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Upper Madison College/ UMC, Montreal, Canada

440 René-Lévesque Blvd W #350, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1Z6 - H2Z 1Z6 Montreal - see on map
Upper Madison College/ UMC - School building

Location: Upper Madison College is situated in Downtown Montreal. This neighbourhood is nestled between the Mount Royal Park and St Lawrence River. It is a busy part of the city, with tall office blocks, shopping centres and a lively nightlife, mainly for students at the nearby Universities. The school itself is close to shops, restaurants, a festival venue and hotels.

Getting around: The Gare Central Train Station is an eight minute walk from the main entrance of the school. This is the main train station in Montreal and has regular services. The closest subway station to the school is the Square Victoria-OACI station, which is a five-minute walk away. This station is on L2. The Place-des-Arts station, on L1, is seven minutes away from Upper Madison College. There are a number of bus routes on the streets around the school, for those that prefer this method of transportation.

Things to see: A lot of the central things to see in Montreal are within walking distance from the school. Features such as the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Mount Royal Park are all within a 30 minute walking radius from Upper Madison College. Things to see outside the city centre are easily accessible by the metro stations close to the school.

Course structure: Courses at the school include a selection of general English courses, a business English programme and an exam preparation course.
  • The language school Upper Madison College/ UMC was founded in Montreal, Canada in 2004.
  • Legal name / parent company: Upper Madison College
  • Tax registration ID: 821589546RT001

English Courses

General Language
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by Upper Madison College/ UMC
Lesson duration
45 minutes
Days without class
In 2023 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2023, 01 Jul. 2023, 04 Sep. 2023, 25 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 before the start of the course via an online form.

Lessons needed per English 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 Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
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Upper Madison College/ UMC

Accreditations and Quality seals
Languages CanadaLanguage Canada, Cisoc
English teacher qualifications
90% hold a university degree
90% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:45
Student gender mix:
50% male / 50% 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 Upper Madison College/ UMC and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Lounge

  • Free WIFI

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

  • Tourist information

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 15
    Number of public PC workstations: 1

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer: 175
Throughout the year: 140
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 20 years
Throughout the year: 28 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport:
130 C$ one way
200 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

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

Leisure activities

activity possible

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

WEEKLY FEATURED UMC STUDENT CLUBS • Conversation Club • Canadian Accent Training Club • TV Show English Club • World Café • Drama English

Adults - Paid activities

EXCITING AND UNIQUE UMC EVENTS • World Spirit Day • Sports Day • University and College Seminars or Workshops • Thanksgiving Party • Halloween Party • Christmas Decoration and Party • Canada’s Wonderland • Toronto Raptors Basketball Game • Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Game TOURS AND TRIPS • Niagara Falls Day Trip • French Canada Tour (Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City) • Ski & Snowboard Trip • New York City Tour • Chicago and Boston Trip • Algonquin Park Trip • Ontario Camping Trip



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FAQ about Upper Madison College/ UMC, Montreal

  • English courses at Upper Madison College/ UMC start at 292 C$ for Standard Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (130 C$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Upper Madison College/ UMC varies from 12 students (Intensive Business English) to 14 students (Intensive Course)
  • 90% of teachers at Upper Madison College/ UMC hold a university degree. 90% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Upper Madison College/ UMC comes from Korea with a 25% representation, followed by students from Brazil (20%) and Spain (20%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Upper Madison College/ UMC offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 20 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.

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