I am originally from the easy to draw, difficult to spell province of Saskatchewan. After college I went to Yellowknife to live and work in a 5-star Eco lodge in Canada's beautiful Canadian Shield. After that job, I spent a couple months travelling Canada and settled in Quebec after falling in love with a Québécois. Like most people who come to Quebec for love, we don't realize how essential it is to learn French until we start looking for work. Even the most entry level positions require French, and I soon became discouraged and depressed.
Without knowing what I could do, I walked into a local Emploi-Québec office and told them I wanted to learn French. They happily met with me and told me to go find a couple schools that offer Francisation (French classes to non French speakers). I found 2 options at that moment:
1st option: A public school with 20-30 students, where I would attain level Intermediate after 2 years.
2nd option: A private school with 16 students, where I would attain level Advanced in 6 months.
I, of course, chose option #2, only to finally discover that after 6 months, I was still at a beginner level.
Now move forward ten years later, I am the owner of a language school specializing in English and French classes for busy business professionals. From my own experience and time and energy wasted, I have created a more effective and efficient program to learn French, so participants feel comfortable and confident to get back out in the Québec workforce. Here is how Accent Unique Inc. differentiates from the common Québec Francisation courses:
Cégep Courses Private School Montreal Accent Unique Inc.
Number of Students 20-30 16 6 to 10
Age 18 and older 17 and older 20 and older
Levels ? 8 (4 weeks per level) 4 (8 weeks per level)
Weeks 21 weeks 32 weeks 32 weeks or more
Schedule 9h - 16h 9h - 16h Adjust to participant's
busy work schedule
Hours per week 30 20 - 30 10-20
Start Date September 24, 2018
- March 1, 2019 Each Monday When a group of 6 is created
Price ? $245 - $300 per student $250 - $500 per student
per week (2016 price list) per week (2018 price list) Registration Fee ? $150.00 Included
Placement Fee ? $205.00 Included
Teaching Material ? $520 ($65 per level) Included
Teacher Quebecois French Parisian French Quebecois French
Courses Grammar Focused Grammar Focused Conversation Focused
Goal Integration to Quebec Travel and Fun Job Placement &
Integration into QC
Location City Downtown Montreal At participant's company
or an office close
to the participants
Environment Loud Loud Quiet
Parking Paid Paid Free