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Embassy Montreal

Montreal
Quick Facts
Canada’s largest English and French speaking city is a beautiful mix of traditional European charm and modern North America. Its warm summers make it an ideal time to explore this lively destination. Join our Montreal junior English course, improve your ability and have experiences you will never forget.
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. Students will learn a new skill, discover Montreal and practice their English and French skills in the process!
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. It speaks of a standard that is well respected and recognized. In Canada, it is one of the quality assurance tools used by parents in selecting a summer camp for their children.
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 (bold)
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 (bold)
Students are staying at the Grey Nuns residence which is a student residence at Concordia University. It’s a beautiful heritage building located in the heart of downtown Montreal.
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
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.

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 1/4 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 MorningWelcome Arrivals
Testing, orientation and Lessons
LessonsLessonsLessons Lessons 
Full-day excursion to Quebec
 AfternoonGet to know your homestay familyMuseum of Fine Arts Canoeing
Tour of Little Italy and Jean Talon Market
Ice skating BowlingFull-day excursion to Quebec 
 EveningPratice English/French with homestayExplore Montreal
Practise English/French with friends
Discover a new neighbourhoodFood Truck FestivalJust for LaughsPractise English/ French with homestay

 

 WEEK 2 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 Morning
Shopping in Montreal’s underground or visit Montreal’s clock tower beach.
LessonsLessons Lessons Lessons Lessons
Full-day excursion to Mont Tremblant
 Afternoon
Spend time with homestay
Inventions workshopBubble soccer
Coding workshop at Apple
Pointe a Calliere Jet boating Full-day excursion to Mont Tremblant
 EveningSpend time with homestayExplore MontrealShakespeare in the ParkDiscover a new neighbourhood Mondiale des Jeux
Practise English/ French with friends
Full-day excursion to Mont Tremblant

 

 WEEK 3 SUNDAY MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 
 MorningShopping in the cityLessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsFull-day excursion to Ottowa
 AfternoonShopping in the cityCBC Tour City Hall tour
Montreal History Museum
KickboxingGrevin Wax MuseumFull-day excursion to Ottowa
 EveningSpend time with homestay 
Sunset hike up Mount Royal
Explore Montreal
Shopping in the underground
Jazz FestivalSunset hike up Mount RoyalFull-day excursion to Ottowa 

 

STUDENT WELFARE
We place the highest priority on care and supervision at all of our Embassy Summer centres, so you can rest assured that students are well looked after.
Student Services:
Our student support staff can help you with:
Accommodation
Airport transfers
Information about local services
Assistance with individual and personal problems
Emergency contact
Medical
If a student needs medical attention, an Embassy staff member will help them to make an appointment. Group leaders must accompany the student to an appointment.
An Embassy staff member will accompany any student that is not part of a group.

LOCAL CLINIC
Metro-Medic Medical Clinic, 1538 Sherbrooke St W., Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G1L5, Tel: +1 514 932 2122
 
LOCAL HOSPITAL
Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G1A4, Tel: +1 514 934 1934
 
LOCAL DENTIST
Clinique Dentaire Spécialisée Le Faubourg, 1610 Rue Sainte-Catherine O Suite 409, Montréal, Quebec, Canada H3H2S2, Tel : +1 514 931 6663

INSURANCE
All of Embassy Montreal students are provided with medical insurance by the school. They will be given proof of insurance on their first day of school.
In Case of Emergency
A 24 hour emergency telephone number is available all summer:
+1 514 947 1030
Office Address
EC Montreal
1610 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Suite 401
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3H2S2
Tel: +1 514 939 9911