OTTAWA, ON – July 21, 2015 – Languages Canada is pleased to announce that Brazilian scholarship students Olivia Maria Santos de Lima and Miller Eliézer Cunha e Silva have arrived in Canada to begin scholarship programs in Nova Scotia and Ontario at Acadia University, Apex Language & Career College (ALCC) and the International Education Centre and Language Institute & Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology.
Last December, Languages Canada participated in the inaugural Languages Without Borders Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, where the top prize in a national student competition from 46 Brazilian federal universities was awarded as part of the Ministry of Education of Brazil’s English Without Borders program. Olivia Maria Santos de Lima and Miller Eliézer Cunha e Silva, from the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia English second language education program, were chosen as finalists.
Ms Olivia Maria Santos de Lima arrived in Halifax on July 11 to begin a program at Acadia University and Apex Language & Career College (ALCC). She will engage in a series of lectures taught by Acadia University professors highlighting the culture, environment and history of the local area, and will participate in excursions to local areas of cultural and historical significance. Furthermore, she will participate in the King's University Journalism Bridging Program, study advanced EAP and attend classes on the Canadian legal and political system.
Miller Eliézer Cunha e Silva arrived in Ottawa on July 18 to start a program at the International Education Centre and Language Institute & Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology. Algonquin has designed the intensive customized course in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign language specifically for Miller through the Languages Without Borders program. The learning objective of this training is to provide him with a rich exposure to the current teaching methodologies and practices in a typical Canadian English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program, as well as providing an opportunity to conduct classroom research.
The scholarship offers participating institutions an opportunity to connect with the English Without Borders program in Brazil, to gain visibility with the Universidade de Uberlândia and the Ministry of Education, to build relationships with future English faculty members in Brazil, and to learn more about the unique needs and workings of Brazilian universities. It also offers students the opportunity to enhance their learning and research through exposure to Canadian English language education and culture.
All costs including educational material, food and travel-related expenses are covered by Languages Canada and participating institutions. Languages Canada is proud to offer these students the opportunity to further their learning and research in these three exceptional locations through programs designed to meet their individual goals and interests in language education.
Languages Canada is a not-for-profit association representing more than 225 private and public language education members across Canada that offer accredited English and French programs.
Olivia Maria Santos de Lima
Miller Eliézer Cunha e Silva
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