Here is a list of cheap places to practice and learn French in Montreal.\nSome of these courses are free! One might even pay you to take it.\nLearning French can multiply your opportunities in Montreal.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nYeah, you can survive in Montreal without speaking French but you would definitely be missing out on a lot of the culture, entertainment, work opportunities, and friends. And it can make the every day a little harder than it needs to be.\nIt's not always easy to practice your French language skills in stores or on the streets of Montreal since so many people are bilingual and have no problem switching from French to English to help you out.\nBut nothing beats being forced to practice your listening and speaking skills to be able to improve.\nReally the all-time best ways to immerse yourself is to either find a French-speaking SO or (if you're shy), grab a drink or two, head to a bar in La Petite-Patrie and act like you have no understanding of the English language.\nFor those of you who may want something a little more structured, organized, and a lot less boozy, we took a look at a few places around Montreal where you can practice your French without too much of a cash commitment.\nThere are classes and groups of all levels, so it doesn't matter if you're still working on your answer to "Ça va?" or you just want to fine-tune your accent.\nMundo Lingo\nWhere: Bars around the city\nWhen: Check out their Facebook page for dates.\nMundo Lingo is probably the most famous language group. Anyone of any level can join as long as you want to practice French. It's a laid-back and social way to meet others.\nCost: Completely Free!\nView this post on Instagram J'ai parlé français ce soir! #apprendrefrancais #montréal #mundolingomontreal #mundolingo A post shared by Jan Ice (@ice.jan) on May 9, 2017 at 7:27pm PDT\nWebsite\nCentre Saint-Louis\nWhere: 4285 Rue Drolet\nWhen: See the class schedule for the next course\nLocated in the Plateau, this school is so inexpensive. Courses are subsidized by the Department of Education so tuition costs are low. They have eight levels of courses, so you can find the right class for you.\nCost: $55\nPosted by Centre Saint-Louis on Sunday, April 28, 2019\nWebsite\nThe Language Laboratory at the BaNQ\nWhere: 475 De Maisonneuve E.\nWhen: Hours of operation, click here\nIf you would prefer to not interact with other people, you can still practice online. As a member of The Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec (BAnQ) you have access to the Language Lab, which has over 20 computer workstations with just about every language program on them. And you can even access them from home!\nCost: Free for Quebec residents\nView this post on Instagram Quand des étudiants de @edcmtl s’initient à la recherche dans nos archives à #BAnQ #VieuxMontréal : 😍. . . . . #mtl #archives #danse #dansecontemporaine #montréal #archivist #recherche #études A post shared by BAnQ (@banq_officiel) on Dec 4, 2018 at 1:25pm PST\nWebsite\nREAD MORE: This Montreal Couple Came Home To Find A Random Bike In The Middle Of Their Apartment\nC'est La Vie\nWhere: 1021 De Maisonneuve O., Presse Café\nWhen: Thursday, from 17:15 to 19:00\nThere are a lot of French language groups on MeetUp, but this one meets consistently every Thursday and focuses on not just the usual, (hi, how are you) but on humour, stories and jokes.\nCost: $2 and your drink of choice\nMeetUp\nWebsite\nConversation Exchange\nWhere: Wherever you decide; in-person, or online\nConversation Exchange can be hit or miss. The site matches native-speakers of different languages together in order to facilitate a back and forth conversation (say between French and English). The advantage of the site is you can choose the way you want to communicate (in person, email, Skype), but the cons are you have to be rather social and not mind meeting up with a stranger.\nCost: Free\nPhoto by mentatdgt from Pexels\nWebsite\nImmigration Quebec\nWhere: 3480 Blvd. Decarie\nWhen: See class schedules here\nThe Quebec government wants you to learn French. Free courses are offered to immigrants 16 years and older who currently reside in Montreal. As of July, they are even paying you to take free classes; the weekly participation allowance is now $185, and there is both a transportation and child care allowance.\nCost: Free, if you're lucky they may pay you\nNouvelle mesure en #francisation ➡ Les personnes en séjour temporaire au Québec sont admissibles aux cours de français à temps complet et à temps partiel ainsi qu'à l'aide financière associée. Pour toutes les nouvelles mesures : https://t.co/zEgWfv14eg. #LeSuccèsPARleFrançais— Immigration-Québec (@MIDI_QC) July 5, 2019\nWebsite\nWith so many meetups, clubs, and schools dedicated to improving your French, all that's left is choosing the style you like best.