Chinese and Japanese are the languages of two of the world’s largest economies, while Chinese represents the world’s largest linguistic community. Courses are designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of Asia’s multi-faceted role in the contemporary world and its historical and cultural transformations.
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
With global economic integration and the proliferation of communication technologies, the ability to speak, read and write at least one language other than English or French has become one of the most sought-after abilities in the eyes of employers the world over. Here in Canada, closer ties between North America, Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East are making it essential to learn foreign languages and cultures.