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Learn English in Montreal

Montreal, a linguistic gem in the heart of Quebec, is one of the best places in Canada to learn English in a French-speaking context. This bilingual city invites you to immerse yourself in a rich and diverse English learning experience, where learning opportunities abound both inside and outside the classroom.

Language schools in Montreal offer a wide variety of English programs to suit all needs, from beginners to advanced students, from professionals to culture buffs. Innovative teaching methods, combining classroom learning with hands-on activities, ensure rapid, solid progress.

Choosing Montreal for your language stay means choosing a city that perfectly combines learning, urban adventure and cultural exchange. You’ll come away with indelible memories and an enhanced command of English, the fruit of an unforgettable experience.

Our selection of language studies in Montreal

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From €730

Cheap English courses in Montreal -3 weeks

🛏️ Homeless 📚General English, 24 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 years 🥗 Without meal

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From €2119

Intensive English in Montreal - 4 weeks

🛏️ Host family 📚 Intensive English course, 30 lessons per week 👨‍🎓+ 18 🥗 2 meals/day

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From €3,427

English courses/volunteer work in Montreal - 6 weeks

🛏️ Host family 📚Combining English courses and volunteer work 👨‍🎓+ 18 🥗 2 meals/day

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Why study in Montreal?

Montreal, a city at the crossroads of culture and language, offers an unparalleled language travel experience. Here’s why it’s the destination of choice if you want to learn English:

  • 🇬🇧🇫🇷 Unique bilingualism: As a bilingual city, Montreal gives students the opportunity to practice English in an environment where Canada’s two official languages, English and French, coexist harmoniously. This creates a dynamic and varied learning environment.
  • 👩‍🏫 Teaching quality: Montreal’s educational institutions are renowned for their excellence. Our language programs are designed to meet different skill levels and learning objectives.
  • 🍁 Cultural immersion: the city is rich in festivals, music, arts and gastronomy. Students can immerse themselves in a vibrant culture while practicing their English.
  • 👥 Networking opportunities: Montreal is home to many international companies and professional events, offering students excellent opportunities to network and use English in a professional setting.
  • 💰Cost of living: Compared to other major Canadian cities, Montreal is relatively affordable, allowing students to live and study comfortably.
  • 🧘‍♀️ Safety and quality of life: Renowned for its high quality of life and safety, Montreal is the ideal place for those seeking a serene and enriching study experience.
  • 🫂 Student diversity: Montreal’s diverse international student population fosters multicultural exchange and personal enrichment.

A language stay in Montreal is the assurance of an enriching experience in a friendly city, offering daily discovery and improvement in English.

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Our team is available Monday to Friday, from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm, to answer all your questions.

Our English programs in Montreal

ILSC Montreal School

Come and discover ILSC Montreal, our partner school ideally located near McGill University. It offers a modern environment where you can take general or intensive English courses. Take the opportunity to make new friends and immerse yourself in the unique culture of this bilingual city, renowned for its art of living, through a variety of activities in two languages.

Montreal will seduce art, film, gastronomy and fashion enthusiasts from the first moment. This multicultural city is home to a diverse population, with over 80 different nationalities, offering an exceptional panorama of cultures and a wealth of diversity.

Frequently asked questions 🤔❓

Yes, it’s possible tolearn English in Montreal. Although French is the official language of the province of Quebec, Montreal is a very bilingual city, with a large English-speaking population and many opportunities to learn and practice English.
The city offers a wide range of English courses for all levels, from private language schools to programs offered by higher education institutions. What’s more, as a cosmopolitan city, Montreal offers many cultural and social activities in English, allowing daily immersion in the language.
Whether for professional reasons, for pleasure, or to prepare for English proficiency tests such as IELTS or TOEFL, Montreal is the destination of choice for anEnglish language stay.

Planning a budget for a language stay in Montreal includes several key elements:

  • Tuition: This varies according to the school and the type of course, but you can expect to pay between €110 and €300 per week for quality tuition.
  • Accommodation: The cost depends on the option chosen. A host family costs from €700 per month, while a shared apartment or student residence could range from €1,000 to €1,200 per month.
  • Food and daily living: Daily expenses, including food bought to cook at home, occasional outings and transport, could amount to around €200 to €475 per month.
  • Insurance: Health insurance for international students can cost around €400 to €500 for one year.

All in all, for a month’s language study in Montreal, plan on a budget of around €1850 to €2800, not including plane tickets and additional personal expenses.

👉 To find out exactly how much your language stay in Montreal will cost, get an online quote now.

