YMCA Language School

YMCA Language School

YMCA Language School

514 789-8000
info@ymcalanguages.ca
ymcalanguages.com
1440 Stanley St., 5th floor, Montréal, Québec, H3A 1P7
reviews 5.0(5 reviews)
The YMCA International Language School, located in Montreal, was established in 1965 and is part of the international YMCA organization located in over 120 countries. The school is located in the heart of downtown Montreal, across from the Peel subway station. Opened in 2001, the 6-storey building includes our language school and a fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment.

Courses & Programs


Business French

C$548.00
This course serves as a gateway to the labour market by teaching you the vocabulary of the business world and by giving you the opportunity to rehearse various scenarios that might be similar to what you will encounter in your professional life. As part of this course, you will, among other things, prepare and produce a résumé; learn the appropriate protocol to follow during a telephon...

Conversation & grammar

C$404.00
This very popular course is spread over 8 levels and grants the student the ability to build well-structured sentences through the learning of the two essential aspects of language: the integration of grammatical structures and theories, and their application in conversation. This course therefore depends on a fair distribution of theory and practice; the latter being stimulated using ...

Conversation Workshop (1x per week)

C$180.00
This course focuses on your speaking skills and will help you improve the accuracy of your speech as well as reinforce the knowledge you have acquired so far. This will be achieved with the help of conversational activities based on your professional field or current events, as well as presentations, which will contribute to improve your level of self-confidence and spontaneity. Thi...

Conversation Workshop (2x per week)

C$308.00
This course focuses on your speaking skills and will help you improve the accuracy of your speech as well as reinforce the knowledge you have acquired so far. This will be achieved with the help of conversational activities based on your professional field or current events, as well as presentations, which would all improve your level of self-confidence and spontaneity. This course ...

Culture, médias et société du Québec

C$548.00
Explore these three subjects by working on a class project such as a blog or a website. This course is offered to intermediate and advanced students. The classes last for 4 weeks and you'll take classes 10 hours per week. Classes take place on Monday to Thursday from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. For next start dates please visit our website or call us.

French - Conversation

C$548.00
Oral expression is a fundamental part of learning a new language, and in order to master this language it has to be put in context. This 9 level conversation course gives you the opportunity to practice the grammatical structures you are studying through scenarios, role-play and hands-on activities. This course is offered to beginner, intermediate and advanced students. The classes ...

French - Intensive Program

C$1240.00
Learn French on an intensive basis using our Day Program from Monday to Friday, from 8:30am to 3:00pm. This intensive program combines the Semi-Intensive Program along with one of the following 7 options for the afternoon Enriched Program: • ''Conversation" or • "Reading-Writing" or • "TFI Prepartion Course" or • "Writing Course" or • "TCFQ Preparation Course" or • "Business French" o...

French - Reading-Writing

C$548.00
This course focuses on the development and practice of the bases of writing comprehension and expression skills through a new and progressive approach. This course is offered to beginner, intermediate and advanced students. The classes last for 4 weeks and you'll take classes 5 hours per week. Classes take place on Monday and Thursday from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. For next start dates p...

French - Semi-Intensive Program

C$828.00
The Semi-Intensive Program consists of 9 levels. Learning is based on the four language skills: you will expand your knowledge of French by working on grammar through oral and written exercises involving listening and reading. Each level also includes a section focusing on pronunciation. Students work in the classroom and the laboratory. A free YMCA fitness centre membership is offere...

Gap Year Program

This program is designed for students who want to study French in Canada for a year and combine a semester of French courses and a semester in a College. It is mandatory to have an intermediate level to be accepted in this program.

Introduction to French

C$282.00
This course is aimed at those for whom French is a completely new language, and who wish to learn a few basic elements in order to understand and produce simple sentences. This course will teach you basic vocabulary and verbs, which will be useful in your day-to-day life. It will also make you more familiar with the different sounds of the French language through the learning of some b...

Pathway to College

This program is for students who want to enter a Canadian University, but don’t have the required level of French, or for those who want to familiarize themselves with the Canadian Education System. We facilitate our student’s transition toward a Canadian College. First, students will take French lessons in order to attain the required level to pursue studies in an French -speakin...

Preparation for TFI

C$478.00
If your final objective is to take the TFI (Test de français international), this is the right course to help you prepare for the two aspects which are evaluated during the official test: listening and writing comprehension. This will be achieved using various grammatical exercises and model questions. The instructor will also assist you in designing an effective method to help you stu...

Private Courses

C$43.00/hour
If you are looking for a more individualized approach that is tailored to your needs, this is the type of course for you. Your instructor will pace the course to suit your learning style and you will have the time to explore the concepts that you lack in greater depth. A private class will also give you intensive oral practice and you will make faster progress. This course is offer...

TCFQ Preparation Course

C$548.00
Along with our TFI Preparation Course, we now offer a course designed to prepare you for the “Test de connaissance du français pour le Québec” (TCFQ). This course is most right for you if you are planning to submit an application to Immigration Québec, which will require you to take this test. Students will learn to understand the intricacies of this test by doing various speaking and ...

YMCA Language School Reviews

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    Angela Lopez
    Thursday, October 24, 2019
    reviews 5/5

    The YMCA is a relevant school to learn any language because of the diversity of students and teachers there. My advisor (Alfredo) was always aware of what I needed, he did an excellent job.
    The morning classes have been structured and enjoyable, sometimes fun and rich in vocabulary and conversations depending of the teacher.

    The afternoon classes a little less structured, such as conversation, however, the pronunciation class was very good.

    The teachers are varied and each one made a difference. Stéphane with his joy and dynamism, Shane with his spirit to talk and teach us new vocabulary through games, and Zeinab with the clarity of his explanations. Unfortunately we did not have a good teacher in the first weeks of intermediate course 3, however, the YMCA made the respective review and assigned a clearer and more orderly teacher in her explanations.

    The location is excellent, central and close to the main sites of Montréal.

    The physical space is nice, however, sometimes it gives the impression of being a bit small for the number of students there are. I liked the opportunity to go to the gym and some social activities organized by them.

    About the housing, the first week I was located in a small room, not very pleasant, cold and without much privacy. Then they relocated me to a very comfortable house with a very nice and quiet family.

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    Romel
    Thursday, January 3, 2019
    reviews 5/5

    I'm very grateful for the patience my tutor put into his teaching method. I'm not that sharp anymore and I need repetition and a lot of practice. Specially with French language that is a bit difficult for me. At YMCA I got what I was looking for. Thank you for well recognizing my level and being patient with my progress.

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    Jardine
    Saturday, June 16, 2018
    reviews 5/5

    YMCA is a very nice school for learning languages. Our teacher in level one, Yeucef, was really good too. The staff are all nice and helpful.

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    Dianne
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018
    reviews 5/5

    Nice school! our teacher in level one Yeucef is really good..the staff they are all nice.

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    Mustapha
    Saturday, January 27, 2018
    reviews 5/5

    Really satisfied by taking the creative conversation class ! It's so interactive. My teacher (Mr. William Turner) was kind and helpful. I was able to discuss and build conversations with many students there ! Thanks YMCA !!!