Teaching Methods

Improving your French is the goal of our courses. We place a great emphasis on your development and your ability to speak and understand spoken French. These are the successful methods we use, in all our schools, to help you achieve your goals.

How You Will Learn French in EC Montreal

Learning through speaking is called the Communicative Method and with us you will always follow a Communicative Method syllabus working on all your French language skills. You will participate in classroom discussions, work in small groups, in pairs or individually. You will practice your French pronunciation, intonation and accent. Your lessons will be topic based focusing on various issues from current affairs to everyday issues. Your professional and friendly teachers will expand on lesson topics helping you to increase your vocabulary, work on your grammar, improve your sentence construction and allow you to express yourself in the correct way.

Speak French As Much As Possible

The more you practice and the more exposure you have to French, the faster your ability and confidence will improve. We encourage our students to use French as much as possible outside class. We want you to be surrounded by French, and this is how:

  • Montreal is a bilingual city where both French and English are spoken. French is the first official language. You will find it easy to practice your French in Montreal.
  • We have activity programmes where you can meet and speak with other students.
  • You will be staying with someone you can speak French with, whether it’s homestay or residence.
  • Our teachers also give regular homework ensuring that new vocabulary and grammar structures become easily memorable.
  • Speaking to classmates and homestay families, reading and listening to materials that you enjoy and discovering your new surroundings will all help you improve whilst you are studying abroad.

Professional Teachers

The goal of our teachers is to make sure that you learn as much as possible in a short time. They are there to help you reach your full potential at EC. Our teachers provide useful and interesting lessons, all taught in a fun and relaxed way. Your teachers will guide you, support you, build your confidence and give you feedback. You can practice listening to authentic and different French accents.

Friendly Atmosphere

Our lessons are designed to be relaxed and fun. That’s because we believe you will learn more in a friendly atmosphere. You will feel confident using French and you will speak as much as you can.

Great Nationality Mix

We know that you don’t want too many students from your country in our school. That’s the reason why we are careful with our nationality mix. On your course you can be sure of meeting people from all over the world.