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 Spring 2023 Speaker Series - Dr. Abigail McMeekin

Join the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics for the second talk in our Spring 2023 Speaker Series:

Dr. Abby McMeekin, University of Lethbridge

Utilizing social network sites for language learning: Implications for student autonomy, corrective feedback, noticing, uptake and (potential) learning.

Friday, February 10

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Room C620

Questions?  Contact Brent DeVos

Modern Languages & Linguistics Spring 2023 Film Series

Join the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics for our Spring 2023 Film Series:

Watch five international films, all representing the theme "Overcoming Adversity"

Film 1: My German Friend (Germany/Argentina, Jeanine Meerapfel, 2012)

Film 2: Délicieux (France, Eric Besnard, 2020)

Film 3: Radiance (Japan, Naomi Kawase, 2017)

Film 4: Zizou and the Arab Spring (France/Tunisia, Férid Boughedir, 2016)

Film 5: On This Side of the World (Spain, David Trueba, 2020)

Please use the link below for film dates and times.


French Language Centre

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.  Twice a year, we offer DELF-DALF French Language tests to the general public and to students from age 11 until the end of high school here in Lethbridge and in Medicine Hat.

The FLC is a Canadian Official Languages Education Protocol (COLEP) sponsored project that has existed in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics since 2009. The Centre principally offers students and the greater public the opportunity to sit DELF-DALF French Competency exams, as set out by the CIEP in France. The cost of exams is subsidized by FLC, which also offers potential candidates orientation and preparation sessions.

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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