EC Montreal Offers Corporate English or French Lessons!

Did you know that EC Montreal offers corporate lessons and can accommodate your teams at your place of business? If  your employees need to brush up on their English and French in order to be more productive and if you, as an employer, want to make this task easier on them, then the corporate classes that EC Montreal can offer are the solution. EC can provide private courses or instruction to small or large groups. The custom-designed programme is designed to suit specific needs in terms of course length, schedule and content. Moreover,  in any individual or small group course, clients can request a special emphasis on a particular language skill or area of expertise in English or French.  This will ensure that they maximize the benefits of the course. The courses can be held at our EC Montreal premises, which are  conveniently located downtown Montreal, or our skilled instructors could travel on-site to your business.  If the business is located downtown, there are no transportation costs. Contact us for our corporate rates and let us bring the learning to you!          

Student Testimonial by Hayoung Hwang From Korea

I chose EC Montreal because of the Academic Year Program. Since I decided to study English late (after the age of 30), it was very important for me to have the One-to-One tutoring system with AY program. Of course, we receive feedback from our teacher for the morning classes on a regular basis and we also meet one-to-one every 4 weeks. However, I get even more feedback and more details about my progress from my AY tutor. My tutor identifies my weaknesses and assign extra work to work on them. This truly speeds up my learning progress and helps me improve so much faster. I also get information about useful websites and other resources that I can use on my own. Teaching staff at EC Montreal is amazing. Maria Elena is my AY tutor and she is always energetic and passionate. My morning class teacher, Daniela, understands her students’ needs and pays full attention to each of them. She suggested that I write daily journal to improve my writing skills and has been correcting my writing every day. In addition, EC Montreal offers various activities to motivate students and give them a chance to interact with each other. All EC Montreal staff regularly communicate with students to help them improve their English. I am very satisfied with EC Montreal and enjoying my stay here.  

Testimonial by Sugyeong Sue Ha

I saw pictures of many different cities before choosing where to study English. Among all the cities I have seen pictures of, Montreal looked most beautiful and that is why I decided to come here to study. I have been studying English at EC Montreal for the last 8 months and I really feel like I improved a lot. I went to Toronto to study for a little bit but ended up coming back because I missed my school, friends and Montreal too much. At EC Montreal, teachers are great and students are very friendly. I am always motivated and excited to go to school every morning. EC Montreal also offers so many events for its students. It offers free food on numerous occasions and organizes activities so the students, staff and teachers can interact with each other. We became close to each other and I will miss them a lot when I return to Korea. I am very glad that I came to Montreal. There are many festival, especially in summer. People in Montreal are extremely nice and helpful, and they understand when I don’t speak English well. I also feel much safer in Montreal than in other cities because it is easier to find police stations and police officers around the city. I sincerely recommend here to my Korean friends.  

Academic Workshops at EC Montreal

Do you want to learn how to prepare yourself for a job interview? Come to participate in our English for Work Workshops! This special lesson on Friday afternoon is one of many free activities offered at EC Montreal and part of the Academic Year experience. If you plan to study ESL Abroad at EC Montreal, you will be able to practice French and English through participating in the free afternoon academic activities. Whether it is a Lecture, a movie afternoon or a French/ English for work preparation clinic – all these activities will allow you to improve your language additionally to your courses. And the best thing is: we offer them for free!

It’s French Movie Time at EC Montreal!

Everyone is invited to attend our French movie sessions this week. Each month EC Montreal students enjoy the possibility of participating in a huge variety of different free activities in the afternoon. Besides watching French and English movies, students will also have the chance to gain special skills for work in our English/French for work clinic or train their oral comprehension on special lecture and pronunciation classes. The best thing is that all these activities are free for our students! If you think about studying English or French abroad, EC Montreal is the right place to do so because we can assure you that you will receive even more services than what you paid for! All this is part of the Academic Year experience at EC Montreal! “Les Intouchables” – translated “The Untouchables”- is a French comedy-drama and an absolute must for French movie lovers. Released in 2011, the movie takes on a very particular topic: Philippe, a rich aristocrat and handicapped person since a sport accident, engages a caregiver to help with everyday life. The new employee, a young man with foreign roots and recently released from the prison, is the complete opposite as one would expect as an ideal caregiver.

