MONTREAL, December 9, 2015 — Languages Canada, the association representing 39 accredited programs of language education in Quebec, is pleased to announce that a framework affiliation agreement has been reached with the Montreal Technical College. The agreement will allow Languages Canada’s private sector programs in Quebec to continue to receive international students to study French or English under study permits.
“We are very pleased to have found a partner that supports the growth of the international language education sector in Quebec,” said Gonzalo Peralta, Executive Director of Languages Canada. “More than 12,500 students choose Québec every year to study French or English. This represents nearly 800 jobs and $111 million in export revenue for the province,” said Mr. Peralta. “And we hope that through these partnerships we can show international language students that they can do more than learn a language – they can go on to top quality post-secondary programs in Quebec.”
“I am delighted that the partnership established between the Académie linguistique Internationale and the Montreal Technical College over the years, now allows us to offer international students the opportunity to study for more than six months with Languages Canada private sector members in Quebec,” stated Gregory Mattei, Languages Canada Board Director and Manager of the Académie linguistique Internationale.
This collaboration will showcase programs offered by the college and encourage students to continue their post-secondary education in Quebec. In fact, 35 per cent of international students who choose Canada to study French or English continue their post-secondary studies here. If the project is successful, an additional $360 million of export revenue will be injected into the Quebec economy over two years.
“We are proud to sign such an agreement with Languages Canada. International education is a way forward for our college and the Greater Montreal area. The teaching of a second language is an undeniable asset to our educational service offering as well as the social and professional integration of students from different countries,” said David Simon Boisvert, President of the Montreal Technical College.
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Languages Canada is Canada’s national language education association representing more than 225 private and public language education members that offer accredited English and French programs.
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ABOUT THE MONTREAL TECHNICAL COLLEGE:
The Montreal Technical College is a private college that has operated since 1967 in the education of architecture technology. It is an institution recognized by the Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche, as well as the Quebec construction industry, particularly in the field of civil engineering.
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David Simon Boisvert
Président, Directeur des Admissions