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EC English, Montreal, Canada

3.2/5

Rating: 3.2/5.0

EC English

The language school EC English was founded in Montreal, Canada in 2011. The world’s largest bilingual city, Montreal, is rich in European charm with a unique English and French cultural mix. The school is in an airy, modern building located in the heart of the city, where students can choose to study English, French, or both.

Covid-19 Status: School re-opening on 31 August 2020

Accreditations and Quality seals

ALTOLanguages Canada / CAPLSPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

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:

23

Number of public PC workstations:

10

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

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

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 10 C$ per week.

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

Average age of students

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

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 13 years for specific Junior courses

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):

22
3
2
3
11
5
10

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL).

Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport:
125 C$ pick up
250 C$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 18 May 2020, 24 Jun. 2020, 01 Jul. 2020, 07 Sep. 2020, 12 Oct. 2020, 11 Nov. 2020, 24 Dec. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020.
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.

French Courses

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Price in C$ 360 720 1080 1440 1800 2160 2520 2880 3600 4140 7935
Price in US$ 258 515 772 1030 1287 1544 1802 2059 2574 2959 5672
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 C$
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Price in C$ 330 660 990 1320 1650 1980 2310 2640 3300 3780 7245
Price in US$ 236 472 708 944 1180 1416 1652 1887 2359 2702 5179
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 C$
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Price in C$ 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400 2800 3200 4000 4620 8855
Price in US$ 286 572 858 1144 1430 1716 2002 2288 2859 3303 6329
20 lessons on one language and 10 lessons on the other.
Choose either English or French as your primary focus.
You will be tested in both languages to ensure you are in the right classes for both languages.
Please specify your primary focus language in the registration form comment box.
Course times include two electives per week from 13:30 to 15:00 and two electives per week from 13:30 to 15:45.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 C$
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in C$ 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400 2800 3200 4000 4620 8855
Price in US$ 286 572 858 1144 1430 1716 2002 2288 2859 3303 6329
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 C$
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 23
Price in C$ 360 720 1080 1440 1800 2160 2520 2880 3600 41400 7935
Price in US$ 258 515 772 1030 1287 1544 1802 2059 2574 29590 5672
20 lessons learning one language and 4 lessons learning the other.
Choose either English or French as your primary focus.
You will be tested in both languages to ensure you are in the right classes for both languages.
Please specify your primary focus language in the registration form comment box.
Course times include two electives per week from 13:30 to 15:00 and two electives per week from 13:30 to 15:45.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 C$
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Price in C$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7200
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5147
Minimum course duration: 24 weeks.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in C$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9000 13500 18000
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6433 9649 12866
Minimum course duration: 24 weeks.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 24
Price in C$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7920
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5661
Minimum course duration: 24 weeks.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
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Business
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Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 C$
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Exam Preparation
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Price in C$ 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400 2800 3200 3600 4000 4400
Price in US$ 286 572 858 1144 1430 1716 2002 2288 2574 2859 3145
Starting dates
2020: 06 Apr. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 05 Oct. 2020.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 C$
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 11 Sep. 2020
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Price in C$ 400 800 1200 1600 2000 2400 2800 3200 3600 4000 4400
Price in US$ 286 572 858 1144 1430 1716 2002 2288 2574 2859 3145
Starting dates
2020: 28 Jan. 2020, 27 Apr. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 05 Oct. 2020.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 130.00 C$
Comments about courses:High Season Supplement not applicable to bookings longer than 12 weeks.
Additional courses available to be combined with one of the language courses.
Students under 18 must book homestay, a return airport transfer and provide a parental consent form.
- Student insurance (optional) up to 69 years of age: CAD 30 (per week).
- Bank transfer fee: CAD 35.
- Unaccompanied minor fee: CAD 85 (one way).
Study permit fee: CAD 90 LOA.
- Canadian custodianship fee: CAD 150 (if requested).

Accommodation

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(charged by school)
Price in C$ 425 850 1275 1700 2125 2550 2975 3400 4250 5100 425 220
Price in US$ 320 640 960 1279 1599 1919 2239 2558 3198 3837 320 166
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
La Marq au 515, EC English, Montreal - 1
La Marq au 515, EC English, Montreal - 2
Modern apartment-style residence located in the heart of the downtown. Facilities include: fitness centre and weight room, theatre room, games room, sound-proof music room.
Weekly in-house activities organised by the residence.
Students are responsible for their own cleaning and taking out garbage and recycling.
24 hour reception.
Stays are from Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday.
Price extra night:
95 C$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 40 C$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 240 480 720 960 1200 1440 1680 1920 2400 2880 240 220
Price in US$ 181 362 542 723 903 1084 1264 1445 1806 2167 181 166
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by EC English - 1
Price extra night:
35 C$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 35 C$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 225 450 675 900 1125 1350 1575 1800 2250 2700 225 220
Price in US$ 170 339 508 678 847 1016 1185 1355 1693 2032 170 166
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by EC English - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by EC English - 2
Price extra night:
35 C$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 35 C$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 195 390 585 780 975 1170 1365 1560 1950 2340 195 220
Price in US$ 147 294 441 587 734 881 1027 1174 1468 1761 147 166
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Includes:
No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 10 C$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 275 550 825 1100 1375 1650 1925 2200 2750 3300 275 220
Price in US$ 207 414 621 828 1035 1242 1449 1656 2069 2483 207 166
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Breakfast & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 35 C$
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in C$ 335 670 1005 1340 1675 2010 2345 2680 3350 4020 335 220
Price in US$ 253 505 757 1009 1261 1513 1765 2017 2521 3025 253 166
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
50 C$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
45 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 13 Jun. 2020 - 12 Sep. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 35 C$
Arrivals and departures outside of specified times are possible, but must be requested well in advance.
16 and 17 year old students must:
- Stay in single room homestay.
- book airport transfer.
- provide a parental consent form.
- custodial letter may be required.

Reviews

3.2/5.0

Rating: 3.2/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 2.8/5.0

2.8/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 2.6/5.0

2.6/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
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Students liked about EC English, Montreal
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5.0/5.0
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5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation

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    FAQ about EC English, Montreal

  • French courses at EC English start at 300 C$ for Academic Semester / Year course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation La Marq au 515 is the most popular among all our clients of EC English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (125 C$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at EC English varies from 15 students (Semi-Intensive Course ) to 15 students (Semi-Intensive Course )
  • 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%).
  • EC English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 20 during the summer and 23 for the rest of the year.
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