Volunteer Experience - French

Study French, then practise your language skills while volunteering in a local non-for-profit.

Build your French skills in class, then connect with locals & make a difference in the world

Choose from our selection of French courses and spend 6-12 weeks developing your French language abilities. Then volunteer with a local Montréal non-profit organization that works in an area you’re passionate about like arts & tourism, the environment, or social & community support. A volunteer experience will help you expand your French communication, meet new people, and enhance your curriculum vitae.




6-12 weeks study +
4-12 weeks volunteer experience


Full-Time Morning or Full-Time Intensive


Every Monday except the last week of a session

View Start Dates


Intermediate 3


MUST be at least 18 years old



Choose from a variety of French course options available at our Montréal, Canada School. To prepare you for the volunteer experience, we recommend including Business French courses, or courses that focus on topics related to your volunteer experience goals. See some of our suggestions.

Explore Montréal’s diverse neighborhoods, popular cafes and venues at the same time as you enhance your knowledge of everyday French to communicate more easily with native speakers outside the classroom. Take part in tours, listen to presenters and interact with locals to discover and use specific daily target language in real-life situations. This course will empower you to explore Montréal and to see it through the eyes of Montréalers.

  • Language Levels:  A1 A2 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Montreal

The main goal of this course is to make the students realize how international French can be. Students will not only learn the differences found within this language (accents, dialects, vocabulary, etc.) but also similarities between French communities.

  • Language Levels:  A1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Montreal

Explore the language of art, art critique and art production. Practise your French through drawing, painting, sculpting, writing in a creative journal and visiting art exhibits around the city. No previous art experience is necessary.

  • Language Levels:  B3 B4 I1 I2

If you want to develop your French skills through exploring media, social media and their impact on society then this course is for you. You will analyze both the structure and context of newspapers, magazines, television, radio and the Internet.

Discover the world of international relations, explore various type of companies/organizations, marketing strategies, and more. Develop your international business knowledge and expand your business vocabulary. Using market research and the knowledge you've learned in the class, you will create a marketing campaign for a product or service of your choice, which will be presented at the end of the session.

Master the language of international affairs and keep pace with today's changing political climate. Practice English through debates on politics, economics and law. Instructional media for this course includes television, video and the Internet.

  • Language Levels:  A1 I1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Montreal

The objective of this course is to stimulate your interest in Quebec's culture, politics and history through research and discussion. Choose this class if you wish to improve your communication skills and knowledge about Quebec.

  • Language Levels:  A1 B4 I1 I2 I3 I4
  • Locations:  Montreal

Why Choose the Volunteer Experience Program.

  • Study between 6-12 weeks of Full-Time or Full-Time Intensive French classes to improve your language abilities.
  • Choose from a variety of courses that spark your interests and help you achieve your goals. ILSC may recommend certain courses, like Business English, to help you prepare for your volunteer experience.
  • Spend 4 - 12 weeks in an unpaid position with a local non-profit organization focused on a cause that reflects your interests, previous work experience and educational background.
  • Get excellent placement support, including a dedicated coordinator; a program orientation; a pre-placement workshop with tips and info; guaranteed placement interviews and interview skills training; ongoing monitoring and support; and a final language assessment.
  • Volunteer with a reputable non-profit organization in Quebec, focused on important initiatives in areas like arts & tourism, the environment, and social and community support.
  • Add Canadian experience to your Curriculum Vitae and discover an unforgettable French language learning experience.
Student Stories

"I’ve been enjoying a lot of the French classes. They have a balance between conversation and grammar. That’s a great opportunity to listen to the language, to have discussions. And there is always some new vocabulary. I’ve already had the opportunity to talk with a lot of people, here at school, with other students. I can understand French better."

Guilherme , Brazil
Student Stories

"When I started studying French at ILSC, my French improved faster than when I was in Mexico. The first day I arrived, I couldn’t understand anything, but after one week, two weeks, I realized that I can speak French because I have to use the language all the time. If you live the language is the only way to improve it."

Samanta , Mexico

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