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One-on-one sessions tailored to you

Each individual who passes through our doors approaches learning at a different pace, in a different way and with different targets in mind, which is why there’s no faster way to learn French than in private sessions in which your objectives are the only focus. No goal is too big or too small: we’ll work with you around your schedule for a day, a month, a year or beyond!
All Levels
According to your schedule
45 min sessions
As low as 40 / lesson
Private

Learn Faster With Kaizen Connect®

This 3 phase cycle is applied continuously to your language learning:

P1: Production

Instructors use a range of techniques to draw and facilitate production from learners.  Linguistic raw data, taken from actual speech, is carefully recorded in their Student Learning File.

P2: Insight

The collected information is reviewed and assessed by our Academic Team - Instructors, Academic Liaison & Academic Coordinator - in order to assure that each learner is progressing at an optimal pace.

P3: Elevation

Each student's Learning Plan is then adjusted as needed, taking the Academic Team's analysis into account. Learners are made aware of their biggest challenges and advised on how to take their speaking skills up to the next level.

Kaizen Connect® is an agile learning system developed and used by E-QIP for more than a decade. This framework is designed exclusively for learning a new language, with one central purpose: to help you learn faster.
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Your goals, our winning formula

Thrive in a one-on-one setting

If your experience of language classes involves large groups of learners competing for the instructor’s attention and desperately vying for the chance to practice speaking out loud, you’re likely unaware of the dramatic strides that private instruction can provide. By having lone access to your instructors, you’ll soon understand just how serious we are about our promise to get you speaking fast.

Personalized lessons for unique needs

Understanding your needs, aims, strengths and weaknesses as a language student goes far beyond simply knowing which level has been ticked off on your placement evaluation. All customized lessons are adapted entirely to your objectives and interests, while our standard private lessons are structured around our proven French curriculum, with the pace and approach adjusted especially for you.

Learn when you want, as often as you want

Who should take private French lessons?

Private lessons are perfect for anyone who has been left feeling disillusioned or discouraged by large group classes, or whose learning needs or aims simply can’t be addressed by a one-size-fits-all formula.

No schedule is too full to accommodate

Is your weekly schedule even more complicated than phrasal verbs and prepositions put together? Whatever your availability, there’s a time slot waiting for you. We’ll save a spot for you at our Montreal campus or meet you in the virtual classroom—whatever works for you.

The topics you care about, in depth

Struggling to follow along with subject-specific jargon in the classroom? Want to brush up on appropriate language to use in emails with clients? Need to improve your restaurant French to open up the job field? Customized French classes offer the chance to concentrate exclusively on topics of interest while improving your overall confidence and fluency.

Level up your life

Wherever you’re hoping that French fluency will bring you—a new job, a new degree, new connections—you’re guaranteed to get there sooner with private lessons. Wherever you’re starting from, progress in French is just a lesson away.

Lesson Structure

REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY WITH US, OUR LESSONS ARE DESIGNED TO HELP YOU CONSTANTLY IMPROVE.

S1: 30%

Fluency

You are encouraged - and given the space - to speak as much as possible. Our instructors listen actively, then offer feedback on improving natural expression and flow. Talking spontaneously and smoothly are the goals. 

Now you're speaking easily!
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S2: 30%

Accuracy

You build your linguistic toolbox and practice elements of language from form to usage. Instructors increase awareness of your challenges and help you eliminate them. 

Now you're speaking clearly!

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S3: 30%

Connection

You focus on topics, and scenarios to build confidence handling both more casual and increasingly complex interactions. Our instructors host and facilitate conversation, introduce communicative strategies, and offer practical feedback.

Now you're speaking confidently!

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S4: 10%

Independence

You activate your language in various real life situations. Our instructors shift from coaches to mentors, reviewing practical forms and strategies, then take you beyond the classroom. Operating autonomously is the goal.

Now you're speaking freely!

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Comprehensive Support

Let our expert language instructors, administrators and support staff members take care of all of the details so that you can focus on learning.

Online Placements

Our convenient online placement system measures your language performance across a range of components, including speaking, listening, grammar and fluency. This ensures that your journey begins on the right track and lays a strong foundation for growth.
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Humanistic Curriculum

Learning a language is more than just an academic pursuit; language touches all aspects of our lives, and as such, we recognize the importance of providing an experience that’s focused on growing, rather than merely reaching benchmarks. Our humanistic approach to learning allows you to truly connect with your target language and learn it more deeply.
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Instructor Training

Instructors assume many roles in a learner’s journey—from trainer and coach to cheerleader and mentor. The growth and success of our teachers is just as important to us as our students; we nurture them so that they can nurture you and your language development.
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Gifted Instructors

Instructors who foster a supportive, inspiring learning environment are equally as important as the content of the lessons themselves. We exclusively seek instructors who are positive, respectful and open-minded so that you feel welcome and are comfortable enough to let yourself share and grow alongside them.
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Student Files

