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Languages (BA)


Languages (BA)

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The first of its kind in Canada, Laurier's Languages program provides the opportunity to develop a thorough knowledge and application of two languages: French and Spanish.

You'll be a multilingual graduate by also obtaining basic knowledge of a third language (Arabic, German or Italian).


Program Highlights

  • co-op-icon.jpgCo-op is available (apply after first year).
  • You’ll acquire solid knowledge of French and Spanish and working knowledge of a third language.
  • We have minors available in Arabic Studies, German and Italian.
  • You can study linguistics as part of this program and experience hands-on research.
  • Become an instructional assistant in your upper years.

First-Year Courses

You'll have the option to select three of the following courses: 

  • Cultural Perspectives I 
  • Cultural Perspectives II 
  • Sound, Structure, and Meaning 
  • Language Acquisition, Cognition, and Society 
  • Mediterranean Culture and Civilization I 
  • Mediterranean Culture and Civilization II 
  • Mare Nostrum: Mediterranean Travels 

In addition, you'll choose 3.5 credits from French and Spanish, and one of Arabic and German, Italian or Latin courses. For detailed information, visit Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: low 70s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: low 80s.
  • English at 60%.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Arabic Minor
  • German Minor
  • Italian Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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