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My roommate and I are moving to your fine city on the 19th. I am a little nervous about the language barrier, but I hope I pick up French easily since I'll be inundated by it. The main thing is; I want to learn. Are there any programs in Montreal that teach French for out-of-province citizens? How easy is it to find a job? And what are wages like? I can't believe I found a 2/bdr for only 700/mth. We wanted to get a place in Le Village but couldn't find one in time. I hear it puts Edmonton to shame!

I'm hoping to make what I'm making here, and only having to pay 1/2 the rent I'm paying in Edmonton will be pretty awesome. My friend and I are both huge hockey fans, which is a given because of where we're from but of the Oilers unfortunately. We're so sick of Edmonton and the so-called "Alberta advantage". I posted this here because where else to get info about Montreal than from the passionate fans of the Habs? Montreal is my new home and I can't wait to get there!

Merci bien!

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I hope you knew that "le village" is the gay village of montreal!

And the wages well it depends what you do, and the language barrier that shouldn't be a problem, since 60% of the city speaks fluent english, of course you can pick up french lessons at any late school class!

And believe me the "alberta advantage" is something very real in certain domain lol. (sorry about crushing your dreams)

But 700$ a month sounds great, i remember when i was renting a place a few years ago, and i was paying 1,200$ a month for a 4 1/2 in outremont, it was a top notch place though.

And don't wear an Oilers jersey at the bell center lol.

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Yah we know it's the gay village, we're both a couple of 'mos haha. I don't think that it's going to really hit me that I'm leaving until I'm on the bus outside Edmonton. I've never been there, but I've always believed that Montréal is one of the greatest cities in North America (after NYC)! I'm thrilled to be moving there! We're gonna try to get tickets for March 10th (Oilers come to Centre Bell).

So one of the first things I wanna do when I get there is find some kind of program that will teach me French, because I would love to learn the language. There is somewhere I can go? Because I wanna understand Têtes à claques :P And it's very cool to know another language. Words I know:

Pouvez vous m'aider s'il vous plait?

Je m'apelle/Salew/Je ne sais pas/Comment allez vous

Am I right? I know there's so much more I gotta know, but I'm a fast learner.

Merci bien!

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2 bedroom as in 4 1/2? 700 might still be a lot though, depends in which neighboorhood. Lots of places in Montreal are starting to get gentrified. It's pretty easy to get around the whole french thing, but it really depends on what you do for a living.

There are a bunch of institutions and schools that teach language, which can be easily found on Google. I don't much about them though. If you are ressourceful enough to learn on your own, le Grande Bibliotheque Nationale at Berry UQAM metro station has lots of books and software that can help with languages. It's pretty hard to learn a new language on your own but since you brought your buddy with you, it shouldn't be as hard.

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well it's my last day in edmonton. of course we're going to eat poutine when we get there, and i already know one swearword. it starts with a 't', i won't say it here. :P

Whenever you've learn a few more French words than the 'T' word ;) come practice while "talking Habs" in the French section of this forum :)

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Read his first sentence again.

Yah we know it's the gay village, we're both a couple of 'mos haha. I don't think that it's going to really hit me that I'm leaving until I'm on the bus outside Edmonton. I've never been there, but I've always believed that Montréal is one of the greatest cities in North America (after NYC)! I'm thrilled to be moving there! We're gonna try to get tickets for March 10th (Oilers come to Centre Bell).

So one of the first things I wanna do when I get there is find some kind of program that will teach me French, because I would love to learn the language. There is somewhere I can go? Because I wanna understand Têtes à claques :P And it's very cool to know another language. Words I know:

Pouvez vous m'aider s'il vous plait?

Je m'apelle/Salew/Je ne sais pas/Comment allez vous

Am I right? I know there's so much more I gotta know, but I'm a fast learner.

Merci bien!

and it isn't Salew..it's Salut! ;)

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Eww...hated smoked meat the one time I tried it. Got it from a deli when visiting a friend north of Toronto. Liked the poutine though. Was a culture shock to go to KFC and they not have mashed potatos :D

the guy meant smoked meat in Montreal at Schwartz. A real delicacy, btw purplemonkey if you ever do go to Schwartz, do not take lean meat.

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