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Languages Canada secures $100,000 for members through CanExport - Associations Program

Languages Canada has been awarded a $256,000 grant from the CanExport – Associations Program (formerly known as Global Opportunities for Associations) in support of the association’s international business development efforts in 2019-2020.

Promoting Language Education in Canada at ICEF Vancouver

Vancouver, April 24-26, 2019 - From April 24th to 26th, Languages Canada (LC), and over 80 LC member programs attended the ICEF Vancouver Workshop to promote Canadian English and French language education.

Promoting Language Education as a Foundation for Internationalization in Colombia and Brazil

COLOMBIA and BRAZIL, April 8-17, 2019 – From April 8 to 17, Languages Canada and several member programs conducted a three-stop trip to Latin America, including Bogota, Colombia, Paraná State, Brazil and Belém, Brazil.

Promoting Canadian Language Education at APAIE 2019

MALAYSIA, March 25-29, 2019 – From March 25th to the 29th, Diego Sanchez, Languages Canada’s Manager of International Marketing, attended the 14th Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) conference in Kuala Lumpur.

Languages Canada's Executive Director's opinion on the Federal budget

Languages Canada is very pleased with Minister Morneau’s attention to international education in the budget and the government’s clear support for our sector.  The $147.9 million (Cdn) over five years to support promotion and outbound student mobility demonstrates that the government is listening to the sector in terms of strategic direction.  The ongoing $8 million per year afterwards is an initial commitment to long term investment and a recognition that the sector is here to stay.

Recap of the LC 2019 Annual Conference

The Languages Canada 12th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting took place in Winnipeg from February 25th to 27th, kicking off the Year of International Education in Manitoba. Over 150 delegates attended, including LC members, national and international partners, provincial and federal government and education representatives and international education service providers.

Languages Canada reports on the success of its trade mission to Turkey

ISTANBUL, January 29 – February 1, 2019  - This past week, Languages Canada brought thirteen members – representing universities, colleges, and private sector language programs – to Istanbul, Turkey to meet with 34 high-quality education agencies from Turkey and Iran. Participants also had the chance to interact with over 30 local high school and university representatives.

Showcasing the Success of Canada at ICEF Miami 2018 as #1 destination for international students

MIAMI, December 10-12, 2018 - From December 10th to 12th, Languages Canada (LC) teamed up with Canadian Association of Public Schools – International (CAPS-I) to promote Canadian education during the annual ICEF Miami Workshop.

ACTFL in New Orleans: November 16-18, 2018

NEW ORLEANS - November 16-18, 2018 - Follow the French path all the way to the Québec reception! From November 16th to the 18th, Languages Canada (LC), participated in the American Council on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) 2018 annual convention and world languages expo.  

Promoting Language Education in Canada at ICEF Berlin 2018

BERLIN, November 3-7, 2018 - From November 3rd to 7th, Languages Canada (LC) teamed up with Canadian Association of Public Schools – International (CAPS-I) and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) to promote Canadian education during the world's largest agent networking event, the annual ICEF Berlin Workshop

Languages Canada announces the conclusion of the Languages Canada Syrian Refugee Initiative

The Languages Canada Syrian Refugee Initiative was launched in 2015, at the height of the Syrian refugee crisis. At the time, Canada's refugee plan committed to welcoming 15,000 Syrian refugees, with full government sponsorship.

Languages Canada co-hosts 5th Annual QALEN Symposium

TORONTO, October 29-30, 2018 - Languages Canada is proud to have co-hosted, with Orion Assessment Services, representatives from the world’s leading English language education quality assurance organizations. Quality Assurance Language Education Network (QALEN) is a very important body for continuous improvement in standards and accreditation internationally.

Languages Canada reports on the success of its trade mission to Chile

SANTIAGO, October 1 - 3, 2018 - Languages Canada brought sixteen members – representing universities, colleges, and private sector language programs – to Santiago, Chile to meet with over 30 high-quality education agencies from Chile, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia and Uruguay.

Languages Canada signed agreement with Consortium of Mexican Universities

On August 20th, Languages Canada formalized a new partnership in Mexico, with the Consorcio de Universidades Mexicanas (Consortium of Mexican Universities/ CUMex) – an association comprised of 30 public, state universities across 29 Mexican states which include more than 1,000,000 students and 150,000 teachers.

Record number of international language students reported in 2017 – Languages Canada Annual Survey

Nearly 150,000 students enrolled in Languages Canada (LC) member programs in 2017, up 10% from 135,425 in the previous year. Overall student weeks also increased, from 1.5 million in 2016 to 1.61 million in 2017.

Paraná Speak English Coordinators Wrap-Up Three Week Toronto Program

From July 9 to 27, Languages Canada, English School of Canada, the Canada Homestay Network and eight other Languages Canada members collaborated on the delivery of a unique professional development and international partnership-building program for a delegation of seven institutional coordinators from Brazil’s Paraná Speak English program.

Nearly  8000 International Students Celebrate their Stay and their Education in Canada

Ottawa, July 20, 2018 – From Halifax to Victoria, thousands of international students will take a time out from learning English or French today to celebrate World Student Day (WSD). The festivities will take many forms: BBQs, soccer games, amateur artist competitions, zumba, kung-fu, speeches . . . Students from all corners of the globe will showcase their unique talents in a spirit of sharing and exchange.

Languages Canada made substantial gains in Brazil

Ottawa,  Ontario June 21, 2018 – The largest association of language schools in the country, Languages Canada (LC), experienced an exceptional week in Brazil. In the past days, LC signed a formal agreement with the Association of Brazilian Rectors of State and Municipal Universities (ABRUEM), met with the Secretary of Higher Education and Governor of the State of Paranà to discuss the Paranà Parle Français program, and entered into a formal agreement with the State of Goiás—yet another state that wants to benefit from LC’s expertise.

Collaboration for Success - Language Schools in Toronto: Challenges and Opportunities

Toronto, Ontario – May 2, 2018 - The City of Toronto organized a workshop for the Toronto-based language schools, titled Collaboration for Sucess - Language Schools in Toronto: Challenges and Opportunities.

 
As the country’s premier language education organization, Languages Canada was invited to present on the impact and importance of language programs and language education in Canada, and specifically in Toronto.  “The primary purpose of this workshop was to better understand the language education sector’s valuable contribution to Toronto. Languages Canada is impressed with the City’s initiative and we will do everything we can to work with the City in supporting the sector and its growth” says Executive Director, Gonzalo Peralta.
 

Languages Canada’s Executive Director Meets with Government and Chamber Officials in Halifax and Manitoba

Gonzalo Peralta, Executive Director of Languages Canada, travelled to Nova Scotia on April 10 and 11 to conduct meetings with Ministry and Chamber of Commerce officials. He was joined by members Sheila Nunn from ECLC, Srini Pillay from ALCC and David Packer, board member and co-chair of the LC Advocacy committee, from Dalhousie University ESL to meet with the Honourable Minister of Immigration, Justice and Attorney General, Lena Diab. The meeting focused on updating the minister on Languages Canada’s advocacy efforts and presenting the association’s new membership criteria and how those new criteria provide even better protection for students.