This week’s Throwback Thursday image is from the Languages Canada World Student Day event from 2017. Languages Canada World Student Day is an annual event that is held across the country from coast to coast celebrating our international students. It is a day to say thank you to our students for choosing Canada for their language adventure. They could have chosen to study anywhere in the world but they chose Canada.
The celebration includes a thank you speech by a Languages Canada representative as well as speeches from tourism Montreal or even some local politicians. It is a fun event that is organized by Languages Canada and a planning committee made up of representatives from some of the local language schools. Our Centre Director, Elisa, is on this planning committee and has helped to organize the wonderful activities. The event includes refreshments, a talent show, entertainment, a soccer tournament, dancing and much, much more. The different language schools have a booth set up offering some time of activity or refreshment to the participants. EC Montreal usually has a hot dog stand, serving delicious and festive food to all the students. Other schools have a photo booth or face painting stations. Everybody comes together to celebrate our wonderful industry where the world truly does come to us.
EC Montreal is a proud member of Languages Canada. We are accredited by this organization. This means that we have demonstrated that we can offer quality service and education to our clients. Being a member means we must respect the standards set by Languages Canada in terms of classes, teacher qualifications, curriculum, accommodation, activities, marketing and administration. It is much safer to book your studies with a Languages Canada accredited institution to ensure you are receiving quality service and also to protect you. If an accredited school closes, Languages Canada places you with another language school. In these difficult and uncertain times having this support means everything.
Throughout the pandemic, Languages Canada has been there for its members every step of the way. They have been working to get our industry support and working on a safe corridor plan to bring our students back to Canada in a safe and responsible way.
EC Montreal has set a reopening date for August 31. We cannot wait to welcome our students back. You can put your minds at ease in knowing that EC Montreal will be following the Languages Canada recommendations and guidelines with all the safety measures we have put in place.
Until then, we look forward to teaching you English and French online on EC Virtual.