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

Raquel Trillia

Modern Languages and Linguistics Spring 2022 Speaker Series - Dr. Raquel Trillia

The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics Spring 2022 Speaker Series presents:

Dr. Raquel Trillia - University of Lethbridge

A reluctant feminist: An account from the classroom

Thursday, May 5th at 3:00pm

AH100, Andy's Place

Modern Languages & Linguistics Spring 2022 Film Series

Join the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics for the Spring 2022 online offering of our Film Series.  Watch five international films, all representing "Friendship"

Here's how to take part:

1) Watch the film between the dates indicated, on your own time, on the University of Lethbridge Library’s Criterion On Demand or Kanopy streaming services (follow the link and sign in).
2) Before the “Discussion Meeting” date, follow the Zoom registration link to register, receive the meeting link, and indicate for which course if any you are seeking a bonus mark.
3) Join the “Discussion Meeting” via Zoom: learn more about the film, share thoughts, and register for any participation mark being offered through a U of L course.

Film 3: (April 21 - May 3)

Merci Pour Tout (Quebec, Louis Archambault, 2019)  Watch Movie

Zoom Discussion Meeting: Wednesday, May 4 @ 6:00pm  Register for Zoom Discussion Meeting


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

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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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