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French school in Montreal: EC

From 331.- EUR
460.- CAD
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Key points

  • Ideal location in the centre of Montreal
  • Wide experience in teaching French
  • Great selection of accommodation options
  • Variety of activities for every taste

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
DELF (DELF), DALF
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Shared apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
26 years
Nationality mix
Brazil, Colombia, Japan, etc..
ratings
35 authentic opinions

Learn French in one of the highest performing language schools! In the very heart of the cosmopolitan city of Montreal, you will appreciate the school’s facilities: 23 spacious classrooms, a student lounge, some computers with internet access, a study area and a resource centre. You will be surrounded by participants from all around the world and will enjoy the carefully planned lessons, taught by highly qualified teachers. EC Montreal is located in a modern building, close to public transport stops (metro and bus) and not far form the famous “underground city”, a shopping mall that is particularly convenient in winter. Free internet is available via wifi throughout the school.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • Orange Carpet Experience
  • Optional language workshops
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 331.- EUR
(460.- CAD)
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
460 CAD
920 CAD
1095 CAD
2
790 CAD
1490 CAD
1840 CAD
3
1120 CAD
2060 CAD
2585 CAD
4
1450 CAD
2630 CAD
3330 CAD
6
2110 CAD
3770 CAD
4820 CAD
8
2770 CAD
4910 CAD
6310 CAD
12
3910 CAD
7010 CAD
9110 CAD
16
5170 CAD
9230 CAD
12030 CAD
24
7330 CAD
13310 CAD
17510 CAD
Extra week (24+)
300 CAD
540 CAD
715 CAD
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.72   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information.

Semi-intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 353.- EUR
(490.- CAD)
Lessons
24 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:30-15:00 2x/week

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
490 CAD
950 CAD
1125 CAD
2
850 CAD
1550 CAD
1900 CAD
3
1210 CAD
2150 CAD
2675 CAD
4
1570 CAD
2750 CAD
3450 CAD
6
2290 CAD
3950 CAD
5000 CAD
8
3010 CAD
5150 CAD
6550 CAD
12
4270 CAD
7370 CAD
9470 CAD
16
5650 CAD
9710 CAD
12510 CAD
24
8050 CAD
14030 CAD
18230 CAD
Extra week (24+)
330 CAD
570 CAD
745 CAD
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.72   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information.

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 382.- EUR
(530.- CAD)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-15:00 (Mon & Wed) + 09:00-15:45 (Tue & Thu) + 09:00-12:30 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
530 CAD
990 CAD
1165 CAD
2
930 CAD
1630 CAD
1980 CAD
3
1330 CAD
2270 CAD
2795 CAD
4
1730 CAD
2910 CAD
3610 CAD
6
2530 CAD
4190 CAD
5240 CAD
8
3330 CAD
5470 CAD
6870 CAD
12
4750 CAD
7850 CAD
9950 CAD
16
6290 CAD
10350 CAD
13150 CAD
24
9010 CAD
14990 CAD
19190 CAD
Extra week (24+)
370 CAD
610 CAD
785 CAD
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.72   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information.

Specialised course French for work

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 23 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 382.- EUR
(530.- CAD)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 French for work)
Course duration
1 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-15:00 (Mon & Wed) + 09:00-15:45 (Tue & Thu) + 09:00-12:30 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
530 CAD
990 CAD
1165 CAD
2
930 CAD
1630 CAD
1980 CAD
3
1330 CAD
2270 CAD
2795 CAD
4
1730 CAD
2910 CAD
3610 CAD
6
2530 CAD
4190 CAD
5240 CAD
8
3330 CAD
5470 CAD
6870 CAD
12
4750 CAD
7850 CAD
9950 CAD
16
6290 CAD
10350 CAD
13150 CAD
Extra week (16+)
385 CAD
625 CAD
800 CAD
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.72   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information.

