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11 French Language Schools in Montreal Ranking 2024

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Best French schools in Montreal by category - student age group

TOP Rated by
Students 50+ years
EC English
Students 50+ years
5.0

Rating: 5

(2)
TOP Rated by
Quality of teaching
Bouchereau Lingua International
Quality of teaching
4.3

Rating: 4.3

(4)
TOP Rated by
Location of school
Bouchereau Lingua International
Location of school
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(4)

Montreal's language schools ranking

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Montreal ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Montreal

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Montreal
199 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Montreal
Nightlife
3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Friendliness of locals
4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Interesing things to do
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Geographic setting
4.7

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Public transport
4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Climate
4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Cleanliness
3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Affordability
3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Shopping
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Safety
4.9

Rating: 4.9/5.0

What our students said about Montreal

3.0

Rating: 3/5

The tax in this province is crazily high. But there're lots of good shops and restaurants.

Han Jou
Canada
3.0

Rating: 3/5

It’s a vibrant incredibly beautiful city

Jennifer
Canada

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Montreal

EC English

Teachers and the use of trams as a support tool.
Very good teachers.

2 October 2023
Course: General Course 24 - 2 weeks
Student age: 61 years

3.5

Rating: 3.5

| 6 reviews
Atpal Languages

The location was great and everyone was very friendly.

21 November 2022
Course: Standard Course - 8 weeks
Student age: 38 years

3.0

Rating: 3

| 1 review
M.I.I.L.A

I would not book there again. There are better schools

28 September 2014
Course: Français Langue Seconde (FSL) Intensif - 4 weeks
Student age: 38 years

3.8

Rating: 3.8

| 5 reviews
ChristianM.I.I.L.A

Information about Montreal

Why Montreal? Montreal, Canada's second largest city, is geographically as close to the European coast as to Vancouver, and in look and feel it combines some of the finest aspects of the two continents. Its North American skyline of glass and concrete rises above churches and monuments in a medley of European styles, a medley as complex as Montreal´s social mix.
What we like about Montreal
  • Two official languages in one city.
  • Cheaper than other larger Canadian cities.
  • Dynamic art scene.
  • Cultural hub.
What we dislike about Montreal
  • Infrastructure is troublesome.
  • Winters drop to considerably low temperatures.
Population: L  1,763,000
Time zone: +5h. (GMT -5)
Region: Quebec, Montréal
Currency: CAD (1 CAD = 0.7250 USD)
Name of city in French: Montréal
Visa: You can travel and study a language course for a limited number of hours a week just applying for the visa waiver programme online. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions. Fees will be applicable to enter the country. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01 Dec. 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Canada in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Canada on the official website - Government of Canada.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 375 C$
Average course price per week (Low season): 341 C$
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Price index excluding rent: 76* (24% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index including rent: 59* (41% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:84* (16% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Canada average): 7.24 C$
    (2% more expensive than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz
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Best time to take a language course in Montreal
June
Montreal F1 Grand Prix
Montreal F1 Grand Prix

07 June 2024 - 09 June 2024Montreal Grand Prix is an auto race that has existed since 1967 and is part of Formula 1.

Vieux-Port de Montréal
Vieux-Port de Montréal
Basilica of Notre Dame
Basilica of Notre Dame
Olympic Stadium
Olympic Stadium
Jean-Talon Market
Jean-Talon Market
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Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (YUL) - 13 km. from Montreal city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 25 minutes.

Main stops: Gare Dorval, Gare Lachine, Gare Montréal-Ouest, Gare Vendôme, Gare Lucien-L'Allier

Every 15 minutes, 35 minutes.

Main stops: Aéroport Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau, Station de métro Lionel-Grouix, Guy/René Lévesque

Taxi: 20 minutes drive to city center of Montreal

Q&A - Questions and answers about Montreal

  • Unfortunately, none of our partner schools in Montreal offer a coop visa.
    Andy Fukutome, LanguageCourse.Net - Jun 16, 2023
  • If you are looking for a junior French course in Quebec, I can recommend you the Bouchereau Lingua International school. The course is all inclusive (course+activities+accommodation).
    Sawsan Zein, LanguageCourse.Net - Apr 26, 2023
  • There is only limited information available for College Platon in Montreal. English courses for this language school cannot be booked through our website because we no longer work with this school. The information is provided to guide our visitors to the full range of language course options available in Montreal.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 30, 2023
  • The price of the course depends on the type of course you choose (number of lessons/week) and the duration in weeks.
    Within each school's profile on our website you will find a price calculator, which you can use to view prices and send you quotes in PDF format.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 27, 2023
  • In Montreal we work with several French schools for children and teenagers, but none of them accept such young students.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 16, 2023
  • The schools accept students of all ages from 16-18 years old. There is no age limit. Groups are organized according to level, not age.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Dec 14, 2022
  • You can see from the section above the courses "School also offers to learn", you can see other language courses that the school offers.
    Susan Wang, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 22, 2022

FAQ about schools in Montreal

  • At the moment, we do not have any partner schools in Montreal offering this language. However, if you are interested in a language stay abroad, Italy would be the best option. Our best destinations are Rome, Florence, Milan, Bologna, Naples.
    Madly Simba, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 17, 2023
  • Depending on how long you want to stay in Canada, you will have to apply for a Visitor Visa (up to 6 months) or a Study Permit (over 6 months). We do not assist with this but we recommend you to get in touch with the Canadian embassy to have more information.
    Madly Simba, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 07, 2023

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