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Modern Languages

  • Modern Languages with Year Abroad
  • Modern Languages and Second Language Education
  • Modern Languages (Two Language Option)
  • Concurrent Honours Modern Languages with Second Language Education (Intercultural Stream)/BEd
  • Interdisciplinary Arts and Science
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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

Explore a new language, the process of language acquisition and the culture associated with it. Concentrations offered in German, Italian and Spanish. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Specialize in one language, two languages, or a language combined with a non-language option. Our Year Abroad option is offered to students taking one language. Exchange opportunities in Germany, Italy, Mexico, Chile and Spain.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required.

70%

This is an ideal degree for students interested in working in an elementary and junior high school setting (up to grade 10) with recent immigrants who have special educational needs. This innovative course of studies will enable you to understand in depth the process of teaching and learning a second language (English as a second language, French, etc.).

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U required. Six Grade 12 “U” or “M”. Admission to first year only.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Six Grade 12 “U” or “M”. Admission to first year only.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Six Grade 12 “U” or “M”. Admission to first year only.

75%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English required. Six Grade 12 courses. Admission to first year only.

75%

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U required. MCV4U strongly recommended.

80%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%

Functional Knowledge

  • Understanding human behaviour, communication, and interaction as shaped by social and cultural contexts
  • Communicating effectively and persuasively in a language other than English in speech and/or writing
  • Reading and comprehending primary texts, often in foreign languages; conducting original research
  • Appreciating the ways in which language subtly shapes expression and affects communication
  • Determining and articulating the effects of historical peoples and events on modern cultures and practices
  • Understanding significant differences between groups, societies, religions, and cultures; using this knowledge to identify similarities and bridge differences in the workplace and elsewhere

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With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that's sure to set you on a journey to a future you'll be proud of.

Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


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Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

Shaun Collins

“Due to the small size of the program, the professors in my department had great relationships with the students and were always there to help when I needed it. I spent my third year living in Spain, studying at the Universidad de Valladolid, and travelling Europe – truly an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience. While abroad, I also tutored two native Spanish girls in English. Between the tutoring abroad and the teaching practicum I took in my fourth year, I was able to reaffirm that teaching is my career path.”

Shaun Collins –
BA (Honours) in Modern Languages with Year Abroad Spanish Option [2018]

90.2%

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion (OUGS Humanities, 2014)

Common Industries for Modern Languages Graduates

  • Academia: Advanced social research
  • Arts and culture
  • Business: Research and analysis, human resources
  • Education: Teaching, language teaching
  • Government: Multilingual positions
  • Immigration and community integration
  • Law and law enforcement
  • Media, marketing, journalism, and publishing
  • Research agencies: Public and private

Career Tracks*

  • Administrative assistant
  • Archivist
  • Border services
  • Business advisor
  • Communications specialist
  • Curator
  • Editor
  • Historical consultant
  • Human resources manager
  • Immigration services
  • Industry instructor
  • Journalist
  • Language advisor
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Marketing manager
  • Media analyst
  • Museum director
  • Professor
  • Public official
  • Public policy advisor
  • Public relations officer
  • Reporter
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Speech pathologist
  • Teacher
  • Television/Radio analyst
  • Translator
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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