DELF course

Lower intermediate to Upper intermediate, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1246.- EUR
(1730.- CAD)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 DELF exam preparation)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-15:00 (Mon & Wed) + 09:00-15:45 (Tue & Thu) + 09:00-12:30 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
4
1730 CAD
2910 CAD
3610 CAD
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.72   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 4 wk
07.01 / 04.03 / 29.04 / 01.07 / 07.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information.

DALF course

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1246.- EUR
(1730.- CAD)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 DALF exam preparation)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 15
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-15:00 (Mon & Wed) + 09:00-15:45 (Tue & Thu) + 09:00-12:30 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
4
1730 CAD
2910 CAD
3610 CAD
All prices are in CAD.   CAD 1 ≈ EUR 0.72   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 4 wk
01.04 / 05.08 / 04.11.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 20.05 / 24.06 / 01.07 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 25.12 / 26.12.2019

Arrival: Saturday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Host family: arrivals after 10pm may not be possible. Other accommodation options: arrivals between 8pm and 8am may not be possible.

Please contact us for further information.

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (min. 2 lessons) (per lesson) 80 CAD
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (17.06-13.09.2019) 20 CAD
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (15.06-14.09.2019 Consult our online quote calculator)
Administrative fee (Canadian Custodianship for under 18 years old)
If requested by Canadian Embassy
150 CAD
Visa fee (Courier fee) 80 CAD
Airport transfer (Pierre Elliot Trudeau) (one-way) 125 CAD
Airport pick-up and drop-off (-18 obligatory) 250 CAD

Other accommodation options

Shared apartment, single room, no meals 415 CAD

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

89% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

35 students gave their opinion about this school

18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Der DALF Vorbereitungskurs an zwei Nachmittagen in der Woche war sehr gut, da habe ich auch viel gelernt. Der Lehrer war sehr engagiert.Ansonsten kann ich das Kursmaterial nicht wirklich beurteilen, da es für mich zu einfach war. Die Ausflüge nach New York und Ottawa waren sehr spannend und toll, aber etwas überteuert...Das nächste Mal würde ich diese Ausflüge selber organisieren, das käme billiger...
8 weeks, July – September 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, ich habe mich gut auf die C1 Prüfung vorbereiten können und bin sicher, dass ich diese auch bestehen werde.Im Alltag kann ich mich nun fliessend verständigen. »
School highlights
« Freundliches Klima.Nette Mitschüler.Humane Schulzeiten »
25 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
17 years old - Belgium
/ 5
3 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
23 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
12 weeks, February – May 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Il più grande progresso è stato acquisire più confidenza nell'uso della lingua. »
School highlights
« Lo staff della scuola è sempre disponibile in caso di bisogno e i docenti sanno coinvolgere la classe e creare interesse e motivazione nel gruppo. »
17 years old - Sweden
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Inte speciellt mycket då jag endast stannade i 2 veckor, men att endast ha kommunicerat på engelska och franska med folk var kul och har ökat mitt självförtroende när det kommer till att prata på ett främmande språk »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Zu Ende meines Sprachaufenthaltes vergrösserte sich die Klassengrösse und teilweise waren die auserwählten Klassenzimmer eher zu klein. Die Qualität des Unterrichts kam sehr auf den Lehrer an. Ich finde jedoch, dass der DELF-Vorbereitungskurs Verbesserungspotenzial hätte.
12 weeks, February – May 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, ich habe Fortschritte erzielt. Unter anderem weil ich die Sprache fast täglich benutzt habe, wir in der Klasse viele Übungen gemacht haben und ich auch im gewöhnlichen Alltag immer mit der Sprache konfrontiert war. »
19 years old - Germany
/ 5
4 weeks, January – February 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Danke ESl fürs organisieren, hat alles einwandfrei geklappt.
8 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, September – October 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
29 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, ich habe ein bisschen wieder was gelernt, natürlich kann man in 2 Wochen nicht viel lernen, aber ich habe meine Sprachkenntnisse verbessert »
School highlights
« Die Aktivitäten der Schule waren gut organisiert »

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Host family
By sharing your day-to-day with a host family in Montreal, you will get to speak French in a relaxed environment and will learn thousands of things about the locals’ habits and lifestyle. An enriching experience! You will stay in a single room and will share the other areas of the home with your hosts. Thanks to the meals (this option includes half board), you will also get an overview of the local culinary traditions. To get to the school, you will use the confortable public transport system.

