Business Language Solutions, a division of the YMCA International Language School, offers second-language training and employability development programs to people in their work place.

We provide courses for business people and professionals who wish to communicate effectively in any of the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Mandarin
  • Japanese
  • German
  • Modern Arabic


All courses are offered on-site in order to optimize your staff’s time and are taught by our highly-qualified instructors using relevant and productive learning strategies adapted to the learners’ needs.

We offer a variety of private, semi-private, or group classes:

  • General language training (oral and written communication)
  • Conversation workshops
  • Writing program for professionals
  • Business language courses
  • Telephone courses - individualized approach of 15 to 30 minutes, twice or three times per week
  • Courses via email
  • Pronunciation courses
  • Semi-intensive courses (Integrated skills program)
  • Immersion courses (Intensive program)
  • Customized courses adapted to each learner’s specific needs

BONUS! Because we believe in the overall well-being of our students, all students enrolled in one of our Business Language Solutions classes will receive a free three-day pass to any of the YMCAs of Québec’s fitness centres.

Flexible schedule
All courses can begin at any time of year, and schedules are tailored to best meet your needs. Most corporate clients request classes twice a week for 1.5 - 2 hours per session, totalling 3 - 4 hours of language training per week.

Additional services
To ensure that students receive the highest quality experience possible, we offer the following services as a part of all our programs:

  • Placement tests
  • Needs analyses
  • Attendance reports
  • Progress reports
  • Certification
  • Evaluation of skills acquired at the end of the course