LANGUAGE CLASSES

We offer IELTS training, French classes, English classes, one-on-one tutoring, tutoring classes, academic equalization services as well as English and French conversation classes. This will be offered to students of all ages, with the majority of work carried out by our interns and long-term academic counsellors.


IELTS CLASSES


In our efforts to help and empower newcomer students, we have created IELTS preparation classes to help students better prepare for their English Proficiency test and have an easier time getting admitted to university or get employed.

Here are the dates for the next classes:

  • From March 11, 2019 to May 3 ,2019 (1);

  • From May 27, 2019 to July 19, 2019 (2);

  • From July 22, 2019 to September 13, 2019 (3);

  • From September 16, 2019 to November 8, 2019 (4);

  • From November 11, 2019 to December 20, 2019 (5).

Registrations open on February 1 (1), April 15 (2), June 3 (3), August 12 (4) and September 30 (5).

Here are some information to know before signing up:

  • You must correspond to one of these criteria: you are a refugee/asylum seeker OR a new immigrant OR a student at Concordia. If you do not correspond to one of these criteria, you cannot sign up for classes.

  • These are not English classes. They are preparation classes for the IELTS exam. Subsequently, participants must already have a knowledge of English and have the intention to enroll in university.

  • There will be a placement test on the first day of class to test your level of English. If you do not have the level required to take the classes, you cannot attend them. You will have to take English classes first.

  • You must submit a deposit of 50$, on the first day of class. This will guarantee your place in the class. You will receive the money back at the end of classes ONLY IF you attend ALL classes (you are allowed to miss up to 2 classes only, explained below).

  • It is mandatory to attend all classes. You are allowed 2 unjustified absences. If you are absent more than twice, without a justification (doctor appointment, exam schedule...), you will be removed from classes and you will lose your 50$ deposit.

  • Only the people who have registered to classes with the form below BEFORE the deadline can attend classes. It is forbidden to bring friends or family without signing up.

  • All classes will be at the Refugee Centre: 1610 Sainte-Catherine Ouest suite 402, H3H 2S2, Montreal.

  • Schedule: Monday/Wednesday 6PM-8PM

Registration is closed until April.

FRENCH CLASSES


In our efforts to help and empower newcomer students, we have created French classes to help students better integrate into Quebec society (only beginner and intermediate levels are offered). 

There are 3 classes every year:

  • From September 10, 2018 to December 14, 2018

  • From January 14, 2019 to April 12, 2019

  • From May 13, 2019 to August 16, 2019

Registrations open on August 6, 2018; December 17, 2018 and April 15, 2019.

Beginner classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays, 5PM to 8PM.
Intermediate classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5PM to 8PM.

Here are some other information about the classes before you sign up:

  • You must correspond to one of these criteria: you are a refugee/asylum seeker OR a new immigrant OR a student at Concordia. If you do not correspond to one of these criteria, you cannot sign up for classes.

  • There are only 2 levels: beginner and intermediate.

  • You must submit a deposit of 50$, on the first day of class. This will guarantee your place in the class. You will receive the money back at the end of classes ONLY IF you attend ALL classes (you are allowed to miss up to 2 classes only, explained below).

  • It is mandatory to attend all classes. You are allowed 2 unjustified absences. If you are absent more than twice, without a justification (doctor appointment, exam schedule...), you will be removed from classes and you will lose your 50$ deposit.

  • Only the people who have registered to classes with the form below BEFORE the deadline can attend classes. It is forbidden to bring friends or family without signing up.

  • All classes will be at the Refugee Centre: 1610 Sainte-Catherine Ouest suite 402, H3H 2S2, Montreal.

Registration closed until April 15.


ENGLISH CLASSES

We will be offering 2-month long English classes for those who have minimal knowledge of English and those who want to attend IELTS classes.

Here are the dates for the next classes:

  • From March 12, 2019 to May 3 ,2019 (1);

  • From May 28, 2019 to July 19, 2019 (2);

  • From July 23, 2019 to September 13, 2019 (3);

  • From September 17, 2019 to November 8, 2019 (4);

  • From November 12, 2019 to December 20, 2019 (5).

Registrations open on February 1 (1), April 15 (2), June 3 (3), August 12 (4) and September 30 (5).

Here are some information to know before signing up:

  • You must correspond to one of these criteria: you are a refugee/asylum seeker OR a new immigrant OR a student at Concordia. If you do not correspond to one of these criteria, you cannot sign up for classes.

  • You must submit a deposit of 50$, on the first day of class. This will guarantee your place in the class. You will receive the money back at the end of classes ONLY IF you attend ALL classes (you are allowed to miss up to 2 classes only, explained below).

  • It is mandatory to attend all classes. You are allowed 2 unjustified absences. If you are absent more than twice, without a justification (doctor appointment, exam schedule...), you will be removed from classes and you will lose your 50$ deposit.

  • Only the people who have registered to classes with the form below BEFORE the deadline can attend classes. It is forbidden to bring friends or family without signing up.

  • All classes will be at the Refugee Centre: 1610 Sainte-Catherine Ouest suite 402, H3H 2S2, Montreal.

  • Schedule: Tuesdays/Thursdays 6PM-8PM

  • Registration is closed until April.


ENGLISH/
FRENCH CONVER-SATION CIRCLES

Are you a refugee or a newly arrived immigrant? Do you want to learn English by conversing with people like you? Register to our free English and French conversation meetings at the Refugee Centre. 

Conversation Circles are meant to practice English/French in a small group, in a informal setting. Circles take place once a week and last for one hour.  All classes will be at the Refugee Centre: 1610 Sainte-Catherine Ouest suite 402, H3H 2S2, Montreal (métro Guy-Concordia).

Each meeting will focus on a topic having to do with the Montreal community, helping you navigate more easily through the community all while practicing basic English/French conversation skills. 

Available sections:

  • Thursdays, 3PM to 4PM, from March 7 to April 25