821 Sainte-Croix, Montréal, Québec Canada H4L 3X9 | Tel: 514.744.7500 | Toll-Free: 1.855.744.7500 | Fax: 514.744.7505
Language School

English for Academic Purposes

This intensive non-credit program is designed for people who wish to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.  Small groups ensure that each learner receives individualized attention.  Instruction focuses on language acquisition. Students follow textbooks from the “North Star” series, depending on their level. There is regular testing of the material, and students are expected to complete homework assignments, write book reports, and prepare for weekly oral presentations.

Please click here to download our 2018 catalogue.

Please click here to download our 2019 catalogue.

To register click here.

There are 5 levels: Beginner, Low-Intermediate, Intermediate, High-Intermediate and Advanced.
The placement test is on the first day of class.
Each level generally takes 10 weeks to complete.

What is included in the price:

Tuition fees
Conversation Partners
Library membership card
Use of  College  facilities which include a computer lab and sports complex (the Fitness Center is available for use for a fee of $40/semester)
School outings
Transcript and Certificate
Guidance for CAQ and study permit applications
Academic advising and educational planning
STM bus and metro card at a reduced price for students aged 25 and under


Monday to Friday, 9 am to 1 pm or from 1 pm to 5 pm, depending on the result of your placement test.   Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a morning or afternoon schedule. Students will know their level and schedule on the first day after the placement test.

Conversation Partners:

Students have the option of participating in the Conversation Program which is after class for one hour (from 1 to 2 pm, or 5 to 6 pm).  This gives students an extra 5 hours to practise their English outside of class.  The Conversation Partners are Vanier students from many different academic programs and cultural backgrounds. The Conversation Partners are fluent in English and very friendly!

Age requirement:

Students must be at least 16 years old at the start of the program. Students who are 16 and 17 years old must have a legal guardian in Montreal and notarized guardianship forms must be submitted; email us for these.

Program length:

The minimum study length is 5 weeks. 

Please click here to download our 2018 academic calendar.

2018/2019 Details
Summer break – no classes: August 11 to September 3
September 4  
October 9 Not for beginners
November 12 Not for beginners
Winter break – no classes: December 15 to January 6
January 7  
January 21 Not for complete beginners
February 11 Not for beginners
March 20  
April 29 Not for beginners
June 3  
July 8  Not for beginners
Tuition Fees before January:

One-time non-refundable registration fee: $100

$25 material fee per semester

5 to 20 weeks: $195 week

21 to 35 weeks: $190 week

36 weeks plus: $185 week

Tuition Fees after January:

One-time non-refundable registration fee: $100

$30 material fee per semester

5 to 20 weeks: $200 week

21 to 35 weeks: $195 week

36 weeks plus: $190 week

NOTE: This reduced tuition rates apply once the student has reached that threshold.  For example, if you register for 35 weeks, the first 20 weeks will be paid at $190 per week and the remaining 15 weeks at $185 per week.

Registration fee: If you register online, please add the $100 fee to your cart by choosing the corresponding term.

Refund Policies: click here to consult.

Why choose Montreal?

Montreal is an exciting, cosmopolitan city with a European flavour. There’s always lots to do – museums, concerts, festivals, amusement parks, sporting events, etc… Enjoy great shopping, restaurants, cafes, and a vibrant nightlife. Montreal is a safe and friendly city with excellent public transportation. Montreal is a bilingual city – practice both English and French!

Websites to visit:

Tourism Montreal

Montreal metro map  – Vanier College is located in between metros Cote Vertu and Du College

Study in Canada