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Opening the border to international students represents a lifeline for Languages Canada members

Following the federal government’s announcement that international students will soon be able to travel to Canada, Gonzalo Peralta, Languages Canada’s Executive Director was quoted in The Globe and Mail’s October 5, 2020 article, saying the opening to new students represents a lifeline for the association’s members.

Canada’s language education sector dips in 2019, Languages Canada urges government action

Languages Canada and BONARD revealed the results of the latest Annual Report on Language Education in Canada, which details the country’s performance in the year before the COVID-19 outbreak.

Minister Mendicino announces additional measures to support international students

Languages Canada welcomes yesterday's announcement by Minister Marco Mendicino that IRCC will begin issuing conditional study permit acceptance to international students who, while in their home country, enroll in online programs with designated Canadian education institutions.

International Language Education Falling Through the Cracks

The Canadian government has announced a wide range of programs throughout the global pandemic, but none of these programs addresses the critical issues facing language programs geared towards international students. Simply put, international language education is falling entirely through the cracks, and unless action is taken, it's headed towards total devastation. A recent survey determined that without immediate government action, 68% of Canada's finest English and French programs will close permanently in the next six months.

Trade Mission sets footprint in Southeast Asia, aiming for diversification

A record number of first-time member attendees were in Thailand and Vietnam for the first Languages Canada Trade Mission of 2020! With members from all sectors – English, French, private, public, college and university programs – representing locations across five provinces, the Canadian language education sector was very well-represented in Southeast Asia.

Highlights from the Languages Canada 13th Annual Conference

The Languages Canada 2020 Conference in beautiful Vancouver was a resounding success! Read about the event’s many highlights and try to spot yourself or some of your colleagues in our photo gallery.

World Student Day Announcement

World Student Day will be changing for the 2020 season. After six years, Languages Canada will no longer be taking an active operational role, and instead the event will be managed by members.

Languages Canada and Guard.me International Insurance Renew Sponsorship Agreement Partnership

Languages Canada and Guard.me International Insurance are proud to announce the renewal of a sponsorship agreement that demonstrates a shared commitment to continue working together to promote and support Canada’s language education sector.

Languages Canada’s own Linda Auzins receives GLOW ED’s “Outstanding Contribution to the International Education Sector” award at CBIE 2019 in Winnipeg

GLOW ED - Global Women in Education, the world's largest network of women in international education, recognized Linda's long-standing dedication to the sector.

Languages Canada tours Western Europe to strengthen agency relationships and promote Canada’s English and French offer

Languages Canada attends ASEPROCE workshop in Madrid, FDSV annual meeting and ICEF 2019 in Berlin, and first-ever IALCA Salone Delle Lingue in Rome.

Languages Canada announces Amy Baker as 2020 conference keynote speaker

Languages Canada is thrilled to welcome Amy Baker as keynote speaker for the LC 2020 Annual Conference, taking place February 23 to 26, 2020 in Vancouver, BC.

Meet with Trade Commissioners at the Languages Canada 2020 Conference

Languages Canada is pleased to welcome Canadian Trade Commissioners from France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia and Spain to our Annual Conference, taking place February 23 to 26, 2020 in Vancouver BC!

Languages Canada completes successful trade mission to Russia and Ukraine

Languages Canada – Canada’s national association for English and French language education programs in Canada – has just wrapped up a successful trade mission to Moscow and Kyiv which brought together 19 LC member programs and 34 high quality education agencies from Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Poland. Close to 700 B2B meetings took place between participating LC members and attending agencies during the week-long mission. 

Languages Canada members welcome scholarship students from Aguascalientes and sign new partnership agreement with Jalisco, Mexico

Languages Canada was in western Mexico last week to celebrate and solidify strategic partnerships with the states of Aguascalientes and Jalisco.

On August 20th, LC’s Executive Director, Gonzalo Peralta, joined by representatives from Sheridan College, Heartland International English School and Lakehead University, participated in a farewell ceremony in Aguascalientes for a cohort of scholarship students bound for Canada this fall. The Bécalos - IEA-Santander 2019 scholarship program is sending 60 top undergraduate students from Aguascalientes to Canada from September to December 2019 for a full semester, entailing 3 audited courses in students’ areas of study plus a complementary English for Academic Purposes program. The program was designed and is administered in partnership between Languages Canada and the Technical University of El Retoño.

Release of 2018 Annual Report on Language Education in Canada

Languages Canada is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 Annual Report on Language Education in Canada.

Previous iterations of this report were titled the Languages Canada Annual Survey Report. This year’s new title is reflective of the continuous improvement of the survey and report, which have evolved from when the association first started collecting data from members 10 years ago. 

Languages Canada conducts mission to meet with agents from Canada’s 9th largest source country for international students.

Languages Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Association of Public Schools – International (CAPS-I), brought together fourteen Canadian education institutions and fourteen Iranian agencies to Istanbul, Turkey on the first ever LC mission focused on Iran.

10 LC members and two CAPS-I members participated, representing Canadian universities, colleges, private sector language programs, and public school boards. The full-day event included close to 200 B2B meetings.

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.