Discover Our Language School

The YMCA International Language School was founded in 1965 and is part of the global YMCA movement, which supports YMCAs in 120 countries.

We are here to help you throughout your entire learning process.
We offer various types of courses in 9 different languages, all adapted to your needs. Whether you want to learn in person, online, in a group or on your own with our private courses, we provide an inclusive and caring learning environment.

Learn a new language from the 9 languages taught:

Our Approach

Our goal is to help students develop their language skills through interactive and hands-on activities and the support of qualified teachers, all in a caring and inclusive environment.

Why choose our school?

Registration Process

Register online in just 4 quick and easy steps:

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2. Select the language course you want

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3. Take the oral and written placement test

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4. Complete the registration process

Testimonials from Our Students

Their Experience in Our Language Courses


“My name is Annie, and signing up for the YMCA German course was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Barbara Nagl is an outstanding teacher. In addition to learning a new language, I made new friends. I’m very satisfied with the quality of instruction!”


“I did Mandarin level 1 with the professor TAN, I had an amazing experience, Professor Tan made the class so engaging and fun. We learn language, culture and history. I’m looking forward for level 2. Thank you professor TAN.”


“I have completed an online evening course with the YMCA and I wholeheartedly recommend it.
I really enjoyed the format. While the 3-hour classes may seem long, they go by very quickly (even in a remote learning setting). We are in a small group, which means we are actively engaged and don’t have time to be distracted by anything else. There are a lot of grammar and conjugation exercises, and we often practise in pairs. This is a really great program and I will most likely sign up again.
I didn’t find cheaper courses anywhere else, so for me it’s excellent value for money.”


“Studying English at the YMCA International Language School has been a great experience. Classes are held in small groups with students from all over the world. Classes are very interactive, and all aspects of the language are taught (speaking, writing, listening, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and reading). The material is complete, and the teachers take the time to explain each rule. I’ve made a lot of progress studying at the YMCA, and I highly recommend it!”


“An excellent school with outstanding materials, books, and methodology. The teachers were incredibly patient, always attentive to my questions. I began in the “débutant” level in French, and by the halfway point of the course, I was already capable of managing conversations in French in Montreal. The location is very convenient to reach as the metro station is right in front.”


“It was a good experience to learn English at the YMCA International Language School. The teachers were very helpful and took the time to explain our needs.”