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

    ACTFL in Boston: 18-20 November 2016

    BOSTON, MA (USA) November 21, 2016 - Languages Canada, in cooperation with la Délégation du Québec à Boston, participated at the 2016 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) from November 18 to 20. 

    Final Report – 2nd Canada-Brazil Language, Education and Workforce Forum

    OTTAWA, November 17, 2016 - The final report for the 2nd Canada-Brazil Language, Education, and Workforce Forum held in São Paulo, Brazil on March 21-22, 2016 is now available. The report is available in English, French and Portuguese.

    A Resounding Success: A Look Back at ICEF Berlin 2016

    OTTAWA, November 2, 2016 - This year, Languages Canada represented the language education sector and the Canadian Consortium for International Education (CCIE) at ICEF Berlin from October 30 to November 1. During the event, Charbel Moreno, Manager, International Affairs and Marketing, conducted two seminars:  Quality Assurance in Language Education in Canada and the Canada Course for Education Agents.

    FEFLES: Pilot Projects, Action and Collaboration

    MONTREAL, October 28, 2016 - On October 27, the third edition of the Exchange Forum on French as a Second and Foreign Language  was held at the LaSalle College of Montreal. The event drew approximately forty private- and public-sector stakeholders involved in teaching French as a second language, Languages Canada members and non-members, as well representatives from the  Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur, the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie and Francophone representatives from Canada and abroad.

    ED interview with StudyTravel Magazine: We need a “pan-Canadian approach to international education”

    OTTAWA, October 20, 2016 - This week, Languages Canada Executive Director, Gonzalo Peralta, spoke to UK-based publication, StudyTravel Magazine, about the association's activities, government lobbying and market trends. He commented on the association’s efforts to ensure that Canada remains competitive compared to other language learning destinations, the results from the 2015 LC Annual Survey to members and the upcoming trade missions for 2016-17. He concludes by saying that without a pan-Canadian approach to international education, student numbers will decline.

    Economic Impact of International Education in Canada – 2016 Update

    OTTAWA, October 19, 2016 - Languages Canada is pleased to be able to share with you a study on international education in Canada, commissioned by Global Affairs Canada and released on October 19, 2016. The study, conducted by Roslyn Kunin and Associates (RKA), assesses the economic impact of international students studying in Canada. The sections titled “Languages Canada Short Term Students” were based on numbers provided by Languages Canada thanks to our annual survey of member programs.  

    Languages Canada wins CPIEA award

    OTTAWA, October 3, 2016 - The Annual Canadian Premier International Education Awards (CPIEAs), which celebrate those who have an impact on international education, took place on the evening of September 22, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. Languages Canada was recognized specifically for its efforts to represent its 220 members who generate $1.5 billion in export revenue for the economy, for supporting Syrian refugees with 15,500 donated study weeks from members, and for showcasing Canada as the top destination for English and French language education.
    Our Executive Director, Gonzalo Peralta, was joined by 110 international education industry leaders and delegates from Canada and around the world at the CPIEA Gala and was presented with this prestigious award. Mr. Peralta was recognized on behalf of Languages Canada in the Educational Association category.

    Quebec Facilitates the Exploitation of Foreign Students

    MONTREAL, September 29, 2016 - With its outdated and overly permissive laws, the government of Quebec has allowed the unprincipled operation of second language schools that exploit the vulnerability of foreign students.
    “In Quebec, it is all too easy to take advantage of international students”, explains Gonzalo Peralta, Executive Director of Languages Canada, adding,” While some provinces corrected the problem years ago, Quebec is unfortunately in last place in this regard. This translates into more and more students getting duped when they come to Quebec.”

    College Platon under scrutiny

    OTTAWA, September 27, 2016 - On Tuesday, September 27th, a former member of Languages Canada will be in the news, and for the wrong reasons. College Platon has been the object of several formal complaints at the Office de la protection du consommateur du Québec, Quebec's consumer affairs office. 
    The complaints allege that College Platon refuses to refund students when a visa is denied, asking the student to reapply several times while withholding the refund.

    Languages Canada honours commitment to protect students at member programs

    VANCOUVER , September 1, 2016 – A large Vancouver language school, Vancouver English Centre (VEC), closed its doors last Friday leaving many international language students stranded. Although VEC was no longer a member of Languages Canada (LC) at the time of closure, the association will do everything in its power to place students who registered before June 28, 2016 into other Vancouver accredited language schools.

  • Events

    Languages Canada's 10th Annual Conference

    Join hundreds of delegates in beautiful Quebec City from February 26th to March 1st as we explore emerging trends and identify opportunities for the Canadian language education sector. Our conference provides the opportunity to come together to hear the voices of our valued member programs. Several ground-breaking workshops, led by leaders from both public and private sectors, will explore relevant themes and issues for a maturing sector in 2017. All key areas of the language education sector will be explored !

    2017 Trade Mission - Italy and Eastern Europe

    Improve your market intelligence skills and increase your presence in some of the world’s top target audiences. Key benefits: Meet top agents in some of the highest performing markets in language education. Experience market-focused meetings and build successful business relationships. Save money and time with low-cost events and ongoing networking opportunities. Meet 20 to 30 agents on-site with close proximity to your hotel. Benefit from high profile marketing intelligence provided by Canadian Embassies and Consulates.

    2016 Trade Mission - Latin America

    Meet top agents in some of the highest performing markets in languge education. Experience market-focused meetings and build successful business relationships. Save money and time with low-cost events and ongoing networking opportunities. Meet 20 to 30 agents on-site with close proximity to your hotel. Access high profile marketing intelligence provided by Canadian Embassies and Consulates.

    French Forum 2016

    Join us in Montreal on October 27 for the Third Edition of the French Forum! The Exchange Forum on French as a Second and Foreign Language is the leading professional development event for francophone members of Languages Canada. Not only are French program members invited to attend, but also professionals from institutions and organizations working in the field of language education in Canada. Known for its conviviality, this event represents an important opportunity for exchange, discussion and networking. For this third edition of this event, the La Salle College of Montreal will be hosting the forum once more.

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    Join hundreds of delegates in beautiful Quebec City from February 26th to March 1st as we explore emerging trends and identify opportunities for the Canadian language education sector. Our conference provides the opportunity to come together to hear the voices of our valued member programs. Several ground-breaking workshops, led by leaders from both public and private sectors, will explore relevant themes and issues for a maturing sector in 2017. All key areas of the language education sector will be explored !