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 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 at 9am.
Each level generally takes 10-15 weeks to complete.

What is included in the price:

  • Tuition fees
  • Materials
  • weekly Language Workshops and 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)
  • Access to all health and wellness services including campus nurse
  • Transcript, Certificate and Letter of enrolment
  • Guidance for CAQ and study permit applications
  • Academic advising and educational planning
  • STM bus and metro card at a reduced price for full-time students
  • Outdoor activity organized each 5 weeks (i.e. skating, apple picking, museums, Mont-Royal tour, etc.)


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.

Language Workshops and 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!

*New: Students can take part in Language workshops for an extra hour each week to practise more language elements in depth. Workshops on pronunciation, idioms, vocabulary, writing blogs, understanding cultural differences, communicating in formal vs. informal context are some of many other interesting topics!

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 when apply for their visa. 

Program Length:

The minimum study length is 5 weeks. 

Please click here to download our 2019 academic calendar.

Available Start Dates

2019 Details
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
Summer break – no classes: August 10 to September 2
September 3  
October 9 Not for beginners
November 11 Not for beginners

Tuition Fees:

One-time non-refundable registration fee: $100

$30 material fee per season

5 to 20 weeks: $200 per week

21 to 35 weeks: $195 per week

36 weeks plus: $190 per 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 and Material fee: If you register online, please add the $100 and $30 fees 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

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