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School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures

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We're the home of languages and linguistics at UCalgary.

You can study Arabic, Chinese, French or German. Explore Italian, Japanese, Linguistics or Russian. Learn Spanish or some of the Indigenous languages of Alberta.

Our faculty research linguistic structure and cultural, literary, and cinematic traditions. And they apply linguistic insights into language teaching, learning, and translation.


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Current courses

Current students can find up-to-date information about courses being offered in Current and Future through their Student Centre. The University Calendar linked below shows all courses, but does not indicate the terms in which they are being offered.

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2023 Graduate Studies application deadlines

Languages, Literatures and Cultures: Application deadline: January 15, 2023, for admission in Fall 2023.
Linguistics: Application deadline: January 15, 2023, for admission in Fall 2023.

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Language course placement

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News and Announcements

Class of 2024: Syntax and coding and singing — oh my! Following her passions leads one student to unexpected opportunities

Lauryn Anderson merged a love of computer science and linguistics into a combined degree in the faculties of science and art

Think Ink 10 - Calligraphy Event with Professional Calligrapher Mami Humphreys

On a cozy afternoon on March 12, 30 students were filled with fun and enthusiasm to learn the art of Japanese calligraphy at Think Ink 10.

The 33rd Alberta Japanese Speech Contest 2024

Four prizes were won by UofC students with inspiring speeches in this year’s Japanese Speech Contest.

Celebrating Hinako Ishikawa: A Big Win at the Teaching Awards

Congratulations to Hinako Ishikawa for winning the "Teaching Award 2023 Sessional Instructors" award.

‘Empathy activism’ and how 1 educator is creating more inclusive teaching spaces

2023 Inclusive Excellence Award recipient Safaneh Mohaghegh Neyshabouri approaches empathy as a skill that can be taught

In the Media

In the News Darin Flynn, Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, in CTV News

Drake, Kendrick Lamar beef's unlikely Calgary connection

In the News Ben Whaley, Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, in CBC News

Does Netflix's Avatar prove that good live-action adaptations are impossible?

In the News Lloyd Sciban, Professor Emeritus, SLLLC, in Calgary Herald

City council approves Tomorrow's Chinatown cultural and development plan

In the News Darin Flynn, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Culture, in CBC.CA News

How Indigenous sign languages are helping this woman connect with her culture

In the News Darin Flynn, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, MyMcMurray.com

Oxford English Dictionary declares 'VAX' 2021 Word of the Year

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Mental Health Services, UCalgary

Mental Health Services

Seeking mental health support and improving your understanding of mental health can have a positive impact on your wellbeing. Book a one-at-a-time appointment with the embedded counsellor in the Faculty of Arts.

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