Academic English Programme at EC Montreal

Living and learning English/ French abroad is an extraordinary experience. With the Academic English programme, you will be able to participate in Academic English courses. The AY-programme is conceived for student who plan to stay half a year or more at our school. All the way long with their studies, they will receive individual attention and advice. A strong support network will monitor your progress and help you to address your weak areas. You will receive this support from: –          Personal class tutorials with your teacher every four weeks –          One-to-One meetings with your personal tutor every six weeks –          Your academic year coordinator The academic year students also choose from a varied selection of elective classes. EC Montreal offers for example: –          Culture and Communication –          Global Citizenship –          Academic English –          Survival English –          Basic Writing Skills –          English in the Media –          Business English Sounds interesting? Get information on this programme today! Don’t hesitate to contact us. Your EC Montreal Team

Academic Year Programme at EC Montreal – Be Part of it!

Living and learning English / French abroad is an extraordinary experience. With the Academic Year programme, you will achieve fluency, challenge yourself and develop long-term friendships with people from all around the world. The AY-program is conceived for student who plan to stay half a year or more at our school. All the way long with their studies, they will receive individual attention and advice. A strong support network will monitor your progress and help you to address your weak areas. You will receive this support from: – Personal class tutorials with your teacher every four weeks –  One-to-One meetings with your personal tutor every six weeks –   Your academic year coordinator The academic year students also choose from a varied selection of elective classes. EC Montreal offers for example: – Culture and Communication – Global Citizenship – Survival English – Basic Writing Skills – English in the Media – Business English Sounds interesting? Get information on this program today! Don’t hesitate to contact us. Your EC Team

When Studying with EC Montreal Spells “The Best Experience”

  Last week we said good-bye to Juliana, one of our lovely Brazilian students! Juliana had been studying French with EC Montreal since mid-February and she was hosted by an EC Montreal host family- Sandra. Upon her departure Juliana shared with us the conclusion of her experience at EC Montreal. Her words make us proud of the work we do here and we hope to offer the same experience to each and every one of our students. A huge thank you goes to Juliana’s host, Sandra, because this shows once again that great relationships and amazing experiences can be built between our hosts and students! Here are Juliana’s own comments: “It was the best experience I’ve ever had in my life, and I wish I could stay longer in Montreal. It`s the best choice if you want to get to know other cultures, make friends and learn another language. My host family was the best possible. They were nice, supportive, the food was delicious and everything was always clean. They helped me a lot and they were always there for me when I needed. They’re wonderful people and I wish every exchange student would be as lucky as I was to have such an amazing accommodation.”

Last Call! Get Ready for the DALF Preparation Course

EC Montreal offers exam preparation courses for French proficiency tests DELF and DALF. By choosing this Elective, students can improve their French language skills, learn test-taking strategies and enter their exam feeling confident and well-prepared. At the moment, the DALF C1 level preparation course takes place from Monday to Thursday afternoon, 10 lessons per week. It runs until May 2nd, 2014. Last chance to register now and be part of our DALF students group!

Présentation du Collège Herzing – An Opportunity Not to be Missed!

On Friday, April 11 at 1:30 a representative from the Herzing College will come to EC Montreal to give a presentation about the college, its programs and benefits for our students though the newly established partnership with EC! The presentation will be held in French. This is a great opportunity for you to get useful information about how to attend a college in Canada and build a career in Accounting, Business Administration, Pharmacy Technical Assistance, Computing support, Network Administration, Computer Graphic Design and many more! Through the partnership EC students are exempt from providing the IELTS exam as an acceptance requirement if they have a certain level in English or French. Come check it out!