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4 Sep 2013

Ongoing Québec-Mexico language monitor exchanges

Christiane Pelchat, Québec’s Delegate General in Mexico City (in the middle), with the Québec language monitors. Next to her, on the left side of the picture: César Guerrero, Director of Mexican Bilateral Relations.

On August 29, Québec’s Delegate General in Mexico City, Christiane Pelchat, welcomed a group of eight Quebecers who will be working as French language monitors in large Mexican universities from September 2013 to May 2014.

In return, Québec secondary schools and universities will receive eight young Mexicans, who will provide support for Spanish teachers and professors.

An enriching experience

The exchange is aimed at bolstering the teaching of French and Spanish, enhancing knowledge of both cultures, favouring the sharing of ideas and experience by the participants, and enabling the language monitors to enjoy a profitable occupational experience in a foreign country.

According to Christiane Pelchat, “By supporting teaching by Mexican French professors, these young people will become true Québec ambassadors in their host communities. They will also enjoy an exceptional experience allowing them to discover the wealth and diversity of Mexican culture — an experience that may well change their lives and will without doubt open new, unsuspected horizons for them.”

Cooperation agreement

The language and cultural exchange has been made possible by a cooperation agreement signed in 2009 and renewed in 2011 by the governments of Québec and Mexico.

The program is coordinated jointly by Québec’s Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport (MELS) and Mexico’s Secretaría de Educación Pública (Secretariat of Public Education).

It contributes to the ties of friendship and cooperation that unite Québec and Mexico, long-standing North American partners.

Québec government office in Mexico City
International language monitors program (in French)
Relations between Québec and Mexico in the field of education

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