French Programs for Adults

French and Volunteering course

Learn and use the basics of French through our French and Volunteering program

Basic Information

Starting Dates

Every Monday of the year*


1 to 52 weeks

Total Hours of French

15 hours per week

French Volunteer Program for Adults all year round


About French and Volunteering Basic Learning

Are you interested in advancing your basic French language skills, by practicing with locals while giving back to the local community? By combining basic Core French classes with a local volunteer immersion project, this program will help you develop your French skills and give you the opportunity to put these into use through a meaningful volunteer project.

This program is the perfect option for students who are looking to have a positive and interactive experience with the local community, while developing their spoken French in a complete immersion environment.


  • Meaningful interaction with the local community
  • Strong boost in oral communication skills
  • Complete language and culture immersion experience
  • A wide range of options for local volunteer projects

Program Features

  • Sessions are minimum 2 weeks long
  • 15 hours of Basic Core French classes per week
  • Volunteer placement and supervision
  • Flexible volunteering schedule
  • 7 levels of basic instruction from beginner to advanced, based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
  • Flexible start dates and program duration
  • Our classrooms have between 5 to 15 students
  • Optional activities every afternoon and excursions on weekends
  • Homestay, residence or furnished apartment accommodation options

Daily Schedule (Monday to Friday)

8:30 am – 11:30 am Core French

Afternoon – Volunteering


  • Minimum 18 years of age at the start of the program
  • Foreign students must meet Canadian visa requirements
  • Foreign students must have travel and health insurance for the duration of the program

Start Dates

You can start on any Monday of the year! *

* If a holiday falls on a Monday, the course will start on the Tuesday.

Download the Learn French and Volunteering Factsheet


This school is absolutely fantastic. From helpful staff to highly qualified and naturally talented professors. If you are lucky enough, there will also be amazing students along with you. If you are not that lucky, I’m pretty sure you’ll make friends anyway, as Edu inter always organizes activities with the students.

Rodrigo Sakai - Spain

Edu inter is a great school that gives you the opportunity to learn French and get to know how wonderful Quebec is with excellent teachers, classrooms and facilities. I highly recommend it. I only arrived in Quebec for 6 months without speaking and now I can speak it very well. !!.

Andres Torres - Colombia

I spent two weeks at Edu-inter trying to revive my very rusty French. I selected the volunteer program as well as the home stay option. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there and definitely improved my skills. The staff did an excellent job placing me in the appropriate class level and everyone was warm and welcoming. The instruction was professional and engaging. My home stay could not have been better. My hostess was affable and hospitable and I enjoyed having the opportunity to speak French while we shared meals. I stayed within a thirty minute walk of the school and thoroughly enjoyed my morning and afternoon walks through the beautiful Quebec neighborhoods. My only regret is that I could not stay longer.

Susan Flannery - USA

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Location and Facilities

The French & Volunteering program is offered in beautiful Quebec City, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the only major city in Canada that offers a 100% French-speaking environment. As the cradle of francophone culture in the Americas, Quebec City offers an unparalleled opportunity for French immersion.

The school is centrally located on the Collège Mérici campus in downtown Quebec City, close to major tourist and cultural attractions. On-site facilities include a fully-equiped gym ($), library, cafeteria, a student lounge and ample green spaces.


The French & Volunteering program consists of the basic Core French course that focuses on developing reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension in French for students of all levels and abilities. Additionally, through partnerships with a wide variety of non-profit organizations in Quebec City, you can choose your volunteer project based on your personal interests and availability.

Some examples of volunteer projects are:

Volunteering in a retirement home (medium to high level of French): entertain retirees by reading to them, playing games, walking with them, or simply conversing. You can also serve food or help with administrative tasks.

Volunteering in local community centres (medium to high level of French): organize and participate in fairs and festivals, fundraisers, or interact with the neighbourhood children.

Volunteering in a homeless shelter (low to medium level of French): prepare the food counter for meal time, serve dinner, or help with the management and distribution of used clothing.


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