Expand your horizons with our language proficiency certificates. A certificate officially establishes your level of competence in a given language. This will help you stand out to employers and make valuable cross cultural connections. With the widest selection of languages available to study of any Canadian university, our programs provide many options to grow personally and professionally.
Note: Certificates cannot be pursued simultaneous alongside a graduate program.
Learn the most spoken language in the world and one becoming increasingly prominent politically and economically.
German is a vital tool for academic work in numerous disciplines across the fields of humanities and social sciences. It is also a major language of business, diplomacy and tourism in the European Union and has over 100 million speakers.
Known as the "language of music" due to its influence on opera and musical terminology, Italian has significantly influenced European arts and culture. It is also a prominent language of politics and commerce in Europe as the second most widely spoken native language in the European Union.
Engage with one of the most prominent Asian languages and gain an appreciation for Japanese culture in the process.
Modern Greek has its roots in Classical, Hellenistic and Byzantine Greek. It is spoken by about 13 million people, primarily in Greece and Cyprus, but also in many places around the world to which Greeks have immigrated. Toronto has a sizeable population of Greek speakers, as does the United States, Great Britain and Australia.
Portuguese is the fourth most spoken language in the world. It is the official language in nine countries and is the working language of 12 international organizations. The Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies program will introduce you to the language, literature and culture of Portugal, Brazil and the entire Lusophone world across all continents.
Spoken by over 400 million people, Spanish is the second most widely spoken language worldwide. It is the official language in over 20 countries. As such, Spanish is an ideal foundation for work in many different areas. Qualified bilingual and multilingual graduates are in demand in fields such as law, business and finance, media, social services, medicine, education and hospitality.