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Embassy Montreal

Montreal

Embassy Summer are leaders in the market of Young Learners in Quebec as we are the only private language school that has received accreditation from the Quebec Camp Association. In Canada, it is one of the quality assurance tools used by parents in selecting a summer camp for their children.
Our programme offers students language classes with a fun and dynamic activities programme we call active learning. The activities offer a balance of sports, cultural activities, tourist attractions and workshops. Discover Montreal and practice their English and French skills in the process!

Quick Facts

Location: Local College

Dates available: 4 Jul - 1 Aug

Ages: 12 – 17

Accommodation: Single room / Twin room

Emergency Number: +1 514 947 1030

Living

Homestay

  • Single room, shared bathroom, full board
  • Twin/triple room available only for students travelling together (upon request)
  • Laundry facilities are available to the student at their homestay
  • Linen and towels are provided by the homestay provider and are cleaned weekly
  • Homestay providers are all located within a 60-minute bus/metro journey to school/city centre (average 45 minutes)
  • Bedrooms and bathrooms will be cleaned once a week by the homestay provider

Residential accommodation

  • Only available for groups
  • Standard twin rooms with shared bathrooms
  • Room includes bed, wardrobe, desk, chair, wash basin and mini-fridge
  • Laundry is available free of charge at the residence
  • Linen and towels are provided and changed weekly
  • Students are staying at the Grey Nuns residence, part of Concordia University. It’s a beautiful heritage building located in the heart of downtown Montreal

Food Options

Breakfast

Homestay: Juice and/or milk, fruit, cereal and/or muffins, toast/bagels.

Residence: French toast, pancakes or waffles (specific days) or toast, bagels, cereals, scrambled eggs, fruits, coffee and tea.

 

Lunch

Homestay: Packed lunch is provided by the homestay, consisting of Sandwich (e.g,sliced turkey, cheese, tomato and lettuce), fruit and vegetables (e.g,apple, orange, banana, carrot and celery sticks), juice box, snacks (e.g,pretzels, nuts, crackers).

Residence: Packed lunch is provided and usually consists of sub sandwich with roast beef, turkey or grilled vegetables and a baked cookie, fruit and canned juice.

Evening Meal

Homestay: Evening meal with the homestay.

Residence: Tasty and wholesome dinners are provided, always a hot meal such as Italian spaghetti with a side salad and garlic bread and assorted desserts.

Snacks

Facilities

  • Common spaces are available where students can socialise
  • Wireless Internet access

Homestay: Meals will be served in the homestay.

Residence: Meals will be served in an on-site canteen at the residence.

Learning

  • Taught by friendly and professional English and French teachers
  • 20 x 45-minute lessons per week morning
  • Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level
  • Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Spacious classrooms
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Course materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate

Programme Information

Arrival

Students will be met by an Embassy Summer representative holding a sign with the EC logo. For international flights, the EC representative will be standing outside the Immigration and Customs area. If arriving via a domestic flight, students will be met in the baggage claim area.

 

Welcome

Homestay students will be welcomed by their homestay on arrival. They receive a welcome letter containing course information, house routines, information about the family and how to commute to school. Homestay students will spend their first evening(s) with their homestay.

Getting to and From School Activities

Activities are organised in between lessons and during evenings. These activities could be onsite, near the centre/school or around the city of Montreal. These may include:

  • Sports such as soccer, rock climbing, volleyball, ice skating, jet boating and mini golf
  • Cultural activities such as drama workshops, museum visits and science centre
  • Evening activities such as Jazz festival, Shakespeare in the park and Underground city tour

Excursions and Trips

OTTAWA

  • Ottawa is the capital of Canada, and a very beautiful city to visit about two hours from Montreal.
  • On this trip, student will see Rideau Hall – a beautiful grounds and the official residence of the Governor-General of Canada. They will be able to see over 100 ceremonial trees planted by politicians and dignitaries from all around the world.
  • After that, students will have a walking tour of Ottawa. They will visit the outside of the majestic Parliament buildings, The Rideau Canal, The Famous Ottawa Spider, and finally The Byward Market.

MONT TREMBLANT

  • Students get to explore this beautiful and charming city, located about 1.5 h from Montreal.
  • The city has a great shopping, cute cafés and rich cultural heritage. It’s located by a lake at the foot of the mountain Mont Tremblant, which is a famous ski resort in the winter time.
  • There is a lot to do here such as hiking, cycling, canoeing and ziplining.

QUEBEC CITY

  • On this trip, students will see the beautiful Montmorency Falls and the romantic, historic City of Quebec. Montmorency Falls is the tallest waterfall in the province of Quebec. Students will be impressed by the grand expanses of nature that typifies Quebec.
  • Students will enjoy an hour-long walking tour of the upper and lower cities of Quebec. They will hear about the history of this city, and see the Murals, The Dufferin Terrasse, the famous cannonball, La Petite Champlain, The St-Lawrence River, and of course, the World-Famous Chateau Frontenac. Students will get to see history, beauty and culture all in one day!

3 WEEK SAMPLE PROGRAMMES

Extra

Each 14-night stay will include 10 half-day trips to exciting places around Montreal such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Pointe a Calliere Museum and Mount Royal. It also includes full-day excursions to Quebec, Ottawa, Mont-Trembant and Six Flags Amusement Park. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and visits may change.

WEEK 1/ 4SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jul5/Jul26Jul6/Jul27Jul7/Jul28Jul8/Jul29Jul9/Jul30Jul10/Jul31Jul11/Aug1
MorningWelcome Arrivals
Testing, Orientation
and Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsFull-day excursion to Quebec
Afternoon
Get to know your homestay family

Museum of Fine Arts 

Canoeing
Tour of Little Italy and Jean Talon Market
Ice skatingBowling
EveningPratice English/French with homestayExplore MontrealPractise English/French with friends

Discover a new neighbourhood

Food Truck FestivalJust for LaughsPractise English/ French with homestay

 

WEEK 2SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jul12Jul13Jul14Jul15Jul16Jul17Jul18
MorningShopping in Montreal’s underground or visit Montreal’s clock tower beach.
Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsFull-day excursion to Mont Tremblant
Afternoon
Spend time with homestay

Inventions workshop

Bubble soccer
Coding workshop at Apple
Pointe a Calliere Jet boating 
EveningExplore MontrealShakespeare in the Park

Discover a new neighbourhood

Mondiale des JeuxPractise English/ French with friends

 

See sample programme

WEEK 3SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jul19Jul20Jul21Jul22Jul23Jul24Jul25
MorningShopping in the city
Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsFull-day excursion to Ottowa
Afternoon

CBC Tour 

City Hall tour
Montreal History Museum
KickboxingGrevin Wax Museum
EveningSpend time with homestaySunset hike up Mount RoyalExplore Montreal

Shopping in the underground

Jazz FestivalSunset Hike up Mont Royal

 

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