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Find Your New Voice in Montreal

Languages Across Borders (LAB) Montreal is a member of the award-winning LCI Education network, which manages twenty-three education institutions around the world, and specializes in English and French language courses. Founded as a language school in 1997, LAB Montreal is accredited by Languages Canada and shares a modern campus with LaSalle College in downtown Montreal, one of Canada’s most vibrant and affordable cities. This campus is conveniently located in a district known for shopping, multicultural restaurants and cafés – all within walking distance of Montreal’s subway network.

LAB Montreal’s exceptional teaching staff guide you through the process of learning a new language at your pace and comfort level by using the latest advancements in the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) field. Discover a balanced and practical approach to learning English in one of North America’s most unique cities, while making new friends. 

Why Study English or French in Montreal?

  • Top-quality programs accredited by Languages Canada
  • Safe and affordable city
  • Downtown location
  • Multicultural, cosmopolitan destination
  • Be immersed in the language you are learning and use it on a daily basis 
  • Reduced class sizes
  • Multiple languages taught
  • Improve your career chances

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Discover Classes in a Diverse Setting

French is Quebec’s official language, but in Montreal, the city is essentially bilingual. In fact, 50% of Montrealers speak both languages fluently, which makes it the ideal city for learning either English or French.
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Learn English while exploring Montreal

At LAB, we believe learning is most effective when you are relaxed and connected to your community. Our free daily extra-curricular activities help you get to know your classmates, so that you can explore your new city with friends. Your Languages Across Borders Montreal teacher will also take you to art galleries and exciting attractions to practice your English or French and discover the best of Montreal and beyond.

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Montreal: City of Festivals

Montreal is home to a rich, diverse art and cultural scene with a European vibe. Montreal balances old-world beauty in a new world economy and is home to more than 100 annual festivals and public events. This diverse celebration of arts and culture, along with the cosmopolitan feel and cutting-edge teaching techniques, all make Montreal the perfect city to learn English or French. From an economic perspective, Montreal is an international financial and banking centre renowned for its manufacturing sector and its expertise in high technology. The cost of living in Montreal is relatively lower than in other cosmopolitan cities.
About the city

How to Prepare for Your Arrival

Preparing Your Arrival

It's wise to arrive a few days before the beginning of your English or French language program in Montreal. Allow yourself enough time to get familiar with the city and its transportation system, move into your accommodation, and set up cell phone service if required. Learn more

Accommodations

Our campus is located in downtown Montreal and offers convenient access to all amenities including the metro, bus, shops, sports centres, cinemas, pharmacies, hospitals and 24 h supermarkets. You can benefit from all those amenities by living near the campus. Stay with a host family, choose a student residence or venture out to find your own accommodation solution. Learn more

What to do after school!

Foodie Paradise

The birthplace of poutine – a mix of French fries, rich gravy and creamy cheese curds, it’s no surprise that Montreal is home to a delicious and diverse mix of cuisines. In fact, Montreal technically has more restaurants per capita than New York City.



Culturally Rich

Montreal has some of the world’s most renowned festivals (think Just for Laughs and International Jazz fest) and offers a diverse mix of cultural attractions and events. Must-see stops include gothic beauty Notre-Dame Basilica, Château Ramezay and Mount Royal Park.


Get Sporty

The list of ways to move and unwind is lengthy, with options that include rollerblading around the seawall, ice skating at one of many rinks, curling, basketball at Kits Beach, tennis at one of the many courts throughout the city, golfing, world-class mountain biking, taking in an NHL hockey or international soccer game.


Unique Tours

Explore the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal on a bike tour and learn all about the city’s rich history or take a jet ski tour on the Saint Lawrence River. Take a private horse-drawn sleigh ride tour or a walking craft beer tour – there are countless ways to see one of the great North American cities with a European feel.
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