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To optimize your budget during a language stay in Montreal, here are a few tips :

  • Budget accommodation: Look for shared flats or student residences, which are generally more affordable than private apartments. Also consider home exchange platforms if you can offer accommodation in your country in return.
  • Cook at home: Buying local produce and cooking at home is cheaper than eating out. Take advantage of markets like Marché Jean-Talon or Marché Atwater for fresh, affordable produce.
  • Public transport: Use your OPUS card for public transport. Monthly passes can help you save on travel costs.
  • Free or low-cost activities: Montreal offers many free festivals and cultural events throughout the year. You can also use libraries to access free resources.
  • Part-time work: If your visa permits, part-time work can supplement your income. On-campus jobs are often a good option for international students.
  • Student offers: Take advantage of student discounts at museums, cinemas, stores and for subscriptions to sports or wellness services.
  • Plan a budget: Use budget management applications to track your expenses and avoid surprises.
  • Buying and selling second-hand: Use online platforms to buy or sell second-hand items, including books and school supplies.
  • Volunteering: Get involved in volunteer activities to explore new facets of the city without spending money.
  • Subscriptions and loyalty cards: Join supermarket or fast-food chain loyalty programs to save on recurring purchases.
    By adopting these tips, you’ll be able to reduce your expenses and make the most of your experience without compromising the quality of your language stay.

Yes, staying with a host family is a very popular option for language studies in Montreal. Not only does this give you the opportunity to practice your English on a daily basis, it also allows you to immerse yourself in Quebec culture. Host families are selected by schools or language schools for their warm welcome and interest in sharing their lifestyle with international students. It’s a great way to live like a local while improving your language skills.

To prepare for your language stay in Montreal, follow these steps :

  • 📝 Documentation and visa: Make sure you have all the necessary documents, such as passport, visa or AVE (Autorisation de Voyage Électronique), and letter of acceptance from the school.
  • 👩‍💻 Study English: Start studying or reinforcing your skills in the language you’ll be practicing, especially if you’re a beginner.
  • 🛌 Accommodation: Book your accommodation, whether it’s a host family, student residence or apartment.
  • 💵 Budget: Plan your budget, taking into account tuition, accommodation, food, transport and extracurricular activities.
  • 🏥 Health insurance: Take out medical insurance to cover the duration of your stay in Canada.
  • 🚌 Transportation: Find out about Montreal’s public transit system, the OPUS card, and consider buying a monthly transit card.
  • ❄️ Climate: Prepare appropriate clothing for the season in which you will be staying.
  • 📶📱Connectivity: take a look at local mobile package options to stay connected.
  • 🍁 Cultural knowledge: Familiarize yourself with Quebec and Montreal culture, this may include history, customs and local idiosyncrasies.
  • 💼 Study materials: Buy or plan to bring the materials you need for your studies, such as a laptop, notebooks, pens, etc.
  • 🕺Events and activities: Research in advance cultural events, places to visit and activities offered by the school or in the city to fully immerse yourself.
  • 👥 Social networks and forums: Connect with other students who will be in Montreal at the same time as you, or with expat support groups.

By following these recommendations, you’ll be well prepared for your language internship in Montreal and will be able to make the most of yourlanguage learning experience.

A language trip to Montreal, a city renowned for its cultural richness and liveliness, offers many exciting activities.

  • Discover Old Montreal: Stroll the cobblestone streets, visit Notre-Dame Basilica, and immerse yourself in the city’s history.
  • Explore Mount Royal: Climb or take the bus to the summit for spectacular views and hiking trails.
  • Festival participation: Montreal is famous for its year-round festivals, including the Jazz Festival, Just for Laughs and many others.
  • Museum visits: Take advantage of museums like the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Science Centre to learn while you have fun.
  • Jean-Talon and Atwater markets: Explore these markets to discover local produce and practice your French or English with the vendors.
  • Gastronomic experience: Try Montreal’s famous bagels, poutine and other local delights.
  • Sports events: Attend a Montreal Canadiens field hockey game to experience the city’s electric atmosphere.
  • Networking and conversation groups: Take part in networking events and conversation groups in English to improve your language skills.
  • Stroll the Plateau: Discover the colorful murals, independent boutiques and cafés of Montreal’s hippest neighborhood.

These activities, while fun and instructive, will help you practice languages and get to know the local culture better.

In Montreal, you’ll find a variety of programs to learn English, tailored to the needs of students at all levels. Here are some of the types of programs generally offered:

  • General English courses: To improve overall English skills, these courses cover reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Intensive English courses: Programs designed for those who want to make rapid progress in a short space of time.
  • Exam preparation: Courses focusing on preparation for tests such as IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge exams.
  • Business English: aimed at professionals wishing to improve their English in a commercial context.

Before choosing a program, it’s advisable to define your objectives clearly, check the accreditations of the institutions and take into account your budget and the time you have available. Montreal, being a bilingual city, also offers the unique opportunity to practice two languages, which can be a considerable learning advantage.

To make the most of your language stay in Montreal, you can adopt several strategies:

  • Language immersion: Take advantage of Montreal’s bilingual environment to practice English on a daily basis. Engage in conversations, ask for directions, place orders and take part in local activities to improve your language skills.
  • Strategic accommodation: Choose accommodation that encourages the use of English, such as a host family or shared apartment with English speakers.
  • Participate actively in class: Make the most of your lessons by participating actively and asking questions.
  • Extracurricular activities: Join clubs and discussion groups, attend workshops and events in English offered by your school or in the community.
  • Cultural events: Immerse yourself in Montreal culture by attending festivals, exhibitions and shows where English is used.
  • Networking: Meet native speakers and fellow students at networking events, often held in informal settings.
  • Media use: Listen to local radio in English, watch films and TV series, and read books or newspapers to reinforce your comprehension and vocabulary.
  • Take initiative: Organize or take part in outings and group projects, which can be a great way to practice English while building friendships.
  • Think in English: Instead of mentally translating from your mother tongue to English, try thinking directly in English.
  • Equip yourself with digital resources: Use online applications and platforms to complement your learning.

