Best French schools in Montreal by category

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Bouchereau Lingua International
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Rating: 5


Montreal Language School Ranking based on student ratings - 18 schools

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Montreal ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Montreal


Rating: 4.6/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Montreal
195 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Montreal

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 4.4/5.0


Rating: 4.8/5.0


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Rating: 5.0/5.0

What our students said about Montreal


Rating: 3/5

It’s a vibrant incredibly beautiful city


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Montreal

Atpal Languages

The location was great and everyone was very friendly.

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


Rating: 3

| 1 review
Académie Linguistique Charlemagne

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

| 39 reviews
Académie Linguistique Charlemagne

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

| 39 reviews
Académie Linguistique Charlemagne

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

| 39 reviews
Académie Linguistique Charlemagne

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

| 39 reviews
Académie Linguistique Charlemagne

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


Rating: 3.9

| 39 reviews
Académie Linguistique Charlemagne

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


Rating: 3.9

| 39 reviews
Académie Linguistique Charlemagne

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


Rating: 3.9

| 39 reviews
Académie Linguistique Charlemagne

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: 3.9

| 39 reviews
Point 3 Centre de Langues

Wonderful teachers, friendly school, efficient and helpful staff.

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


Rating: 4.2

| 30 reviews
Académie Linguistique Charlemagne

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


Rating: 3.9

| 39 reviews

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.

Key Facts about Montreal

Population:   1,763,000
Time zone: GMT -5
Region: Quebec, Montréal
Currency: CAD (1 CAD = 3303.4759 COP)
Name of city in French: Montréal
Visa: Nationals from Colombia require a visa to enter and study in Canada. 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): 480 C$
Average course price per week (Low season): 297 C$
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in Bogota
  • Student price index excluding rent:142* (42% more expensive than Bogota)
  • Student price index including rent:135* (35% more expensive than Bogota)
  • Price index food only:184* (84% more expensive than Bogota)
  • Big Mac price (Canada average): 7.14 C$
    (51% more expensive than in Colombia)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type A
  • Plug Type B
  • Residential voltage: 120 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Weather in Montreal

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Events in Montreal

Best time to take a language course in Montreal
Montreal F1 Grand Prix
Montreal F1 Grand Prix

16 June 2023 - 18 June 2023Montreal Grand Prix is an auto race that has existed since 1967 and is part of Formula 1.

Jazz Festival
Jazz Festival

13 July 2023 - 31 July 2023An 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 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

Public transportation in Montreal

Q&A - Questions and answers about Montreal

  • 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 courses in Montreal

  • College Platon has received the best overall rating in Montreal.
  • Bouchereau Lingua International, located in 70 rue Notre-Dame Ouest suite 400, Old Montreal 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 4.6 stars out of 5.
  • 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 French 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 French from LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 07, 2023

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