The objective of the program is to create an immersion-like atmosphere so that you are exposed to the French language at all times. You will be encouraged by teachers and monitors to speak your second language in the classroom, residence, and during all activities.
The program is for all levels – beginners to advanced. On the first day, you will be given a placement test that will determine your level. You will then be placed in a class with students who are similar in level to yours and taught by instructors who are not only sensitive to your language needs, but also qualified, experienced, and current in second language methodology.
All four skills will be taught; however, emphasis will be placed on the listening and speaking skills.
At the graduation ceremony, you will receive your certificate.
Age Requirements for Duration of Program:
Spring Session: minimum 19 years of age
Spring 2018: May 22 to June 22 (Move In Day: May 21)
Program Details: 2017 Details
Program Frequently Asked Questions: 2017 FAQ
Explore Procedure Check-List
If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you need to apply for the bursary directly through the federal government. Please go to the following Web site to apply: myexplore.ca
Once you have been awarded the bursary to study at Glendon, follow the procedures below.
NOTE: If you are under the age of 18, all forms must be signed by both you and your parent/guardian.
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- Make a photocopy of one piece of Photo Identification.
- Complete the Explore Agreement.
- Complete the Acceptance Form.
- Complete the Medical File.
- Complete the Individual Release.
- For the optional Gym Membership, complete the Glendon Athletic Club Explore Student Waiver (if participant under the age of 18). Be sure to bring adequate payment with you if interested ($50 + HST).
Complete the Credit Card Authorization Form for $275 (the non-refundable registration fee) payable to York University and the $100 security deposit; refundable according to the Agreement
If you do not have a credit card, get a certified cheque or money order for $375 made payable to York University. DO NOT SEND A PERSONAL CHEQUE
The $375 includes:
- $275 non-refundable registration fee
- $100 security deposit; refundable according to the Agreement
Your final package should include the following:
- Photocopy of Photo I.D.
- Acceptance Form
- Medical Form
- Individual Release Form
- Glendon Athletic Club Explore Student Waiver (if applicable)
- If you have a credit card:
*Credit Card Payment Form(for $100 refundable Security Deposit and $275 (non-refundable Registration fee) made payable to York University
If you do not have a credit card:
Certified cheque OR money order for $375 (non-refundable Registration fee of $275 plus refundable Security Deposit of $100) made payable to York University. DO NOT SEND A PERSONAL CHEQUE.
Please mail your package to:
Glendon Extended Learning
Glendon Campus of York University
York Hall A112
2275 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Explore Program Transcript Request
In order to obtain credit for completion of the Explore Program, please complete the form below:
Please include the name of the individual responsible, your student number, and/or any other relevant information so as to ensure that your transcript arrives where it should.
Note: the decision for granting credit rests with your home institution.
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