Learn French in Montreal with Creative Boost

Posted on October 26th, 2009 by .

The most frequent question people ask me when I talk to tourists about Montreal is whether or not speaking French is required to visit here. The truth is you can easily get around town even if you don’t know any French. Most locals are bilingual to a certain degree; however, getting to know a little French might be a good idea, especially if you’re planning on a longer visit, or if you simply want to enjoy and make the most of Montreal’s French culture, an essential part of the city’s past and present.
Read the full story to know how to avoid bringing your ugly yellow “French for Dummies” book with you to Montreal.

If you aren’t too inclined to pack your ugly yellow “French for Dummies” book, then CREATIVE BOOST could be an interesting, alternative solution. Creative Boost is an art space dedicated to diverse forms of art, including languages, literature, philosophy and music. It offers artist residencies, exhibitions, special events and courses in its light-filled loft on the corner of Sherbrooke Street and Parc Avenue, literally five minutes away from Place des Arts metro station. Different workshops are offered in photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, pottery, ceramics and video, from amateur to expert levels. You can also take English and French courses that usually are ongoing. Sessions generally run for 10 weeks, but you can drop in since there aren`t any fixed start and end dates. Creative Boost also has an internship program that gives Canadian and international students the chance to work in the art world, while the art gallery hosts small, yet cool exhibitions.

What I like about this initiative is the fact you can adapt your schedule to your own needs. It’s a fun way to learn new skills in many different forms of art with experienced professionals in a creative and contemporary environment. Check out CREATIVE BOOST’S WEBSITE for full details about schedules, prices, and contact info.

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