About Us

You live a new life for every language you speak. If you only speak one language, you only live once.

Czech proverb
For over 40 years…

École de langues La Cité is a company rooted in language training for both official languages in Canada. We are both client and result oriented and we have a success rate of over 90%. The school was founded in our national capital, Ottawa, in 1981. Our innovative teaching philosophy offers learners the opportunity to achieve their language goals.

Our competent teaching and administrative staff ensures high quality teaching and a rewarding, enriching and culturally different experience that sets us apart from the competition. Our services are at the cutting edge of technology in the assessment of language skills in Canada’s both official languages, in virtual instruction mode as well as in classroom setting. We are the reference. We value talent by building on our experienced teachers and managers.

École de langues La Cité offers language training in 47 cities or municipalities across Canada for a variety of clients (federal and provincial departments, Crown corporations and private companies).

The company is headquartered in Ottawa and maintains regional offices in:

  • Montreal to serve Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces, as well as
  • Toronto to serve Ontario and Western Canada.

What sets us apart

Our ability to do well
  • Effective and sustained communication with clients and learners
  • Client satisfaction
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Rigorous quality control and supervision
  • Openness to new trends and methods
  • Development of relevant and effective teaching materials
Our unparalleled success rate

Our learners quickly achieve their goals. Among federal government employees at levels B and C, our learners have a success rate of over 90% on the first attempt of the Second Language Evaluation (SLE) of the Public Service Commission (PSC).

Our dynamic team
  • A competent and accessible team fully engaged in the learning process.
  • Expert language training consultants who evaluate candidates and prepare personalized and realistic training plans.
  • More than 250 qualified teachers and specialists in the second language profiles of the Public Service Commission, levels A, B and C.
Our commitment to accessibility

École de langues La Cité is committed to ensuring equal access and participation for people with disabilities. We are committed to treating people with disabilities in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration, and we are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner. We will do so by removing and preventing barriers to accessibility and by meeting our accessibility requirements under Ontario’s accessibility laws.