Expand your knowledge

TRC’s Learning Centre

Learn new skills, expand on existing knowledge & increase your opportunities!

At our Learning Centre, individuals can improve their language skills, learn valuable knowledge such as web development and coding as well as important lifestyle skills like financial literacy. All of our courses are free and open to all newcomers.

Language Classes

The different online platforms being used are:

Google Classrooms
for our English & IELTS classes

Microsoft Teams
for our French classes


All of our classes are free of charge. We only require a deposit which will be refunded as long as you do not miss more than two classes (without a valid reason). Registration will close automatically when places allowed in the class fill up.

If you have any questions, send an email to communications@therefugeecentre.org.

English Classes

We offer Beginner & Intermediate English classes for individuals of different levels. Many students go on to take the IELTS class afterwards.

FEBRUARY 6 - MARCH 30, 2023

Beginner: Monday to Thursday from 4:00PM to 5:00PM
Sign Up: English BeginnerDownload Class Outline
Intermediate: Monday to Thursday from 5:15PM to 6:15PM
Sign Up: English IntermediateDownload Class Outline

French Classes

French is one of the most important skills that newcomers must learn when they arrive to Quebec and we offer our French classes and conversation circles in order to help them do so.

FEBRUARY 11 - MAY 14, 2023

Beginner: Saturdays and Sundays from 9AM - 12PM
Sign Up: French Beginner
Intermediate: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00PM to 8:00PM
Sign Up: French Intermediate
Advanced: Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Sign Up: French Advanced

IELTS & Duolingo Prep Class

Our IELTS (English Proficiency test) preparation classes help students prepare for the tests they need to take in order to attend university or get employed.
In addition, our teacher will cover topics to prepare you for the now widely accepted Duolingo Exam. For more information on the Duolingo exam click here.

FEBRUARY 6 - MARCH 30, 2023

Schedule: Monday to Thursday from 6:30PM to 7:30PM

Register HereDownload Class Outline


Example of a certificate that would be given at the end of the course:
View Example

English & French Conversation Circles

Are you a refugee or a newly arrived immigrant? Do you want to learn English and/or French by conversing with people like you? Conversation Circles are meant to practice English/French in a small group, in a informal setting.

English Convo Circles

Wednesdays ONLINE: 8pm-9pm
Sunday IN PERSON: 2pm-4pm

French Convo Circles

Wednesday: 6:30PM - 7:30pm

Register Here

Web Development & Python

Develop skills for jobs in the tech world.
Sign up for our coding workshops!

In partnership with  EC Montreal English Language School, DevBloc, and The Innovation Institute

Career Programs: Python & Web Development

Introduction to JavaScript, HTML and CSS (using a problem-based approach). Design and create increasing levels of sophistication. Create documentation to document work. Create a publicly accessible website. Submit a portfolio that maps work to learning outcomes. You will also learn fundamental Python programming techniques such as: Functions, Control flow, using libraries, exception handling, and classes.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6pm-9pm, Online

Next Session starts on January 24, 2023
Registration is now CLOSED

Web Development

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6pm-9pm, Online

Next Session starts on April 4, 2023
Registration is now OPEN

Financial Literacy

Coming Soon!


The Innovation Institute