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.
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:
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)
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.
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!
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.
The minimum study length is 5 weeks.
Please click here to download our 2018 academic calendar.
|Winter break – no classes: December 18 to January 5|
|January 22||Not for complete beginners|
|February 12||Not for beginners|
|April 9||Not for complete beginners|
|April 30||Not for beginners|
|July 9||Not for beginners|
|Summer break – no classes: August 13 to September 3|
|October 9||Not for beginners|
|November 12||Not for beginners|
One-time non-refundable registration fee: $100
$25 material fee per semester
5 to 20 weeks: $190 week
21 to 35 weeks: $185 week
36 weeks plus: $180 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:
Montreal metro map – Vanier College is located in between metros Cote Vertu and Du College