Bord’Odyssée : French language stays

Our French language stays’ project Bord’Odyssée is supported by the European Social Fund and the programme Cap Amorçage (Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Aquitaine Active).

French language stays are the perfect way for the participants to be immersed in the French culture and to improve their level in French. Foreigners students are coming to Bordeaux and will participate to different workshops:

– Our French language workshops: they are prepared according to pedagogical objectives settled with the school curricula and its teachers. Our aims are to strengthen the students’ skills in French as well as to foster their self-confidence, motivation in learning and in collaborative work. We propose 12 sessions of 60 minutes with 15 students maximum per classroom. Certificate of participation will be given to each student at the end of the stay.

– Our cultural, intercultural and sports workshops: they will allow students to meet and share time with French young people during outdoor activities. Our pedagogical approach will reinforce exchanges between students and French young people and  their European values: solidarity, openmindedness, citizenship…

We propose two topics for our language stays:

– Bordeaux Goes Green: during the French language workshops , lessons and topics will be linked to ecology and sustainable development with the following linguistic objectives: debating, explaining, understanding press articles and television reports. The cultural workshops will lead to the discovery of Bordeaux through its natural and ecological aspects, and the cultural trip to Dune du Pilat will provide the participants with information on the protection of its ecosystem. Our sport workshops will be implemented with outdoor sports.

– Bordeaux World’s citizen: during the French language workshops, lessons and topics will be linked to interculturalism and citizenship with the following linguistic objectives: debating, expressing choices, ideas, wishes, understanding media news. The cultural workshops will lead to the discovery of Bordeaux and will highlight its cultural diversity, and the cultural trip to Saint-Emilion will give the participants the chance to discover the history of the region’s inheritage. Our sport workshops will be implemented to discover worldwide and typical sports.

All along the activities, young people from Bordeaux will join the activities. This will allow them to be involved in the cultural, interactive and sports activities as well as to meet young people from elsewhere, to communicate in French or in another language, to reflect on interculturalism, openness to other while exchanging ideas, points of view…

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