Studying Languages can unlock a fascinating new world of literature and culture. It can also provide you with a sound working knowledge of the language itself, enabling you to travel, live and work in non-English-speaking countries.

Examine the formations and foundations of language itself in a program in Language and Linguistics, or pursue a program in modern language acquisition, literary and cultural studies in French Studies, German Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, or Spanish Language and Literature. Other modern language acquisition courses are offered in Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese. Students interested in ancient languages can study Greek, Hebrew,and Latin. Even students who are not in a language concentration benefit greatly from taking language courses, whether they choose to take them to fulfill program requirements for a concentration in Global Development Studies, to enhance career prospects across cultures and nationalities, or purely for personal interest.

Talk to the advisors in the International Programs Office about adding a new dimension to your program in Languages with an international experience; Queen's has many exchange partners and other study opportunities all over the globe.

The Language degree programs in the Faculty of Arts and Science include:

Other Language Courses include:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Inuktitut
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Mohawk
  • Portuguese