Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature
Modern Languages Programme







Explore the Francophone, Hispanophone, Lusophone and Sinophone worlds! Foreign languages offer transferable life skills in intercultural communication, critical thinking and adaptability. They combine well with any discipline to increase critical thinking, analytical skills and employability. About half of the world's population is bilingual or multilingual, are you?
Foreign languages are ideal for individuals who are dynamic, curious, open-minded and enjoy travelling and interacting with others.

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. 
Contact us for more details. Dr. Desrine Bogle, Coordinator -  Modern Languages at 417-4396 or Ms. Joyce Harris, Administrative
Assistant at 417-4405.
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

 After Your Studies
- Participate in the French programme d’assistanant
- 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.
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 increases your critical thinking and analytical skills.
Modern Languages Video::

Introducting Minor in Chinese beginning Semester I, 2018-2019

CHIN1001 - Beginners' Chinese I  - (formerly CHIN0101)  (SEMESTER  I, 2018-2019)
CHIN 1002-  Beginners' Chinese II - (formerly CHIN0102)  (SEMESTER II, 2018-2019)


Faculty of Humanities and Education
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