Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics

LANGUAGE. HISTORY. CULTURE.

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

Modern Languages & Linguistics Spring 2021 Online Film Series: Film 1 - After Life

The Great Beyond (January 11-27)

After Life (Wandafuru Raifu, ワンダフルライフ) (Japan, Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998)

If you had to choose one memory to keep for eternity, what would it be? In a bland limbo, two counsellors, Takashi and Shiori, help the recently deceased to make this choice, and through their humour and compassion begin to reconsider their own memories too. With subtle beauty, director Kore-eda reveals that while our happiest memories may be simple, their meaning lies in the sense they give of living fully in the moment. (In Japanese with English subtitles) Watch the film

Zoom Discussion Meeting: Thursday 28 January @ 6:00 p.m.

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Modern Languages & Linguistics Spring 2021 - Confinement... and Beyond

The Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics presents its Spring 2021Online Film Series featuring four international films representing "Confinement... and Beyond"

Film 1:  The Great Beyond (January 11-27)

After Life (Wandafuru Raifu, ワンダフルライフ) (Japan, Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998)
Watch here.

Zoom Discussion Meeting: Thursday, January 28 @6:00pm

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Film 2: Social Confinement, Social Change (January 29 - February 23)

Les Misérables (France, Ladj Ly, 2019)
Watch here.

Zoom Discussion Meeting: Wednesday, February 24 @6:00pm

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Film 3: Emancipation (February 25 - March 17)

The Last Supper (La última cena) (Cuba, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 1976)
Watch here.

Zoom Discussion Meeting:  Thursday, March 18 @ 6:00pm

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Film 4: Renewal (March 19 - April 6)

And the Birds Rained Down (Il pleuvait des oiseaux) (Québec, Louise Archambault, 2019)
Watch here.

Zoom Discussion Meeting:  Wednesday, April 6 @ 6:00pm

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French Language Centre

French Language Centre - DELF

French Language Centre (FLC)

French as an Official Language

Today French is an official language in almost 50 countries, including Canada. Spoken by more than 200 million people on 5 continents, French is also an official language of the United Nations, the Red Cross, and many other international organizations.

Accredited Testing Centre

The French Language Centre is an accredited French Language Proficiency Testing Centre. Funding has been provided through a Federal Funding budget under the Official Languages in Education Protocol (OLEP) (or COLEP).

Diplomas are awarded by the National Ministry of Education of France

Testing in Spring and Fall

We offer DELF-DALF tests to students from age 11 and to the general public twice a year, usually in early Spring and late Fall, see website for schedule.

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.

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