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Classic City Day Programme


The Day Programme provides an ideal supplement to a family holiday for teenage children. Teenagers can learn English and French, socialise with other students from around the world, and take part in an action packed activity programme.

Classic City Day Programme

What's Included

  • 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

  • Course materials

  • End of Course Certificate

  • Supervised activity programme (per week)
    - 5 half-day activities
    - 2 evening activities
    - 1 full day activity*
    *excluding departure week

  • Travel pass

  • Weekday packed lunches

  • Max. 15 students per class

  • Medical insurance

  • Assistance and supervision from the EC Team

Dates available

  • 01 Jul - 09 Aug 2019


  • 13 - 17 years

Emergency Number

  • +1 514 947 1030



Packed lunch will include: Sandwich (e.g,sliced turkey, cheese, tomato and lettuce), fruit and vegetables (e.g,apple, orange, banana, carrot and celery sticks) and a juice box.

Dietary Requirements

Special dietary requirements may be accommodated subject to availability and a weekly fee.
  • Vegetarian – will be provided at no supplement
  • Halal - will be provided at no supplement
  • Lactose intolerant & Vegan - will be provided at a supplement of CAD $45 per week
  • Celiac & Gluten free -  will be provided at a supplement of CAD $45 per week
EC must be informed of specific dietary requirements at the time of the booking. While EC endeavours to accommodate special requests such as Dietary requirements, this will have to be confirmed at booking stage by the accommodation department.

This programme does NOT include accommodation. It is important that when bookings are made, EC is provided with the address of the student’s accommodation. Students are responsible for getting to and from school and activities by themselves, using the Travel Pass provided.

Learning centre

Dawson College
4001 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Course Options: 
- General English

20 lessons per week (a total of 15 hours)
1 lesson = 45 minutes

- General French
20 lessons per week (a total of 15 hours)
1 lesson = 45 minutes

- Bilingual Experience
General English and General French: Students spend the first few weeks studying one language, and the following weeks studying another.

About courses:
  • Classes begin on the second day.
  • Lessons are engaging and designed especially for young learners. Teachers aim to satisfy any interest, with a focus on communication to boost students' confidence when using English/French in practical situations.Conversation classes help to ensure that students improve their language skills as much as possible.
  • The course will help improve English/French language skills by focusing on the key areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. A strong focus is placed on speech and using the language confidently and fluently.
  • Our dedicated and professional teaching staff will provide feedback and support and help students build confidence to speak English or French.
  • Lessons are always held in the morning
  • Free Wi-Fi is available. Wireless internet is password protected.

Academic Rules

  • Attendance in class is required. If students are sick they must notify the school immediately.
  • Punctuality is required.
  • All classes begin promptly at 9am.
  • English or French are the only languages spoken at school and in the classes.
  • Students must respect their fellow students' cultural and ethnic background. Intolerance, harassment or discrimination is not tolerated.
  • Food and drink is not permitted in the classroom or in the computer room.
  • Students will be required to pay for any damages.

First Day

On the first day, students go to EC Montreal Adult school (1610 St. Catherine Street West, Suite 401) at 8:15am for testing and first day information session. After evaluation, registration and orientation, students will be taken on a tour of the classic Montreal campus. Students begin their activities on the first day. The next day, students go directly to the campus.

Maximum Class Size

15 students


All students must attend classes on a daily basis unless they are genuinely indisposed (due to illness, for example).

Educational materials

Educational materials are provided. Students should bring their own notepaper and pens.

View Full Programme & More

Please view the programme for each week here 

Sample Programme

SArrivalsFree Afternoon
MPlacement Test & OrientationMontreal City TourFree Evening*
TThemed LessonsGrevin Wax MuseumFree Evening*
WThemed LessonsIce SkatingTour of Old Montreal
TThemed LessonsScience CentreFree Evening*
FThemed Lessons & KickboxingGroup Dinner
SFree Day
SFull Day excursion to Quebec City
MThemed LessonsBubble Soccer Free Evening*
TThemed LessonsPointe-a-CalliereComplement Cirque
WThemed LessonsWorkout Free Evening*
TThemed LessonsLaser QuestAfrican Festival
FThemed Lessons & Jet-boating Free Evening*

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur.

Linked course Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they learnt in class that day

*Students may spend their free evening with their hosts.

  • Any lessons / activities missed will not be made up.
  • Additional weekend activities can be purchased at an extra charge. These include Old Montreal, rollerblading and the amusement park.

Welfare, Rules and Disciplinary Action

Curfew times

  • Students are expected to travel independently and to return home straight after the end of their activities or lessons.

Alcohol consumption

The legal drinking age in Montreal is 18 years. It is illegal for all students attending this course to consume alcohol, have someone buy alcohol on their behalf, or visit bars/clubs.


Using drugs, being under the influence of drugs or possessing drugs is illegal. Under no circumstances should students use, possess or be under the influence of drugs.


The legal age to buy tobacco is 18 years. It is illegal to buy tobacco or have someone buy tobacco on the student's behalf if they are under the legal smoking age.

Pocket money: Suggested spending money/Cost of living

EC does not provide a pocket money service. Parents should ensure their children have sufficient pocket money for the duration of their stay. EC Montreal recommends an average budget of CAD 100 per week. Should students require more pocket money during their stay, parents are asked to transfer funds through an international transfer service.

Customer Complaints

At EC, we endeavour to provide our students with the highest possible level of service. If, however, a student is unsatisfied with any aspect of their programme with EC, we ask that they inform us immediately. Most problems are small and can be quickly resolved by our staff members. During the first week of school, all students are given an initial Course Evaluation form, in which they are asked to evaluate various aspects of their stay. The form also allows students to bring to our attention anything that is not to their satisfaction should they feel unable to speak to us directly. Solutions to any issues will be provided and all necessary parties will be notified when applicable. Students are also requested to complete an online End of Course Evaluation form at the end of their stay so that they have the opportunity to provide EC with general feedback before returning to their home countries.


Failure to follow any of the above rules will result in immediate expulsion from the Programme with no refund. Parents will be notified immediately and students will be sent home at their own expense. Depending on the severity of the situation, breaking any of the above rules may result in a monetary fine, arrest, jail sentence or deportation by the Canadian police.

False ID

Being in possession of false identification is an act of fraud and is illegal in Canada.

Course Certificate

Students must attend all lessons and organised activities in order to receive their End of Course Certificate.

Parent's Permission

Parents/guardians must sign the Young Student Waiver giving emergency details, and their consent and permission for their child to receive medical treatment and attend activities.

Visa Requirements
Students are asked to check with the Canadian embassy whether they require a visa to enter Canada before they submit their application. Further details will be provided on request.

- At the time of booking, students should specify their language option: English, French, or a combination of both. 

Note EC may, from time to time, make an exception and allow students outside the stated age range to participate in one or more of the Young Learner programmes. For more information, please speak with your EC contact.


Activity Rules

  • Attendance to all pre-paid and afternoon activities is mandatory. Punctuality for all activities is also mandatory. If you are late for an activity that is time dependent, the activity will continue as scheduled. No refund will be issued for missed activities. English and French are the only languages spoken on all activities. Students are to respect their activity leaders, fellow students and their surroundings. Students will be taken outside the Learning Centre for their activity, therefore, it is essential that students stay with the group at all times and follow all activity instructions carefully. Supervision is provided during all activities.