Champlain Language Club Opens Its Doors

The Continuing Education Department of Champlain College Saint-Lambert will be launching its innovative language club on June 21st, 2016.  The club is being put in place to resolve the language learning issues which are prevalent in AEC, DEC and other programs. Unlike traditional language courses which are short in duration and inflexible in timing, the club allows for student flexibility in class attendance. It combines all linguistic needs (speaking, writing, reading & listening) and student levels (beginner to advanced) within the same course offering and operating hours. It also focuses on student needs/goals rather than on a prescribed curriculum through the use of the AIM (Accessible Immersion Metrics) language acquisition framework. The summer offering of the Champlain Language Club will focus on ESL (English as a Second Language), but FSL (French as a Second Language) services will also be made available.

Validated through a study in 2013, the Champlain Language Club boasts a high degree of student success coupled with high student enjoyment and a reasonably low cost in comparison to the amount of class time provided in other language learning services. Not only can students access the club up to 120 hours over a ten-week period, they also have access to several native-speaking language trainers who are present during any class session. Why learn from one teacher when you can learn from four?

Briefly, language learning can take years to develop. It is clear that one-size-fits-all language are not adequate in reaching student goals. Language students need authentic and immersive environments in which to present their needs to instructors, develop a learning plan and spend a lot of time engaged in practice with qualified trainers. How can we do all of this during the same class and time?

Come find out at one or both of the following events!


Information Session:

June 7th, 2016 – 6:00PM to 7:00PM             Room: A209

*Free* Champlain Language Club Trial Evening & Launch Party: 

June 14th, 2016 – 5:30PM to 9:30 PM         Room:  A207

CLC Official Launch: (For registered students only)

June 21st, 2016 – 5:30PM to 9:30PM     Room:  A207

For more information, see our Champlain Language Club page.