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French school in Montreal: M.I.I.L.A


Rating: 3.8/5.0

855 Mountain Sights, Suite 150 - H4P2B5 Montreal - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Welcome and farewell parties.
  • Excellent rating of student apartments (4.5/5.0)
  • Optional language workshops.

What we dislike about the school

  • Course materials are an extra expense.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Navigating the city: Montreal is a bilingual Canadian city and M.I.L.A language school teaches both French and English. The De La Savane metro station (orange line) is just 3 minutes from the school entrance making it easy for students to navigate around Montreal. Montreal downtown is 35 minutes by metro from the school on the orange line and it is here that students will find the main attractions of the city including the Notre-Dame Basilica, the Modern Museum of Fine Arts and the Royal Park.

Location: The school is situated in The Triangle neighbourhood with shops, bars and gyms all within walking distance from the main building. The facilities available at M.I.L.A include a cafeteria, a computer room, a lounge, a movie room, an outdoor patio, a student support desk and free unlimited high speed internet and Wi-Fi access.

Accreditation: M.I.L.A is accredited by Languages Canada / CAPLS and affiliated with other institutes.

Course structure: There are 3 courses available at the school: a semi-intensive programme, a premium intensive programme and a super intensive programme. The Premium course also includes the option to join a workshop, a reading club or tutorials. The Super Intensive programme provides students with a selection of elective courses to specialise in an area of specific interest to the individual. These elective courses are not available for complete beginners.

Teaching style: The size of the class is between 6 - 12, small enough for good student teacher ratios but large enough for practical group work. The teachers are all highly trained and have different teaching methods at hand to mould the learning to the needs of the group. There is student monitoring throughout the course for suggestive improvements and to build confidence in the areas each student is strong in. This is a very motivating technique in learning a language and really encourages participation.
  • The language school M.I.I.L.A was founded in Montreal, Canada in 2006.
  • Legal name / parent company: Montreal International Institute of Language Arts (M.I.I.L.A.)
  • Tax registration ID: 839738168RC0001

French Courses

General Language
Information for all courses offered by M.I.I.L.A
Comments about courses

Airport transfer fees:

  • Airport pick-up: CAD 150
  • Airport drop-off: CAD 100
  • Airport transfer (roundtrip): CAD 200.

  • Health insurance fee: CAD 3 per day
  • Custodianship letter: CAD 150.
Lesson duration
50 minutes
School's administrative fee
250.00 C$
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 70 C$ per course level.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 80 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):
01 Jan. 2023, 07 Apr. 2023, 22 May 2023, 04 Sep. 2023, 09 Oct. 2023, 11 Nov. 2023, 25 Dec. 2023, 26 Dec. 2023.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
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 Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Optional language workshops
Note: All courses offered by M.I.I.L.A, 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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Accreditations and Quality seals
Languages 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 8:40
Student gender mix:
49% male / 51% female
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at M.I.I.L.A 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

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

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

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 15

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 8
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses - In summer: 10
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 6
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 11
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 11
Junior courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 18 years
Throughout the year: 24 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport:
150 C$ one way
200 C$ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Ai.
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)
150 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

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet3 km
Baseball1 km
Basketball1 km
Cooking1 km
Dancing1 km
Diving1 km
Field Hockey1 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf30 km
Horse riding35 km
Ice Hockey1 km
Mountainbiking35 km
Music1 km
Rugby1 km
Sailing50 km
Skiing45 km
Squash1 km
Swimming1 km
Table Tennis1 km
Tennis1 km
Volleyball1 km
Windsurfing50 km
Yoga1 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

Upon availability and weather conditions.

Adults - Paid activities

Check availability with the school staff.
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)




Rating: 3.8/5.0

Overall school rating of
M.I.I.L.A, Montreal
5 authentic ratings from students who reserved with us
Overall city rating

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 2.7/5.0


Rating: 3.2/5.0


Rating: 2.8/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3.2/5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Student opinions about M.I.I.L.A, Montreal
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Standard Residence


Course: Francais Langue Seconde (FSL) Intensif - 4 weeks
28. Jul. 2014


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FAQ about M.I.I.L.A, Montreal

  • French courses at M.I.I.L.A start at 333 C$ for Premium Intensive course with 27 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Premium Intensive
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (150 C$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at MIILA varies from 12 students (Premium Intensive) to 12 students (Premium Intensive)
  • 100% of teachers at M.I.I.L.A hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at M.I.I.L.A comes from Brazil with a 20% representation, followed by students from Spain (4.49%) and Italy (2%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • M.I.I.L.A offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 18 during the summer and 24 for the rest of the year.

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