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Languages (BA)


Laurier’s Bachelor of Arts in Languages is unique in Canada: You’ll have the opportunity to study two languages (French and Spanish) in depth, and also obtain a basic knowledge of a third language (Arabic, German or Italian).

Our professors use innovative teaching methods and creative projects. You are encouraged to study abroad in your third year, while completing courses towards your degree. Studying languages will open the door to the world and to endless opportunities.

Students completing our programs gain invaluable communication skills and a heightened awareness of cultural connections, while enhancing their abilities to think critically about the world around them.

Program Highlights

  • You’ll acquire solid knowledge of French and Spanish and working knowledge of a third language.
  • You’ll gain insight into the cultures associated with these languages.
  • You can study linguistics as part of this program and experience hands-on research.
  • Check out options to enhance your degree.

Sample Courses

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Cultural Perspectives
  • Elementary Modern Standard Arabic
  • Introductory and Intermediate Italian and German


  • Admission range of mid-70s.
  • English at 60%.
  • More admission requirements are available in our admissions toolkit.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.


Languages students gain a highly marketable skill: multilingualism. Knowing several languages opens the door to innumerable career paths, such as:

  • Canadian and international government positions
  • Airline representative
  • Bilingual educator
  • Conference/Meeting interpreter
  • Cultural attaché
  • International conference planner
  • Judicial interpreter/translator
  • Language consultant
  • Multicultural relations manager
  • Speech pathologist

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