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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Languages (BA)


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 exchange in third or fourth year!

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

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Program Highlights

  • View the Languages experience guide and learn about the opportunities at Laurier that will help prepare you, both inside and outside the classroom, for your future career.
  • 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.

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


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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