Modern languages at UFV
At UFV we recognize that the fabric of Canadian society has a multicultural weave. One of the strengths of UFV’s language programs is in the breadth of its offerings and the different options available to students. We offer language studies in French, Halq'eméylem, Japanese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, German, and Spanish, including a French major, minor, extended minor, as well as intermediate and advanced language proficiency certificates.
The goal of the language program at UFV is to develop communication, so we place considerable emphasis on teaching you to converse in the language. If you have previous language abilities, and can demonstrate sufficient proficiency, you may receive advanced credit and placement.
Why study modern languages?
Success in international trade and cooperation between nations and people groups, depends upon our ability to communicate and understand one another. The key to this is learning other languages. As international trade continues to grow, so does the demand for multi-lingual Canadians. And, as people travel, they realize the value of communication in another language. The benefits of studying languages includes enhanced opportunities for employment, improved cultural understanding, and increased opportunities in business.
Check out "Why You Need a Foreign Language" by Transitions Abroad Magazine.
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