French-language bursary program

Report
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
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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
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Established by the Secrétariat à la politique linguistique and
Le ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport
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Part of the Stratégie commune d’intervention pour Montréal
2008-2013
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100 bursaries of $500 each, awarded February 2012
 50 awarded to out-of-province students
 50 awarded to international students
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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
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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
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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!

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