What will I learn?

The Department of Modern Languages & Linguistics offers instruction in three languages: French, Japanese and Spanish (beginner to advanced). Small class sizes, cutting-edge language-learning technology and the diverse expertise of our instructors ensure you’ll find studying languages to be a lively and satisfying experience.

In today's globalized context, students of modern languages are being prepared for membership in a global community that extends far beyond the boundaries of the English-speaking world. The study of modern 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.

Today, French is an official language in almost 50 countries, including Canada. French is also an official language of the United Nations, the Red Cross, and many other international organizations, and is spoken by more than 200 million people on 5 continents. The growth of French Immersion in Canada—and the need for qualified teachers—speaks to the robust and increasing importance of French for our own country.

Students who study French will gain awareness of other cultures through courses in language, literature, and culture and civilization, and through academic and living experiences in francophone Canada or abroad.

Classes are taught in the language being studied; so, French courses are taught in French. You can specialize in one language or study a combination.

Possible Careers:

Related fields: Your undergraduate degree allows you to pursue a career in many fields where languages are important, like:

  • French as a Second Language Instructor
  • French Research Agent
  • International Student Advisor
  • Museum Program Instructor
  • Library Science
  • Translation & Interpreting
  • Government
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Publishing
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Technical Writing
  • Terminology
  • ESL Instruction
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Localization
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Politics
  • Web Design, Blogging or Editing

Professional disciplines & graduate studies. In addition to grad school, your undergraduate degree provides an excellent foundation for education, law, journalism, speech language pathology and audiology. The University of Lethbridge’s School of Graduate Studies offers graduate programs, at the Master and Doctoral levels, spanning over 60 disciplines so why not consider pursuing grad school right here in Lethbridge! Whether you choose to do your advanced studies at uLethbridge or another institution, know that your undergraduate degree has set you on the path to post-graduate success.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$17,526.00 (US$ 14,166) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June, September 2022

Start date

5 January 2022

Venue

University of Lethbridge

4401 University Drive,

LETHBRIDGE,

Alberta (AB),

T1K 3M4, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school diploma, and either SAT or ACT results. For SAT, results from both SAT (formerly SAT I) and three SAT Subject Tests are required. English Language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) taken within the last two years, with minimum scores of: 550 on the paper-based TOEFL and 4.0 on the Test of Written English (TWE); 80 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT), with minimum scores of 16 in each of Listening, Reading, and Speaking, and a minimum score of 18 in Writing; Academic International English Languages Testing System (IELTS) test, taken within the last two years, with a minimum overall score of 6.0, and a minimum 6.0 in each band; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score, taken within the last two years, with a minimum overall score of 54; Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment, taken within the last two years, with a minimum overall score of 60, with a minimum 50 in each of Listening, Reading, and Speaking, and 60 in Writing; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), with a minimum score of ‘C’; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE), with a minimum score of at ‘C’; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), with a minimum overall score of 80, with a minimum 76 in each component, including the Speaking test.

For international students

Applicants who complete the equivalent of Grade 12 in high school (secondary school) will be considered for admission. Applicants who have completed secondary qualifications in other countries will be considered for admission under the High School Admission Route. Applicants to undergraduate programs who have completed post-secondary study will be considered for admission under the Post-Secondary Admission Route.

English language Requirements:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL (iBT)) with a minimum total score of 80 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT), with minimum scores of 16 in each of Listening, Reading, and Speaking, and a minimum score of 18 in Writing.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score with a minimum overall score of 54.
Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment with a minimum overall score of 60, with a minimum 50 in each of Listening, Reading, and Speaking, and 60 in Writing.
Academic International English Languages Testing System (IELTS) test with a minimum overall score of 6.0, and a minimum 6.0 in each band.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Lethbridge

The University of Lethbridge is a leading public Canadian research university where students work directly with experts to tackle global issues.

  • 2nd best primarily undergraduate university in Canada
  • Wide range of course types to suit every student
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