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

(Re)discovering Camille Mayran: Hardship and Sacrifice

The Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics Speaker Series presents Dr. Melanie Collado: (Re)discovering Camille Mayran: Hardship and Sacrifice
Wednesday, January 22nd | 2:00-3:00pm | AH116

Since the 1990's a considerable number of forgotten women writers who published successfully in the first part of the twentieth century in France have been rediscovered and studied by scholars. Feminist researchers have played a key role in opening new pathways that lead to a reassessment of the French literary canon and contribute to a more complete picture of the literary scene in France before the Second World War. Camille Mayran (1889-1989) is one of these forgotten women writers.

Modern Languages and Linguistics Film Series - Spring 2020 "Music in Film"

Film 1:  Tango (Carlos Saura, 1998) 

Wednesday, January 15th & Thursday, January 23rd at 4:30pm in PE275

After his wife leaves him, middle aged theatre director Mario Suárez throws himself into making a film about tango.  Gradually life and dance become blurred by his emotional entanglement with one of the dancers, and by his political criticism of Argentina's regime.

French Language Centre 6th Annual French Film Festival

DAILY FROM MON, JAN 27, 2020 TO FRI, JAN 31, 2020 6:30 PM TO 8:30 PM | PE261

Join us for the 6th annual French Language Centre French Film Week in PE261. This is a free public event and popcorn and refreshments will be provided! All movies have English subtitles. Click below to view the full list of dates and times.


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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 programs available in the Career Bridge office will provide you with a solid foundation for further studies and an excellent framework for a challenging and rewarding career — whatever direction you decide to go. Explore career options, participate in research and develop skills that complement your degree.

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