Montreal hotels offer French-language lessons designed for tourists


MONTREAL — For visitors who want to learn some of the local lingo, a pair of Montreal hotels have partnered with Berlitz Canada to offer French lessons to guests.

Hotel Nelligan and Le Place d’Armes Hotel & Suites – part of the Antonopoulos Group of boutique hotels and restaurants – are offering a package that includes five nights’ accommodation and 18 hours of private French lessons designed for tourists.

“With these lessons, guests will be able to . . . practise their newly developed language skills throughout daily exploration of Montreal,” according to a news release.

Berlitz Canada president Darryl Simsovic said language training is a growing trend in both business and leisure activities.

“This package will also appeal to busy executives who do business in Montreal and wish to connect better with Quebec clients or colleagues in French.”

The package starts at $3,494 for two people.