The Department of Language and Cultures
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:
Info Session for KPU students!
KPU students! Are you a Canadian citizen or permanent resident looking to improve your English or French? With Explore, you can spend five weeks in the spring or summer exploring life in a new city, immersed in a different culture, all while learning to speak French or English! Tuition fees, lodging, meals, instructional materials, workshops, and cultural activities are covered by the Canadian government.
You may also be interested in Odyssey. Odyssey is a 9-month program in Quebec or New Brunswick that offers you, as a paid language assistant, a position in a classroom setting and the opportunity to practice your French-speaking skills while helping students learn English. Odyssey pays approximately $27/hr, holiday pay, and other benefits.
Join The Official Languages Programs online on Wednesday, November 29th at 3PM on Zoom to learn more!
Zoom ID: 867 3194 3708
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: https://www.facebook.com/OLP.PLO.Canada.
Please join us!