News & Events

As Canada’s language education sector representative, we strive to keep all members and stakeholders up-to-date on the latest sector news and events.

News & Events

    Languages Canada celebrates success of Italy and Eastern Europe trade mission

    ITALY, January 30 – February 1, 2017: Languages Canada brought fifteen members – representing Universities, Colleges, and private sector language programs – to Milan, Italy to meet with nearly 30 agencies representing Italy, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Poland and Slovakia. During the event, participating members had the opportunity to meet with Trade Commissioner Paola Bucalossi and Immigration officer Sarah Erlichman of the Embassy of Canada to Rome, who delivered a valuable presentation about the Italian market and business opportunities for Canadian institutions. Members also had the option of joining a tour to meet with local universities following the official trade mission activities. 

    Languages Canada celebrates success of Colombia trade mission

    COLOMBIA, November 21-23, 2016 - Languages Canada brought 15 members – representing universities, colleges, and private sector language programs – to Bogotá, Colombia to meet with nearly 30 agencies representing Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Panama. At the opening reception, participating members had the opportunity to meet with Donald Bobiash, Ambassador of Canada to Colombia, as well as representatives from local universities and institutions who are involved in internationalization of language education. Members also had the option of joining a city tour following the official trade mission activities.

    ACTFL in Boston: 18-20 November 2016

    BOSTON, MA (USA) November 21, 2016 - Languages Canada, in cooperation with la Délégation du Québec à Boston, participated at the 2016 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) from November 18 to 20. 

    Final Report – 2nd Canada-Brazil Language, Education and Workforce Forum

    OTTAWA, November 17, 2016 - The final report for the 2nd Canada-Brazil Language, Education, and Workforce Forum held in São Paulo, Brazil on March 21-22, 2016 is now available. The report is available in English, French and Portuguese.

    A Resounding Success: A Look Back at ICEF Berlin 2016

    OTTAWA, November 2, 2016 - This year, Languages Canada represented the language education sector and the Canadian Consortium for International Education (CCIE) at ICEF Berlin from October 30 to November 1. During the event, Charbel Moreno, Manager, International Affairs and Marketing, conducted two seminars:  Quality Assurance in Language Education in Canada and the Canada Course for Education Agents.

    FEFLES: Pilot Projects, Action and Collaboration

    MONTREAL, October 28, 2016 - 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.

    ED interview with StudyTravel Magazine: We need a “pan-Canadian approach to international education”

    OTTAWA, October 20, 2016 - This week, Languages Canada Executive Director, Gonzalo Peralta, spoke to UK-based publication, StudyTravel Magazine, about the association's activities, government lobbying and market trends. He commented on the association’s efforts to ensure that Canada remains competitive compared to other language learning destinations, the results from the 2015 LC Annual Survey to members and the upcoming trade missions for 2016-17. He concludes by saying that without a pan-Canadian approach to international education, student numbers will decline.

    Economic Impact of International Education in Canada – 2016 Update

    OTTAWA, October 19, 2016 - Languages Canada is pleased to be able to share with you a study on international education in Canada, commissioned by Global Affairs Canada and released on October 19, 2016. The study, conducted by Roslyn Kunin and Associates (RKA), assesses the economic impact of international students studying in Canada. The sections titled “Languages Canada Short Term Students” were based on numbers provided by Languages Canada thanks to our annual survey of member programs.  

    Languages Canada wins CPIEA award

    OTTAWA, October 3, 2016 - The Annual Canadian Premier International Education Awards (CPIEAs), which celebrate those who have an impact on international education, took place on the evening of September 22, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario. Languages Canada was recognized specifically for its efforts to represent its 220 members who generate $1.5 billion in export revenue for the economy, for supporting Syrian refugees with 15,500 donated study weeks from members, and for showcasing Canada as the top destination for English and French language education.
    Our Executive Director, Gonzalo Peralta, was joined by 110 international education industry leaders and delegates from Canada and around the world at the CPIEA Gala and was presented with this prestigious award. Mr. Peralta was recognized on behalf of Languages Canada in the Educational Association category.

    Quebec Facilitates the Exploitation of Foreign Students

    MONTREAL, September 29, 2016 - With its outdated and overly permissive laws, the government of Quebec has allowed the unprincipled operation of second language schools that exploit the vulnerability of foreign students.
    “In Quebec, it is all too easy to take advantage of international students”, explains Gonzalo Peralta, Executive Director of Languages Canada, adding,” While some provinces corrected the problem years ago, Quebec is unfortunately in last place in this regard. This translates into more and more students getting duped when they come to Quebec.”