Oui Can Help! Open to Question, November 1, 2011 Presenters: Chanel Bourdon, Project Coordinator Ollivier Dyens, Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning Brad Tucker, Director, Institutional Planning Office Oui Can Help! - Goals Connecting Concordia students with French language resources available within Concordia and across the city to: Deepen their appreciation of Québec and particularly of Montréal Increase their chances of securing part-time and full-time employment in Québec Help prepare them to remain in the province and participate fully in Québec society. Long term goals for 2012 Promoting French to all students, staff and Faculty members Establishing a long term partnership with Government offices in hopes of increasing funding for students and thus continue offering bursaries Possibility of creating a “French Help Center” where resources on Frenchlanguage acquisition could be centralized in one area Long term goals for 2012 New initiatives to help you practice French on campus : French conversations groups for beginners and intermediate facilitated by a French speaking professional FSL workshop on strategies to learn French as a second language; YOUR DAILY FRENCH: A one hour workshop on providing resources to learn French on campus as well as outside the university GET THE JOB YOU WANT: A one-hour workshop providing quick tips on job search strategies and interview tips (that incorporate the French language) to students wanting to find part-time or full-time work. French-language bursary program Established by the Secrétariat à la politique linguistique and Le ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport Part of the Stratégie commune d’intervention pour Montréal 2008-2013 100 bursaries of $500 each, awarded February 2012 50 awarded to out-of-province students 50 awarded to international students International and out-of-province students must be: registered in undergraduate or graduate program (or qualifying program) interested in the opportunity of improving their Frenchlanguage skills Eligibility criteria for bursary program Good academic standing International or out-of-province student Enrolled in FRAN 211 and / or FRAN 212 in fall 2011 and/ or winter 2012 in the Département d’études françaises. Bursary not available to: Students whose mother tongue or language used at home is French Québec residents or those from provinces, countries, or regions where the French-language is predominant or well represented Independent students, visiting students, students enrolled in certificate or diploma programs. Eligibility criteria for bursary program Undergraduate students FRAN 211 or 212 can be taken as an elective International Students, Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are Non-Quebec Residents who register in a Bachelors program will be exempted from the differential fees for approved courses in French Language, Literature and Quebec Studies only. Graduate students FRAN 211 or 212: no credit towards degrees or qualifying program To be eligible for bursary, must register as graduate independent student Students should use the Tuition fee calculator to know the cost of a French course Graduate students should also consider GRADPROSKILLS to learn French for free! http://graduatestudies.concordia.ca/gradproskills/ Application process Log on to your MyConcordia Portal account Follow the “Financial” then “Financial Aid and Awards” links to the list of available online applications Select “Concordia University French-language Bursary” Follow online instructions. Application deadline: January 31, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Selection process Completion of questionnaire reviewed by selection committee Each recipient receives one bursary valued at $500 paid directly to student account at Concordia Enrollment in more than one FRAN course will not increase the bursary beyond its set $500 value. Application does not automatically guarantee eligibility or eventual selection for a bursary. Applying for bursary does not guarantee a place in one or both introductory courses (FRAN 211 or 212). Note: given the number of applicants and limited number of bursaries, refunds will not be provided to students who take the courses should they not receive a bursary. Contact Website: www.concordia.ca/ouicanhelp E-mail: [email protected] Questions? THANK YOU! MERCI!