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Languages (BA)


 waterloo

Laurier’s Bachelor of Arts in Languages is the first of its kind 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.

You'll gain invaluable communication skills and a heightened awareness of cultural connections, while enhancing your ability to think critically about the world around you. This is further strengthened if you choose to go on an international echange in third or fourth year!

If you have prior language experience and are interested in taking Frensh and Spanish, upper-level courses, be sure to consult with the Languages and Literatures department.

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Program Highlights

  • You’ll acquire solid knowledge of French and Spanish and working knowledge of a third language.
  • We have minors availble 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.

Sample Courses

  • Quixotic Adventures: Knights, Damsels and Windmills
  • Arab Spring
  • Theoretical Linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Cultural Perspectives
  • Elementary Modern Standard Arabic
  • Introductory and Intermediate Italian and German

Requirements

International Baccalaureate Requirements

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

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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