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

You are interested in learning French in Montreal? We have researched all the details about the best French language schools in Montreal for you so that you can easily compare prices, reviews, courses for adults and teenagers and special offers.

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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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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

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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 = 0.8228 USD)

Name of city in French: Montréal

Montreal quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.5

4.5 (193 reviews by our former students)

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.

universities: 6 (rankings of universities in Montreal)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 308 C$

Average course price per week (Low season): 191 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):6.27 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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Events in MontrealBest time to take a language course in Montreal

June
Montreal International Jazz Festival
Montreal International Jazz Festival

24 June 2021 - 03 July 2021Montreal 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.

July
Just for Laughs
Just for Laughs

01 July 2021 - 30 August 2021An 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

    FAQ about schools in Montreal

  • College Platon, located in 4521 Ave du Parc , Plateau has been voted as the school with the best location in Montreal.
  • College Platon was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at SC - GEOS Languages Plus is the best rated accommodation in Montreal.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for Canada is 12 weeks.
  • 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.
  • In Montreal electricity is 120 Volt and 60 Hz. Plug type A, B.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Montreal is Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (13.7 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Montreal.
  • In Montreal the following courses are offered specifically for business French: Business French Group, Business French Private.
  • Schools in Montreal offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: DELF/DALF, Other exams.
  • In Montreal there are course packages where you can learn the following activities: French & Cooking.
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