EC - Montreal

EC - Montreal

English Languages Centres - Montreal

EC – Montreal

As the world’s largest bilingual city, Montreal is rich in European charm with its unique British and French cultural mix. EC Montreal is an airy, modern school located in the heart of the city where students can choose to learn English, French or both!

Spend time on the cobblestone terraces of the city’s open-air cafes or celebrate arts and entertainment at one of the many theatre and music festivals, clubs and lively venues. The Quebec wilderness is on your doorstep and the beautiful Laurentian mountains are just an hour away. If you want a charming city life blended with world-class cuisine and culture, this EC city is for you.


Founding date: 2011

Center capacity: 290

Classrooms: 23

Minimum age: 15

Number of students per class: Average 14

Wheelchair accessible (accommodation can be arranged upon request)

School Content

  • 15 internet-connected computers
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the center
  • interactive whiteboards
  • Self-study room
  • Student lounge
  • Kitchen area
  • Restaurants on site
  • Starbucks on-site
  • Outdoor terrace
  • University Admissions Service
General English
General English In the General English Course, you attend a course of 20 lessons per week, which will give you practical and fluency in the English language. Your confidence will increase as you train you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. You can also choose to extend and intensify your 20 lessons per week with these add-ons.
  • Available: all year
  • Lesson length: 45 minutes
  • Lessons per week:
  • 20 (15 hours)
  • 24 (18 hours)
  • 30 (22.5 hours)
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Start: every Monday
  • Class size: maximum 15
  • Level: all levels
Semi Intensive Program
Semi-Intensive Program This additional option is only available for students studying in the USA or Canada. With your choice of Special Focused study, you will take General English lessons 24 hours (18 hours) per week, four lessons per week.
Intensive Program
Intensive Program This course consists of 30 lessons (22.5 hours) per week, including General English lessons. It also allows you to personalize your course by taking 10 lessons per week from a wide variety of Special Focus options.
Business English
Business English Available in all schools, this Special Focus Program combines 20 General English lessons with 10 lessons focused on Business English. Topics include negotiation, management, marketing, project management, presentation and interview skills. Since English is the global language of business, politics, international relations, culture and entertainment, this course will improve your language skills and help you build a career in an international context. You will improve your language skills in areas such as:
  • Managing and managing meetings and conference calls
  • Presentations
  • Project planning
  • Small talk
  • Setting goals
  • Apply for a job
  • Interview
One to One Lesson
One to One Lesson Add One-to-One sessions to your General English course and maximize your progress with private lessons. With individual attention, these sessions are 100% focused on your needs and designed by your teachers to meet your needs.
English in the City
English in the City Learn English while experiencing all the sights, sounds and spirit of Montreal If you want to develop fluency, target essential skills and truly experience your goal in your own language, this dynamic course is your gateway to practical English. This Special Focus Program combines 20 General English lessons with 10 lessons focused on your goal-inspired language training for an intense experience tailored to you and your personal reasons for learning. Outside of the classroom, spend a class each week with classmates, learning English and getting to know the area. Go out and learn English while directly experiencing the sights and spirit of your chosen destination. This is a unique, natural and authentic way to use and improve your English. Practice your English with local people in real situations. Basic English in the City; This course improves your General English skills and focuses on the language you will need in everyday situations. So, in the future, wherever you are, you will be able to express yourself clearly and confidently. Improve your speaking, listening and writing skills.


Staying with a local family is both exciting and rewarding. Host families provide the best information about how Canadian families live their everyday lives. This interaction with a family will help you communicate better, faster and pick up words and nuances used in everyday situations.

There is no typical homestay in Toronto. Toronto is a multicultural city and many people actually come from different countries. Living in a family home will allow you to see all the different cultures and ethnicities Toronto has to offer.

You can choose between a single or a twin room. Each room has a bed, desk and wardrobe. It is important to keep the rooms and living areas neat and tidy. You can also use the shared bathroom. Private bathrooms are also an option, subject to availability. Bed linen and towels are provided by the host family. The host family will be happy to wash linens and towels once a week. It is your responsibility to make your own personal laundry. It is very common for families to have a set laundry day; Internet access is available on request and telephone access is restricted depending on the host family.

Breakfast and dinner are provided daily, with homestay service who will be happy to prepare both meals. Lunch is not included in the adult homestay program.

Host families strive to adjust the type of food available to students’ tastes and take religious beliefs into account when preparing meals.

Breakfast varies from family to family. It is typical for Canadians to have a quick, on-the-go breakfast such as toast and coffee. Students help set the table by eating family food or clean up after dinner. You are also encouraged to participate in family activities or outings.