Classical And Modern Languages

Welcome to the Department of Classical and Modern Languages!

Our department offers major and minor degrees in French and Francophone Studies as well as courses in Spanish, Latin, and Indigenous Languages.

Our approach involves extensive study of literary texts alongside training in linguistic skills.

The study of a second language engages students in the exploration of critical thinking and intercultural acumen: perspectives, customs, literature, and history suddenly become more understandable when they can be approached directly through the primary language. It is one of the cornerstones of a liberal arts and sciences education.

Why study French at Brandon University?

Did you know…?

  • French is one of the two official languages of Canada and one of the three founding nations of Canada;
  • it is the third most studied language in the world;
  • and it is set to become the world’s most spoken language by 2050.

The French Program at Brandon University proposes a vibrant, comprehensive array of courses, as well as a dynamic learning environment, whether you want to reconnect with your Francophone roots, envision travelling or working in Manitoba or abroad, or are curious about learning new languages and literature.

Working ina French language environment at home or abroad

Below are some of the career paths open to you with a French background in higher education at Brandon University:

  • Health: Nurse, Medical Practitioner, Counselor
  • Education: Early-Childhood Educator, Teacher, Researcher
  • Business: Administrator, Manager, Mediator
  • Arts and Music: Curator, Event Organizer, Public Relations Officer
  • Public Service: Lawyer, Social Justice Advocate, Community Development Consultant (municipal, provincial, federal)
  • Sciences: Crisis Relief Advisor, Rural Development Researcher, Technician

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We also offer courses of Spanish

Learn more about our new Intermediate course with a short video presentation in Spanish or in English

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Courses in Latin, Chinese, and of Indigenous languages (Cree, Dakota, and Ojibway — Intro, Intermediate, and Advanced) are also available.