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EC English, Montreal, Canada

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Rating: 3.2/5.0

EC English (EC)

  • 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 hours journey of the school, ensuring that all students can arrive and depart with ease.

    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.

    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.
  • 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 hours journey of the school, ensuring that all students can arrive and depart with ease.

    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.

    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.
  • Address: 1610 St. Catherine Street West, Suite 401, H3H 2S2 - Montreal, Canada (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Montreal Language Center Ltd.
  • Tax registration ID: 848784708RP0001
  • Abbreviated name of school: EC Montreal
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by EC English


It’s a slightly different EC from before, but our new measures ensure the safety of students and staff as we return to learning with our new normal.

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

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:
120 C$ pick up
240 C$ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 02 Apr. 2021, 05 Apr. 2021, 24 May 2021, 24 Jun. 2021, 01 Jul. 2021, 02 Aug. 2021, 06 Sep. 2021, 11 Oct. 2021, 11 Nov. 2021, 24 Dec. 2021 - 27 Dec. 2021.
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 US$ 292 583 874 1165 1456 1747 2038 2329 2911 3352 6424
This course consists of 20 general English lessons and 4 special focus lessons per week. The student can choose from the following options: speaking with confidence, real-life listening, expand your vocabulary, and global awareness.
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 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
Student comments

Rating: 2.0/5.0

2.0
Simon Patrick: "The school is repeating a lot of the same stuff. Teacher use the same exercises every two weeks. It is hard to get the opportunity to speak the language and practice."
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Price in C$ 340 323 680 646 1020 969 1360 1292 1700 1615 2040 1938 2380 2261 2720 2584 3400 3230 3900 3705 7475 7102
Price in US$ 268 535 803 1070 1338 1605 1873 2140 2675 3068 5881
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 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Price in US$ 323 646 968 1291 1613 1936 2258 2581 3226 3729 5338
This course consists of 20 general English lessons and 10 special focus lessons per week. The student can choose from the following options: speaking with confidence, real-life listening, expand your vocabulary, and global awareness.
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 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Price in US$ 402 803 1204 1605 2006 2408 2809 3210 4012 4673 8957
This course allows students to focus on their specific language needs.
Students can book additional one-to-one lessons for CAD 85 each.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 C$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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This course is designed to help develop fluency and accuracy across all the 4 core language skills. There are a wide variety of extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, conversation class, and a reading workshop.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in C$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 9120 8664 13680 12996 18240 17328
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This course is designed to help develop fluency and accuracy across all the 4 core language skills. There are a wide variety of extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, conversation class, and a reading workshop.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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This course is designed to help develop fluency and accuracy across all the 4 core language skills. There are a wide variety of extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, conversation class, and a reading workshop.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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This course consists of general English lessons and English for work lessons. These lessons focus on teaching the student skills for working in a English speaking environment. This includes negotiations, management, HR, branding, promotional strategies, project management, business ethics, giving presentations, and preparing for interviews. There will be assessments throughout the course which take place both in the classroom and through assignments. Additionally, there will be 5 weekly progress tests, 5 weekly tutorials and progress reports, and an exit test.
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
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 C$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Price in US$ 508 1015 1523 2030 2537 3045 3552 4060 5074 5948 11399
This course includes general language lessons and cooking lessons every week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 C$
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 130.00 C$
Comments about courses:Students under 18 must book homestay, a return airport transfer and provide a parental consent form.
High season supplement 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). - Unaccompanied minor fee: CAD 85 (one way).
- Canadian custodianship fee: CAD 150 (if requested).

Accommodation

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$ 199 398 597 795 994 1193 1392 1590 1988 2385 199 183
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
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 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
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$ 278 555 833 1110 1388 1665 1942 2220 2775 3329 278 183
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, 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 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
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$ 187 373 559 746 932 1118 1305 1491 1864 2236 187 183
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
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 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
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$ 162 323 485 646 808 969 1131 1292 1615 1938 162 183
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
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, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
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$ 228 456 684 911 1139 1367 1595 1822 2278 2733 228 183
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
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 & lunch & dinner, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
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$ 835 1670 2160 2880 2325 2790 3255 3720 4650 5580 465 220
Price in US$ 692 1383 1789 2385 1926 2311 2696 3081 3851 4621 386 183
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18

Reviews

3.2

Rating: 3.2/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2
Organisation

Rating: 2.8/5.0

2.8
Facilities

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6
Social activities

Rating: 2.6/5.0

2.6
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0
Value for money

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.0
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
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What students liked about EC English, Montreal
Teaching method and organisation
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
3.0
Accommodation

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    FAQ about EC English, Montreal

  • French courses at EC English start at 295 C$ for Academic Year / Semester course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation 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 (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%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • 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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