By integrating these practices into your daily routine in Montreal, you’ll be able to significantly improve your command of English while taking full advantage of the unique cultural experience the city has to offer.

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Why choose LangStart for your language studies 📚🌎

Personalized support

  • Our consultants’ expertise: Our language travel experts are dedicated to providing you with free, personalized support before, during and after your stay.
  • Availability: As a small, dedicated company, we’re available beyond traditional business hours to answer all your questions and concerns.

“At Langstart, we value every student by offering unconditional, expert support to ensure a rewarding, hassle-free language experience. Our experienced counselors are dedicated to understanding and meeting your unique needs for an unforgettable language stay.”

Price transparency

  • Straightforward pricing: We offer school prices at no extra cost, guaranteeing total transparency.
  • Best offers: We’ll always offer you the schools’ promotional prices to ensure excellent value for money.

“We are committed to fair and transparent pricing. Always prioritizing your benefit, we collaborate directly with schools to ensure the best promotional offers and an affordable, valuable language experience.”

Quality assured

  • Hand-picked partner schools: Careful selection of schools based on strict criteria such as certifications, student reviews and infrastructure quality.
  • Commitment to excellence: Regular visits to our partner schools to ensure first-class teaching and facilities.

“We are committed to providing you with top-quality language holidays. Our close partnerships with renowned schools ensure enriching learning and a satisfying experience, in harmony with your expectations and ambitions.”

Variety and diversification of supply

  • Flexible options: A range of formulas to suit your objectives, level and budget.
  • Suitable accommodation: A wide choice of accommodation to suit your preferences and needs, from host families to student residences.

“Our rich variety of programs and accommodations is designed to fit your personal goals and needs, guaranteeing a flexible and comfortable language stay that promotes effective and enjoyable learning.”

Student testimonials 👨‍🎓

Here you can read about the experiences of some of our students during their language studies. These stories offer a glimpse of the linguistic and cultural adventures you could experience by choosing one of our programs.

Cmlia
Cmlia
18/09/2023
L’Agence Langstart est une agence totalement fiable, avec qui je partirais encore une prochaine fois certainement! Car ils ont su me conseiller, m’aider et répondre à toute mes questions. Grâce a Yousef qui a pris en charge mon voyage j’ai pue partir pendant 3 semaines à Malte pour améliorer mon Anglais. C’était une expérience de folie! Et je ne regrette absolument pas ?
Zahia M
Zahia M
03/07/2023
J’ai effectué un séjour linguistique d’un mois à Dubai au sein de l’école ES Dubai. Très belle expérience, un grand merci a l’équipe Langstart pour son accompagnement et ses conseils. Malgré les nombreux allers retours, ils ont toujours été a l’écoute et très réactifs.
Sarah Belaïd
Sarah Belaïd
08/03/2023
Belle expérience en Irlande! Merci à Langstart pour les conseils au niveau du choix de la destination, de l'école et du programme de cours. J'ai pu confirmer ma progression en passant le TOEIC à mon retour. Cette expérience a été très enrichissante pour moi et je pense déjà à repartir. Merci pour tout.
Fanny Krier
Fanny Krier
21/02/2023
Ma fille est partie 2 mois à Cork avec Langstart. Nous sommes très satisfaits de ce séjour. Ma fille a vécu une très belle expérience et a pu perfectionner son anglais. L’équipe Langstart a su nous rassurer et a toujours été disponible pour répondre à nos questions. Je recommande vivement cet organisme
Antoine Fromont
Antoine Fromont
05/02/2023
J'ai passé un séjour linguistique à Manchester et je suis vraiment satisfait de mon expérience. J'ai pu apprendre beaucoup de nouvelles choses sur la culture britannique et améliorer mon anglais. C'était une très belle expérience, je recommande!
Sam
Sam
31/01/2023
J'ai passé un séjour linguistique incroyable à Malte grâce à LangStart. L'enseignement était de qualité et les professeurs étaient très compétents. L'emplacement de l'école était idéal, à proximité de la plage et du centre-ville. J'ai été ravi de l'organisation de LangStart, qui m'a accompagné du début jusqu'à mon arrivée sur place et a prévu ma prise en charge à l'aéroport au moment de mon arrivée. Je recommande les yeux fermés.
Inès
Inès
18/01/2023
Je suis partie en séjour linguistique à Dublin avec Langstart. Mon séjour s’est parfaitement déroulé, l’équipe m’a accompagné jusqu’au départ et est restée a l’écoute une fois sur place. Un grand merci.