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Canadian-American Center

2013 Summer Institute for Teachers of French

Exploration de la Péninsule acadienne



This opportunity will offer a unique combination of academic presentations and seminar-level discussions, as well as tailored briefings by site curators, historians and folklorists as the institute explores the Acadian Peninsula. The institute will be conducted entirely in French.


Participants who are accepted to the institute will be charged a $500.00 registration fee. The fee covers all transportation during the Institute, meals as will be indicated on the final itinerary, lecturer`s fees, admission to educational sites and double occupancy in lodgings (with the exception of accommodations in Fort Kent which may be single occupancy).  Participants who wish single occupancy for all accommodations will have to pay an additional fee.  Participants will be responsible for any meals not covered in their registration fee, as well as any activities, expenses, souvenirs, etc .  not included in the institute itinerary.

Application Process:

Interested applicants must fill out and send the Application / Inscription by April 19, 2013. Notification of acceptance will be based on strength of the applicant to meet the criteria listed below. Those accepted will be expected to complete required readings prior to the institute. Details will be provided in the acceptance packet.


Participants must:

1) speak French fluently (at the Advanced level according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines);

2) wish to integrate Acadian culture in their classroom;

3) be willing to act as a resource person on Acadian culture for their colleagues


Please note:

1)      We regret that we are unable to accommodate spouses or children.


For More Institute Information:   (207) 581-4243


Mail or fax application materials to:

Danielle Beaupré

Canadian-American Center

The University of Maine

154 College Avnue

Orono, ME 04473

Fax: (207) 581-4223

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    Canadian-American Center
    154 College Avenue
    Orono, ME 04473
    Phone: (207) 581-4220 | Fax: (207) 581-4223
    The University of Maine
    Orono, Maine 04469
    A Member of the University of Maine System