"Coffee and Conversation" Program

Our “coffee and conversation” program is for students who wish to practice their French in a relaxed atmosphere. The students take part in weekly meetings where they have conversations with each other, have a coffee or tea, and make new friends!


The meetings take place every Friday and last two hours. We have two available time slots:

  • Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

All the meetings take place at our beautiful downtown campus, in the heart of Montreal, within walking distance of both Concordia and McGill Universities.

Our teachers and staff welcome students from all over the world into a French environment. Students practice their French and become immersed in the language and culture while studying in the second largest francophone city in the world, Montreal.


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Students will be assessed and placed according to their French level proficiency. 


In class, students will benefit from small class sizes with curriculum designed for international students.


On location and in class, students will be given exams in accordance with the Ministry of education of Quebec to certify their B2 level of French.

Review & Prep

After program completion, students can opt into a 2-day intensive seminar with a focus on the oral skills needed to successfully engage in job and government related interviews.

  • Qualified teachers
  • Small class sizes
  • Individualized attention
  • Curriculum based government program
  • B2 level Ministry exam on site – certified
  • Located in the heart of Montreal -  Easy access (metro, train), close to universities, restaurants, shopping
  • Extracurricular activities available
  • Excursions

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) 



Recognizes familiar words and makes simple sentences. Introduces self and answers basic questions.



Upper Intermediate

Understands the main ideas of concrete or abstract topics in a complex text (including technical articles). Communicates with fluency during a conversation with a native speaker, speaking clearly and with detail on a number of subjects. Gives opinion with explanation.



Understands common expressions that relate to self like family, shopping and environment. Uses basic and direct information and communicates with simple words.




Understands a wide range of texts and understands nuances. Expresses self fluently without searching for words. Uses language in a number of contexts including professional, social or academic. Communicates clearly and can support a well-structured argument.



Understands the main points of clear speech on subjects such as work, school, activities. Manages in situations when traveling to countries using the language. Produces simple texts, describes goals and desires, and provides explanations.


Master or Proficient

Understands easily almost all that is read or heard. Can express self fluently and spontaneously with precise meaning.