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

Dr. Alain Takam

PUBlic Professor Series | Dr. Alain Takam

Join modern languages and linguistics professor, Dr. Alain Takam, as he explores

Translating in a context of official bilingualism: idiomaticity or interference?

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Location: Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge, 320 Scenic Dr S, Lethbridge, AB

Modern Languages & Linguistics Fall 2021 Speaker Series - Omar Rodriguez

The Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics Fall 2021 Speaker Series presents:

Omar Rodriguez (University of Lethbridge)

Beyond Utopias:

Urban landscape in Pelo Malo (2013)

Friday, November 25, 2021, at 12:00 p.m

This talk will be held virtually through Zoom (no registration required):

Meeting ID: 921 3527 5403


Modern Languages & Linguistics Fall 2021 Film Series: Film 5 - Jongens (Boys)

Film 5: Jongens (Boys)

(Netherlands, Mischa Kamp, 2014)

In this beautiful and uplifting gay romance, two teen track stars discover first love as they train for the biggest relay race of their young lives. With its authentic and perfectly poignant tone, Mischa Kamp’s Boys ranks as one of the most wholesomely romantic gay teen films ever. Rated PG (In Dutch with English subtitles)

Come join us on November 24 at 4:30 p.m. in room E690

Questions?  Contact Kari Anderson or Steven Urquhart

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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