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 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.
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.
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.
I can truly say I’ve made friends for life from attending LangFest – friends who share a common passion of mine: languages!
If you love languages and want to connect with learners from around the world, Langfest is the place to be!
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.
It was a great evening! LangFest is my favorite polyglot event!
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 University of Montreal, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, 3150, rue Jean-Brillant, Montréal.
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.