Languages Canada is Canada’s premier language organization representing its two official languages: English and French. Membership is limited to programs from the public and private sectors that meet the rigorous standards of the association. Languages Canada is recognized by the Canadian government and internationally. Find out more about Languages Canada:
After years of support and encouragement from the Department of Canadian Heritage, Industry Canada, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFAIT) and CEC Network, a process began in 2006 to explore the opportunity to bring together existing language education associations CAPLS (Canadian Association of Private Language Schools) and CLC (Canadian Language Centre). In 2007, a joint task force was created. CAPLS and CLC voted to create a new association that would include all public, private, English and French accredited language education program members. A steering committee was formed with equal representation from both associations and a representative from AILIA. In 2008, a set of bylaws and a definitive agreement was approved resulting in the incorporation of the new association, Languages Canada.
Purpose: To be the voice of the Canadian language education sector.
Mission: To promote quality, accredited English and French language education in Canada, both nationally and internationally.
Vision Statement: To be internationally recognized as the symbol of excellence, representing Canada as the number one destination for quality English and French language education.
On behalf of all of our stakeholders, we conduct world-class research to ensure the effectiveness and success of the language education sector. As Canada’s language education sector representative, we strive to keep all stakeholders informed and up-to-date about the language education sector in Canada and internationally. To do this, we conduct extensive research on the latest trends, exchange knowledge and best practices to enhance the effectiveness and success of the sector.
Languages Canada’s Quality Assurance Framework. Click here to download PDF.
Accreditation – Quality Assurance Quality Assurance is a critical element of Languages Canada. All member schools are required to be accredited under one internationally recognized and comprehensive scheme. The Accreditation Scheme operates at arm’s length, is transparent, confidential and maintains the integrity and rigour of Languages Canada’s standards and process. Each level of review done by different member of a team of highly qualified independent professionals. Six areas examined:
Questions? – Contact: Orion Assessment Services of Canada Inc. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Toll Free: +1 (877) 494-0477
All Members of Languages Canada/Langues Canada will, as a condition of membership, continuously adhere to the following Code of Ethics: General Rules and Laws
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