In an increasingly globalized world, the ability to speak more than one language is a highly valued asset and empowering skill. In addition, the study of structure, history, and development of language helps to create strong communicators with the skills to work in a multitude of professions. The Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics gives you the opportunity to study a new language in the context of cultural, social and literary nuances. You can also learn and explore the science behind human language.
We offer a range of undergraduate and graduate program options, language proficiency and professional certificates, as well as culture and language courses.
Please read our Land Acknowledgment which recognizes the unique and enduring relationship of Indigenous people and their traditional territory.
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Welcome to the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics – a hub of culture and diversity.
— Maria João Dodman, Professor and Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics