French Language Schools in Montreal - Ranking 2022


20 Best language schools in Montreal (ranked based on student reviews)

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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.
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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.
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How our students rated their experience in Montreal


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Overall city attractiveness
193 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 4.3/5.0


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Rating: 4.2/5.0


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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Montreal

Rating: 3.8

3.8 | 5 reviews

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


Rating: 3.9

3.9 | 39 reviews

The teachers are all very friendly and cater to the individual questions.
There were no activities and the classrooms were cold.

23 September 2014
Course: Semi-Intensive (15) - 10 weeks
Student age: 18 years


Rating: 3.9

3.9 | 39 reviews

Course content, teaching is good
A small number of students. The width of the race of wide good。

9 September 2014
Course: Semi-Intensive (15) - 7 weeks
Student age: 81 years


Rating: 3.9

3.9 | 39 reviews

there are many students in the course and then progress linguistic and 'fast. the location of the school, and 'central.

3 October 2013
Course: Semi-Intensive (15) - 2 weeks
Student age: 37 years


Rating: 3.9

3.9 | 39 reviews

The friendly teachers and pleasant climate in the classroom.
The speech rate of the characters within the videoclips were so high that it was very hard for untrained students.

18 August 2013
Course: Intensive (25) - 3 weeks
Student age: 65 years


Rating: 3.9

3.9 | 39 reviews

Small class size (individualized attention), excellent and personable professors, students from varying nationalities and backgrounds
I'm not sure I was placed in the best level to suit my needs, but due to the small class sizes and great professors, everyone is challenged at the appropriate level. The facilities were great, but the computer lab and wifi were not available the week I was there. Unless you have a smartphone with an international data plan, make sure you map out your day before you leave the house in the morning.

22 July 2013
Course: Intensive (25) - 1 week
Student age: 28 years

United States

Rating: 3.9

3.9 | 39 reviews

The location of the school was perfect.
Overall, the school was good. The instructors were very knowledgeable. There were, however, no social activities. The restroom was clean at the beginning of the week, but never got cleaned during the week.

10 September 2012
Course: Intensive (25) - 1 week
Student age: 36 years

United States

Rating: 3.9

3.9 | 39 reviews

We were 2 or 3 in class.
Depends on the teacher, one was really good, the other one was really bad.

29 August 2012
Course: Intensive (25) - 3 weeks
Student age: 25 years

Sophie Isabel

Rating: 3.9

3.9 | 39 reviews

In the first two months I had a great teacher (Ines). She was soooo patient.

8 May 2012
Course: Semi-Intensive (15) - 16 weeks
Student age: 38 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 30 reviews

Wonderful teachers, friendly school, efficient and helpful staff.

27 September 2011
Course: Intensive - 3 weeks
Student age: 28 years

Ana Beatriz

Rating: 3.9

3.9 | 39 reviews

Excellent instructors. Smaller class sizes.
This school doesn't organise as many social activities as other schools, so it's probably better for older students or people who like to do things by themselves.

1 September 2011
Course: Intensive (25) - 2 weeks
Student age: 39 years

United States

Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 35 reviews

Everyone is very friendly.. They have really nice/fun activities.

3 January 2011
Course: Intensive French - 12 weeks
Student age: 24 years


Interesting information about Montreal

Key Facts about Montreal

In terms of quality of life Montreal reached place number 21 in the 2019 Mercer.
Population: 3,269,000
Time zone: +5h. (GMT -5)
Region: Quebec, Montréal
Currency: CAD (1 CAD = 0.7789 USD)
Name of city in French: Montréal
Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 306 C$
Average course price per week (Low season): 233 C$
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:76* (24% cheaper than New York)
  • Student 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):6.62 C$ (10% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

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Public transportation in Montreal

Weather in Montreal

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Events in MontrealBest time to take a language course in Montreal

Montreal International Jazz Festival
Montreal International Jazz Festival

30 June 2022 - 09 July 2022Montreal International Jazz Festival is the biggest jazz festival in the world. This Festival has been held every summer since 1980 in the heart of downtown Montreal. On average, every year the festival counts 500 concerts and 2 million visitors.

Just for Laughs
Just for Laughs

13 July 2022 - 31 July 2022An internationally renowned comedy festival hosting all the best artists and comedians from around the world, for stand-up and other comedy acts, with more than a thousand open-air free performances.

What to do in Montreal

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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Arrival Airport

Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (YUL) - 13 km. from Montreal city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 25,00 CAD, 25 minutes.

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

Every 15 minutes, 11,00 CAD, 35 minutes.

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

Taxi: 43 C$, 20 minutes drive to city center of Montreal

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Boston Logan International, Chicago O'Hare International, Dallas Fort Worth International, Denver International, Fort Lauderdale International, Hartford Bradley International, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Las Vegas Mccarran, Los Angeles International, Miami International, Minneapolis St Paul, New York John F. Kennedy, New York La Guardia, New York Newark, Orlando International, Philadelphia International, San Francisco International, Tampa International, Washington Dulles, Washington Ronald Reagan, West Palm Beach International
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • United Kingdom: Glasgow International, London Gatwick, London Heathrow

Other destinations that were popular to combine with courses in Montreal

Ottawa (city thumbnail)Ottawa
6 schools
Quebec (city thumbnail)Quebec
4 schools
Toronto (city thumbnail)Toronto
5 schools
Vancouver (city thumbnail)Vancouver
3 schools

FAQ about schools in Montreal

  • College Platon has received the best overall rating in Montreal.
  • College Platon, located in 4521 Ave du Parc , Plateau has been voted as the school with the best location in Montreal.
  • 'Homestay' at SC - GEOS Languages Plus is the best rated accommodation in Montreal.
  • The student price index in Montreal is 76.2. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Montreal with 4.5 stars out of 5.

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