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ILSC Language SchoolMontreal, Canada

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What we like about the school
  • Only centre in Quebec accredited by Cambridge University to deliver CELTA.
  • Free myILSC app to track progress and practice English.
  • Co-op or work and study opportunities offered through the school.
  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 15% of students.
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Location: ILSC Language School is within Downtown Montreal. This neighbourhood is in the heart of the city, and is a blend of office blocks, shopping options and student hangouts. The school itself is on the edge of Downtown Montreal, close to restaurants, stores and cafes.

Getting around: A short walk from the school are a selection of bus stations that stretch across the city. The McGill Metro Station is the closest one to the school, less than 5 minutes by foot. This is on the Line One metro service. ILSC Language School is a 13-walk from the Gare Centrale Train Station, which is the main station of the city.

Schools proximity to attractions in Montreal: The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is in Downtown Montreal, 13 minutes by foot from where the school is located. The Old Montreal neighbourhood is home to other popular features of the city including the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, Le Vieux Montréal and Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History.

Course structure: ILSC Language school in Montreal offers classes in English and French. These are both full time and part time group courses, and cover the general use of the language in everyday settings. The school caters for private classes as well. There is a volunteer programme which combines group classes with a placement, depending on the chosen language. A University pathway package is available in English.
  • The language school ILSC Language School was founded in Montreal, Canada in 2000.
  • Legal name / parent company: ILSC (Brisbane) PTY LTD
  • Tax registration ID: DLI:O19275396842
  • Abbreviated name of school: ILSC Montreal

English Courses

General Language
Work & Study

Information for all courses offered by ILSC Language School

Comments about courses

Material fees:

  • 1-4 weeks: CAD 40.
  • 5+ weeks: CAD 10 per week (Maximum CAD 350).
Lesson duration
50 minutes
School's administrative fee
180.00 C$
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 10 C$ per week.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 75 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, 29 Mar 2024, 20 May 2024, 24 Jun 2024, 01 Jul 2024, 02 Sep 2024, 30 Sep 2024, 14 Oct 2024, 11 Nov 2024, 23 Dec 2024 - 27 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 at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per English 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 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 adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
Note: All courses offered by ILSC Language School, 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.

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ILSC Language School (ILSC)

Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOLanguages CanadaPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
English 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 8:00
Student gender mix
41% male / 59% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at ILSC Language School and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Tourist information

  • Assistance with reservations for restaurants, bars, clubs

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 23
    Number of public PC workstations: 10

Student Age / Nationality

Minimum age of students
18 years
13 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 10
Adult courses Throughout the year: 10
Junior courses In summer: 5
Average age of students
In summer: 22 years
Throughout the year: 25 years

Top student nationalities

Airport transfer

Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport:
120 C$ one way
240 C$ return (both ways)
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

You can travel and study a language course for a limited number of hours a week just applying for the visa waiver programme online.
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
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

activity possible
Football (soccer)

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Mount Royal hike.
Jazz Festival (summer)

Adults - Paid activities

Food tour of Montreal cuisine (Poutine, Tourtière) USD 15.
Art museums (USD 12 - USD 15).
Biodome (indoor ecomuseum) NEW facilities! USD 22.
Botanical Gardens USD 22.

Junior - Free activities

Mount Royal hike

Junior - Paid activities

La Ronde (amusement park) USD 45.
Ice skating USD 20.
Biodome (indoor ecomuseum) NEW facilities! USD 11.
Leisure programme for juniors (sample):
Activities Calendar 2024 at McGill
Activities Calendar 2024 at McGill



550 Sherbrooke St West, Suite 800 - H3A 1B9 Montreal
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Questions and answers about ILSC Language School

  • The school offers programmes of 24 lessons/week in the morning (08:30 - 13:00) or in the afternoon (13:15 - 17:15).
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - May 24, 2023

FAQ about ILSC Language School, Montreal

  • Yes, the minimum required language level to book the University Pathway Program is B2 - upper intermediate. As an alternative, you can book General French lessons until you reach the B2 level, and then you can switch programmes. Students taking this course get the language skills and academic abilities to be able to succeed in college or university.
    Ana Carolina, Area Manager from LanguageCourse.net - Jan 24, 2022
  • Students can start the full time course any Monday. All levels are available. They will take a placement test and they will be placed with the right group according to their level. The minimum required age is 16 years.
    Angela Ligartova, Language Travel Consultant English from LanguageCourse.Net - May 08, 2023
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at ILSC Language School varies from 16 students (Junior Camp Program - Day only) to 18 students (Full-Time Intensive FTI)
  • 100% of teachers at ILSC Language School hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at ILSC Language School comes from Japan with a 12% representation, followed by students from Brazil (11%) and Korea (7%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • ILSC Language School offers courses from 12 years to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.


Main brochure
Main brochure
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General Brochure
ILSC Pricelist 2023-2024
ILSC Pricelist 2023-2024
2024 official pricelist
2024 official pricelist
 Academic Preparation (PDF)
Academic Preparation (PDF)
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Accommodation (PDF)
ILSC Junior and Family Camp Pricelist 2024
ILSC Junior and Family Camp Pricelist 2024
Junior & Family Camp pricelist
Junior & Family Camp pricelist
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