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

    Chair of LC Quality Assurance Committee to speak at the TESL Canada Conference

    From June 8 to 10, 2017, TESL Canada will hold its conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Representing Languages Canada is Julian Inglis, Chair of the QA Committee, who will give a presentation untitled “Unpacking Quality Assurance: It’s Bigger on the Inside”. He will speak about the common misconceptions around accreditation and membership within the association. Below is a synopsis of his presentation.

    Languages Canada and SMRT English Ltd. to present at the BCCIE Summer Conference

    Jim Clark, CEO of SMRT English and Gonzalo Peralta, Executive Director of Languages Canada will co-present at the BCCIE Summer Conference on Monday June 19. The presentation, entitled “Language Policy, Technology and Learning”, will explore the impact of technology on pedagogy, distribution channels, and government policy.

    Languages Canada welcomes new team member

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Lindsey to the Languages Canada team as Director of International Affairs and Operation. She brings to the role 15 years of experience in international education, development and trade, primarily with Universities Canada, as well as Global Affairs Canada.

    As Director of International Affairs and Operations Rachel will oversee all endeavours in international relations and marketing for the association.  She will also be responsible for operations including human resources and project management and coordination.
     

    Promoting Language Education in Canada at ICEF Vancouver

    Ottawa, April 28, 2017 - This year, Languages Canada represented the Canadian language education sector at ICEF Vancouver from April 23rd to 25th.  Agents attended the seminar “Quality Assurance in Language Education in Canada” presented by Charbel Moreno, Manager, International Affairs and Marketing. The Canada Course for Education Agents was also presented.

    Recipient of the Languages Canada scholarship arrives at Trent University

    OTTAWA, ON – April 19, 2017 – Languages Canada is pleased to announce that Renato Medeiros da Fonseca Jr., recipient of the second Languages Canada IsM (Idiomas sim Fronteiras) Scholarship has arrived in Peterborough, Ontario where he will spend a month with Trent-ESL conducting research on their English for Academic purposes program. Renato is an English language instructor at Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA) in Brazil.  

    CIBT Completes Purchase of Assets of KGIC Inc.

    Vancouver, March 30, 2017 - As you may be aware, there have been some substantial developments with the schools under KGIC Inc. (formerly known as the Loyalist Group).  You will find a link to the press release announcing the completion of the purchase of KGIC assets by CIBT Education Group Inc. The transaction closed on March 29, 2017.  We are pleased that Sprott Shaw Language College (SSLC) will assume the teach-out responsibilities of the students at PGIC, KGIC and SEC as well as honouring the commitments of the future students of Cornerstone Academic College which was closed by the Receiver on February 28th.  

    Languages Canada signs agreement with the State of Paraná

    Ottawa, March 21, 2017 - Languages Canada signed an agreement with the State of Parana in Curitiba, Brazil, whereby both sides declared their intent to cooperate to promote English language learning. The contracts include the commitment from both sides to collaborate on joint internationalization programs and to foster closer ties between Canadian and Brazilian students, educators, and institutions. 

    Thank you to longstanding Executive Committee members!

    Ottawa, March 17, 2017 - This year, Languages Canada says goodbye to two longstanding board members as they complete several successive terms on the Languages Canada Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Through their varied roles, they have contributed immensely to the success of our association, helping to advance public and private sector interests and bring more visibility to the Canadian English and French language education sector.

    Assets of KGIC acquired by CIBT Education Group Inc.

    Vancouver, March 16, 2017 - LC staff has been working with the transition team from CIBT as well as Ontario and BC government ministries that the language schools fall under and are pleased at the final outcome.  We are pleased that  Sprott Shaw Language College (SSLC) will assume the teach-out responsibilities of the students at PGIC, KGIC and SEC as well as honouring the commitments of the future students of Cornerstone Academic College which was closed by the Receiver  on February 28th.   

    Announcement on Changes for the LC Board and Executive Committee

    Ottawa, March 15, 2017 - Languages Canada is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Cath D’Amico (Trent University – ESL Program) as President of Languages Canada.  LC also welcomes three new members to both the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors: Biba Fakhouri (Université de Montréal) as Vice-President, David Matthews (ILSC Language Schools – Vancouver) as Treasurer, and Gary Gervais (Heartland International English).

  • Events

    Register now for the Languages Canada Prairies Fam Tour!

    Languages Canada is pleased to announce our first familiarization tour to the Prairies. This is a unique opportunity to introduce or reinforce connections to this beautiful region to 10—12 top agencies from Latin America.

    World Student Day is July 7, 2017!

    World Student Day is a Languages Canada event, and is a celebration of international language students at member programs across the country and their impact on the community, province and country where they study.

    Join us for the GCC (Global Competence Certificate) Webinar on April 10!

    Languages Canada has received a great deal of positive feedback on our agreement for members to access the GCC (Global Competence Certificate) through our agreement with Sentio.

    Languages Canada's 10th Annual Conference

    Join hundreds of delegates in beautiful Quebec City from February 26th to March 1st as we explore emerging trends and identify opportunities for the Canadian language education sector. Our conference provides the opportunity to come together to hear the voices of our valued member programs. Several ground-breaking workshops, led by leaders from both public and private sectors, will explore relevant themes and issues for a maturing sector in 2017. All key areas of the language education sector will be explored !

    2017 Trade Mission - Italy and Eastern Europe

    Improve your market intelligence skills and increase your presence in some of the world’s top target audiences. Key benefits: Meet top agents in some of the highest performing markets in language education. Experience market-focused meetings and build successful business relationships. Save money and time with low-cost events and ongoing networking opportunities. Meet 20 to 30 agents on-site with close proximity to your hotel. Benefit from high profile marketing intelligence provided by Canadian Embassies and Consulates.

    2016 Trade Mission - Latin America

    Meet top agents in some of the highest performing markets in languge education. Experience market-focused meetings and build successful business relationships. Save money and time with low-cost events and ongoing networking opportunities. Meet 20 to 30 agents on-site with close proximity to your hotel. Access high profile marketing intelligence provided by Canadian Embassies and Consulates.

    French Forum 2016

    Join us in Montreal on October 27 for the Third Edition of the French Forum! The Exchange Forum on French as a Second and Foreign Language is the leading professional development event for francophone members of Languages Canada. Not only are French program members invited to attend, but also professionals from institutions and organizations working in the field of language education in Canada. Known for its conviviality, this event represents an important opportunity for exchange, discussion and networking. For this third edition of this event, the La Salle College of Montreal will be hosting the forum once more.

Events

  • start Aug 14, 2017, 12:00 AM - end Aug 18, 2017, 12:00 AM
    Languages Canada is pleased to announce our first familiarization tour to the Prairies. This is a unique opportunity to introduce or reinforce connections to this beautiful region to 10—12 top agencies from Latin America.
  • start May 8, 2017, 12:00 AM - end Jul 8, 2017, 12:00 AM
    World Student Day is a Languages Canada event, and is a celebration of international language students at member programs across the country and their impact on the community, province and country where they study.