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EC EnglishMontreal, Canada

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3.5

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Overall school rating of EC English, Montreal
Ranked #3 of 11 French schools in Montreal
School
Location of the school
4.3 

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Facilities
3.7 

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Social activities
2.7 

Rating: 2.7/5.0

Organisation
3.2 

Rating: 3.2/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
3.3 

Rating: 3.3/5.0

Value for money
3.2 

Rating: 3.2/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years
0.0 

Rating: 0.0/5.0

(0)
Students 18-30 years
3.0 

Rating: 3.0/5.0

(3)
Students 31-49 years
2.0 

Rating: 2.0/5.0

(1)
Students 50+ years
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

(2)
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
Junior
Work & Study
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. Minors traveling with parents are exempt from these requirements.

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

Additional fees:

  • Bank transfer fee: CAD 40.
  • Student insurance (optional) up to 69 years of age: CAD 30 (per week).
  • Canadian custodianship fee: CAD 150 (if requested).
  • Study Permit Fee: CAD 110 per LOA (for all 25+ week courses, includes 1 amendment).

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

    Students who want to book one-to-one lessons need to book a minimum of two and a maximum of 10 per week in conjunction with a group course.

    Lessons may alternate between morning and afternoon sessions.
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 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 19 Feb 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 20 May 2024, 01 Jul 2024, 05 Aug 2024, 02 Sep 2024, 30 Sep 2024, 14 Oct 2024, 11 Nov 2024, 25 Dec 2024, 26 Dec 2024.
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 before the start of the course via an online form.

Lessons needed per French language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
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

  • EC English - School Presentation1/5
  • EC English - General School Video2/5
  • EC English - General School Video3/5
  • EC English - Student Interviews4/5
  • EC English - Student Interviews5/5
  • EC English lounge
    EC English lounge 1/8
  • Student lounge
    Student lounge2/8
  • 3/8
  • Kitchen facilities
    Kitchen facilities4/8
  • 5/8
  • EC English common area
    EC English common area 6/8
  • 7/8
  • EC English class
    EC English class8/8

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
Students should arrive at 8:15
Student gender mix
33% male / 67% female
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
    Paid parking (<500m)

    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 - Throughout the year: 175
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

Age of students

Airport transfer

Montreal-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 Colombia require a visa to enter and study in Canada.
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
Yes
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.

Accommodation

Ratings of EC English compared to ratings of all schools in Canada

 EC English MontrealAverage of all other schools in Canada
Overall school rating3.5

Rating: 3.5/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Facilities3.7

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities2.7

Rating: 2.7/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Organisation3.2

Rating: 3.2/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Quality of teaching3.3

Rating: 3.3/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Value for money3.2

Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Homestay3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Shared flat3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Student opinions about EC English, Montreal

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Teachers and the use of trams as a support tool.
Disliked
There are few activities to foster relationships among students.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Very good course.
Other comments Very good teachers.
Course: General Course 24  - 2 weeks
2. Oct. 2023
Liked
Teaching method and organisation
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

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 what our students report about their stay at EC English.

Map  

1610 St. Catherine Street West, Suite 401 - H3H 2S2 Montreal
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FAQ about EC English, Montreal

  • French courses at EC English start at 217 C$ for Academic Year / Semester 20 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 Montreal-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 to 99. Average age is 20 during the summer and 23 for the rest of the year.

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