Modern Languages Programme








Welcome to Modern Languages!

Explore the world with foreign languages! Foreign languages offer transferable life skills in intercultural communication, critical thinking and adaptability. They combine well with any discipline to develop these "soft skills", known to enhance employability in today's world. About half of the world's population is bilingual or multilingual. Start your journey here!
Foreign languages are ideal for individuals who are dynamic, curious, open-minded and enjoy travelling and interacting with others.

If you are interested in taking a Major or Minor in a language, please click on the name of the language under the flags above for full programme information. The Department currently offers Majors (BA) in French and in Spanish, and Minors in Brazilian Studies, Mandarin Chinese, French and Spanish. For the Double Major BA in French and Spanish, please click here.

After your studies:

- Participate in the French programme d’assistanant - nine-month English Assistantship in France
- Participate in the UWI-ICETEX English Assistantship Programme - nine-month English Assistantship in Colombia
- Pursue our MA in Caribbean Studies, an MPhil or a PhD
- Work locally, regionally or internationally in fields such as tourism and hospitality, translation, diplomacy, education.

For students outside the Faculty of Humanities and Education:

NB: Students from the Faculties of Medical SciencesLawScience & Technology and Social Sciences
Interested in starting or continuing Chinese, French, Portuguese or Spanish? Become a truly global citizen. Knowing a foreign language greatly increases marketability in our increasingly global economy. You can now substitute a non-compulsory Foundation Course with a course in Chinese, French, Portuguese or Spanish, according to your current level in the language (beginner, post-beginner, intermediate, advanced). Check CHOL for courses and schedules. Scroll down for contact details if you have further queries.
List of non-compulsory foundation courses that can be substituted per faculty

Faculty of Law
(1) FOUN 1210 - Science Medicine and Technology

Faculty of Science and Technology
(1) FOUN1101 – Caribbean Civilization and
(2) FOUN1301 – Law, Governance, Economy & Society
Faculty of Social Sciences
FOUN1210  --  Science, Medicine and Technology
(2) FOUN1101  --  Caribbean Civilisation
Translation Services:
Do you have a document to translate? Request the Services of our Translation Bureau
Language Facts:
- A person who speaks more than one language is not a linguist. (S)He is a polyglot
- A person who renders one spoken language into another language is not a translator. (S)He is an interpreter
- Translation and Interpreting require different skill sets. Very few people do both very well. 
- Studying literature also increases your critical thinking and analytical skills.
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Have more questions? 
Contact the Coordinator of Modern Languages Dr.Hélène Zamor at (246) 417 4408, email: 
Or visit: Faculty of Humanities & Education, Department of Language, Linguistics & Literature (upstairs, facing quadrangle)
Tel: (246) 417-4405 (Administrative Assistant, Ms Joyce Harris, email:
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm


Faculty of Humanities and Education
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