Arabic, Celtic languages, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Yiddish, and cultures around the World. Here's what the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers to help you carve out a special place in today's world.

Our staff

Luis Abanto 

Department Chair 

MHN 243  
613-562-5800, ext. 5929  
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Elena Valenzuela  

Graduate director (Spanish) 

MHN 221  
613-562-5800, ext. 3743  
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Joerg Esleben

Undergraduate Director

MHN 245  
613-562-5800, ext. 3759  
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Jorge Carlos Guerrero  

Graduate director (World Languages and Cultures)  

MHN 207  
613 562 5800, ext. 2432  
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Administrative Officer  

MHN 236  
613-562-5800, ext. 3752  
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Information Officer  

MHN 234  
613-562-5800 ext. 5715  
[email protected]

Faculty of Arts - Academic Office

Undergraduate studies

Simard Hall, room 128  
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Graduate studies 

Simard Hall, room 416  
613 562-5800 ext. 5439  
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