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.
The Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics offers instruction in three languages: French, Japanese and Spanish (beginner to advanced). Small class sizes, cutting-edge language-learning technology and the diverse expertise of our instructors ensure you’ll find studying languages to be a lively and satisfying experience.
As a modern languages student, you’ll be introduced to culture(s) of the countries where the studied language is spoken through lifestyle and pop culture, history, music, film and literature. Classes are taught in the language being studied — so, Japanese courses are taught in Japanese and Spanish courses in Spanish. You can specialize in one language or study a combination.
Undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science have several special opportunities available, including:
Graduates from this discipline have gone on to work in such areas as: education, speech pathology, library science, translation & interpreting, government/public service, foreign affairs, publishing, travel & tourism, public relations, marketing & advertising and politics.