Explore La Cité

Language Immersion Programs

Explore is an intensive language immersion program offered each year by La Cité. If you want to learn English or French and improve your ability to communicate while discovering Canada's capital city, the Explore La Cité program is for you!

This summer, Explore will be delivered in-person!

The 5-week French immersion program will be offered in-person Summer 2022. In addition to language classes, you will be able to participate in interactive and engaging sociocultural activities that will boost your confidence when communicating in French. Become a part of our proud Francophone institution!

As part of our Summer program, you will be able to attend language classes, participate in engaging on-campus and off-campus activities, and have fun in conversation workshops with people from all across Canada. Our credit language courses are taught by dynamic and experienced teachers.

2022 program dates

Summer program
French immersion program June 27 to July 29
English immersion program June 28 to July 29

Delivery method

In-class/in person only1

1local restrictions permitting

How much does it cost?

The program itself is free by applying for a scholarship at Explore.

Registration fees are $250 (non-refundable) per participant​​​​​​​.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

Have Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status3

Be 19 years of age or older when the Explore program begins

For other Explore eligibility criteria

There are no language skill requirements. If you meet the above criteria, you may be eligible for a place funded by the Government of Canada.

3 People who hold a visa to study in Canada are not eligible

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Throughout the program, you will discover many museums, attractions, activities, and entertainment in Ottawa, right from the comfort of your computer, tablet, or smartphone! With plenty of virtual options for all ages, including behind-the-scenes tours, live shows, and cooking lessons, you'll easily be able to access the best of Canada's Capital without leaving your home.

Discover Ottawa here!

How it works!

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Register to get an Explore scholarship

Sign up

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Choose La Cité when you fill out the Explore form

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Once accepted, you must pay your registration fees

Pay the fees

Once your registration has been completed and you have paid your registration fees, a member of the Explore La Cité team will contact you and provide you with all of the necessary details.

Need to reach us

613 742-2483, ext.: 2371 or toll-free 1 800 267-2483, ext.: 2371

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.