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Canada: Your language destination

Language and Canada are synonymous. Canada is a unique language study destination that offers students the opportunity to study both of Canada’s official languages - English and French.

While the majority of language programmes in Canada offer English as a Second Language training, there are few destinations in the world where students can learn two languages at the same time.

In Canada, students learn much more than the world renowned pronunciation of Canadian English or the wonderful romance of French; they experience the beauty of a country that has over two million lakes, more than a thousand parks, four distinct seasons and stunning geographic diversity.

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“Whether you are looking to learn English or French, Languages Canada schools from across the country are ready to welcome you”

Canada’s natural wonders, world class cities and charming small towns draw over 130,000 international students from around the world every year. With a population of 33 million people, Canada has a very high standard of living, which is upheld by its equally high standards in education, healthcare and social services. Whether you are looking to learn English or French, Languages Canada schools from across the country are ready to welcome you.



Languages Canada represents over 170 English and French language member programmes from the public and private sectors. The association’s vision is to be internationally recognised as the symbol of excellence, representing Canada as the premier study destination for quality English and French language training.

In order for a language programme to be recognised as a Languages Canada member, it must meet stringent quality assurance standards to ensure that students receive excellent language instruction and services in a well-run facility.

Rigorous standards apply equally to all members - big or small, public or private. This means that students can be confident in their choice to study in Canada and can expect a first rate experience, regardless of which Languages Canada school they choose. Students agree that enrolling at an LC member programme means good educational value for their money.  

Recent surveys reveal great diversity among the many students who choose Canada for studies in English or French. Currently, Canada hosts students from Asia, Latin America and Europe, as well as from the Middle East.

The reasons foreign students choose Canada over other destinations are significant. A large percentage of students surveyed feel that Canada is a ‘safe country’ which offers a ‘quality of life’ that appeals to them because of its ‘beautiful nature’. Other important considerations include ‘quality programmes’ that provide ‘value for money’.  

Many Languages Canada member programmes are affiliated with or housed in some of the finest colleges and universities in Canada. This allows for a variety of educational pursuits ranging from informal language training to intensive research and postgraduate options. For this reason, students in Canadian language programmes tend to be very well educated, with several years of post-secondary education, and/or professional employment experience from their country of origin.

Most international students, that come to Canada appear to be extremely motivated and career-oriented, and are looking to upgrade their language skills to advance their education or increase their employment opportunities. 

Whether students decide to study English or French on Canada’s East Coast, West Coast or anywhere in between, Languages Canada member programmes are available across the country. With each province offering a unique Canadian learning experience, it is no surprise that people from all over the world choose Canada as their number one study destination.

Provided by Languages Canada