Students can learn French, Spanish and German in StFX Modern Languages, courses that examine the relationship between language and culture. The department offers studies in language instruction, culture, effective writing and literature across the centuries.
All StFX Modern Languages professors hold doctorate degrees and teach small classes; an ideal intimate and personalized environment for language learning. You can pursue exciting opportunities through the Service Learning program—a one-of-a-kind option for students to put classroom knowledge to effective use in the community and around the globe. The department also offers a French proficiency certificate if you want to have your compentency in French officially recognized on your transcript.
Each year, StFX Modern Languages students receive awards from the French, Swiss, Argentinean and German embassies. As well, StFX offers you the chance to live and learn in France or Mexico through the Junior Year Abroad program.
First year is normally a selection of liberal arts courses combined with introductory courses in German or Spanish or level-appropriate courses in French. You may choose to study more than one language if you desire.
Having a second language opens doors in all career areas, and StFX graduates have gone on to rewarding careers in areas such as education, law, tourism, public service, business, international relations, diplomacy, graduate studies and medicine.
With major, joint major, advanced major and honours programs in French, there is significant emphasis placed on French, Canadian and Acadian literature linguistics and cinema.
Students can also pursue a major in Spanish, conditional upon doing one semester abroad. Select courses are also offered in German.
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