English Courses in Montreal and Online

Through our 7 English levels—beginner to advanced—students will progressively learn basic English-language skills: grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and listening. The English program focuses primarily on oral communication and conversation so that, through practice and reinforcement, students feel comfortable speaking English and find the correct words to express themselves.

Optimize your learning by combining multiple courses per session to suit your needs. We offer a variety of courses throughout the day, available both in-person at our school and online. The choice is yours!

How does registration for English courses work?

  1. Create a profile on our online platform. You will need a Gmail account to create your profile.
  2. Select the language you would like to learn.
  3. If your course level has not been determined yet or if your last course was over 6 months ago, take the placement test, unless you are registering for a beginner level course. This oral and written online placement test is required to determine which English course is best suited to your level.

Group Courses

Daytime courses – In-person

General English Courses

We offer 7 levels of English courses—beginner to advanced—enabling students to gradually learn the fundamentals of the English language: grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading, writing, and listening.

Monday to Friday | From 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (ET)

  • 5 classes per week
  • 7 levels
  • 70 hours of classes per session | 4 weeks

Price per session: $990

Registration

Session starting July 29, 2024

Session starting September 3, 2024

Session starting September 30, 2024

Specialized English Courses

Specialized courses are offered over 4 weeks with specific objectives such as oral communication, written communication, preparation for official tests and the world of business.

Conversation L.1

This course is for intermediate level 1 students. While the emphasis is on oral communication, through an exploration of various themes, students will also work hard on: broadening their vocabulary, learning practical terms for social situations, presentations, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Monday and Wednesday | From 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ET)

  • 2 classes per week
  • 16 hours of classes per session | 4 weeks

Price per session: $300

Conversation L.2

This course is for intermediate level 1 students. While the emphasis is on oral communication, through an exploration of various themes, students will also work hard on: broadening their vocabulary, learning practical terms for social situations, presentations, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Monday and Wednesday | From 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ET)

  • 2 classes per week
  • 16 hours of classes per session | 4 weeks

Price per session: $300

Conversation L.3

This course is for intermediate level 3 students. While the emphasis is on oral communication, through an exploration of various themes, students will also work hard on: broadening their vocabulary, learning practical terms for social situations, presentations, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Monday and Wednesday | From 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ET)

  • 2 classes per week
  • 16 hours of classes per session | 4 weeks

Price per session: $300

Pronunciation

This course helps students work on and improve their pronunciation by focusing on consonants, vowels, word stress, rhythm, and intonation, all through a variety of listening and oral communication activities.

Tuesday and Thursday | From 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ET)

  • 2 classes per week
  • 16 hours of classes per session | 4 weeks

Price per session: $300

English at Work

This course is a concrete and hands-on approach to learning English language skills, vocabulary, dialogue, and useful expressions for finding work. Each class is designed so students can practise and use the language in various job search situations.

Tuesday and Thursday | From 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ET)

  • 2 classes per week
  • 16 hours of classes per session | 4 weeks

Price per session: $300

Reading and Writing

In this course, students read, analyze, and write discursive arguments and work diligently on sentence structure, in addition to receiving detailed feedback on their writing.

Tuesday and Thursday | From 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ET)

  • 2 classes per week
  • 16 hours of classes per session | 4 weeks

Price per session: $300

For more intensive learning, combine 2 specialized courses in one session, enabling you to complete 4 classes per week. 

Option 1 – Monday and Wednesday (16 hours)

2 classes per week

Session starting July 29, 2024

Session starting September 3, 2024

Session starting September 30, 2024

Option 2 – Tuesday and Thursday (16 hours)

2 classes per week

Session starting July 29, 2024

Session starting September 3, 2024

Session starting September 30, 2024

Daytime courses – Online

Workshop: Conversation at Work – English

This course is for you if you want to practise speaking English for an employment-related context. Various topics will be tackled in the form of workshops.

Tuesday | From 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET)

  • 1 class per week
  • 4 levels:
    1. Conversation at Work A1
    2. Conversation at Work A2
    3. Conversation at Work B1
    4. Conversation at Work B2
  • 14 hours of classes per session | 7 weeks

Price per session: $310

Registration

Session starting September 3, 2024

Evening courses – In-person

General English Courses

We offer 7 levels of English courses—beginner to advanced—enabling students to gradually learn the fundamentals of the English language: grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading, writing, and listening.

Tuesday and Thursday | From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (ET)

  • 2 classes per week
  • 7 levels
  • 42 hours of classes per session | 7 weeks

Price per session: $580

Registration

Session starting July 8, 2024

Session starting September 9, 2024

Session starting November 4, 2024

Evening courses – Online

General English Courses

We offer 7 levels of English courses—beginner to advanced—enabling students to gradually learn the fundamentals of the English language: grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading, writing, and listening.

Monday and Wednesday | From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (ET)

  • 2 classes per week
  • 7 levels
  • 42 hours of classes per session | 7 weeks

Price per session: $485

Registration

Session starting July 8, 2024

Session starting September 9, 2024

Session starting November 4, 2024

Specialized English Courses

Specialized English Course – Conversation L.1

This course is for beginner level 1 students. While the emphasis is on oral communication, through an exploration of various themes, students will also work hard on: broadening their vocabulary, learning practical terms for social situations, presentations, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Monday and Wednesday | From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (ET)

  • 2 classes per week
  • 28 hours of classes per session | 7 weeks

Price per session: $390

Specialized English Course – Conversation L.2

This course is for intermediate level 1 students. While the emphasis is on oral communication, through an exploration of various themes, students will also work hard on: broadening their vocabulary, learning practical terms for social situations, presentations, pronunciation, and listening skills.

Monday and Wednesday | From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (ET)

  • 2 classes per week
  • 28 hours of classes per session | 7 weeks

Price per session: $390

Specialized English Course – English at Work

This course is a concrete and hands-on approach to learning English language skills, vocabulary, dialogue, and useful expressions for finding work. Each class is designed so students can practise and use the language in various job search situations.

Monday and Wednesday | From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (ET)

  • 2 classes per week
  • 28 hours of classes per session | 7 weeks

Price per session: $390

Registration

Session starting July 8, 2024

Session starting September 9, 2024

Session starting November 4, 2024

Interested in an individualized approach?

Testimonials from Our Students

Their Experience in Our Language Courses

Farbod

“I am happy to improve my English; I chose this school. This is where I met Mark, and it had a great impact on my progress. I wish I had more time to continue my studies here. Also, I met John, who has a special teaching method and taught me many things. Mark’s teaching method is very effective because he is strong in teaching and can communicate very well. Finally, I want to express my gratitude.”

Naïm

“Studying English at the YMCA International Language School was a great experience. The courses are given in small groups with students from all over the world. It’s super interactive and you learn every aspect of the language: speaking, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and reading. The learning material is comprehensive and the teachers take the time to explain each rule. I highly recommend it.”

Sunita

“I wanted to share my experience at the YMCA Language School and express my gratitude towards my teacher. Their dedication, expertise, and supportive approach truly made a significant impact on my language learning journey. I’ve gained so much confidence and proficiency under their guidance. I highly recommend the YMCA Language School.”

Wadoud

“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.”