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Learn French in Montreal

Learn French in Montreal, Canada and experience the world’s largest bilingual city. Named after the Mont Royal, a large hill in the city centre, Montreal is a city famous for its culture, excellent shopping and magnificent surroundings. Today, Mont Royal is one of Montreal's largest green spaces and hosts many sporting and cultural events in the city.

As a centre for the arts, Montreal is home to many cultural events throughout the year and visitors flock to the famous jazz, film and firework festivals, not to mention the renowned Cirque du Soleil.

With the Laurentian Mountains just an hour away, Montreal is also the ideal location for all kinds of outdoors activities, from hiking and sailing in the summer to skiing and ice-skating in the winter. Montreal is an excellent choice for a French language course at any time of year!

Our school in Montreal

Our French language school in Montreal is centrally located, between Mont Royal and the historic centre of Montreal. The school has modern facilities with 23 equipped and well-lit classrooms, a self-study area, student lounge, kitchen area restaurant and cafeteria and an outdoor terrace. There is also Wi-Fi access available throughout the school.

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Exploring Montreal together
Students in school cafe
French lesson at our school
Friendly teachers

Courses in Montreal

You can learn French on an Intensive course of 20 or 24 lessons per week, which cover all main aspects of the French language (speaking, listening, reading and writing) with an emphasis on communication.  If you would like to learn at a faster rate, you might wish to consider a Super Intensive course which includes 30 lessons per week. All group lessons are conducted in classes of no more than 15 students of a similar ability.

Alternatively, you can choose to take a course of private lessons, which will be tailored to your specific requirements. They can be used to concentrate on areas of the French language that you are especially interested in, or your weaker areas that you feel you need to improve.

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Accommodation

We encourage students to stay with French speaking host families, which will give you the perfect opportunity to become totally immersed in the language and culture of Montreal. Host families are carefully selected by our colleagues at the school and provide a warm and welcoming environment for your stay in the city.  Your host family will provide half board (2 meals each day), giving you even more opportunities to practise! For accommodation with a private bathroom, just select the Host Family Plus option.

Alternatively, students can stay in a nearby student residence, located just 15 minutes’ walk from the school. The residence is comprised of apartments accommodating 3-5 students, each in their own room. The residence is equipped with shared kitchens and bathrooms and provides students with access to laundry facilities, a gym and Wi-Fi. There are also common areas where you can relax and meet other students, and a recreational room with a pool table.

Activities

Like many of our other French language schools, our school in Montreal organises a cultural program of visits and activities, which helps students use their French skills outside of the classroom. Activities may include welcome tours of Montreal, visits to places on interest within the city, sports activities, karaoke evenings, boat cruised along the St. Lawrence River, cycling trips, and even excursions to Niagara Falls and Quebec. Your language immersion programme wouldn’t be complete without our school’s activity programme!

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How to get there

Fly to Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, also known as 'Montreal Trudeau'. From there you can take a bus to the centre of Montreal, or if you prefer we can arrange a private transfer on arrival, which will take you directly to your accommodation. Please note that the transfer service is not included in the cost of the programme and will incur an additional fee.


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Student reviews

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Average score for our school in Montreal based on 25 previous client reviews.

My f2f class was great - esp as I had a great teacher. I can highly recommend her - in case I decide to take a refresher course next year, it‘s because of her.

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Really enjoyed it and learnt a lot! Would definitely recommend it!

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I really enjoyed the course but felt sometimes that the class size was too big. The host family were very friendly and the accomodation was clean and comfortable

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E. Gibson

The course covered exactly what I had hoped, I could feel myself learning new things every day, I just wish I had gone for longer! My host family was very friendly and helpful.

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The teachers were really nice, it has been a very nice experience.

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My teacher was lively, enthusiastic and made things fun. I was in the right level of class, and feel that I made some progress.

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The course was fantastic and I really felt I improved dramatically. The classes were very small and the teachers were very good. I would without a doubt recommend the course to others.

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A. de Haan

The course was good and the school was very nice.

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S. Stewart

I was very happy with the standard of the teaching and the programme offered by the school in Montreal. The teachers that I had were all friendly and made the study very enjoyable. In addition, the materials that were used were relevant and assisted my progression in learning the language.

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I liked the course and the teachers and the accommodation was just fine. I really liked the family that I was assigned to. I would like to stay with them again on the next visit.

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I was very impressed by the school in Montreal. The standard of teaching was excellent and they really did manage to pitch the lessons to my existing level of French so I could progress. Both the teachers and the students were all very friendly. The food was fantastic and both of my host family parents were extremely welcoming.

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Good course overall with small groups which was ideal for language learning. The trips at the weekend were fantastic opportunities to visit the surrounding areas and the evenings to bars and clubs were equally good but the itinerary perhaps lacked some alcohol-free activites (sports for example) to allow people to meet each other in a more relaxed setting. I stayed with a very nice host, they were very helpful and friendly. The food was always provided and the offer of washing was made. My room was equally good and access to a computer which was a huge bonus. I was very happy there.

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I was only able to take the course for one week, which I realize was not nearly enough, but I was extremely impressed with the organization, and particularly the teacher. As I am somewhat older than most of the students, I was slightly concerned about my ability to be 'back in school' but found the whole experience quite inspiring.

N. Escobar

I had a great experience that i'll never forget. I got to know people from all around the world, and made many good friends. In my accommodation I felt really comfortable and free.

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The language course was very good, the teachers were always there to help us and also their teaching method was excellent. My accomodation was very good, clean and comfortable.

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D. Ellis

I really enjoyed my course in Montreal. The teachers at the school were great and I feel I learned a lot. My accommodation was great, I really enjoyed staying with my host. I had a very comfortable room and the food was fantastic. She was very good company and I will miss her! Thank you very much for a great trip!!!

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P. Mackwood

My tutor was excellent, very helpful and encouraging. I really appreciated the social programme and the range of activities on offer for us. My host family accommodation was a very useful way to practise my French.

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J. Bellot

I thought the course was very well structured, and the various school activities allowed for students to gain a cultural appreciation for the location. Most importantly the school made the learning environment fun, and the credit for that goes to the teachers and administration who don't give up on you, and won't allow you to give up on yourself! My accommodation was excellent - a great French family, nice house, and a taste for various cuisines made it memorable. An added bonus was that I was never the only foreign language student staying with the family, and having someone to relate to helped me settle into the house and city quite quickly!

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I really enjoyed the course. We had a very very good teacher who made the lessons fun and very interesting; It was never boring! Montreal is perfect! It is great to visit all the things in this city and it is so safe.

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The course was great! Montreal is definitely the place to go! The lessons were informative, structured and helpful with assistance always close by. The location of my accommodation was excellent and the host was very kind and sweet natured. The accomodation basic but perfectly accpetable.

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I must to say that has been one of the best courses that I have attended. I felt at home with the host family in Montreal, theywere very friendly and welcoming during my days living there. I must give a special thanksto them!

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