Pathway to College

Pathway to College

This Pathway Program is aimed at people who wish to pursue post-secondary studies at one of our partner colleges* and need to bring their French up to the required level. This program’s Close supervision, strong academics and customized workshops will help you prepare for higher education in Canada.  

The YMCA prepares international students both linguistically and practically to study in Canada by offering a wide variety of specialized courses that reinforce the skills needed to succeed in their studies (academic writing, presentations and debates, note-taking, pronunciation, Quebec and Canadian cultures). 

The Pathway lasts from one to three months depending on the student's level and needs, and successful completion of the program eliminates the need to take a language certification test such as the TFI, BRIGHT or DELF to gain admission to a partner college. 

* In Canada, a college is an institution of higher education of a technical or vocational nature that offers one-, two- or three-year programs leading directly to the labour market. 

Duration: 4 to 12 weeks (depending on level), 30 class hours/week. 

Prerequisite: Level 4. If you do not meet this requirement, we recommend you take our Intensive Program.  
Learn French intensively, in day classes from Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  

During the morning, you have a general Conversation & Grammar class adapted to your level. 

In the afternoon, you have a specialized class for speaking or writing depending on the needs brought to light by our diagnostic test. 

Then, an hour of private tutoring is included with an assigned teacher to prepare you for your specific college studies.  

Classes take place in the classrooms and laboratory of the YMCA International Language School. A free membership to the Downtown YMCA Fitness Centre is offered to students for the duration of the program. 

To register, contact an international student advisor, mentioning your country of origin:  

Our partners

LaSalle College – Montreal  

Five schools and more than 60 programs of one, two, or three years. Large, modern campus located in downtown Montreal, part of the global LCI Education Network. September and/or January intakes depending on the college program.  

  • Fashion, Arts & Design 
  • Hotel Management & Tourism 
  • Business & Technologies 
  • VFX & Game Design 
  • Social Sciences & Education 

  Contact us for more information.