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.
This year, Languages Canada took the opportunity to welcome members to a new era, an era driven by pilot projects and action. During this Forum, numerous opportunities for collaboration were presented and many speakers and participants attended to initiate partnership agreements. The pathway programs were also given special focus. Important information was also shared by a team of professionals on the immigration policy sector. Lastly, the Vice President of Langues Sans Frontières in Brazil provided an update on that program and on effective recruitment methods to attract Brazilian students.
Once again, this year’s event was a success, gathering a range of unique experts and representatives from the language education sector in Canada and abroad. The Forum covered evolving market trends in French language education and took a concrete look at future action. We would like to thank the participants and speakers for their contributions during this event.