FRENCH IMMERSION AND BIBLE STUDIES PROGRAM
Do you already have a basic and working understanding of the French language? If so, then our Immersion program may be a better fit for you!
What exactly is the Immersion Program? Imagine perfecting your French while at the same time studying God’s word, and plugging into ministry opportunities around Quebec: That is what our Immersion program is all about! Not only will you be learning French alongside the advanced Language School Students – you will also be taking Bible Courses through our accredited Bible Institute. This program will immerse you in French and challenge you to grow in your faith through the Bible Classes. It’s the best of both worlds!
- French Grammar
- Dialogue & Conversation
- Doctrine & Bible Survey
- Bible Modules
- Discipleship & Ministry
A hybrid between our Language School, and our Bible Institute, the Immersion students take part in a combination of Language school classes (intermediate-advanced) and Bible Institute classes.
During the fall semester, students will receive ten hours of language training per week while also taking selected Bible Institute courses. Bible Institute assignments may be done in English. During the winter semester, students will participate fully in the Bible Institute program with an additional five hours per week of language study. Most assignments will be done in French. There are also opportunities to participate in ministry outings on weekends and the different ministries that happen on campus.
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(1 period per day during the Fall semester)
Through role-play and memorization of dialogues as well as oral presentations, students improve their pronunciation and expand their vocabulary.
(1 period / day during the fall and winter sessions)
Includes: (a) Presentation of grammar rules
(b) Written work, vocabulary and spelling, composition and translation. Students learn basic grammar in order to improve their written and spoken French.
Theology is the study of God and of His works. The doctrine course is designed to give the student an overview of the major theological doctrines of the Bible.
This course gives an overview and a practical knowledge of the 66 books of the Bible. The theme and the distinctive characteristics of each book are underlined as well as their contribution to the whole of Scripture. Throughout the year, pictures as well as video clips of the land of Israel bring the Scriptures to life and serve to illuminate the geography, history and culture of biblical times.
Bible exposition modules
These week-long Bible modules are an in depth study of various books of the Bible and Biblical topics such as Apologetics, Evangelism, and Church History. Visiting professors come from all over Quebec to teach their class for the week.
"Spending a year at PDV taught me that God takes care of me
wherever I am. I started out my year at PDV with a little high
school French knowledge. For the first month I could pick out
two or three words. By the end of the program, I was writing
2000 word essays and having long spiritual conversations
with ease! The tight-knit community at PDV helped me to
transition easily into the culture of Québec in the midst of
the rigorous learning process.” Hannah, 2017
Develop life-long friendships as you live in the dorm alongside the French Bible Institute students and grow in your French language ability and your relationship with God! Dorm wide devotions, banquets and special student outings throughout the year provide fun and full French immersion experiences. The program is intense and stretching, but for those who stay the course, the rewards are endless. By the end of the year you will transition from mostly French Classes to complete immersion in our Bible Institute Classes.
Counselling at snow camp, running games at a youth group, preparing meals and sharing your faith with college students, or playing music at chapel – we will plug you into ministry all year long. Take what you are learning in French and the Bible and put it into practice outside the classroom through hands-on ministry experiences that will challenge you and develop your God-given spiritual gifts.
Each student in our Bible Institute meets one-on-one with a staff member to talk about life and experiences while learning at our Bible Institute. Our goal with this time is not just to help you process the work, and what you are learning – but to also help you grow in your faith on a personal level. We love and invest in all our students, customizing the discipleship time to your specific needs – all so you can better serve God with their lives.