General French

Suitable for every learner, our General French courses in Montréal improve your skills, giving you a practical understanding of the language and how to use it.

You’ll get more out of this course if

  • Your level is between Beginner and Advanced.
  • You want to improve your French with free-time spent in a French-speaking country.
  • You want to improve your French level quickly and effectively while gaining confidence.
  • You want to improve your fluency and real understanding of French in everyday situations and contexts.

What can you expect on this French course?

Real language

You will experience how the French language is spoken and used in many real-life situations. Relevant and engaging lessons will develop your understanding of grammar, vocabulary, idioms and pronunciation, and allow you to practice the four skills of everyday communication: reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Creative and energetic classes

Our teachers are qualified and experienced, and when it comes to creating lessons, they know what works. French classes are dynamic, engaging and motivating, designed to activate and build upon your strengths, whilst also giving targeted attention to your weaker areas. Relaxed and informal classroom environments create an encouraging atmosphere, to help build your confidence, realise your potential and advance towards fluency.

Learn by doing

At EC Montreal, progress is maximised as students are encouraged to learn by doing. Our task-based lessons focus on the active production of the language, promoting class participation and interaction between students.

Improve your 'thinking time'

As your skills and confidence develop with support from your teachers, so too will your ability to listen, understand and respond quickly and effectively in French. You will notice these improvements most of all when you take your new skills outside of the classroom and into everyday conversation.

Expert support

Your teachers are trained to deliver on-going support, feedback and care throughout your time at EC Montreal. You will be taught by at least two teachers, exposing you to a variety of voices, improving your listening and boosting your vocabulary.

Authentic materials

We believe there is no substitute for authentic language so, in addition to text books, our teachers use resources taken from newspapers, TV, radio and the Internet. The authentic nature of these materials gives our students an appreciation of the richness of the language used in a variety of everyday contexts.

General French 24 and 30

Students taking 24 or 30 French lessons per week options benefit from more exposure in the classroom, which is extremely valuable. As you engage and absorb more, you will naturally adjust to thinking and communicating in your chosen language. This is a great course for developing fluency.

General French 24 and 30 students have access to the following courses, which are offered on a rotational basis. Some courses have a minimum entry requirement.

  • Conjugation
  • Communicative Writing
  • Conversation: Everyday French
  • DELF A1/A2
  • DELF B1/B2
  • DALF C2
  • French Grammar
  • La Francophonie
  • Listening and Pronunciation
  • Listening and Vocabulary
  • Reading and Vocabulary
  • Speaking Skills
  • Writing and Vocabulary


  • Level: All levels
  • Courses start: Every Monday
  • Course duration: 1 week minimum
  • 20 lessons per week (General French)
  • 24 lessons per week (Semi-Intensive French)
  • 30 lessons per week (Intensive French)
  • 1 lesson = 45 minutes


  • 20 Lessons (1 - 11 weeks): C$310/ week
  • 20 Lessons (12 - 23 weeks): C$295/ week
  • 24 Lessons (1 - 7 weeks): C$340/ week
  • 24 Lessons (8 - 23 weeks): C$325/ week
  • 30 Lessons (1 - 7 weeks): C$380/ week
  • 30 Lessons (8 - 23 weeks): C$365/ week

Course materials are an extra C$10 per week. Textbooks are yours to keep.