HEC Montréal Business Language Training Center


HEC Montréal

Founded in 1907, the École des hautes études commercials de Montréal, better known today as HEC Montréal, was the first business school established in Canada. HEC Montréal was also the first university business school in North America to be awarded the three most prestigious accreditations in its field: AACSB International, EQUIS and AMBA. Bolstered by this threefold international recognition, the quality of its study programs and its accomplished Faculty, today HEC Montréal ranks amongst the top university business schools worldwide. HEC Montréal – Facts and Figures*:

  • More than 13,000 students at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels
  • Students hailing from 147 countries worldwide
  • 118 partnerships with universities and major business schools in 38 countries
  • 8 Campus Abroad programs
  • More than 50 research chairs and centres
  • 260 full-time faculty and over 500 part-time faculty members
  • 531 staff members
  • 78 000 graduates since 1907

*As of March 2015

Business Language Training Center

Since its inception in 1990, the Business Language Training Center of HEC Montréal has set out to:

  • evaluate the level of competencies in languages of HEC Montréal’s student body
  • offer credited language courses in keeping with current business practices. Language classes offered (from Beginner to Advanced levels): French, English, and Spanish; including an introductory course in Business Chinese and Chinese business culture
  • create and disseminate pedagogical material, such as Soigner la présentation d’un travail Universitaire, and Présentation des références, des citations et des notices bibliographies. These teaching and learning tools are continually being developed by our Centre d’aide en français – Rédaction Universitaire

Managers and entrepreneurs today have to be, first and foremost, good communicators, knowing how to make themselves effectively understood and to successfully argue and defend their point of view. These are the abilities and skills that the Business Language Training Center at HEC Montréal aims to help the students hone through a wide array of rigorous language courses that all draw from the realities of today’s job market.


Founded in 1642 by the French, today Montreal is considered to be the second largest French-speaking city in the world after Paris. The largest city in Quebec, Montreal is the cultural and business centre of the Province. HEC Montréal campus is situated on the northern slope of the magnificent Mount Royal Park, only a few short minutes away by Métro (subway) from downtown Montreal. According to the British firm QS*, out of the 54 best university cities around the world, in 2012 Montréal ranked 1st in Canada, 2nd in North America as well as 10th the world over.
* Source: Best Student Cities in the World 2012 Ranking Spend a few weeks in the summer studying at HEC Montréal and:

  • discover a city that is “young, vibrant, cosmopolitan, enterprising and tolerant“*
  • experience a city steeped in a culture that combines European charm and North American dynamism
  • take part in numerous cultural activities and world-renowned festivals
  • share in a rich linguistic and cultural experience with people from around the world

*Magazine Le Nouvel Observateur (France)



Business Language Training Center
HEC Montréal
3000, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine

H3T 2A7 Montreal, Quebec, Canada