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The Department of Language and Cultures

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KPU offers a variety of language courses (Cree, French, Japanese, Mandarin, Punjabi, and Spanish) as well as Linguistics (LING) and Language & Cultures (LANC) courses (conducted in English).  The Department of Language and Cultures offers a BA Minor in Language and Culture.

Taking courses in the Department of Language and Cultures will give you a richer understanding of diverse cultures and an increased awareness of language and communication.  Our courses will also bring you marketable skills and employment opportunities.

Our department offers smaller class sizes for language courses to optimize student participation, and our dedicated and experienced faculty members are committed to providing a rewarding learning experience through student-centered teaching styles. We also provide additional individual attention and support through conversation labs for first and second-year language courses (conversation labs are only offered in Japanese, Mandarin, and Punjabi courses).

We offer the following language, culture studies and linguistics courses:

Cree, Culture StudiesFrenchJapaneseLinguisticsMandarinPunjabi, and Spanish

Info Session for KPU students! 

KPU students! If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident looking for a trusted and respected Canadian program to learn French or English, look no further. Join an online information session about the Official Languages Programs on Tuesday, January 31 from 9:30AM-10:05AM and Friday, February 3 from 12:15PM-12:50PM on Zoom to learn about two amazing government-funded opportunities to become bilingual in francophone and anglophone communities across Canada. 

Topic: KPU Info Session - Official Languages Programs
Meeting ID: 843 0619 6245
MeetingPasscode: 1hRp3F

Explore is a 31-33 day intensive French-immersion program during the spring and summer for students who looking to learn or improve their French through cultural, social, and travel experiences. All tuition fees, lodging, meals, instructional materials, workshops, and cultural activities are covered. PDF icon OLP-PLO-One-Sheet-Explore-16-Plus-EN.pdf

Odyssey is a 9-month (September-May) paid contract as a language assistant in a classroom setting for approximately 25 hours per week. You will earn approximately $27/hr, holiday pay, plus allowances for training sessions and return trips home (if over 200km). You will have the opportunity to practices your French-speaking skills while helping students learn English. PDF icon OLP-PLO-One-Sheet-Odyssey-EN.pdf

If you can't make this session, please go to the Official Languages Programs Facebook page to find the events for public online info sessions:  

Please join us!

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