The McGill French Summer School

In 1904, Professor Hermann Walter of the Department of Modern Languages launched the residential French Summer School, an intensive immersion program that introduced Anglophone students to Quebec’s culture and language.

Through guest lectures, trips to theatres, churches and concerts, Anglophone students delved into Francophone culture.

Today McGill has a robust Quebec Studies program, and continues to offer immersive learning experiences like the Quebec Studies Summer Seminar – an integrated French-language course that introduces students coming from outside of the province to Quebec’s vibrant culture and history. For Quebecois and otherwise native French speaking students, the Département des littératures de langue française, de traduction et de création serves as an important way to engage with French at McGill.