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Level Up Fast

Get the best of both worlds. Accelerate your language learning with our student-favorite hybrid of group and private lessons. Through a mix of structured group lessons - using E-QIP’s signature communication-focused curriculum - and targeted individual work to focus on your specific challenges, you will be surprised at how fast you progress
6 students max
All Levels
3 x 45 min group
1 x 45 min private
5x / week
500-550 / week
Intensive 20 course

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.
Intensive 20 course

Master the Language

Intelligent Feedback

For students to truly develop accuracy, fluency and complexity, they not only need good instruction and lots of practice; they need quality feedback. Intensive 20 builds momentum in group lessons, and then spends time focused on what you need to grow as an individual. Our instructors will work with your unique profile to amplify your progress.

Break the Language Barrier

Never feel excluded again. You have the ideas and experience, the passion and the will, but if you can't express yourself clearly and comfortably, you will always be an outsider. We'll develop your ability to interact at a high level without missing a step. Join the conversation as an equal.

Comprehensive Learning, Rapid Progress

Who should take Intensive 20?

Intensive 20 has been designed for language learners who are determined to address all their personal challenges and become masterful speakers. You will need to be able to accept direct feedback on your weak points and be pushed. However, if you have the drive, determination and/or necessity to seriously take on English or French, and want to really grow, then Intensive 20 is the course for you.

Join a the Expert Class

Students taking Intensive 20 are fueled with passion, drive and determination. They have ambition and dreams, and inspire each other to do better. Each week, you’ll spend 15 lessons alongside other growth-hungry learners, and then 5 lessons with an expert E-QIP-trained instructor, who will work hard (and smart) to get you speaking your best.

Canadian French or English for All Situations

E-QIP’s language instructors won’t just get you speaking French or English fast - they’ll get you speaking the kind of French or English you’d hear in offices and at dinner parties across Canada. Our conversation-focused approach to language instruction ensures that our students are comfortable using natural, colloquial French or English in a range of contexts.

Level up Your Life

Invest in yourself. Whether you want to climb to the next rung on the career ladder, pursue further studies at an French or English institution, or reach your full potential while living in an French or English-speaking country, we’re here to give you the resources you need to achieve all of your language goals.

Course Structure

Speak 15 course

Speak 15

3 group lessons / day
Practice and build confidence quickly with a max of four students per class.
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Private lessons

Custom Private Lessons

5 custom private lessons / week
Tailored to you—lessons are structured to your unique learning needs.
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Connect 1

(1 session / week)
This dynamic virtual meetup allows French learners from around the world to gather and discuss a range of topics. Participate in fluid exchanges to maintain your current level and/or build your confidence in speaking with strangers.

Lesson Structure


S1: 30%


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!

S2: 35%


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!


S3: 30%


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!


S4: 5%


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!


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

 ScheduleBeginner Start Dates
Speak 15 Monday to Friday 10:00am-12:45pm

2023: Jan 9, Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1, May 29, July 3, July 31, Sept 5, Oct 2, Oct 30, Nov 27

Private lessons Can be scheduled Monday to Friday 


1-3 weeks4+ weeks
550 / week500 / week
  • Registration fee: 100
  • Prices include all taxes & are in CAD
  • Open to ALL levels
  • Available for English or French
  • Students who are pre-intermediate & above may start at any time
  • Lessons are 45 minutes

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:


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.


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.


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

Is this program offered at my level?

Yes—Intensive 20 is offered at all levels, from beginner to advanced!

To determine your level, we ask that you send us an email at or fill out our contact form. We’ll send you a brief questionnaire and ask you to record yourself speaking in French. Upon completion of this assessment, we’ll get in touch to let you know which level we’ve placed you at and when the next session will be offered for your level! See the bottom of our Academics page for a breakdown of the language levels E-QIP uses.

When should I complete my placement interview?

It’s best to do your placement interview roughly a month before you plan on studying with us. Any earlier, and it’s possible that your level could change slightly before you get to us!

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 group lessons, the number of classes required to reach the highest level (12—in other words, the level of a native speaker) is 450, while for private lessons, that number is 150. Each session of Intensive 20 includes 15 small group lessons and four private lessons, which means it’s possible to reach an advanced level in less than 17 weeks when taking Intensive 20 alone!

Can I start at any time?

Yes; with the exception of absolute beginners, all other students can start on any Monday of their choosing.

Is it possible to only sign up for one week of Intensive 20?

Certainly! Given that Intensive 20 sessions last for one week, there’s no minimum number of weeks that you must register for.

What happens if I’m the only student at my level who’s signed up for a session?

Lucky you—you get to enjoy 15 extra private lessons at the group lesson rate! That means you’ll enjoy 15 45-minute blocks of one-on-one conversation with an expert language instructor, all of which will be tailored to your unique strengths and weaknesses. While not common, this can happen, and we always recommend that students take advantage of this rare opportunity. Although the group aspect of Intensive 20 is something that many students enjoy, there’s no question that the one-to-one student/teacher ratio is beneficial to students’ growth.

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