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What will I learn?

This program has three streams - applied linguistics, literature and/or film studies, and transcultural studies. Students in each stream enjoy personal attention and interaction with professors with far-reaching subject-area expertise who embrace a range of theoretical approaches. The applied linguistics stream focuses on language acquisition, language learning and teaching, and sociolinguistics. Students may choose to undertake experimental studies in any of these areas. The focal languages for applied linguistics are French, Chinese, German and Spanish. The stream in literature and film studies offers students an opportunity to delve into the study of literary and cinematic productions in French, German and Spanish. Students will acquire theoretical and critical expertise in their chosen field of study. The stream in transcultural studies, the only one offered in Canada, examines the inner differentiation and complexity of cultures from the geographic areas where French, Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish are spoken. This program has an interdisciplinary emphasis, and students acquire a high degree of cultural literacy. All of these streams will provide students with a broad set of advanced research and communication skills, specialized knowledge, and enhanced language proficiency.

Specializations

  • Applied linguistics
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Transcultural studies

Outcomes and next steps

Graduates will be prepared for a profession in the post-secondary sector, cultural organizations, education, finance, government services, immigration, public relations, publishing, translation and interpretation, tourism and travel, advertising, or communications and media.

A master’s degree in languages, literatures and cultures will give you the pre-requisite for a PhD.

Majors

  • Spanish
  • Applied linguistics
  • German
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Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (Thesis-based: Two years full-time; four years maximum)

Tuition fees
CAN $12,695 Program fee for first 12 months of study; International Continuing Fee: CAN $3,693; General fee 12 months of study: CAN $1,830
Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

Faculty of Arts

Social Sciences Building, Room 102,

618 Campus Place NW,

CALGARY,

Alberta (AB),

T2N 1N4, Canada

Full Time (Full course completion: Three years full-time; four years maximum)

Tuition fees
CAN $16,220 Tuition fee for program completion in 12 months; General fee 12 months of study: CAN $1,830
Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

Faculty of Arts

Social Sciences Building, Room 102,

618 Campus Place NW,

CALGARY,

Alberta (AB),

T2N 1N4, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the grade of 3.0 (B+) on a 4-point scale in third and fourth year-level course work. English language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 86 with no section less than 20 (Internet-based) or 560 (paper-based); International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 with no section less than 6.0 (Academic version); Michigan English Language Battery (MELAB) score of 80, or higher; Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 59, or higher (Academic version).

For international students

Minimum education

A four year baccalaureate degree or equivalent from a recognized institution, with adequate academic background in one of the fields of modern languages, linguistics, literary, film or cultural studies or another closely related field.

GPA

A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

English Language Requirements

  • TOEFL score of 86 with no section less than 20 (Internet-based) or 560 (paper-based).
  • IELTS score of 6.5 with no section less than 6.0 (Academic version).
  • MELAB score of 80, or higher.
  • PTE score of 59, or higher (Academic version).
  • By successfully completing Tier 3 of the University of Calgary's International Foundations Program.

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

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