Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics


Welcome to the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics

Studying languages is about far more than just learning how to communicate in another language. It’s about exploring other identities and values through language, literature, history and culture in a global community.

Modern Languages will help you go places… literally! Studying languages opens up a world of possibilities in today's globalized context. The Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics offers instruction in: French, Japanese, Spanish and Linguistics. Graduates from the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics are working in areas such as: education, speech pathology, travel, government, technology, translation/interpretation, industry and business. Small class sizes and a collegial atmosphere ensure close interaction with peers and professors in courses on language, linguistics, literature, cinema, culture and civilization. Opportunities abound for study and travel in such places as Quebec, France, Spain, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Japan.

Department Highlights

Modern Languages & Linguistics Fall 2022 Speaker Series - Dr Evelyn Fogwe Chibaka

Join the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics for the first talk in our Fall 2022 Speaker Series:

Dr. Evelyn Fogwe Chibaka - Department of Linguistics, University of Buea, Cameroon

Are language documentation and revitalization practices scientific and sustainable?

The Cameroon (Grassfields languages) and Canada (Algonquian languages) Experiences.

Friday. October 7th at 12:00pm

Room D632

Questions?  Ask Brent Devos


Modern Languages & Linguistics Fall 2022 Film Series

Join the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics for our Fall 2022 Film Series:

Watch five international films, all representing the theme "Hope"

All films begin at 4:30 p.m. in room E690.

Click the link below for a full listing of films and dates.


French Language Centre (FLC)

The French Language Centre (FLC) is housed within the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics and is dedicated to francophone outreach in Lethbridge and throughout Southern Alberta while serving as an accredited French Language Proficiency Testing Centre.  

Dr. Alain Takam

ICYMI Video: PUBlic Professor Series | Dr. Alain Takam

Modern Languages & Linguistics professor, Dr. Alain Takam, presented Translating in a context of official bilingualism: What happens to the minority language? on November 25, 2021 as part of the PUBlic Professor Series.

Career Bridge: Centre for Work-Integrated Learning and Career Development

Career Bridge


Put Your Knowledge to Work 

Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The University of Lethbridge is proud to offer you an exceptional opportunity to explore professional development through academic programs and services designed to give you a competitive edge in a fast-changing world.

You have a bright future — experience it via Career Bridge at uLethbridge!

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