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General & Intensive English in Montreal

Improve your level and maximise your ability to use English with our most popular course.

General English (20 lessons per week) will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. See your confidence improve as we train you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Intensive English (30 lessons per week) includes the above General English classes, and also allows you to personalise your course by taking an additional 10 lessons per week across a wide selection of Special Focus options(see the choices below).

Semi-Intensive English (24 lessons per week) is only available to students studying in the USA or Canada. This course offers General English plus 4 lessons per week of Special Focus.

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Reasons to take this course

  • Your level is between Beginner and Advanced
  • You want to improve your English level quickly and effectively while gaining confidence
  • You want to develop your fluency in everyday contexts
Available All year
Lesson length 45 minutes
Minimum age 16
Length Minimum 1 week
Level Beginner to Advanced
Starts Every Monday
Class size Maximum 15

Expectations

Creative classes

Our teachers are qualified and experienced. They create dynamic and motivating classes, designed to activate and build upon your strengths, whilst also giving focused attention to your weaker areas.

Learn by doing

We believe you learn best when you are engaged in discussion and taking a full and active part in lessons. In other words, there will not be a moment when you are not directly involved in the class.

The best support

Your teachers are trained to deliver constant support and feedback within a relaxed and informal environment. Their care and encouragement will build your confidence as you progress.

Authentic materials

In addition to text books, your teachers will refer to authentic resources such as newspapers, videos, internet and audio recordings. This will give you an understanding of how English is used in real contexts.

Tailor your course with electives

Add electives and have the chance to focus on specific areas of English. Electives include the following:

Global Citizenship

Learn English to discuss issues surrounding the environment, diversity, equality, industrialisation and globalisation.

Comparative Culture & Communication

Develop your awareness and understanding of different cultures, and how communication varies between them.

Survival English/Living in English

Develop a practical understanding of English at different levels and activate your new language in everyday situations.

A World of Words

Gain inspiration and vocabulary to learn about and discuss world issues and global geography.

Write Now

Improve your skills in writing for different audiences, using appropriate language and style.

Get Talking

Develop confidence, practise your speaking skills and develop fluency as you focus on learning through conversation.

Film Studies

Develop critical skills by watching, analysing and learning to express your thoughts on different types of film.

Basic English Writing

Boost your skills in this key area of the language and develop confidence as you write in English.

Media Studies

Sharpen your analytical skills by studying a variety of news media, identifying fact, opinion and meaning.

Academic Techniques in Practice

Focus on improving your academic skills, such as writing assignments, taking notes and preparing presentations.

Grammar in Real Contexts

Take a closer look at how the English language is structured, with a focus on relevance and appropriateness.

The Language of Music

Explore music of different types, cultures and eras, and learn the language to discuss it.

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  • Cristina Garcia

    Cristina Garcia

    studied at EC Montreal

    I chose the school because a friend told me about her experience and also it was good price. During my time here I have learnt a lot.It really has been a good experience! My favourite EC activity is the Fridays with my friends andthe parties! ...

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  • Javier Montano

    Javier Montano

    studied at EC Montreal

    EC Montreal was incredible! I met a lot of people and the teachers are really kind with the students. They have many things for you to do to learn the language. Even the activities after school help you learn English. I learned a lot about the culture of other countries ...

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  • Julia Bastidas

    Julia Bastidas

    studied at EC Montreal

    I came to Montreal 4 years ago and I loved it. I’ve been learning a lot here at EC. I’ve been improving my language. My favorite EC activities are parties with Em voyage (EC Montreal activity coordinators) and also the trips! My accommodation was the best as well and yes ...

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  • Lars Walther

    Lars Walther

    studied at EC Montreal

    I am so happy that I chose Montreal for my English course. i could not imagine that it will be so great, especially the excursion to Niagara Falls. Now I am very sad that i have to leave but I hope I will have the possibility to come back some ...

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  • Marco Gori

    Marco Gori

    studied at EC Montreal

    I stayed in Montreal a few weeks to visit my brother and his girlfriend who lives here. During my stay, I decided to attend an English class in order to improve my English. I was looking for something availablefor a short period of time. Luckily I found EC andI spent ...

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