The Centre de Langues Internationales Charpentier was founded in 1978 by Ms. Lynn Charpentier. At the time, Ms. Charpentier’s aim was to surpass the results her students were getting in the public and private education systems, by offering a new approach to second language learning. With extensive teaching experience and four years of research and development, Ms. Charpentier fine-tuned a unique method based on an accurate preliminary assessment of each student’s second language strengths and weaknesses, regarding both oral comprehension and verbal expression.
This teaching method targets comprehension and spontaneous use of every component of a second language, enabling students to effectively maintain a discussion.
In 1984, a second CLIC language centre opened in Drummondville, followed in 1986 by the addition of the on-site corporate services throughout Quebec, supported by a network of language professionals. Thus was born “The masters of linguistic knowledge” banner.
In the following years, several CLIC centres opened under that banner, including the ones in Gatineau, Ottawa, Rimouski and in Trois-Rivières.
In 2007, Ms. Susan Ouellet, the franchisee for the Drummondville and Trois-Rivières regions, acquired CLIC Network, which is the CLIC banner’s head office and franchisor.
That brings us to 2017, when Mr. Joël Gallant, a young businessman from the Mauricie region, became the new owner of CLIC upon acquiring it from Ms. Ouellet. What followed was a complete image makeover and a renewed emphasis on the network of language professionals. In addition, to better serve our clientele, the company has drastically expanded its range of services.
That’s how the language network came to be!