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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

Find out what courses are being offered in current and future semesters, and explore course outlines.

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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

Need to register in a language course and want to know what level?

News and Announcements

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

Stepping into the World of Chinese Calligraphy: A Cultural Event in the Chinese Program

The Chinese program organized a cultural event centered around Chinese calligraphy. Held on the afternoon of January 30, 2024, the event was an experience of culture and art, attracting a group of students eager to immerse themselves in this traditional art form.

Appointments - Office of the Dean

The Faculty of Arts announces interim Associate Dean, Research roles

In the Media

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

In the News Darin Flynn, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, in NewsTalk 1010

Curious Kids: How are languages formed?

Upcoming events


Graduating students at convocation.

Giving Day 2024

You don’t have to be on campus to support students or be a scientist to advance research breakthroughs — your Giving Day support makes it happen!

All eligible gifts made April 4-18 will be matched, up to $2,500 per gift, while matching funds last.

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