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EC English, Montreal, Canada


Rating: 3.2/5.0

1610 St. Catherine Street West, Suite 401 - H3H 2S2 Montreal - see on map
EC English - Student lounge

What we like about the school

  • Free language workshops.
  • Free Pronunciation Clinic.
  • Electronic whiteboards in all classrooms.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: EC English Montreal is located in the bilingual, metropolitan city of Montreal, Canada. The school is housed in the Faubourg Shopping Mall in downtown Montreal, on one of the city's main shopping streets. The city offers many sites of attraction for visitors, many of which are within a short journey of the school. Such attractions would include the Montreal Botanical Garden, the Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Mount Royal Park. Students of EC English Montreal are sure to have a fantastic time creating many memorable moments whilst achieving their language goals. Montreal's International Airport is within an hour's journey of the school, ensuring that all students can arrive and depart with ease.

School facilities: The school's facilities are of an excellent standard, offering everything students of both the English and French languages may need to reach their language goals. Facilities include a cafeteria, kitchen use for students, a computer lab and a lounge area, all of which develop the school's positive and friendly learning atmosphere. All classrooms are equipped with electronic whiteboards, air conditioning and heating, with most having ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment.

School chain: EC English Schools are all part of the larger group of EC Holdings Ltd. As a group, they have pushed boundaries within English tuition, for all levels and age groups, for many years. The group consists of multiple schools, spread throughout locations such as the USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Malta, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

The "EC Promise" is true throughout all EC locations, promising students that their English level will improve if they follow the 3 steps of attendance, homework and participation. The group ensures that all students will receive a friendly atmosphere to learn in, high-quality tuition and care, a varied social programme to accompany their learning, and appropriate facilities to reach their language goals.
  • The language school EC English was founded in Montreal, Canada in 2011.
  • Tax registration ID: 848784708RP0001
  • Abbreviated name of school: EC Montreal

French Courses

General Language
Language Plus Activity
Information for all courses offered by EC English
Comments about courses

Students under 18 must book homestay, a return airport transfer and provide a parental consent form.

High season fee not applicable to bookings longer than 12 weeks.

Additional fees:

  • Bank transfer fee: CAD 35.
  • Student insurance (optional) up to 69 years of age: CAD 30 (per week).
  • Canadian custodianship fee: CAD 150 (if requested).
  • Study Permit Fee: CAD 105 per LOA (for all 25+ week courses, includes 1 amendment).

  • Course materials:
  • English courses: CAD 12 per week (maximum CAD 96).
  • Fremch courses: CAD 15 per week (maximum CAD 120).

    One-to-one lessons can be booked either in conjunction with a group course (minimum 2 private lessons per week) or individually (minimum 10 lessons per week).
Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
140.00 C$
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 15 C$ per week.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 155 C$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2023 (including national and regional bank holidays):
02 Jan. 2023, 07 Apr. 2023, 22 May 2023, 21 Jun. 2023, 23 Jun. 2023, 04 Sep. 2023, 09 Oct. 2023, 13 Nov. 2023, 25 Dec. 2023, 26 Dec. 2023.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per French language level

Level (CEFR)Level descriptionsLESSONS needed per levelWEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1BeginnerNo knowledge, or an understanding of only a very few basic words/phrases.A1 to A2804
A2ElementaryCan understand and speak about simple topics: i.e. family, shopping, hobbies.A2 to B11608
B1IntermediateCan speak about future and past events, give reasons and explanations for a situation.B1 to B21809
B2Higher IntermediateCan speak about abstract topics, produce clear detailed text on many subjects.B2 to C120010
C1AdvancedCan use language flexibly and effectively.C1 to C222011
C2ProfiencyCan express himself/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely.
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
Note: All courses offered by EC English, Montreal can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

Videos & Photos

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  • EC English - General School Video2/3
  • EC English - Student Interviews3/3
  • Student lounge
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  • EC English lounge
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  • Kitchen facilities
    Kitchen facilities4/8
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  • EC English class
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  • EC English common area
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EC English (EC)

Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOLanguages CanadaPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
French teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:30
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at EC English and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Lounge

  • Free WIFI

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 22
    Number of public PC workstations: 10

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 13
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 13
Junior courses - In summer: 15
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 15
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 8
Adult courses Throughout the year: 8
Junior courses In summer: 5
Junior courses Throughout the year: 5
Average age of students
In summer: 20 years
Throughout the year: 23 years

Top student nationalities

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport:
120 C$ one way
240 C$ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL).
More information about airports around Montreal and how to get from the airport to Montreal on your own here on our Montreal page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA can travel and study a language course up to 18 hours a week and for a maximum of 180 days without a full visa. It is just necessary to apply online for an ESTA card (Electronic System for Travel Authorization).
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
85 C$
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Video about leisure activities at EC English Montreal




Rating: 3.2/5.0

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EC English, Montreal
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Course: General Course - 2 weeks
20. Mar. 2017

Student Testimonial Videos

Note: The video testimonials of students from EC English have been provided by the school and schools do not usually publish negative testimonials. For uncensored reviews read the comments from our students.


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FAQ about EC English, Montreal

  • French courses at EC English start at 323 C$ for Academic Year / Semester 20 course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Standard Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of EC English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (120 C$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at EC English varies from 15 students (General Course 24 ) to 15 students (General Course 24 )
  • 100% of teachers at EC English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at EC English comes from Brazil with a 22% representation, followed by students from Japan (11%) and Switzerland (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • EC English offers courses from 15 years (Young Achievers, 24 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 20 during the summer and 23 for the rest of the year.


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