News & Events

As Canada’s language education sector representative, we strive to keep all members and stakeholders up-to-date on the latest sector news and events.

News & Events

    Language education celebrated across Canada today

    OTTAWA – July 7, 2017 – More than 9,000 international language students from around the world will celebrate Canada - their chosen study destination - during World Student Day today. They will take a short break from their English or French studies to take part in sports and cultural activities, connect with fellow students and share their experiences as language students in Canada. 

    LC and EDUCAFIN Sign a Cooperation Framework Agreement

    On June 5th, 2017, in Ottawa, Languages Canada and the Ministry of Education of the Mexican State of Guanajuato signed a cooperation agreement to formalize and expand collaboration in English and French language education.

    The signing took place in conjunction with a visit to Ottawa by the Secretary of the Ministry of Education of Guanajuato, Mr. Eusebio Vega Pérez, accompanied by senior representatives of EDUCAFIN - the state agency responsible for administering programming and funding on behalf of the Ministry of Education.
    Representatives included Mr. Jorge García, President of the Governing Council of EDUCAFIN, Jorge Hernandez, Director of EDUCAFIN, and Guadalupe Cruz, International Office Coordinator of EDUCAFIN.
     

    Chair of LC Quality Assurance Committee to speak at the TESL Canada Conference

    From June 8 to 10, 2017, TESL Canada will hold its conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Representing Languages Canada is Julian Inglis, Chair of the QA Committee, who will give a presentation untitled “Unpacking Quality Assurance: It’s Bigger on the Inside”. He will speak about the common misconceptions around accreditation and membership within the association. Below is a synopsis of his presentation.

    Languages Canada and SMRT English Ltd. to present at the BCCIE Summer Conference

    Jim Clark, CEO of SMRT English and Gonzalo Peralta, Executive Director of Languages Canada will co-present at the BCCIE Summer Conference on Monday June 19. The presentation, entitled “Language Policy, Technology and Learning”, will explore the impact of technology on pedagogy, distribution channels, and government policy.

    Languages Canada welcomes new team member

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Lindsey to the Languages Canada team as Director of International Affairs and Operation. She brings to the role 15 years of experience in international education, development and trade, primarily with Universities Canada, as well as Global Affairs Canada.

    As Director of International Affairs and Operations Rachel will oversee all endeavours in international relations and marketing for the association.  She will also be responsible for operations including human resources and project management and coordination.
     

    Promoting Language Education in Canada at ICEF Vancouver

    Ottawa, April 28, 2017 - This year, Languages Canada represented the Canadian language education sector at ICEF Vancouver from April 23rd to 25th.  Agents attended the seminar “Quality Assurance in Language Education in Canada” presented by Charbel Moreno, Manager, International Affairs and Marketing. The Canada Course for Education Agents was also presented.

    Recipient of the Languages Canada scholarship arrives at Trent University

    OTTAWA, ON – April 19, 2017 – Languages Canada is pleased to announce that Renato Medeiros da Fonseca Jr., recipient of the second Languages Canada IsM (Idiomas sim Fronteiras) Scholarship has arrived in Peterborough, Ontario where he will spend a month with Trent-ESL conducting research on their English for Academic purposes program. Renato is an English language instructor at Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA) in Brazil.  

    CIBT Completes Purchase of Assets of KGIC Inc.

    Vancouver, March 30, 2017 - As you may be aware, there have been some substantial developments with the schools under KGIC Inc. (formerly known as the Loyalist Group).  You will find a link to the press release announcing the completion of the purchase of KGIC assets by CIBT Education Group Inc. The transaction closed on March 29, 2017.  We are pleased that Sprott Shaw Language College (SSLC) will assume the teach-out responsibilities of the students at PGIC, KGIC and SEC as well as honouring the commitments of the future students of Cornerstone Academic College which was closed by the Receiver on February 28th.  

    Languages Canada signs agreement with the State of Paraná

    Ottawa, March 21, 2017 - Languages Canada signed an agreement with the State of Parana in Curitiba, Brazil, whereby both sides declared their intent to cooperate to promote English language learning. The contracts include the commitment from both sides to collaborate on joint internationalization programs and to foster closer ties between Canadian and Brazilian students, educators, and institutions. 

    Thank you to longstanding Executive Committee members!

    Ottawa, March 17, 2017 - This year, Languages Canada says goodbye to two longstanding board members as they complete several successive terms on the Languages Canada Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Through their varied roles, they have contributed immensely to the success of our association, helping to advance public and private sector interests and bring more visibility to the Canadian English and French language education sector.

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      Languages Canada is pleased to announce our first familiarization tour to the Prairies. This is a unique opportunity to introduce or reinforce connections to this beautiful region to 10—12 top agencies from Latin America.
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      Languages Canada’s follow-up mission to the Mexican market comes after a successful event in Queretaro in 2016. The 2017 initiative will bring together agents from various regions in Mexico. Members will also benefit from participation and support of the Trade Commissioners’ service from the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City, who will also provide a presentation on the Mexican market, highlighting all the advantages that Canada has over other international destinations for Mexican language students.
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      Languages Canada’s follow-up trade mission to Almaty will also bring agents from surrounding regions where Canada has increased its positioning in recent years, including Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan. As in previous trade missions, our delegation will meet with Canadian Embassy Officers who will provide support in identifying business opportunities in these markets.

Events

  • start Aug 14, 2017, 12:00 AM - end Aug 18, 2017, 12:00 AM
    Languages Canada is pleased to announce our first familiarization tour to the Prairies. This is a unique opportunity to introduce or reinforce connections to this beautiful region to 10—12 top agencies from Latin America.
  • start Sep 25, 2017 - end Sep 27, 2017
    Languages Canada’s follow-up mission to the Mexican market comes after a successful event in Queretaro in 2016. The 2017 initiative will bring together agents from various regions in Mexico. Members will also benefit from participation and support of the Trade Commissioners’ service from the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City, who will also provide a presentation on the Mexican market, highlighting all the advantages that Canada has over other international destinations for Mexican language students.