Language classes -
offered
online and in person 

When the pandemic hit in March 2020, our team pulled together and was able to quickly and successfully adapt our language program  to an online setting. We found opportunity in adversity, and are proud to have been been able to provide an effective way for  our students to continue (or begin) their language learning, and also to train ourselves and our volunteers in new online ways of working, all while continuing to create community even in an era of social distancing and isolation. 

We are now happily in a position to progressively increase our in-person class offerings, while still taking advantage of our online mode to work around space limitations we currently face at the Centre.  In the next session a number of our classes will be offered  at the Centre, others will be offered on the Zoom platform, and in some schedules, both options will exist.

Details for in-person classes

  • Maximum number of students varies depending on classroom capacity

  • 3-hour classes, with at least one break

  • Student manual is included and will be provided during the first class

Details for online classes

  • 12 students maximum per class

  • 2.5-hour classes, with at least one break

  • Use of the Zoom platform - all the information you need to get started will be communicated to you

Technical requirements for using Zoom

  • The use of a computer is strongly recommended. If you don't have one, you can use a tablet or cell phone, but this is not recommended as these can present technical challenges.

  • You will need a high-speed internet connection, a camera and a microphone (if you use a laptop, the camera and microphone are normally integrated).

  • You must have a web browser (Chrome recommended). You can also use firefox, but avoid using Internet Explorer.

 
For the session beginning September 12, 2022 :

Registration for the French and English classes will open on February 28th. The next session will start on March 14th.

Registration is now closed for French and English courses
We will publish the registration dates for the next session very soon!

It is still possible to register for Spanish and Portuguese courses for the current session

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If you have already taken a course at the House of Friendship in the same league that you want to study now :

If you've been on a waiting list in the last 12 months :

If you are a new student at the Maison de l'amitié for the language you want to study

 

If you have already taken a course at the Maison de l'amitié in the same language that you want to study now :

1. Fill out an online pre-registration form starting Thursday, August 25th. We will process your application within 2-3 working days. After validation, we will send you a link for making the online payment.

2. Make your payment by September 4th to maintain your priority.

      It is still possible to register after this date, but space in the classes will become more limited.

3. You will receive the final confirmation and all details about your course by email in the days that follow.

Please note: it is recommended that you complete the registration process using a PC or laptop; sometimes there are problems with the mobile version of the site.

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Come back here to pre-register starting August 25th!

Come back here to pre-register starting August 25.

The form should be available around 4:00pm today.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Registration is now closed for the current session.
The registration dates for our next session will be published very soon

 

If you are a new student at the Maison de l'amitié for the language you want to study :

1. Fill out an online pre-registration form starting Thursday, August 25th.

2. Take an online written placement test. Every new student must take this test - including beginners - before proceeding to the next steps.

 

3. You will be offered dates for an online appointment on Zoom to complete your registration with a member of our team. These meetings will take place starting August 31st.  We will provide you with instructions on how to connect to Zoom.

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As a second option, this meeting can be done at the Maison de l'amitié in person (limited time slots available).

4. Payment will be made online (with credit card) during the Zoom meeting. or it can be by cash (the same day) if your appointment is in person. You will then receive all the details about your class, by email. 

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Please note: it is recommended that you complete the registration process using a PC or laptop; sometimes there are problems with the mobile version of the site.

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Come back here to pre-register starting August 25th!

Come back here to pre-register starting August 25.

The form should be available around 4:00pm today.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

If you've been on a waiting list in the last 6 months:

1. Fill out an online pre-registration form starting Thursday, August 25th. We will process your application within 2-3 working days. After validation, we will send you a link for making the online payment.

2. Make your payment by September 4th to maintain your priority.

      It is still possible to register after this date, but space in the classes will become more limited.

3. You will receive the final confirmation and all details about your course by email in the days that follow.

Please note: it is recommended that you complete the registration process using a PC or laptop; sometimes there are problems with the mobile version of the site.

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Come back here to pre-register starting August 25th!

Come back here to pre-register starting August 25.

The form should be available around 4:00pm today.  We apologize for any inconvenience.