Our learning file system allows teachers to collaborate with each other (and with you!) on your learning by tracking and recording your progress in detail during and after every class. This guarantees that you always receive a class that is tailored to your abilities and can therefore experience constant improvement.
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Progress Reports

Regular progress reports provide a detailed snapshot of where you are in the learning process, the particular challenges that you’re facing and the next steps that you can take in pursuit of your goals.
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Academic Counseling

Moving forward often involves receiving deeper insight into your progress and the opportunities ahead. One-on-one sessions with a member of our academic team will help you feel confident about your journey and the places it can take you.
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Academic Team

Members of our academic team will keep a watchful eye on your entire journey at E-QIP. This team includes an academic coordinator who ensures the quality of all of our programs, a teacher coach who guides and supports our instructors and a student liaison who will monitor your development.
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Learning Investment

Tuition
Lessons 1-19 20-49 50+
Private 55 50 40
Semi-Private (2 students) 60 55 45
Semi-Private (3 students) 70 65 55
  • Registration fee: 50
  • Prices include all taxes & are in CAD
  • Learn at any time; we'll match your availability
  • Available for ALL levels
  • For optimized learning attention & retention, 1 lesson = 45 min

Our PROmise

At E-QIP, our core values—positivity, respectfulness and open-mindedness—shape every aspect of how we run our school. To ensure an experience that is positive, respectful and open-minded, we PROmise that throughout your learning journey, E-QIP and its team of instructors will remain:

Professional

Our instructors, administrators and curriculum developers are the best at what they do, and our trademark teaching framework, Kaizen Connect®, enables them to curate and deliver learning experiences that are transformative, effective and infused with joy.

Our professionalism doesn’t stop at the classroom. Whether you’ve undertaken your language learning journey as a workplace requirement or with the intention of shifting into an entirely new role or career, we're dedicated to helping you achieve the transition you’re after.

Accountable

Our monthly student progress reports, leading-edge teaching framework, Kaizen Connect®—which empowers our students to learn from their own mistakes—and ample opportunities for students to both provide and receive feedback enable us to remain accountable to those whose opinions matter the most: our students. If you’re putting in the work, you will make progress—that’s a guarantee, and the system we’ve put in place ensures that this remains true.

Inspiring

E-QIP is where like-minded growth seekers and global citizens converge to reap the benefits that multilingualism has to offer, and their ambition is what makes motivating our students the easiest part of the job for any E-QIP teacher. In our experience, the best way to foster growth in our students and fuel the passion that already exists within them is through encouragement and support, which we deliver through open lines of communication between students and instructors and our team of helpful, empathetic support staff members.

Get Started Easily

Step 1

Click "Begin Assessment" and submit the form.

Step 2

After determining your level, we’ll email you a link to register.

Step 3

Register and pay to begin your learning journey!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are private/semi-private lessons offered at my level?

Yes—all of our lessons are offered at all levels, from beginner to advanced! To determine your level, we ask that you send us an email at hello@clc-canada.com or fill out our contact form. We’ll conduct an assessment of your current level, upon completion of which we’ll get in touch to let you know which level we’ve placed you at and discuss next steps! See the bottom of our Academics page for a breakdown of the language levels E-QIP uses.

How long will it take for me to become fluent?

Fluency depends on many elements, including how many hours you’re spending in class, how much time you’re spending using your target language outside of class and—perhaps most importantly—how motivated you are to learn. Even the concept of “fluency” is hard to define; for some, fluency simply means getting through basic everyday situations with ease, while for others, it means speaking clearly and confidently about highly specialized subjects. With that said, we’ve laid out the average number of lessons required for absolute beginners to reach each language level. For those taking private lessons, the average number of classes required to reach the highest level (12—in other words, the level of a native speaker) is 150, while for group classes, that number is 450.

When can I start?

Any time! We simply ask all of our students to register by the Wednesday before their intended start date (for the sake of our admin team).

How many private lessons should I schedule per week?

That’s entirely up to you, and depends on your availability and goals! Think of language learning like training at the gym. One lesson per week is ideal for maintenance, while two to three will allow you to see faster improvements—you may even wish to schedule four or five lessons per week if you’re super keen to make progress!

Can I request a particular instructor?

Yes. Specific instructors can be requested at a charge of $10 per lesson. With that said, E-QIP’s teaching framework is based on the belief that students benefit from working with a range of teachers, who bring different approaches, experiences and accents to the table. Check out the E-QIP blog to read more about why we believe in exposing students to teaching styles.

How do semi-private lessons work—do I have to sign up with a friend?

Precisely. Semi-private lessons are designed for those who with to learn with a friend (or friends), family member, partner, etc. who’s at roughly the same level. It’s not possible to be placed with a stranger, nor is it possible to pair up with a friend whose level is significantly different from your own.

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