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

    Promoting Language Education in Canada at ICEF Berlin 2017

    From October 28th to 31st, Languages Canada teamed up with CAPS-I to promote study in Canada during the largest ever ICEF Berlin Workshop. 

    The event kicked off on Saturday, October 28th with a "Canada 150" reception, hosted by the Canadian Embassy, LC and CAPS-I, with sponsorship by the Canadian Consortium for International Education, guard.me, Canada Homestay Network and ICEF. Over 150 LC members, international guests and agents attended the reception. 
     

    Languages Canada expands Brazilian partnerships around Conference of the Americas

    From October 10 to 16, Languages Canada coordinated and participated in a number of partnership-building and knowledge-sharing activities in and around the Conference of the Americas for International Education, which took place in Montreal from October 11-13. CAIE is a bi-annual professional development and networking event, organized by the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE) in collaboration with local hosting partners, bringing together 600+ international education leaders from across the Americas. 

    Languages Canada reports on the success of its trade mission to Mexico

    CANCÚN, September 25-27, 2017 - Languages Canada brought sixteen members – representing universities, colleges, and private sector language programs – to Cancún, Mexico to meet with 30 top-quality education agencies from every corner of the country.   

    Participating members also had the opportunity to meet with Trade Commissioner and Academic Affairs Officer Laura Garza of the Embassy of Canada in Mexico, who delivered a dynamic presentation about trends in the Mexican market and business opportunities for Canadian institutions. 
     

    Languages Canada welcomes new Manager, International Promotion and Marketing

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Carolyn Bercu to the Languages Canada team as Manager, International Promotion and Marketing. In this role, Carolyn will be responsible for the planning and execution of marketing and international promotion activities such as trade missions, familiarization tours, and participation in international recruitment and promotional events. 

    Canada poised for another year of modest growth in language education sector - survey

    OTTAWA, August 18, 2017 - Canada’s language education sector grew by an estimated four percent in 2016, a trend that is expected to continue into 2017. This is based on data collected via the Languages Canada 2016 Annual Survey, conducted in March 2017. All of Languages Canada’s 222 member programs completed surveys to create a report that provides essential insights into the state of the language education sector in Canada. Languages Canada members represent approximately 80% of English and French language education programs in Canada; the annual survey tells a story that is indicative of trends across the broader sector.

    Language education celebrated across Canada today

    OTTAWA – July 7, 2017 – More than 9,000 international language students from around the world will celebrate Canada - their chosen study destination - during World Student Day today. They will take a short break from their English or French studies to take part in sports and cultural activities, connect with fellow students and share their experiences as language students in Canada. 

    LC and EDUCAFIN Sign a Cooperation Framework Agreement

    On June 5th, 2017, in Ottawa, Languages Canada and the Ministry of Education of the Mexican State of Guanajuato signed a cooperation agreement to formalize and expand collaboration in English and French language education.

    The signing took place in conjunction with a visit to Ottawa by the Secretary of the Ministry of Education of Guanajuato, Mr. Eusebio Vega Pérez, accompanied by senior representatives of EDUCAFIN - the state agency responsible for administering programming and funding on behalf of the Ministry of Education.
    Representatives included Mr. Jorge García, President of the Governing Council of EDUCAFIN, Jorge Hernandez, Director of EDUCAFIN, and Guadalupe Cruz, International Office Coordinator of EDUCAFIN.
     

    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.
     

    • start Feb 5, 2018 - end Feb 7, 2018
      Languages Canada’s follow-up trade mission to Almaty will also bring agents from surrounding regions where Canada has increased its positioning in recent years, including Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan. As in previous trade missions, our delegation will meet with Canadian Embassy Officers who will provide support in identifying business opportunities in these markets.
    • start Feb 19, 2018 - end Feb 22, 2018
      Register soon to ensure you take part in this exciting professional development event. Early-bird rates are available until December 31, 2017. More than 200 delegates are expected to attend Languages Canada’s 10th annual conference in Toronto from February 19th to 22nd , 2018, including leaders from across the language education sector, provincial and federal government officials, NGOs, and other key influencers in the field of international education.

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  • start Feb 5, 2018 - end Feb 7, 2018
    Languages Canada’s follow-up trade mission to Almaty will also bring agents from surrounding regions where Canada has increased its positioning in recent years, including Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan. As in previous trade missions, our delegation will meet with Canadian Embassy Officers who will provide support in identifying business opportunities in these markets.
  • start Feb 19, 2018 - end Feb 22, 2018
    Register soon to ensure you take part in this exciting professional development event. Early-bird rates are available until December 31, 2017. More than 200 delegates are expected to attend Languages Canada’s 10th annual conference in Toronto from February 19th to 22nd , 2018, including leaders from across the language education sector, provincial and federal government officials, NGOs, and other key influencers in the field of international education.