Modern Languages and Linguistics Book Prizes

Every year, the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics celebrates academic excellence by awarding several book awards in all of our disciplines.

French Book Prizes

The French section of the Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics awards three book prizes to returning students every autumn. Students are nominated by their professors and are notified in the late summer.

The French Language Centre Book Prize is awarded to a student who has recently demonstrated excellence in the early-sequence French language courses offered by the Department.

The Book Prize of the Ambassador of Switzerland reflects the long-standing ambassadorial support by Switzerland of our students. It recognizes excellence in French language courses at the advanced level.

The Jean-Pierre Ascione Book Prize in Literature was established in memory of a past student of French at the U of L who was a great lover of literature. It is awarded to a student who has demonstrated excellence in at least two French literature courses at the 3000 or 4000 level.

The recipients for the 2017/2018 academic year were:

The Ambassador of Switzerland Book Award

Recipient - Mahaliah Peddle

The Jean-Pierre Ascione Award in Literature

Recipient - Aaron Martel

The French Language Centre (FLC) Award

Recipient -  Jocelyn Castro-Torres


Japanese Book Prizes

The recipients for the 2017/2018 academic year were:

Nikkei Cultural Society of Lethbridge and Area Award

Recipient (Intermediate - writing skills) - Miller Weins

Nikkei Cultural Society of Lethbridge and Area Award

Receipient (Intermediate - verbal skills) - Silva Baiton


Linguistics Book Prizes

The recipients for the 2017/2018 academic year were:

Dept. of Modern Languages Linguistics & Chapters Award

Recipient (Intermediate) - Brittany Wichers

Dept. of Modern Languages Linguistics Award

Recipient (Advanced) - James Bell


Spanish Book Prizes

The recipients for the 2017/2018 academic year were:

The Argentine Consulate Spanish Language Award

Recipient -Tito Tinordi

The Argentine Consulate Spanish Writing Award

Recipient - Jolene Braun