Do you want your child to learn a new language or perfect his or her language skills? Do you want to introduce your child to English, French, or Spanish?  Whatever your objectives, the YMCA International Language School is here to help!

Our qualified teachers are here to help children and teens of all levels learn or improve their abilities in English, French or Spanish. Our main objective is to get them speaking, not just developing theoretical skills. That is why our English (eight levels) & French (six levels) programs are structured to complement your child’s regular program at school.

Or why not encourage your child to learn Spanish – the second most spoken language in North America! And since our adult and children Saturday Spanish classes are given at the same time, why not sign yourself up while you’re at it?  

True to the mission of The YMCAs of Québec, the YMCA International Language School can offer financial assistance to promote access to its programs. For more information, click here.

* Courses and prices displayed are subject to change without notice. For all our Language Programs, Administration Fees are charged at registration to any student who is not Canadian or a Permanent Resident. Please contact us for details.

* If you stop taking classes with us for a 6-month period or if you have taken classes elsewhere since your last class with us, you will have to be re-tested before you re-register.

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Spanish: Conversation and Grammar

Description

The conversation and grammar course for youth focuses on learning grammar concepts to improve Spanish skills as well as oral capabilities in day-to-day conversation at all levels.

Proof of age is required upon registration.

Schedule & Levels

Day: Saturday
Time: 10am – 1pm
Duration: 7-week session
Number of hours: 3 hours/week in the classroom (21 hours)
3 levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

2016 Sessions:
January 16th to February 27th
March 12th to April 30th
May 7th to June 18th
July 9th to August 20th
September 10th to October 22nd
November 5th to December 17th

Cost

$208 
Materials not included. 

Please register by phone or at our offices.

Mandarin courses for teens ages 11 to 17

Description

• Learning of grammatical structures to improve speaking skills;
• In the higher levels, emphasis is placed on free conversation;
• Learning of Chinese characters in upper levels.

Schedule & Levels

Day: Saturday mornings.

Time:
Levels 1 and 2: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Duration: 7-week session from January 16th – February 27th

Number of hours: 3 hours/week in the classroom (21 hours)

Cost

210 + taxes

Please register by phone or at our offices.

English: Conversation and Grammar

Description

The conversation and grammar program consists of 8 structured levels. Students will progressively learn grammatical concepts and sentence structure in order to improve their English conversation skills in more advanced levels.

Proof of age is required upon registration.

Download our brochure here.

Schedule & Levels

Day: Saturday
Time: 1:15 pm – 4:30pm
Duration: 12-week session
Number of hours: 3.15 hours/week in the classroom (39 hours)

Levels: Beginner to Advanced 2

2015 Session:
January 10th to March 28th
April 4th to June 20th
September 12th to December 5th

2016 Session:
January 9th to March 26th
April 2nd to June 18th

Cost

$346
Materials not included.

Please register by phone or at our offices. 

Language Day Camp (English or French courses with sports & recreation, OR English or French courses only)

Description

The International Language Day Camp offers children and youth ages 9-17 years the opportunity to participate in a day camp specialized in second-language learning (English or French) combined with dynamic sports and recreational activities offered in a safe and enriching environment.

Proof of age is required upon registration.

Course and camp (sports and recreation) location:
Collège de Montréal
1931 Sherbrooke Street West

Schedule & Levels

English: 8 levels
French: 4 levels

First session
June 27th to July 15th 2016

Second session
July 18th to August 5th 2016

SCHEDULE FOR 9 – 12 years
Monday to Friday*
8 am - 9 am - Supervised drop-off with games
9 am - 12 pm - Sports & recreation while practicing English or French
12 pm - 1pm - Supervised lunch, food not included
1pm - 4pm - English or French course
4pm - Pick-up time

SCHEDULE FOR 13 – 17 years
Monday to Friday*
8 am - 9 am - Supervised drop-off with games
9 am - 12 pm - English or French course
12 pm - 1pm - Supervised lunch, food not included
1pm - 4pm - Sports & recreation while practicing English or French
4pm - Pick-up time

Duration: 3-week session
Number of hours: 15 hours/week in the classroom (45 hours)

* Post-camp available from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm at $35 a week. 

Cost

English or French courses with sports & recreation: $1050

English or French courses only (45 hours): $560

Materials not included.

* Early bird registration: 5% OFF if you register before (...)

* A non-refundable additional fee of $75 is required for foreign students.

Download the registration form here:

Local students

International students

Spanish: Summer intensive course

Description

The Spanish summer intensive course offers students ages 9-16 years the opportunity to learn or perfect their Spanish language skills. This course serves as an immersion in a dynamic and enriching environment.

➤ Download our brochure here.

Schedule & Levels

Schedule: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12::00 p.m.
   
FIRST SESSION
From July 11th to 30th
3 weeks = 45 hours.

SECOND SESSION
From August 8th to 20th
2 weeks = 30 hours

3 levels: Beginner, intermediate, advanced.

Cost

First session: $430
Materials not included.

Second session: $288
Materials not included. 

Please register by phone or at our offices.

International Language Program at Camp YMCA Kanawana

Description

In collaboration with the YMCA International Language School, YMCA Kanawana offers campers ages 10-16 years the possibility of learning a new language in an overnight summer camp environment.  A wonderful way to learn or improve your English, experience the adventure of the outdoors and experience an array of fun activities in a safe and welcoming environment.  English classes are given by our certified, dynamic teachers during the Interest Group period. The rest of the day is spent as a regular day at camp – making friends, learning new skills, and enjoying the outdoors – all under the supervision of dedicated Kanawana staff members. 

Ages 10-12:  Juniors - Woodsmen (boys) & Pioneers (girls)
Ages 13-16: Seniors - Coureurs des Bois (boys) & Pathfinders (girls)

Proof of age is required upon registration.

Schedule & Levels

Session 1: Suspended for 2016
Session 2: Suspended for 2016
Session 3: Suspended for 2016

2 levels: Beginner and intermediate

The International Language Program is given during sessions 1, 2 or 3 only.

There are a maximum of 15 participants per class for the beginner and intermediate groups.

Cost

One session: Suspended for 2016
Two sessions: Suspended for 2016
Three sessions: Suspended for 2016

Transportation (Montreal airport) to  $75  CAN / return $75 CAN

Materials not included.
* Tuck fees

To register to Camp Kanawana regular, click here.

Japanese courses for teens ages 11 to 17

Description

• Learning of grammatical structures to improve speaking skills;
• In the higher levels, emphasis is placed on free conversation;
• Learning of different forms of writing Katakana (level 1) and Hiragana (level 2).

Schedule & Levels

Day: Saturday mornings.

Time:
Levels 1 and 2: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Duration: 7-week session from January 16th – February 27th

Number of hours: 3 hours/week in the classroom (21 hours)

Cost

210 + taxes

Please register by phone or at our offices.