Quality homestay hosts for our EC Monteal students

  An important part of the services our school offers to students is accommodation. Students that decide to study English and/or French at EC Montreal can also chose to live with a family (English speaking, French speaking or bilingual) that is part of our homestay programme or in a student residence or apartment hotel.Every year around this time we start to actively look for and recruit families that will make our students feel welcomed and comfortable, thus adding the local culture and way of life to their language learning experience.Our homestay recruiter, Andrea is visiting each home to ensure that the high standards that EC Montreal upholds are met, and if accepted into our programme the new families will be great hosts for our students.Andrea was herself a student at EC Montreal and she lives with a homestay family she remembers to this day, so who better than her to find the best families for our students! You can see on the map  the distribution of our families on the Island of Montreal (we only accept families that live on the island, so the commute time for the students is the standard one). The  red dots represent English families, the blue ones French and the white ones bilingual.

EC Montreal Homestay Family Testimonial

 Homestay Family Testimonial Brian and Ines have been hosting students coming to learn English or French from abroad for many years.  We asked them to write about their experience as a homestay family and this is what they had to say. 1) How long have you been hosting students? 25 years on and off 2) How did you hear about LSC/EC Montreal? Through a friend 3) What made you decide to start hosting students? An education for our children of other cultures 4) What is your favorite aspect of being a homestay host? The shared stories, their culture, seeing our children growing up and having been affected by students from around the world. Trying to cook a meal indigenous to their country. 5) Would you recommend others to start hosting, why? YES, definitely for the company, an eye to the outside world, an education for their children 6) What are your comments about LSC/EC Montreal?  We have also hosted for other schools and our experience is that EC has a better “family” atmosphere                                            FAVORITE MEMORY WITH STUDENT We hosted a young student who played AAA hockey in Switzerland and he was one of the highest scoring forwards in Switzerland at the time. He joined a Montreal AA team (AAA must be Canadian citizen) and was bounced all over the ice as our game is rougher. He barely scored and was extremely frustrated. He went back to Switzerland and resumed playing for the AAA Swiss team, but now instead of being the highest scorer, he became the most penalized! Years later, he came back to visit us. He had become a lawyer. We escorted him to his room and showed him the hole in the wall he punched out of frustration after a bad game.  We covered it with a poster … Read more