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Beautiful Mont tremblant in Quebec, Canada.


The 100% French-speaking community of Rivière-du-Loup is located on the south shore of the St-Lawrence River, some 200 km east of Québec City, in the heart of the beautiful Lower St-Lawrence region.  Rivière-du-Loup has been a popular vacation area for more than a century with its spectacular natural environment and a perfect balance between the ocean and the countryside.

In Rivière-du-Loup, students are greeted with a warm welcome by this thriving community of 19,000 inhabitants who are always ready to share their enviable quality of life in the security of a small-town environment.

L’École de français du Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup has offered a French immersion program since 1974.  In addition to French courses, our program also comprises a variety of cultural activities and excursions.  Among the favorite excursions are recreational parks, beluga and whale watching as well as a two-day visit to Québec City not to mention an impressive variety of cultural activities in Rivière du-Loup.

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The second largest French-speaking city in the world

Students going to Montréal have the advantage of being at the hub of North-American history. The architecture of Montréal is so spectacular that they’ll think they’re walking through Europe when they head into Old Montréal.

The city is one of Canada’s most unique and lively cities, offering a perfect blend of the old and new. Culturally, there are few cities that beat it. There is little doubt that Montréal has some of the finest restaurants and bars in North America, a daunting number of museums located in and around the city and it goes without saying that shoppers will swoon at the sight of Montréal’s downtown core, with over 3,000 shops.

Among its internationally renowned festivals are the Montréal Just for Laughs Festival, the Jazz Festival, both featuring hundreds of different shows that attract thousands of visitors from around the world. The musical festivals of Nuits d’Afrique and Francofolies also offer free outdoor shows and a magical atmosphere.

Université de Montréal – Faculté de l’éducation permanente – École de français

Learn French in a renowned language school in Montréal, a city rich in culture and diversity. Each year, around 5,000 students attend the École de français of the Université de Montréal. With the many activities offered, students find themselves in the heart of the francophone culture.

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Académie Linguistique Internationale

Montréal is famous for fabulous festivals, sizzling nightlife, European charm, and North American energy. Canada’s second largest city is also its bilingual city and a unique destination that gives you the opportunity to study and practice both French and English while enjoying its cosmopolitan, international atmosphere.

A.L.I.-Académie Linguistique Internationale, founded in 1993, is located in a modern high-rise building right in the heart of downtown Montréal. Students can choose both English and French language programs, participate in many extra-curricular activities and excursions, and stay with an English or French speaking family, or choose an apartment style shared residence.

A.L.I. offers quality programs, modern, spacious facilities with scenic views and a great location. Students can also take advantage of the unique option to study French or English, and receive free classes in the second language. Course options include: general French and English classes of all levels, TOEFL, TOEIC, DELF, TESL, Business Communication courses as well as Internships.

In the summer, youth from 8-15 years old can enjoy their Summer ESL/Sports Camp with university residence.

A.L.I. organizes many exciting activities and excursions that students can enjoy year-round including eating at the fine French and international cuisine in Montréal’s world renowned restaurants or exploring the night life on pub night, seeing the city from the lookout at beautiful Mount-Royal park, exploring colonial Old Montréal, or seeing the Canadiens hockey team among many other options. No other Canadian city is as ideally placed for visiting other cities: Québec city, Ottawa, New York, Boston, Toronto and Niagara are all within an easy day’s journey.

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École Charade

École Charade offers “à la carte” and general language training for companies and individuals, with classes taught onsite, online and at the school’s offices in the heart of downtown Montréal. French, English, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese language courses are available on a private, semi-private and small group basis.

This year, Charade has redesigned its training programs for business people. Courses focused on business communication, language proficiency and directed conversation are now more specific than ever, with the balance of written and spoken language learning determined by participants. Participants can also opt for classroom, telephone of Internet instruction (Skype and webcam). In addition to its basic language courses, Charade offers special modules, with new workshops on Effective Business and Seminar Presentations, Negotiation Skills, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Networking available effective fall 2009 for corporate clients

Individuals benefit from the same course options as Charade’s corporate clients. As of this summer, those who love to travel can choose from crash courses in a variety of languages, including Castilian, Russian, Japanese, Arabic and Turkish. Instructors are all mother-tongue speakers of the languages they teach and delighted to share their cultural knowledge with participants who are preparing for trips

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Member of the CEC Network, a network of Canadian schools renowned for its commitment to quality language training, M.I.I.L.A. offers Intensive English and French programs in a friendly atmosphere. Our school has a superb location, downtown Montreal, one step away from unique Ste Catherine street. We have built a reputation for providing high quality language courses and one of the many things students love here at MIILA are the small groups, with a maximum of 10 students. Our teachers use a very dynamic and interactive approach to teaching, results are impressive and students returned home mastering the language they came to learn! As there is always something happening in Montreal and practising English or French outside the classroom is also a great way to improve the every day language development, our Activities Coordinator make sure there are plenty of organised school activities which students can participe in. Be part of an experience you will never forget!

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