Gap Year Program

Gap Year Program

This program is designed for students who want to study English in Canada for a year and combine a semester of English courses and a semester in a College. It is mandatory to have an intermediate level to be accepted in this program.

1st semester | Level: intermediate

Intensive English courses: 16 weeks
Learn English in an intensive Day Course, Monday to Friday, 9am to 3:30pm or 5:45pm.

In the morning you will have a conversation and grammar course specific to your level. In the afternoon you can choose one course among the 8 following options listed below:

  • “Conversation” or
  • “Pronunciation” or
  • “TOEFL iBT” or
  • ''IELTS preparation course'' or
  • “Business English” or
  • “Creative Speak” or
  • “English @ Work” or
  • “Reading and Writing Made Easy”.

The courses are taught in the classroom and/or the laboratory. A free YMCA fitness center membership is offered to students for the duration of the session.

Starting dates at the YMCA

  • August/September 2016 – December 2016* 
  • April/May 2017 to August 2017*
  • August/September 2017 – December 2017* 

Contact us for more information.

* These dates are fixed and must be respected.

Days: Monday to Friday
Hours: 9am to 3:30pm or 5:45pm
Duration: 4-week session
Number of Hours: 25 hours/week of supervised lessons (100 hours) + 30 to 40 hours of laboratory access
Requirements: Intermediate 1
2nd semester

4 full-time courses (16 weeks) at one of the following colleges:

LaSalle College in Montreal (Quebec)

  • Business and Technologies (CISCO Network Administrator, Microsoft Certified System Administrator, IP Telephony Development and Project Management);
  • Fashion, Arts and Design (Fashion Illustration);
  • CAO and Men’s Fashion Design. 


Loyalist College in Belleville (Ontario)

  • Media Experience including courses in Television Production, Journalism, Communications, Animation and Game Design, Sports and Radio Broadcasting, Architectural Design, and Photography;
  • Business, Sales, Marketing and Advertising.

Starting dates at one of the Colleges

  • January 2017 to April 2017*
  • September 2017 to December 2017*
  • January 2018 to April 2018* 

Contact us for more information.

* These dates are fixed and must be respected.