The talks covered a wide range of topics, from the origins of language, to local dialects and individual languages, language learning technologies, and the experience of being bilingual or multilingual.
Attending LangFest was a great chance to finally meet all of the wonderful members of the language community and hear well-researched talks from a group of speakers with diverse backgrounds and expertise.
If you love languages and want to connect with learners from around the world, Langfest is the place to be!
I can truly say I’ve made friends for life from attending LangFest – friends who share a common passion of mine: languages!
It was great to meet friends I know from other polyglot events, to meet people I know from their blogs, videos and/or websites and to make new friends.
In such a multilingual city such as Montreal, the topic of language identity is key. The organizers did a great job arranging activities for us to socialize and see the city.
It was a great evening! LangFest is my favorite polyglot event!
Montreal was the perfect city to hold a language festival because of its bilingualism and also multiculturalism.
A high quality event in an ideal venue in Montreal with interesting presentations.
WHAT IS LANGFEST?
LangFest, along with the world-renowned Jazz Festival and Just For Laughs Festival, gather a unique and diverse crowd to Montreal. As North America’s hotspot for linguists, LangFest promises participants an unforgettable week immersed in languages. Activities include: conference talks by internationally and locally acclaimed language experts, tours of Montreal and other social activities.
WHEN AND WHERE?
August 23 – 25, 2019 at Concordia University (John Molson School of Business), downtown Montreal.
LangFest welcomes learners, from far and wide, of every fluency and enthusiasts alike. Participants are introduced to celebrity language gurus, qualified educators, state-of-the-art companies, entrepreneurs and, most importantly, other fellow language lovers. Members have access to cutting-edge tools, technologies and information to inspire, advance goals and make new friends. A magnet for polyglots, LangFest also promises many great opportunities for multilingual talents or other like-minded aficionados to mingle and to exchange ideas, creating valuable networks and lasting friendships along the way.