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The teaching approach focuses on all basic language skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Students learn vocabulary and structure, progressing from basic to advanced conversational ability. Classes are small with a maximum of 12 students and often with only 6 or 7 group participants. The small group size assures you of maximum individual participation and attention from the teacher.

- Instruction is offered at up to nine levels from elementary to advanced. Students are given an evaluation exam upon arrival and are placed in the appropriate group. A team of teachers, working in rotation, will personally guide you in your studies.

They will tutor you in the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. With the assistance of audio cassettes, overhead projectors, video and other visual aids, your team will instruct you in grammar, correct pronunciation and the use of everyday idiomatic language.

Classes are held Monday through Friday with a morning session from 9:00 to 13:30 and the afternoon session from 13:45 to 18:15.
Each class has a duration of 60 minutes.

Come and study in our 7 level program for French, or enroll in the DELF exam. The school offers the Préparation pour l’examen de l’office Québécois de la langue française. You can also choose a unique bilingual program – study both French and English at the same time.

Count on our small classes and international mix of students in bright and modern facilities. University-trained, qualified teachers, and a professional curriculum ensure you make the most of your time. Study short or long term, we have the program for you.

NRCSA program will held an Orientation session locally. The orientation designed to provide students with important information about immigration, law of the countries, and the services offered by the school. The orientation program also introduces you to the educational and cultural atmosphere and provides an opportunity to meet other students.

First Day:
With regards to the program, all levels of the language are accepted, from complete beginner to advanced, and your exact level is determined by a placement test to make sure we put you in the right class. One of the unique things about the NRSCA program is the ability to combine the language classes with an extensive choice of culture classes. In addition to the language classes, we also include our culture and social events program in the afternoons for students to interact with other student and learn about the culture.

Please note: English language lessons are also available.

Standard French Program
Group 20 hours per week. Standard French Program makes use of the integrated approach to language acquisition. Classes begin at 9:00 and end at 13:30 for a total of 4 hours daily. Breaks are scheduled outside of the teaching hours.

Intensive French Program
Group 30 hours per week. Students enrolled in the Intensive program study 6 hours each day. Classes are scheduled from 9:00 to 16:30. Breaks are scheduled outside of the teaching hours. There are 3 periods of group study daily led by a team of teachers. Instructor variety gives you exposure to a wider range of native speakers.

Group + Tutorial French Course
Group and Tutor Course consists of the Standard Course plus additional private lessons (one-to-one). The individual lessons are specifically designed for your specific needs.

Private French Classes
Private instruction is available for all levels of language proficiency. Your course is customized in time, approach, content and duration to suit your needs and wishes. Students can request a special emphasis on a particular language skill or area of expertise in French.

If you have special learning requirements, please advise NRCSA in advance. Feel free to bring with you materials in French or English which pertain to your special needs.

Teen French Program

Winter Language Adventure (WLA) is available to 13-17 year-old exclusively in Montreal in the months of December and January. This program is designed to provide young students with a language-learning experience in a fun setting.

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Teachers use our course book, developed by a team of our teachers, for about half of the class, while the other half of the class is devoted to special class needs and supplements, such as selected audios, videos, and current readings.

All of our teachers are native speakers with university educations and are very experienced teaching French and English to foreigners. Most have learned a second language themselves and understand the student's perspective. They are devoted to helping students best reach their goals and to keeping the classes enjoyable and entertaining.


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students age 17 years and older are welcome regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. Students under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult, unless enrolled in the Teen Program. No previous knowledge of French is required except where otherwise indicated.

Students desiring credit for their language study program should contact their home school or request the NRCSA Credit Fact Sheet. Generally U.S. schools consider 15 hours of study to be equal to 1 semester credit.

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Certificates & Exams

At the end of each of 6 levels, students take oral and written tests and receive a certificate stating the highest level passed.

The school offers preparation courses for DELF 1 & 2 Exams (Diplome d'études en langue française) for the international certificate recognized by the Ministry of Education in France. This course is at additional cost.

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