstration, held every Friday afternoon. Parents are invited to come and watch their children show off their newfound French skills. Past exhibits have been about jobs, rockets, volcanos, sports, the five senses and restaurants.

Who can participate in Tu parles?

Any child between 7 and 12 years.

Language assessment

Children enrolled in Tu Parles! may require a placement interview, either in person or on the phone. If a placement interview is necessary, a member of our team will contact you to schedule a meeting with your child. 

When does Tu parles take place?

This year's camps take place from July 2 to August 23, 2019.

Schedule and Themes

Week 1 – July 3 to 5, 2019: Adventures in nature!
Come discover the world around us! Young nature lovers will enjoy French learning capsules related to the elements of nature. Excursions, activities, games and outings are all included in this fun and educational program.

Week 2 – July 8 to 12, 2019: A Trip around the World
Take a trip around the world without leaving Winnipeg! Learn French all while exploring different cultures. Bring your sense of adventure and be ready to fill up your “passport”!

Week 3 – July 15 to 19, 2019: French in the Kitchen
Learning French is a piece of cake! Learn words and expressions to identify food and become a French-speaking chef. You will also have the opportunity to taste the fruits of your culinary creations. Bon appétit!

Week 4 – August 6 to 9, 2019: The animal kingdom
Come to USB to explore the mysteries of the animal kingdom. Discover the fascinating world of animals through various excursions, games and activities in French.

Week 5 – August 12 to 16, 2019: Arts Express
Create works of art with your own two hands! During this week, you will have the opportunity to make various crafts as well as different painting and drawing techniques, all in French, bien sûr. You will exhibit your masterpieces in the Tu parles! gallery.

Week 6 – August 19 to 23, 2019: French in the kitchen
Time to move at Université de Saint-Boniface! Be ready to run, jump and have a great time! During this busy week, you will learn to talk about sports and physical movements. You will also develop a variety of skills in a fun environment.

 

Camp hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Drop off time: 8:00 am to 9:00 am
Pickup time : 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Registration

You may register online or in person at the Continuing Education Division office. We will email your participant kit and send your payment receipt by mail. Please send registration forms and payment to the Continuing Education Division

Click Here to Register Online!

Download the Registration Form (fillable pdf)

 

Registration Fees & Deadlines

Early bird registration deadline:
• For 4 day weeks: May 15, 2019 ($180 per week)
• For 5 day weeks: May 15, 2019 ($225 per week)
Regular registration deadline:
• For 4 day weeks: June 24, 2019 ($195 per week)
• For 5 day weeks: June 24, 2019 ($245 per week)

Cancellation

USB reserves the right to cancel camps due to insufficient enrollment.

Payment

Fees must be submitted with the completed registration form. You can pay by cash or cheque, credit card or Interac. Please make cheques payable to USB. Post-dated cheques will not be accepted. USB will charge a $30 fee for any returned cheque. 
*If a child is dropped off before before 8 am or picked up after 5 p.m., a fee of $20 will be applied for each block of 15 minutes. 

Refunds

If you must withdraw your child from one or more weeks of camp (summer) or one or more days of camp (spring), your fees will be refunded, minus a $35 administration fee, provided you notify us at least 5 business days before the camp begins. Please note that all refunds will be issued by cheque.

 

For more information, please contact us:

Continuing Education Division
Université de Saint-Boniface
200 De la Cathédrale Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba CANADA R2H 0H7
Phone: 204-235-4400
Fax: 204-235-4489
dep@ustboniface.ca

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