NOTE: It is compulsory for students under 18 to stay in a single room, to book airport transfers and require a parental consent form. Students should also provide a custodianship letter if requested by the Embassy.

La Marq au 515 superior shared apartments (ages 18 and over)
Share an apartment with other students from all around the world and live in an international atmosphere! You will stay in a single room in an apartment with 3 to 5 bedrooms, 1 bathroom for 3 rooms (2 for 5 rooms), a shared kitchen and a living room. The apartment is located a 10-15 minute walk away from the school. There is free wifi, and both bed linen and towels are provided. In the surroundings of your apartment, you will find a large variety of bars, restaurants and shops.

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La Marq au 515

General information

La Marq au 515 is located in the heart of downtown Montreal, just a few minutes’ walk from EC Montreal. Trendy restaurants, shops and cafés are all on your doorstep, and access to Montreal's famous underground city and Metro station only steps away. 95% of the residents are University students so students will have a lot of opportunities to practice English or French with native speakers.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
15 minutes
Means of transportation:
by foot
Average public transport cost:
~ $40 weekly ~ $90 monthly
Walking distance to public transport:
5 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
5 minutes
Coffee shops:
1 minute
Restaurants:
1 minute
Pharmacy:
2 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Saturday from 1:00 pm
Saturday until 11:00 am
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building) Yes
Key (building) Yes
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h No
Deposit
$250 - credit card prior to departure
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen
in each shared apartment
Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen
Every apartment has a full kitchen that is fully equipped. Fridge, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, dishes, pans, etc..
Yes
Oven
in every apartment
Yes
Microwave
in every apartment
Yes
Cutlery available
in every apartment
Yes
Vending machine Yes
Laundry
1 washing machine and dryer per floor (10 apartments per floor) ~ 2.75$ for dryer & 3$ for washer
Yes
Common area/lounge
Theatre room + sound-proofed music room, recreational room with pool table & football table
Yes
Wi-Fi internet access
Free
Yes
Cable internet access Yes
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room Yes
Balcony/terrace No
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym
Free
Yes

Room types and facilities

Single
440 rooms
min.: 9 m2/ max.: 10 m2
100 apartments in total in the residenceFor EC students: 10 apartments with 3 single bedrooms and 50 apartments with 5 single bedrooms
Yes
Air conditioning
central air conditioning
Yes
Heating
central heating
Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided Yes
Toilet paper
only one roll on arrival
No
Ensuite toilet No
Ensuite shower No
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets
3-5 students/toilet (some shared apartments have 3 single rooms others 5)
Yes
Shared showers
3-5 students/bathroom (some shared apartments have 3 single rooms others 5)
Yes
Cleaning
Common areas are cleaned weekly - students are expect to clean their bedroom, take out garbage and recycle
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV No
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access Yes
Floor
wood and tiles in the kitchen area
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

In Montreal, leisure possibilities are almost unlimited! Your language stay in Canada will allow you to discover an open, cosmopolitan and original city with an excellent public transport system. Discover the “Vieux Port” (the old port), the historical pedestrian zones, the “Quartier des Spectacles” (the entertainment district, with free activities) and enjoy the lovely view of “Parc Jean-Drapeau”. Many theatres and concerts invite you to enjoy the lively and casual nightlife of Montreal. Your language school will organise a weekly cultural and sports activity programme that will allow you get to know your colleagues. You won’t regret choosing this appealing city to learn or improve your French!

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