ILSC Montreal

European sophistication meets Canadian friendliness in Montréal, the largest French-speaking city in the world outside of Paris.

European sophistication meets Canadian friendliness in Montréal, the largest French-speaking city in the world outside of Paris. This metropolis of 3.6 million offers culture around the clock in both English, and French, and most Montréalers speak both official Canadian languages. 

If you're passionate about the arts, film, food and fashion, you'll fall in love with the city as soon as you arrive. Old world architecture and new world chic, stylish shopping districts and lush green parks abound in a city whose unique character was shaped by the French, the English, and two centuries of immigrants from more than 80 countries. 

The ILSC-Montréal campus is set in the heart of Old Montréal, close to the Old Port, and near public transport, parks and more. ILSC students will love Montréal's amazing natural setting and its sizzling urban scene, from live music and dancing to theatre and endless restaurant choices.

Spring brings warmer temperatures and the city is in bloom by April. Spring is still a great time to ski, snowboard or toboggan, though, because the snow will stay on the mountains until well into April and sometimes even as late as May! March to April is also the high-season for visiting a 'cabane a sucre' or Sugar Shack. Discover how maple syrup is made and enjoy traditional Québécois food, music and dance.

Summer is full of music, film, arts, cultural and sports festivals. Enjoy the island heat in Jean Drapeau Parc, explore the Lachine Canal on bicycle or hike in the Laurentians. In late June- early July, the famous Festival International de Jazz de Montréal enlivens the city with performances by amazing musicians from around the world, and many of the music events are free! 

In fall, the city comes alive with colour as the foliage changes from green to stunning yellow, gold and red. Fall is the perfect time to enjoy a leisurely walk, or a bike ride through the city's parks and local markets. Dip into the potent night life of Montréal's café society, clubs, theatres and music venues that fill the vibrant downtown streets. 

Winter offers endless choices for outdoor activities, from snowboarding at Mont Tremblant to snowshoeing, tobogganing or even dog-sledding at Jean Drapeau Park during the Fete des neiges de Montréal (Festival of snow). Lace up your skates and glide around with friends at Beaver Pond on Mont Royal, or indoors at the Atrium. 

We believe that you will be motivated to learn when learning things that personally interest you. The structure of a set curriculum combined with the flexibility to accommodate your own interests gives your language-learning the freedom to flourish.

Qualified, Experienced Teachers: Teachers at ILSC must have a university degree, a recognized Teaching Certificate and relevant teaching experience. All of our instructors are native-English or French speakers, and are carefully selected for their ability to motivate and inspire. Many teachers have years of experience teaching with ILSC's student-centred methodology.

Supportive Staff & Cultural Counsellors: ILSC staff will welcome and support you, both inside and outside the classroom, from day one until you finish your studies. Our friendly Cultural Counsellors are here to help you with whatever personal or academic challenges you face, and will set you up for success!

Learning Outside The Classroom: An ILSC education is designed to maximize your language improvement and the ILSC Activities Program complements this perfectly. Our activities are available throughout the week and weekend, so there is never a dull moment, in or out of the classroom!

ILSC Corporate Social Responsibility: At ILSC, having a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy is an important part of who we are, in fact it is the very core of our collective being. ILSC was founded and developed on the principles of Humanism. CSR in its full breadth and depth is, at its core, the embodiment of Humanism as practiced by the business community. 

As facilitators of a global classroom, we strive to be unbiased, compassionate role models. As learners ourselves, we are constantly thinking about and adopting new strategies for building a better future.




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