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Welcome to the Language Research Centre!

Upcoming Events

The LRC speaker series are back. We have two very engaging and stimulating series: “Language of Literature” focused on the ties between language and literature, and “Language Acquisition and Learning” focused on methodological issues in language acquisition research.  Lectures are held on Fridays from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. in the Language Research Centre (CHD 420). We look forward to another great year of talks! 


Language of Literature Series

September 30 Christopher Rea
(Asian Studies, University of British Columbia)
 The Art of Ingenuity: A Brief History of the Chinese Swindle Story 




   CEFR Examinations

German CEFR examinations at the A2, B1, B2, and C1 levels are offered by the Language Research Centre. The exam dates are as follows: 

A2 exam: May 26 (afternoon)
B1 exam: May 27 (afternoon)
B2 exam: May 27 (morning)
C1 exam: May 26 (morning)

If you are interested in taking any of these exams, please fill in the registration form and submit it with payment to the Language Research Centre (address on form) by May 2, 2016

More information on the exams is here:

Practice exercises for each exam level are available here:

French CEFR (DELF / DALF) examinations are offered by the French Centre. For more information see:

Chinese HSK examinations are offered by the Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures. For dates and other information, please visit:

Spanish CEFR (DELE) exams are offered by the Aula Cervantes. You can find more information here:


The LRC and the Calgary Persian Library: A New Partnership

We would like to welcome the Calgary Persian Library (CPL) to the LRC. An outgrowth of the Iranian Graduate Student Association, the CPL houses over 850 books, hosts regular readings, and welcome authors and scholars. The Library is in Craigie Hall D401A, and its office hours are Tuesday and Thursday from noon until 1:00 pm and from 6:00 until 7:00 pm. We look forward to collaborating with the CPL!

                  Our speaker series have concluded for the 2015-2016 year. You can read about our speaker series in the bi-annual newsletter
      'Language Matters'. Stay tuned for upcoming details on the 2016-2017 speaker series. 

                    Our research groups will not be meeting officially over the summer. Please check back here again in the fall for more information
about the groups.


Status of Languages in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary

We are pleased to report that the Faculty of Arts Council approved the Report of the Task Force on the Status of Languages entitled Learning Languages to Embrace, Comprehend and Contribute to Our World on April 8, 2015. We would like to thank the members of the Task Force as well as everyone who contributed to the Report.

[find the report here].