General Programs

ALI offers three different immersion programs to choose from: Regular, Intensive, Super Intensive. We offer 8 levels, ranging from beginner to advanced. ALI’s small classroom size (max. 16 students per class) allows students to concentrate on their work, have their questions answered, and receive the personalized attention they need.

20 hours per week
This program is perfect for those who want to learn the language and enjoy some free time to explore Montreal and nearby tourist destinations. Students in this program attend the core classes (Grammar, Skills and Conversation) from Monday to Thursday and have Friday off.
25 hours per week
The most popular option, this comprehensive program consists of the 20-hour regular program, with the addition, on Fridays, of two special workshops, pronunciation and fluency. The Intensive program includes interactive activities, in-group dynamics, and a curriculum that focuses on pronunciation, idioms, expressions and phrasal verbs. It is also the best option for students interested in studying in the test prep courses (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC) and in the University and College Preparation program. These courses are offered as part of the Excellence Program, ALI’s English for Academic Purposes stream.
30 hours per week
In addition to the Intensive 25-hour program, students have one more hour of group classes to develop greater confidence and ability in conversation, fluency, and oral comprehension. The extra hour will cover new vocabulary for conversation, role playing, and intensive listening practice, using authentic audio and video material.


ALI tests to better serve our students

Before students begin their classes, they will take an online placement test.  On the first day of school, they will also take an oral test. This way, we can accurately place students in the correct language level. We then have monthly evaluations to access the progress of all levels. An exit test with a final mark of 70% must be completed to pass to the next level.

In addition to the monthly tests, the teachers will give daily support and feedback and let the students know where they need to improve in order to advance to the next level. There will also be tutorial classes every day to help with the students’ homework. 1h per day, for free!

At the end of the course, students will receive a certificate indicating the final level achieved.

Electives Classes

In addition to our core classes, we have many options for students who reach the advanced levels (6+). This will enable them to tailor and expand their learning experience. Better still, we offer several elective classes at no additional cost, allowing each student to choose the learning focus they desire.

Complimentary electives:

  • Business Communication
  • TOEFL 
  • TOEIC 
  • FCE
  • BEC
  • CAE
  • TKT
  • Literature and Writing
  • Movie Conversation
  • Music Conversation
  • Hot Topics (Debates)

Elective Classes

English Course Schedule

English Course Levels - Equivalency Grid