Just under one in ten internationally mobile French language students study in Canada, according to a new report presented at the Languages Canada conference this month. France claims the majority of the global share with 83%.
New regulations that private language schools in British Columbia have had to adhere to since the end of 2015 in order to be able to accept student visa holders are costly and an ill-fit that will drive a quality schism in the industry, claim stakeholders.
The Quality Assurance in Language Education Network, a worldwide network of English language accreditation bodies, has officially launched its website and branding this month, following a symposium in Malta. The developments put the organisation on track to create a forum for sharing best practice and comparing accreditation systems used in different countries.
Student numbers in Canada’s language teaching sector have begun to stabIlise after falling almost 10% in 2013, representative body Languages Canada’s 2014 annual report has revealed. Member programmes reported a 6% increase in student numbers from 129,704 in 2013 to 137,416 in 2014.
It hasn't been an easy year for Canada's ELT sector with the abolition of co-op programmes and fragmented provincial governing. However, representative body Languages Canada says providers are more cohesive than ever in advocacy efforts this election year.
Talent shows, sports activities and home-cooked meals were among the events taking place across Canada last week as part of Languages Canada's first annual World Student Day organised to raise awareness of the cultural and economic benefits international students bring to the country.
Canada’s language sector has suffered a damaging blow due to 2012’s Foreign Service Officer strike and new regulations to the country’s International Student Programme. The second annual Languages Canada member survey show numbers dropped 9.3%, which represented a decrease of overall student numbers for Canada from 142,931 in 2012 to 129,704 in 2013.
Hundreds of staff and many language students were left in limbo following the sudden closure of the established L’Estrie Language School in Canada earlier this year. Thanks to Languages Canada all students on language training programmes were able to continue their studies elsewhere.