Sign up

Have some pie!

Languages Canada to collaborate with IALCA, Italy

Languages Canada, the association representing Canada’s 186 accredited language education programmes, and the Italian Association of Language Consultants and Agents (IALCA), representing education agencies in Italy, have announced a collaboration agreement that may build student exchange to Canada as well as uphold high standards in language teaching and exchange.

The agreement was signed at the Canadian Embassy in Rome with members of IALCA and Languages Canada present

"Our two associations must now put together a working group to reach specific objectives"

During a trade mission to Italy undertaken by various members of Languages Canada, an agreement was signed by representatives of both associations at the Canadian embassy in Rome.

Languages Canada Executive Director, Gonzalo Peralta, said that the agreement was a natural fit given that both associations were pro-active within umbrella sector organisations, GAELA (Languages Canada) and FELCA (IALCA). “Languages Canada and IALCA are both trailblazers in their respective fields, so this agreement was natural for us.”

The two groups will exchange information on best practices from both countries and both sectors, collaborate in the advocacy of advantageous policies, foster promotional activities, and uphold rigorous standards.

A spokesperson for Languages Canada commented that these measures “are a concrete example of how each association recognises the importance of maintaining the highest standards of quality in their work in order to protect students, promote education, and create stronger ties between Canada and Italy”.

Canadian Ambassador, James Fox, who hosted the signing ceremony, said, “It is encouraging to see sector leaders in [these] respective countries take a proactive stance and collaborate so successfully with the embassy.”

Pina Foti, President of IALCA, added, “This agreement is only a beginning. It has provisions that state that our two associations must now put together a working group to reach specific objectives, ensuring that our agreement leads to a strong and vibrant partnership.”

Related articles

Still looking? Find by category:

Add your comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Disclaimer: All user contributions posted on this site are those of the user ONLY and NOT those of The PIE Ltd or its associated trademarks, websites and services. The PIE Ltd does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify or agree with any comments, opinions or statements or other content provided by users.

To receive The PIE Weekly with our top stories and insights, and other updates from us, please